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  • Sony Faces Data Breach Class Actions

    Date:
    19 December 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. became the subject of three proposed class action lawsuits this week. All three employee lawsuits relate to a breach of the corporation's computer systems related to the unreleased film, The Interview.

  • NLRB Adopts New Union Election Rules

    Date:
    18 December 2014

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has adopted a final rule that amends its union representation election procedures by shortening the timeframe in which an election is held. The rule will go into effect on April 14, 2015.

  • Standard Mileage Rates, Annual Fleet Values Change for 2015

    Date:
    17 December 2014

    The IRS has released the 2015 optional standard mileage rates employers may use to calculate the deductible cost of operating a vehicle for business, charitable and medical or moving purposes.

  • West Virginia to Count More Activities as Working Time

    Date:
    16 December 2014

    New regulations proposed recently by the West Virginia Division of Labor are expected to establish new definitions for what counts as working time under the state's minimum wage and overtime laws. These definitions differ from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in a wide range of areas, including pre- and post-shift activities, training time, and break periods.

  • Texas Mandates E-Verify Use for Contractors, State Agencies

    Date:
    15 December 2014

    Texas Governor Rick Perry has issued an executive order requiring all state agencies to use the federal E-Verify system to confirm the work eligibility of current and prospective employees. The order is effective immediately and also applies to any employer contracting with a state agency or its subcontractors.

  • XpertHR Wins 2 "Standards of Excellence" WebAwards

    Date:
    12 December 2014

    XpertHR.com has been recognized in the prestigious Web Marketing Association's WebAwards with 2 Standards of Excellence.

  • IRS Issues 2015 Form W-4

    Date:
    12 December 2014

    The IRS has released the 2015 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, which employers use to determine the amount of federal income taxes to withhold from employees' pay.

  • IRS Issues Form 940 for Tax Year 2014

    Date:
    11 December 2014

    The IRS has issued the 2014 Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return; Schedule A (Form 940), Multi-State Employer and Credit Reduction Information; Schedule R (Form 940), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 940 Filers; and the Instructions for Form 940. The due date for filing Form 940 is February 2, 2015.

  • OFCCP Issues Final Rule on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

    Date:
    10 December 2014

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued its final rule on Executive Order 13672, which extends current discrimination protections to include claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Supreme Court's Amazon Ruling Could Make Plaintiffs Think Twice Before Filing FLSA Lawsuits

    Date:
    09 December 2014

    The Supreme Court's ruling in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk sets a significant new standard: Just because an employer requires its employees to perform an activity or benefits from them performing an activity does not necessarily mean that they must be paid for that activity.

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