What's New on XpertHR

This table provides details of all new content published on XpertHR within the previous two months.

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Podcast Offers Critical Look at Employer Social Media Policies

August 3

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IRS Revises Employee Plans Determination Letter Program

July 31

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Sick Leave Laws at the State and Local Level

July 30

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Access to Employee Benefits Varies Widely by Sector, Wages

July 30

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ACA Information Reporting Requirements: New Quick Reference Chart Added

July 28

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Luxembourg Added to International Manual

July 28

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Oregon to Prohibit Discrimination and Retaliation Based on Wage Disclosure: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

July 28

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New Hampshire Voluntary Veterans Preference Law to Take Effect

July 28

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Immigration-Related Administrative Penalties on the Rise, Congressional Report Finds

July 27

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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Affects Leave and Other Benefits: Employment Law Manual, Other Documents Updated

July 24

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New California Paid Sick Leave Amendments Effective Immediately: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 24

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Hungary Added to International Manual

July 24

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California Expands Retaliation Protections to Disability and Religious Accommodation Requests: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

July 24

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Morris County SHRM's 8th Annual Conference Addresses Hot-Button Issues for Employers

July 24

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Morris County SHRM's 8th Annual Conference Addresses Hot-Button Issues for Employers

July 24

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Kansas City, Missouri, Minimum Wage to Take Effect at $8.50

July 23

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Kansas City, Missouri, Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.82

July 23

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Kansas City, Missouri, Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.96

July 23

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Kansas City, Missouri, Minimum Wage to Increase to $11.98

July 23

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Kansas City, Missouri, Minimum Wage to Increase to $13.00

July 23

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Kansas City, Missouri, Minimum Wage to Be Adjusted for Inflation

July 23

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Kansas City, Missouri, Enacts Minimum Wage Ordinance: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entries Added

July 23

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Overtime Rule Could Harm Employers, Witnesses Warn Lawmakers

July 23

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Overtime Changes, Hiring Claims and Joint Employer Liability Concern Employers, Per Littler Survey

July 22

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Texas Amendment Excluding Franchisors as Employers to Take Effect

July 22

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EEOC Says Workplace Sexual Orientation Bias Is Illegal

July 20

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Local Minimum Wages Trend Rolls to Kansas City, Missouri

July 17

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ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Final Rules Issued: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 16

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ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Final Rules to Take Effect

July 16

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Most Workers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, Says DOL

July 15

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Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave Final Regulations Released: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 14

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Employee Verification Regarding Authorized Use of Earned Sick Time

July 14

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Sample Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Policy

July 14

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South Carolina Amends Drug Use Provision of Unemployment Benefits Law: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 13

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Rhode Island Unemployment Benefits Law Amended: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 13

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Portland, Maine, Minimum Wage to Take Effect at $10.10

July 13

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Portland, Maine, Minimum Wage to Increase to $10.68

July 13

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Portland, Maine, Minimum Wage to Be Adjusted for Inflation

July 13

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Portland, Maine, Enacts Minimum Wage Ordinance: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entries Added

July 13

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Penalties For Failure to Properly File or Provide Information Returns to Increase in 2016

July 13

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Completing the Form I-9 for New Hires: New Liveflo Workflow Published!

July 13

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Federal Agencies Issue Final ACA Contraceptive Mandate Rules

July 13

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Michigan Prohibits Local Ordinances on Leave, Minimum Wage and More: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 13

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Paid Maternity Leave Tripled Under US Navy and Marine Corps Policy

July 10

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Information Return, Payee Statement Penalties to Increase in 2016: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 10

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Indonesia Added to International Manual

July 9

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California Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors

July 9

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ACA Information Return Penalties to Increase Substantially Under Trade Act

July 9

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Addressing Poor Performance: Liveflo Workflow Added

July 8

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Michigan Blocks Cities from Passing Employment Ordinances

July 8

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Address an Employee's Poor Performance

July 7

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2nd Circuit Adopts Employer-Friendly Standard for Unpaid Internships

July 7

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Alabama Repeals Noncompete Law: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

