W2 Issues/Concerns


Monthly Archive: January 2017

IRS and DOL Taking a Closer Look at Retirement Plans

Dissatisfied with the many mistakes that retirement plan sponsors have been making in recent years, the Department of Labor ((DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have announced plans to ramp up the frequency of their audits in this category.How is this expected …

Feds Roll Out Even More Rules Under Obamacare

While president elect Donald Trump – and the Republicans on Capitol Hill– have made it their mission to upend the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration is still rolling out new guidelines on how businesses are supposed to comply with the law’s …

You Do Have to Protect Your Employees From Customer Harassment

The Mantra may be that the customer is always right, but according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), they aren’t right if they are harassing your employees AND it is up to you as the employer to provide protection for your …

Employees Can Refuse a Flu Shot Under Federal Law

Let’s face it: no one wants to get the flu, but while you can encourage your employees to go ahead and get the annual flu shot – which is said to not only protect them, but also create some degree of “herd” …

EEOC Releases Guides for Handling Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has issued a series of resource guides designed to help navigate mental health conditions in the workplace. While intended primarily as  a resource for employees, the guides are equally – if not more so – important …

Encourage Employees to Use FMLA Where Applicable

A study published earlier this year in the journal Personnel Psychology, which included the responses of more than 500 nurses and firefighters, data show that “despite personally wanting to use family-friendly benefits, employees who perceive that others in their work group are …

New York Employers Subject to New Salary Thresholds for Exemptions

While no decisions have yet been made about the federal overtime rule, employers in New York should be aware of state-level changes that can alter the salary threshold for the administrative and executive exemptions from overtime pay. In an anticipated final rule …
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