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OFCCP Issues Opinion Letter On Whether Pre-Approved Pay Analysis Groupings Will Be Accepted In Future Audits
On July 22, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its second Opinion Letter since November 30, 2018, when Directive 2019-03
United States
26 Jul 2019
ICE Increased Number Of Audits And Fines In San Diego In Fiscal Year 2012
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced an increase in the number of audits and fines imposed on employers in the San Diego area in the fiscal year 2012.
United States
25 Feb 2013
Once Bitten, Twice Shy: COBRA Excise Tax Audits May Add to COBRA's Bite
The advent of Health Care Reform has not lessened the importance of complying with existing Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Internal Revenue Code requirements for employer-provided group health plans
United States
13 Apr 2012
IRS To Launch Employment Taxes Audit Of 5,000 Employers – Is Your Company Ready?
The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) has announced that beginning in November 2009 it will launch its latest National Research Program (NRP).
United States
18 Sep 2009
Municipalities Can Void Public Employee Union Contracts Through Bankruptcy
In a case of first impression that could have far-reaching implications, a bankruptcy judge in California recently determined that municipalities that file petitions under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code (reorganization for municipalities) can reject existing collective bargaining agreements with public employee unions.
United States
30 Mar 2009
Warning To New Jersey Employers: New WARN Notice Obligations In New Jersey And High Costs For Failure To Comply
On December 20, 2007, New Jersey became the 16th state to enact a plant closing law modeled after the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 U.S.C. section 2100.) ("Fed WARN"), when Governor Jon Corzine signed into law the oddly named "Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act'" ("NJ WARN").
United States
8 Jan 2008
New Rules Permit 2% Shareholder-Employee To Deduct Employer-Paid Accident And Health Premiums And Reimbursements
On December 13, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2008-1 providing rules under which a 2% shareholder-employee in an S corporation is entitled to an income tax deduction for accident and health insurance premiums that are paid or reimbursed by the S corporation and included in the 2% shareholder-employee's gross income.
United States
7 Jan 2008
Another New Headache For Employers: San Francisco´s Health Care Security Ordinance
Hard on the heels of San Francisco's paid sick leave law (Proposition F), which became effective February 5, 2007, employers will face another challenge in 2008, when employer health care spending mandates found in the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance ("HCSO") go into effect - unless the courts intervene.
United States
18 Dec 2007
At Long Last! The Minnesota Supreme Court Speaks On Payment For Unused Vacation Upon Termination Of Employment
Minnesota employers have received a long-awaited decision from the state supreme court on a vacation pay issue that has caused much confusion and has divided employers and employees.
United States
19 Nov 2007
Department Of Labor Releases Final Regulations On Defined Contribution Plan Default Investment Vehicles
The Department of Labor has issued final regulations that provide a safe harbor to qualified plan fiduciaries in connection with their provision of default investment alternatives to plan participants.
United States
30 Oct 2007
IRS Extends Section 409A Documentation Deadline – Action Still Required By December 31, 2007
On September 10, the IRS released Notice 2007-78 extending the deadline for documentary compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code from December 31, 2007 to December 31, 2008.
United States
21 Sep 2007
An Employer´s Guide to Employee Leave-Sharing Programs
A popular, and altruistic, employee benefit some employers provide is a leave-sharing program.
United States
17 Sep 2007
IRS Will Not Challenge Local Lodging Expenses For Employees If Lodging Is Necessary To Participate In A Business Meeting Or Function
In an about face from a position held for many years, the IRS recently announced that it would no longer challenge an employer's deduction for lodging expenses incurred by an employee in the metropolitan area where the person lived, provided that the lodging is necessary to take part in a meeting or other function of the employer.
United States
10 Jul 2007
First Minimum Wage Increase In A Decade Signed Into Law
Legislation providing the first increase in a decade in the federal minimum wage was passed by Congress on May 24, 2007. It was signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 25.
United States
14 Jun 2007
401(k) Plan Fees Litigation: Is The Dam Breaking? A Slew Of Class Action Lawsuits Alleging Shady Fee Practices Roils 401(K) Sponsors
The federal court complaints are typically between 40 and 50 pages long. They tend to start with the same sentence: "Personal savings accounts, such as 401(k)s, are quickly becoming employees' primary method of financially planning for retirement."
United States
16 Apr 2007
DOL´s Final Rule Regarding "Able And Available For Work" Should Remind Employers To Challenge All Unemployment Claims
On January 15, 2007, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule setting forth the requirements that state unemployment insurance (UI) laws must condition the payment of benefits on the claimant being able to work and available for work.
United States
1 Mar 2007
Employment Tax Ramifications Of Participating In The IRS´s Backdated Stock Options Initiative
On February 8, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a new initiative (the "Initiative" or "Compliance Resolution Program") which permits employers to pay the 20% additional tax and interest on behalf of their employees in connection with the grant of certain backdated or discounted stock options (or other stock rights) which were exercised in 2006.
United States
16 Feb 2007
IRS Announces Long-Stalled Determination Letter Process Will Open With Respect To Cash Balance Plans And Provides Other Guidance
On January 16, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service will issue Notice 2007-6, announcing that it will begin processing determination letters for cash balance conversions (and for similar account-balance defined benefit plans, now called "statutory hybrid plans").
United States
9 Jan 2007
New Jersey Extends Statutory Rights And Protections To Civil Union Partners And Prohibits Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity Or Expression
On October 25, 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in its landmark decision in Lewis v. Harris, 188 N.J. 415, ruled that the equal protection guarantee of the state constitution was violated because committed same-sex couples were denied the same rights and benefits accorded to their married heterosexual counterparts.
United States
9 Jan 2007
Just In Time For The Holidays - Changes In Health Savings Account Rules Under The New Health Opportunity Patient Empowerment Act Of 2006
On December 20, 2006 President Bush signed into law H.R. 6408, the new Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. Title III of this new law, which focuses on Health Saving Accounts and makes changes that can be implemented in 2007, has its own short title - the Health Opportunity Patient Empowerment Act of 2006. The HOPE Act makes Health Savings Accounts a more attractive vehicle to employers.
United States
2 Jan 2007
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