July 7

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Hawaii Prohibits Noncompete and Nonsolicit Agreements in the Technology Business: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 7

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2nd Circuit Sets Criteria for Unpaid Internships in Connecticut, New York and Vermont: Legal Insight Updated

July 7

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Oregon Passes Paid Sick Leave Law: Employment Law Manual, Quick Reference Chart Updated

July 6

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Oregon Paid Sick Leave Law to Take Effect

July 6

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Montgomery County, Maryland, Passes Paid Sick Leave Law: Employment Law Manual, Quick Reference Chart Updated

July 6

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Montgomery County, Maryland, Paid Sick Leave Law to Take Effect

July 6

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Oregon Amends Family Leave Regulations: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 6

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Alabama Noncompete Law to Take Effect

July 6

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Indiana Amends Wage Payment Requirements: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 6

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ACA Federal Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court: Employment Law Manual Updated

July 2

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Is an employer required to file Section 6055 or Section 6056 information returns electronically?

July 2

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What steps should an employer take in order to electronically file Section 6055 or Section 6056 information returns?

July 2

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In what format must Sections 6055 and 6056 information returns be filed electronically?

July 2

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When do the information reporting requirements under Sections 6055 and 6056 go into effect?

July 2

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What penalties apply if an employer fails to timely file required information under Sections 6055 and 6056?

July 2

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May an employer combine reporting for Sections 6055 and 6056?

July 2

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FAQs Released on Affordable Care Act Annual Reporting Requirements Under Sections 6055 and 6056

July 2

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Chicago, Illinois Minimum Wage Notice Poster

July 2

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Emeryville, California Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Poster

July 2

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Emeryville, California Service Charge Law Poster

July 2

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July 1 Brings New Employment Law Requirements

July 2

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San Francisco Formula Retail Employee Rights Notice Poster

July 2

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Oregon Amends Domestic Violence Leave Law: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Added

July 1

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Oregon Domestic Violence Leave Amendment to Take Effect

July 1

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Oregon Family Leave Act Health Benefits Provision Amended: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Added

July 1

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Oregon to Require Health Benefits Continuation During Family Leave

July 1

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New Texas Law Shields Employers With Wellness Programs: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Added

July 1

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Texas to Limit Employer Liability for Employee Wellness Programs

July 1

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Supreme Court Case Could Put Future of Public Sector Unions in Doubt

July 1

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Sick Leave, Texting While Driving and More: Handbook Statements Added and Amended

June 30

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Rhode Island Poised to Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees

June 29

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Schedules, Hours and Retention of Retail Workers Handbook Statement: San Francisco, California

June 29

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Unpaid Sick Time - Hotel Workers Handbook Statement: Los Angeles, California

June 29

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Paid Time Off - Hotel Workers Handbook Statement: Los Angeles, California

June 29

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Supreme Court Upholds ACA Federal Subsidies

June 26

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Supreme Court Rules States Can't Ban Same-Sex Marriage

June 26

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Sick Time Handbook Statement [1-10 Employees]: Massachusetts

June 26

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Paid Sick Time Handbook Statement [11+ Employees]: Massachusetts

June 26

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Do the reporting requirements under Section 6056 apply to nonprofit and government employers?

June 25

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Are there alternative methods of reporting available to employers under Section 6056?

June 25

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Is an employer required to provide the Section 6056 employee statements electronically?

June 25

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Do Section 6056 reporting requirements apply to full-time employees who are not offered coverage?

June 25

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May an employer hire a third-party administrator to handle Section 6056 reporting requirements?

June 25

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New FAQs Added on Section 6056 Annual Reporting Requirements Under Affordable Care Act

June 25

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Oregon Paid Sick Leave Law Enacted

June 25

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California Releases New Leave Poster: Poster Added, Other Resources Updated

June 25

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Paid Sick and Safe Time Handbook Statement: California

June 24

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What is a paycard?

June 24

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Are all paycards the same?

June 24

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Why would an employee want to be paid with a paycard?

June 24

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Can an employee without a bank account be paid with a paycard?

June 24

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Are there any employees who should not be paid by paycard?

June 24

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Can an employer pay an employee's final wages on a paycard?

