All Items: US Jurisdictions

  • Kentucky Becomes 27th Right-to-Work State

    Date:
    January 11, 2017

    Kentucky is now the nation's 27th right-to-work state, making it illegal for workers to be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. Governor Matt Bevin signed the legislation on January 9, which took effect immediately.

  • Enforcing New York's New Minimum Wage to Be Priority of 200-Plus Investigators

    Date:
    January 9, 2017

    The new Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit will draw on investigators from a number of state agencies, including the Department of Labor, Department of Taxation, Workers Compensation Board and the Department of State.

  • IRS Provides Guidance on Safe Harbor for De Minimis Errors Made on Forms W-2, 1099

    Date:
    January 5, 2017

    The IRS has issued Notice 2017-09, under which an employer or payer that makes a single mathematical error on a Form W-2 or 1099 is automatically relieved from penalties under the safe harbor for de minimis errors on information returns.

  • Philadelphia Poised to Restrict Salary History Questions in Hiring Process

    Date:
    December 22, 2016

    A new Philadelphia law would ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. Massachusetts and California have passed similar laws, but Philadelphia will become the first city in the nation with a so-called wage history law if Mayor Jim Kenney signs the measure as expected.

  • EEOC Explains ADA Rights Available to Employees With Mental Health Conditions

    Date:
    December 21, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a document explaining the workplace rights and protections under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) that are available to employees and job applicants who have mental health conditions.

  • California Employer Gets Landmark Criminal Conviction For Wage Theft

    Date:
    December 15, 2016

    In a landmark California case, a San Diego restaurant owner has been sentenced to two years in jail for promising wages to immigrant workers but paying them only in tips. This marks the first criminal conviction under the state's toughened wage theft law.

  • Business Standard Mileage Rate Decreases for 2017

    Date:
    December 14, 2016

    The IRS has issued Notice 2016-79, which provides the 2017 standard mileage rates for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes, and the maximum standard automobile cost used to compute the allowance under a fixed and variable rate (FAVR) plan.

  • San Jose, California Ordinance Aims to Increase Job Opportunities for Low-Income Workers

    Date:
    December 13, 2016

    San Jose, California voters have approved the Opportunity to Work ordinance, which will require certain employers to offer additional hours of work to current part-timers before they may hire new part-time or temporary workers.

  • Los Angeles Poised to Ban the Box For Most Private Employers

    Date:
    December 8, 2016

    The Los Angeles City Council has approved a "ban the box" ordinance prohibiting certain employers from asking about a prospective employee's criminal history until a conditional employment offer has been made.

  • CFPB Final Regulations Impact Employer Paycard Programs

    Date:
    November 30, 2016

    Under final regulations issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pertaining to prepaid debit and credit cards, employers that pay wages using paycards will be required to provide employees with additional disclosures as of October 1, 2017.

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