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  • IRS Proposed Rules Ease IRC § 83(b) Election Filing Procedure

    04 August 2015

    The IRS has issued proposed regulations affecting employees (and other service providers) who wish to make an election under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 83(b) with respect to property that is transferred in connection with the performance of services (i.e., stock received from an employer as compensation). The proposed rules ease the current election filing procedure for electronic filers

  • Rhode Island Enacts Payroll Card Law

    03 August 2015

    Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo has signed into law a bill that permits employers to pay employees by payroll card in addition to other currently available methods of wage payment. Public Law 2015-267 became effective upon the Governor's signature on July 15, 2015.

  • IRS Revises Employee Plans Determination Letter Program

    31 July 2015

    The IRS has announced important changes to its Employee Plans Determination Letter program for qualified retirement plans. The announcement also provides a transition rule with respect to the remedial amendment period for certain plans currently on the five-year cycle, and requests comments on specific issues relating to the implementation of the changes to the determination letter program.

  • Access to Employee Benefits Varies Widely by Sector, Wages

    30 July 2015

    The proportion of workers who have access to retirement and medical care benefits differs significantly, depending on whether the workers are in the public or private sector and on how much they are paid, according to new federal statistics.

  • Texas Supreme Court Blocks Houston's LGBT Antidiscrimination Law

    29 July 2015

    The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the Houston City Council to either repeal the city's 2014 equal rights ordinance or place it on November's ballot. The ordinance prohibited discrimination based on a number of factors, most notably for sexual orientation and gender identity.

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

    27 July 2015

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report that examines annual changes and trends in immigration-related worksite enforcement, revealing an upward trend in administrative fines and penalties.

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

    24 July 2015

    On June 22, 2015, the Morris County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (MC SHRM) held it Eighth Annual Employment Law Symposium, presented in collaboration with Fisher & Phillips, LLP.

  • Overtime Rule Could Harm Employers, Witnesses Warn Lawmakers

    23 July 2015

    The US House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections heard testimony about the US Department of Labor's proposal to roughly double the minimum salary for most employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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

    22 July 2015

    Overtime reform, discrimination in hiring claims and joint employer liability proved top concerns for employers, according to law firm Littler Mendelson's 4th Annual Executive Employer Survey Report.

  • Two Major Data Breaches Affect More than 20 Million People

    21 July 2015

    Major, recent breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and UCLA Health serve as examples of why an employer should ensure to the best of its ability that it has taken adequate security measures to protect its customers' and employees' personal information.

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