June 24

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Can an employer charge any fees to employees who enroll in its paycard program?

June 24

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Can an employer require an employee to accept a paycard?

June 24

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Oregon, NYC Criminal History Laws Would Affect Most Employers

June 24

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Can employees take their paycards with them to a new job?

June 24

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Does paying an employee with a paycard provide an employer with any advantages?

June 24

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How can an employer overcome an employee's resistance to being paid with a paycard?

June 24

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How do paycards work?

June 24

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If a payroll error occurs when an employer is loading an employee's paycard, how should the employer correct the error?

June 24

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If an employee is paid with a paycard, when are the wages considered paid?

June 24

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Can an employee's pay be loaded onto his or her personal debit card like a paycard?

June 24

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What happens if an employee loses his or her paycard?

June 24

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When assessing and choosing a paycard program, what features should an employer be wary of?

June 24

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Payment of Wages by Paycard: New FAQs Added

June 24

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Are pretax salary reduction deferrals included when determining the total amount of an employee's supplemental wages?

June 23

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How should an employer withhold federal income and employment taxes on supplemental wages?

June 23

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Is state income tax withholding on supplemental wages handled differently than withholding on regular wages?

June 23

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Must an employer always treat reported tips and overtime pay received by an employee as supplemental wages

June 23

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Should payments to an employee for business travel and other necessary business expenses be treated as supplemental wages

June 23

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What types of payments to employees are considered supplemental wages?

June 23

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What taxes must be withheld from supplemental wages paid to an employee?

June 23

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Withhold on Supplemental Wages

June 23

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When should vacation pay be taxed as supplemental wages?

June 23

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Employer Withholding on Supplemental Wage Payments: New Task, FAQs Added

June 23

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Oregon Law Will Reduce Duration of Noncompete Agreements: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 22

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IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Abatement of Failure to Deposit Penalty For 'Unbanked' Business Taxpayers

June 22

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Ramadan and the Workplace

June 22

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Rhode Island Will Raise Minimum Wage to $9.60 to Keep Up With Neighbors

June 19

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Oregon Law to Limit Duration of Noncompete Agreements

June 19

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New FAQs Added on Section 6055 Annual Reporting Requirements Under Affordable Care Act

June 19

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Rhode Island Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.60 per Hour

June 19

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Rhode Island Minimum Wage to Increase: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 19

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Why does the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) require reporting under Section 6055?

June 18

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If an employer is not subject to the employer mandate (i.e., an employer with fewer than 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees), is it still required to report minimum essential coverage under Section 6055?

June 18

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Are all employers required to comply with the minimum essential coverage (MEC) reporting requirements under Section 6055?

June 18

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What steps should a reporting entity take if it does not have an employee's dependent's Social Security Number (SSN) for Section 6055 reporting purposes?

June 18

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What should a reporting entity do if, after making a reasonable effort, it is unable to obtain the Social Security Number (SSN) of an employee's dependent who is covered under a health policy or plan?

June 18

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Must a reporting entity make a written request to obtain the Social Security Number (SSN) of an employee's dependent?

June 18

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Does an employer have to report minimum essential coverage (MEC) under Section 6055 for all employees or only for full-time employees?

June 18

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Must an employer report under Section 6055 if some or all of its covered employees are exempt from the individual mandate?

June 18

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To whom must an employer provide the statement required to be provided to individuals under Section 6055?

June 18

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Does an employer have to provide individual Section 6055 statements to each dependent covered under a health plan?

June 18

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How must an employer provide the Section 6055 statement to the responsible individual?

June 18

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How should an employer go about obtaining an individual's consent to send Section 6055 statements electronically?

June 18

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May an employer hire a third party to handle Section 6055 reporting requirements?

