Bulletins

FLSA Amended; Tip Pooling OK if No Tip Credit Taken

The new federal spending law, signed March 23, 2018, scales back the 2017 proposed regulation change on tip pooling. The rules around tip pooling have been mired in litigation since 2011, when regulations came into effect that forbid tip pooling between employees who customarily receive tips and those who do not. The recently passed federal […]

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9th Circuit Rules Salary History Not an Acceptable Reason for Pay

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that salary history is not an acceptable reason for pay differences under the Equal Pay Act (EPA). The EPA first became law in 1963 and prohibits the payment of different wages to men and women who do work that requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar […]

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IRS Warns of Continued Phishing Schemes

The IRS has released the top 12 scams to threaten individuals and businesses thus far during the 2018 tax season. Email phishing schemes top the list once again. Scammers are targeting tax professionals, payroll professionals, human resources personnel, schools and individual taxpayers; they pose as a person or organization the taxpayer trusts or recognizes in order […]

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New Regulations, New Handbook Requirements

2018 brings a new set of mandatory employee handbook updates An employee handbook is a living, breathing document that requires frequent updates.  Below are three mandatory changes that we want to be sure you are aware of. New York State Paid Family Leave: New York State’s Paid Family Leave law took effect January 1, 2018.  […]

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ACA Taxes and Fees Impacted by Recent Spending Resolution

On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018. The continuing resolution impacts three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the continuing resolution: Delays implementation of the Cadillac tax on high-cost group health […]

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