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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
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
Dealing With Employees´ Tip Income In Large Food and Beverage Establishments: New IRS Agreement ("ATIP") Available January 1, 2007
Employers that have a lot of tipped employees, such as restaurants and casinos, often face a host of employment law challenges, including payroll challenges. Under the Internal Revenue Code (Code), tips are income subject to income tax withholding and usually subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes as well.
United States
3 Oct 2006
Federal Court Affirms Legality of Deducting Credit Card Processing Fees From Servers´ Tips
A federal District Court in Illinois recently confirmed that a restaurant has the legal right to deduct the cost of credit card service charges from tips written by patrons for servers, in Gillis v. Twenty Three E. Adams St. Corp. d/b/a Miller's Pub , No. 04-4012, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12994 (N. D. Ill. Mar. 6, 2006).
United States
20 Apr 2006
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