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.
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.
In Notice 2016-70, the IRS extended the deadline for employers to furnish individual statements to employees under the Affordable Care Act and continues to provide relief from penalties for incomplete or incorrect information reports filed in good faith.
On Election Day, states went high: voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Maine's results are still listed as "too close to call," but those voting "yes" are in the lead.
Minimum wage rates will gradually increase over the next four years, eventually reaching $12.00 in Arizona, Colorado and Maine, and $13.50 in Washington. Starting in 2021, the minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation once a year.
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