June 18

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North Dakota Enhances Employment Authorization Process: Employment Law Manual Updated

June 18

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Louisiana Governor Signs Amendments to Drug Testing Law

June 18

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Paid Leave Expansion Funds Offered by DOL

June 17

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Arkansas Court Orders Recognition of Same-Sex Couples Married in 2014: Employment Law Manual Updated

June 16

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Austria Added to International Manual

June 16

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Texas to Require State Agencies to Participate in E-Verify: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 16

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Texas Law to Require State Agencies to Use E-Verify

June 16

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Nevada to Limit Service Animals to Dogs and Miniature Horses: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 15

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Nevada to Update Laws on Service Animals

June 15

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Maryland Flexible Leave Act Amended to Enhance Retaliation Protection: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 15

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Massachusetts Clarifies Paid Sick Leave Safe Harbor Provision: Employment Law Manual Updated

June 15

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San Francisco 'Retail Workers Bill of Rights' to Take Effect

June 15

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District of Columbia 'Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act' to Take Effect

June 15

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Colorado Supreme Court Finds Employers May Fire Medical Marijuana Users

June 15

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Massachusetts Releases Paid Sick Leave Notice: Poster Added, Various Tools Updated

June 12

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Emeryville, California, Passes Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: Employment Law Manual, Quick Reference Charts Updated

June 11

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Emeryville, California, Paid Sick Leave Law to Take Effect

June 11

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Pregnancy Accommodation Handbook Statement: Nebraska

June 11

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Oregon Social Media Privacy Law Amendments to Take Effect

June 11

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Kansas Law Regarding Veterans Preference and Amending Military Leave Law to Take Effect

June 11

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Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Accommodation Claims: Legal Insight, Employment Law Manual Updated

June 11

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Guidance on LGBT Rights for Federal Workers Released: Employment Law Manual, Best Practice Manual Updated

June 11

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Kansas Allows Veterans Hiring Preference, Expands Military Leave Law: Employment Law Manual Updated

June 11

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Oregon Social Media Privacy Law Amended: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 11

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District of Columbia Enacts Final Preemployment Marijuana Drug Testing Law: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 11

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USCIS Adds Foreign Language Resources for Employers

June 11

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Annual Leave, Foreign Nationals, Unfair Dismissal Claims and More: International Manual Updated for Four Countries

June 11

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Pregnancy Accommodation Handbook Statement: North Dakota

June 11

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Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage to Take Effect

June 10

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Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage to Increase

June 10

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Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage to Increase

June 10

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Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage to Increase

June 10

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Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage to Be Adjusted for Inflation

June 10

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Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Poster

June 10

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Weapons in the Workplace Handbook Statement: Tennessee

June 10

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Cell Phone Use / Texting While Driving Handbook Statement: Mississippi

June 10

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage to Take Effect at $10.50

June 10

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage to Increase to $12.00

June 10

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage to Increase to $13.25

June 10

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage to Increase to $14.25

June 10

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage to Increase to $15.00

June 10

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Los Angeles Minimum Wage to Be Adjusted for Inflation

June 10

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Los Angeles Enacts Minimum Wage Ordinance: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entries Added

June 10

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Feds Set New Roadmap for Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Sector

June 10

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Maryland to Enhance Employee Protections Under Flexible Leave Act

June 9

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Oklahoma to Prohibit Payroll Deductions for Union Dues: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 9

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Oklahoma Prohibition of Payroll Deductions For Union Dues to Take Effect

June 9

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District of Columbia Marijuana Testing Law to Become Permanent

June 9

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New York Issues Proposed Payroll Card Regulations: Employment Law Manual Updated

June 8

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New York Payroll Card Regulations to Take Effect

June 8

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

June 5

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New York Draft Payroll Card Regulations Aim to Prevent Wage Theft

June 5

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Indiana Amends Unemployment Insurance Law: Employment Law Manual Updated, Legal Timetable Entry Added

June 3

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Indiana to Allow Income Withholding for Unemployment Benefits Overpayments

June 3

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GAO Issues Report on Contingent Workforce

June 3

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Jury Duty Leave Laws by State

June 2

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Eugene, Oregon, Delays Enforcement of Paid Sick Leave Law: Employment Law Manual, Quick Reference Chart Updated

June 2

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Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch in Religious Bias Case

June 2

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Connecticut Law Protecting Social Media Privacy to Take Effect

June 1

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Georgia to Allow Veterans Preference Employment Policies

June 1