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EEOC Pushes Back 2017 EEO-1 Report Deadline to June 1

Posted on April 25, 2018 02:49 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has pushed back the deadline for qualifying entities to submit their 2017 EEO-1 report to June 1, 2018. Previously, the deadline was March 31, 2018.

Categories: Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

Maine Releases Sexual Harassment Training Checklist

Posted on April 18, 2018 08:55 PM

Maine has released a sexual harassment training checklist, which certain employers must use to develop a sexual harassment training program.

Categories: Discrimination, Reporting and Recordkeeping, State Employment Laws

San Francisco: Employer Annual Reporting Form Due April 30, 2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 02:44 PM

Employers covered by San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and/or the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) are required to submit the 2017 Employer Annual Reporting Form to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement by April 30, 2018.

Categories: Reporting and Recordkeeping, State Employment Laws

Tax Help Available Ahead of April 17 Filing Deadline

Posted on March 28, 2018 05:17 PM

With the April 17 federal income tax deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding taxpayers that they can find most answers to their tax questions by taking advantage of the wide variety of easy-to-use online tools available on IRS.gov.

Categories: Reporting and Recordkeeping

Oregon: Forms for New Statewide Transit Tax Now Available

Posted on March 21, 2018 02:18 PM

Oregon has released forms for employers regarding its new statewide transit tax.

Categories: Reporting and Recordkeeping, State Employment Laws

Reminder: 2017 EEO-1 Report Due March 31, 2018

Posted on March 19, 2018 05:25 PM

Certain employers must submit their 2017 EEO-1 reports to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) no later than March 31, 2018.

Categories: Discrimination, Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

DOL Replaces Guidance on Employee Classification

Posted on March 12, 2018 03:41 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn its 2014 guidance regarding the meaning and scope of the term "employment relationship" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and replaced it with its guidance from 2008. As a result of this move, the DOL no longer advises that "most workers are employees."

Categories: Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

IRS Releases Publication 969 for Preparing 2017 Tax Returns

Posted on March 8, 2018 06:16 PM

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a new Publication 969 (Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans), which contains information for use in preparing 2017 tax returns.

Categories: Cafeteria Plans, Employee Benefits, HSAs, FSAs and Other Tax-Favored Accounts, Reporting and Recordkeeping

IRS Releases New Form W-4 and Online Withholding Calculator

Posted on March 2, 2018 03:13 PM

The Internal Revenue Service has released new versions of Form W-4 and its online withholding calculator to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. The IRS urges taxpayers to use these tools to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks.

Categories: Human Resources, Reporting and Recordkeeping

Reminder: Medicare Part D Disclosure Due to CMS by March 1

Posted on February 23, 2018 05:54 PM

The Medicare Modernization Act requires employers that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals to complete the Online Disclosure Form to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to report whether such coverage is creditable prescription drug coverage. Creditable coverage means that the coverage is expected to pay, on average, as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Categories: Cafeteria Plans, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Medicare, Reporting and Recordkeeping