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HR Management Alert: IRS Updates For Tax Year 2017

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 7, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Each year the IRS makes changes, updates forms, and issues new instructions. Tax filing year 2017 is no different for HR management personnel.

It would take a much longer post than this to cover all of the IRS changes and updates for the tax year, which is why payroll tax filing compliance requires a large degree of due diligence for businesses. However, some changes and new items warrant special note.

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Topics: payroll tax filing, HR compliance, IRS, tax forms, tax reporting

"Ban The Box" Labor Law Will Restrict Employer's Hiring Questions

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 28, 2017 9:01:00 AM

California Assembly Bill 1008, the California Fair Chance Act, goes into effect January 1, 2018 and impacts employers with five or more employees.

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Topics: ca labor laws, recruiting and hiring, HR compliance, california labor law, labor law compliance

New Immigration California Labor Law Adds New Burdens on Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Among the slate of new California labor laws enacted recently, the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, or AB 450, is particularly challenging for employers.

The new law, which was signed by Governor. Brown on October 5, 2017, will add three new sections to the Government Code and two new sections to the Labor Code. The legislation, AB 450, will go into effect on January 1, 2018 along with a number of other California labor laws.

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Topics: ca labor laws, HR compliance, california labor law, immigration law

IRS Announces New Guidance For ACA Penalties

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 17, 2017 2:19:16 PM

The IRS recently indicated that it would begin assessing tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility.


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Topics: Affordable Care Act, HR compliance, aca, IRS, insurance, health insurance

Independent Contractor VS Employee: Are You Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 19, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Determining the employment status of workers can be a process fraught with with risk. Being clear on a worker's status is a matter of being up to date on the law.

There is still some confusion on the part of employers and managers regarding the "rules" for classifying workers as either an independent contractor vs employee. Much of this has stemmed from government agency's shifting interpretation of the existing guidelines.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee classification, IRS, DOL, dol fsla

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