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California Governor Expresses Support For Amended Misclassification Bill
On Friday, August 30, 2019, the California State Senate Appropriations Committee approved controversial legislation—Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5)—
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5 Sep 2019
DOL Weighs In On Whether Gig Economy Workers Are Employees Or Independent Contractors
The United States Department of Labor has provided good news for gig economy employers, telling one unidentified "virtual marketplace" employer that its service providers
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22 May 2019
Supreme Court Holds "Compensation" For Lost Time Is Taxable Under The RRTA
On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos that a railroad's payment to an employee for work time lost due to an on-the-job injury is taxable compensation
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14 Mar 2019
IRS Updates Guidance On Paid Family Leave Tax Credit
On September 24, 2018, the IRS issued updated guidance in Notice 2018-71 (the Notice) on Internal
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28 Sep 2018
New California Wildfires A Reminder Of Employer Obligations
In what has unfortunately become a more frequent occurrence, another surge of wildfires is devastating large swaths of California.
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14 Aug 2018
The Implications Of Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court: California's Adoption Of The ABC Test For Purposes Of The Wage Orders
The California Supreme Court's adoption of a strict ABC test for purposes of the wage orders is likely to cause significant problems for California businesses that use independent contractors.
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12 Jun 2018
IRS Issues FAQs On Paid Family And Medical Leave Tax Credit
The IRS has issued FAQs to provide guidance to employers relating to portions of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that created the Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit.
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19 Apr 2018
Employer Responsibilities Mount As California Fires Rage
While parts of Northern California are still reeling from damaging wildfires there two months ago, multiple fires are currently threatening Santa Barbara/Ventura, Los Angeles and Northern San Diego Counties.
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13 Dec 2017
Ninth Circuit Orders Gross Ups For Back Pay Award
In a short published opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with the Third, Seventh and Tenth Circuits, and split with the D.C. Circuit ...
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15 Nov 2017
Proposed Rule Would Radically Alter Use Of Direct Deposit And Paycards In New York
On June 15, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor published a proposed rule governing the permissible methods for an employer in New York to pay wages to employees.
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29 Jun 2016
California Appellate Court Holds Employer Must Withhold Taxes On Back Pay
In the more recent case at issue, the employer moved for satisfaction of the judgment. The trial court, believing itself bound by Lisec as authority of a higher court, denied the motion, and the employer appealed.
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8 Jul 2015
End Of Comment Period Nears For Proposed Changes To Payroll Cards
On December 23, 2014, the CFPB issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to regulate a number of prepaid products under Regulation E (a federal banking regulation), including payroll cards.
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17 Mar 2015
Final Regulations Implementing Minimum Wage Increases On Federal Contractors
The Department of Labor issued final regulations implementing Executive Order 13658 that raises the minimum wage for workers and tipped employees of federal contractors.
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7 Oct 2014
New Proposed Regulations Implementing Minimum Wage Increases On Federal Contractors
The Department of Labor issued proposed regulations to implement President Obama’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.
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26 Jun 2014
U.S. Tax Court Decision Shows Importance Of Carefully Drafting Settlement Agreements
In Sharp v. Commissioner, the United States Tax Court once again demonstrated the importance of carefully crafting settlement agreements and reaffirmed that emotional distress damages are taxable income to the recipient.
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7 Jan 2014
IRS Provides FICA Reporting, Withholding, And Other Guidance Regarding Married Same-Sex Couples
Until the United States Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S., the Defense of Marriage Act required employers providing subsidized benefits to same-sex spouses and domestic partners/civil union partners to impute income on the subsidy relating to the spouse/partner benefits, and to pay Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes on that imputed income.
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8 Oct 2013
IRS Will Begin Implementing New Service Charge Rules Effective January 1, 2014
In June 2012 the IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2012-18, explaining the difference between a tip and service charge, and emphasizing that services charges are wages.
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23 Sep 2013
IRS Proposes New Regulations Allowing Travel Expenses For "At-Home" Lodging
The IRS has promulgated proposed regulations that would permit travel expenses incurred while not away from home to nonetheless be tax exempt to employees.
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27 Apr 2012
Term Limits for Contingent Workers: Urban Legend or Necessary Fix?
Many companies that use contingent workers maintain policies that limit the duration of those workers' services.
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20 Dec 2010
Debunking Myths About Payroll Debit Cards
There are a lot of myths perpetuated about the use of payroll debit cards as a method of paying wages to employees.
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8 Nov 2010
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