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IRS Issues FAQs on New Withholding Tables

Posted on January 17, 2018 03:24 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued FAQs for employers on its new withholding tables, which were released to reflect changes in tax rates and brackets, the increased standard deduction, and the repeal of personal exemptions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Categories: Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

IRS Releases New Income Tax Withholding Tables

Posted on January 12, 2018 03:22 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding. The Notice updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018, reflecting changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Categories: Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

DOL Adopts New Test for FLSA Applicability to Interns

Posted on January 9, 2018 08:53 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor has adopted the "primary beneficiary" test for determining whether interns of for-profit employers count as employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The statement noted that four federal appellate courts have adopted the standard, which is different from the six-part test the DOL previously used to make this determination.

Categories: Human Resources

NLRB Adopts New Test for Workplace Policies

Posted on January 5, 2018 08:02 PM

In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) established a new standard for judging whether workplace rules, policies, and employee handbook provisions unlawfully interfere with rights protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Categories: Human Resources

DOL Adjusts Labor Law Penalties for 2018

Posted on January 3, 2018 03:10 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed for violations of a number of federal labor laws.

Categories: FMLA, Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping, Workplace Posters

IRS Releases Statement on Withholding Under New Tax Law

Posted on December 28, 2017 07:01 PM

The IRS is working to develop withholding guidance to implement the tax reform bill that was recently signed into law.

Categories: Human Resources

NLRB Overrules Standard for Joint Employer Status

Posted on December 18, 2017 05:26 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has reversed its position on joint employer liability, returning to an earlier, narrower standard for assessing joint employer status.

Categories: Human Resources

EEOC Releases Guidance on Workplace Harassment Prevention

Posted on December 13, 2017 03:42 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment, a guidance document that features harassment prevention recommendations for employers in four broad categories.

Categories: Discrimination, Human Resources

California Minimum Wages to Increase Jan. 1

Posted on December 6, 2017 03:08 PM

Minimum wage rates across California are set to increase on January 1, 2018.

Categories: Human Resources, State Employment Laws

DOL Proposes Lifting Federal Restrictions on Tip Pooling

Posted on December 5, 2017 08:56 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to rescind the current federal rule providing that tipped employees retain their tips except when contributed to tip pools limited to customarily and regularly tipped employees.

Categories: Human Resources