With 2017 just around the corner, it is time for employers in 19 different states to begin preparing for the increase in their state minimum wage that will go into effect on January 1, 2017. Each of these states has passed legislation that will increase their state minimum wage to be higher than the federal minimum wage.
When it comes to employment compliance, the Form I-9 is very important. This is the form used to verify your employees’ work eligibility status. By not correctly following the Form I-9 compliance guidelines, employers risk paying hefty fines and penalties for each violation.
In case you aren’t familiar, FMLA stands for the Family and Medical Leave Act. This law was passed in 1993 to help employees balance their work life with their personal medical needs, as well as the needs of their family members.
The Small Business Efficiency Act, or SBEA, was re-introduced in 2013 by Senators Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., as S.479. NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations) president and CEO Pat Cleary said, “The Small Business Efficiency Act (S.479) will improve tax compliance and create needed certainty for small businesses so that they […]
With the “full time equivalent workers” provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) comes new enforcement initiatives for workers classified as independent contractors. The IRS and Department of Labor have made the issue of misclassification a priority item, with this new legislation additional resources have been provided to agencies for enforcement.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Friday announced that the state will continue to provide additional unemployment benefits to eligible claimants with dependent children through Dec. 31, 2013.
Along with the delay of Employer Mandates, the Treasury Department also announced on July 2, 2013 that the new employer and insurer reporting requirements will be delayed until 2015.