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  • ACA Electronic Information Return Filing Deadline Is June 30

    Date:
    June 27, 2016

    The IRS is urgently reminding self-insured employers, applicable large employers and providers of health coverage that the due date to electronically file information returns in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is this week - on June 30. This includes electronic filing of the 1094 and 1095 series of forms.

  • Overtime Exemption for Auto Dealership 'Service Advisors' Back on the Table

    Date:
    June 27, 2016

    In Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, the Supreme Court held that courts do not have to follow a 2011 regulation from the US Department of Labor that excludes auto dealership "service advisors" from an exemption from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • New SHRM Survey Shows Employers Facing Increased Recruiting Challenges

    Date:
    June 21, 2016

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released a report today showing that many employers are facing increased difficulties in finding qualified applicants. The survey of more than 3,300 HR professionals revealed that 68% say their organization has had trouble recruiting in the current job market.

  • HR Compliance Changes Take Effect July 1; Trends Include Minimum Wage, Military Leave and Payroll Updates

    Date:
    June 21, 2016

    HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.

  • Telecommuting Benefits Have Tripled Over Past 20 Years, SHRM Survey Shows

    Date:
    June 20, 2016

    While six in 10 employers surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management offer telecommuting benefits at least once a year, only three in 10 offer part-time telecommuting and two in 10 offer full-time telecommuting.

  • Ohio Becomes 26th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Date:
    June 16, 2016

    Governor John Kasich has signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. Effective September 6th, physicians in the state may recommend the use of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from more than 20 different serious medical conditions. However, the new law does not permit smoking the drug for any reason.

  • Connecticut Bans Criminal History Box for Private Employers

    Date:
    June 14, 2016

    Connecticut has become the ninth state to pass a law banning private employers from asking criminal history questions on job applications. Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will not be able to ask prospective employees about prior arrests, criminal charges or convictions on an initial application.

  • Connecticut Payroll Card Law to Take Effect

    Date:
    June 13, 2016

    A new law taking effect in Connecticut on October 1 will allow employers the convenience of paying employees by payroll card. Previously, this method of wage payment was not permitted, and employers in the state could pay employees only in cash, by check or direct deposit.

  • IRS Discusses Tax Treatment of Wellness Program Benefits

    Date:
    June 10, 2016

    The IRS has released a Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum discussing the tax treatment of wellness program benefits and employer reimbursement of premiums provided on a pretax basis under a § 125 cafeteria plan (under the Internal Revenue Code - IRC).

  • Minimum Wage Increases Advance in San Diego and Washington, DC

    Date:
    June 8, 2016

    San Diego and Washington, DC, are expected to join the growing ranks of municipalities around the country that have adopted local minimum wage hikes.

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