Colorado’s constitution requires the state’s minimum wage to be adjusted for inflation on an annual basis. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2016, the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.23 per hour to $8.31 per hour, and the rate for tipped employees will rise from $5.21 per hour to $5.29 per hour. In addition to Colorado, minimum wage rates in the following states will be increasing with the new year: Alaska: $9.75 per hour; Arkansas: $8.00 per hour; California: $10.
Whether an employer is an ALE is determined each calendar year, and generally depends on the average size of an employer’s workforce during the prior year. If an employer has fewer than 50full-time employees, including full-time equivalent employees, on average during the prior year, the employer is not an ALE for the current calendar year. Therefore, the employer is not subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions or the employer information reporting provision
Issue: You are working in the payroll department of a company that employs a significant number of out-of-state telecommuters, as well as employees who commute to your location from neighboring states. What are the general rules regarding state income tax withholding in multi-state situations? Answer: If your company has operations in more than one state, you may be faced with income tax withholding obligations for more than one state. Sometimes, you may even have to withhold
A new report released December 3 by Virgin Pulse reveals that employers are implementing well-being programs to achieve business objectives and address Human Resources (HR) priorities. More than half of the HR professionals surveyed in the report say they are looking to improve employee engagement (60 percent), productivity (53 percent), and organizational culture (52.8 percent) through well-being, which is no longer being seen as strictly an HR initiative, but rather a busin
UPDATED WITH FLSA REPEAL (Nov 12th) Enacted in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148 ), together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152 ), form a health care reform package that fundamentally alters the health care landscape for both individuals and employers. While the legislation does not require employers to provide workers with health care coverage, "large" employers (generally, employers with a