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Overtime Exemption Déjà Vu: DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding Overtime Regulation
On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor announced the final rule, to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register, changing the white collar employee ...
United States
1 Oct 2019
California's Stringent DYNAMEX "ABC" Independent Contractor Test Soon To Be Law
In July we wrote about the California Supreme Court's landmark decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court, which abandoned a long-followed, multi-factor approach to analyzing ...
United States
24 Sep 2019
California ABC Test
On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles in which it considered whether a worker
United States
6 Aug 2019
New Access To Multiple Employer Retirement Plans And Potential New Protections For Participating Employers
On July 29, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new rules expanding the availability of multiple employer retirement plans (MEPs).
United States
5 Aug 2019
The DOL's Opinions Letters Regarding FLSA – Calculating Employee's Regular Rate Of Pay And Rounding Hours Worked
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), issued several opinion letters regarding compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
United States
1 Aug 2019
Final Regulations Allow Employers To Reimburse Premiums For Individual Medical Insurance
Yesterday, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations allowing health reimbursement arrangements.
United States
27 Jun 2019
New New York Court of Appeals Update (May 2019)
The Court of Appeals recently released three decisions—relating to carefully and narrowly framed issues under the New City Landmarks
United States
19 Jun 2019
What You Need To Know About New Jersey's Auto-IRA Program
New Jersey passed the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act (the "Act") on March 28, 2019, creating the Secure Choice Savings Program (the "Program").
United States
15 May 2019
BREAKING: EEO-1 Pay Data Required By September 30, 2019
On April 25, 2019, the court in National Women's Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") to collect detailed data.
United States
14 May 2019
Association Health Plan Rules Struck Down
On March 28, 2019, a federal district court struck down core provisions of the Department of Labor (DOL)'s association health plan (AHP) rules in a lawsuit filed by 11 states
United States
12 Apr 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Proposed Expanding Overtime Eligibility To Over 1 Million Workers
he U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed updates and revisions to the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on Thursday that would expand overtime eligibility
United States
19 Mar 2019
DOL Expands Access To Association Health Plans
On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued final regulations designed to expand small employers' access to association health plans ("AHP").
United States
21 Feb 2019
DOL Fiduciary Rule Appears Dead
On June 21, 2018, the Fifth Circuit finally issued its mandate to officially finalize its March 2018, opinion vacating the Department of Labor's (DOL) "fiduciary rule" regulations.
United States
21 Feb 2019
IRS Provides Guidance On Grandfathered Arrangements Under New Code Section 162(m) Rules
On August 21, 2018, the IRS issued much-anticipated guidance on the changes made to the $1 million deduction limit for compensation paid to certain executive officers ...
United States
21 Feb 2019
IRS Authorizes 401(k) Plan Contributions For Student Loan Repayments
In a recent Private Letter Ruling (PLR), the IRS authorized making 401(k) plan contributions to participants who repay their student loans instead of contributing to the plan.
United States
21 Feb 2019
Cost-Of-Living Adjustments For 2019
The IRS has announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments for various retirement plan dollar limits.
United States
21 Feb 2019
IRS Proposes Simplifying And Expanding Hardship Distributions
On Friday, November 9, 2018, the IRS issued proposed amendments to the regulations relating to hardship distributions from 401(k) plans.
United States
21 Feb 2019
IRS Extends ACA Reporting Deadline And Good Faith Compliance Standard
The IRS has extended the deadline for providing 2018 Forms 1095-C to employees from January 31, 2019, to March 4, 2019.
United States
21 Feb 2019
2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments For Welfare Benefits
The IRS has announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments for various welfare benefit plan dollar limits.
United States
15 Feb 2019
DOT Says Motor Carriers Need Not Comply With California Break Laws
The FMCSA recently issued a decision stating that motor carriers do not have to comply with California laws requiring employers to provide workers with regular meal breaks and paid rest breaks.
United States
1 Feb 2019
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