July 18, 2017

Retirement plans. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Request for Information on its fiduciary rule, which gives the public a new opportunity to comment on the basis for new exemptions; changes or revisions to the rule and prohibited transaction exemptio...

July 17, 2017

Tips for limiting liability risks at summer party — PRACTICE TIP

For some companies, the office summer picnic or outing has replaced the office holiday party. However, summer office outings still present similar liability risks for company managers and bosses.

A survey o...

July 14, 2017

NLRB rules lacrosse officials were employees of interscholastic athletic association, not independent contractors — FEDERAL NEWS

Lacrosse officials were employees of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. or PIAA, ruled a divided three-member panel...

July 13, 2017

Missouri tax rates to go down in 2018 — MISSOURI — Withholding and Reporting

A majority of Missouri residents and small business owners will see their personal income tax bills go down in 2018, according to Missouri Sen. Will Kraus. Pursuant to S.B. 509, Laws 2014, begi...

July 12, 2017

CEO’s sightseeing in Spain may be deductible

Q The CEO of your corporation has decided that it is necessary for her to travel to Spain for two weeks in order to meet with prospective buyers and look over some potential corporate office sites. While she is there, she pla...

July 7, 2017

Today we look into a new law in Washington state that will likely be used across the nation overtime for paid family leave, and do a deep dive into a wage and hour case that perfectly illustrates many of the most common pitfalls.

Washington enacts paid family and medica...

July 6, 2017

Ohio budget bill changes income tax brackets, establishes amnesty — OHIO — Withholding and Reporting

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed the 2018-19 Ohio budget, which eliminates some personal income tax rates and makes other income tax changes. The governor also released...

July 5, 2017

July Question of the Month

Question: An employee who is 30 weeks pregnant requested a different work assignment as an accommodation for her pregnancy because she is nearing the end of her term. Are we required to provide her this accommodation under the federal law?...

July 3, 2017

Contractor held liable for subcontractor’s wage theft — CALIFORNIA — Wage payment

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su issued citations of $249,879 against Irvine-based general contractor Deacon Corporation, along with its subcontractor, Lafayette-based Champion Co...

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