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  1. IRS Announces Pension Plan Limits for 2017

    Mar 5, 2017

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its defined contribution plan limits for 2017, along with certain other pension and retirement plan limits. This post provides summaries of limits that have changed and those that remain unchanged. Read more »

  2. Puerto Rico Enacts Sweeping Changes to Employment Law – Wage and Hour

    Mar 5, 2017

    Puerto Rico enacted the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act (“LTFA”), which makes sweeping changes to Puerto Rico’s wage and hour employment law and affecting employers doing business in Puerto Rico. This article cannot address all of the many changes in the LTFA, but includes highlights of some of the new requirements. Read more »

  3. Sick Pay Local Ordinances

    Mar 5, 2017

    A growing number of cities and counties are requiring employers to offer sick pay to eligible employees.  We anticipate this trend will continue and expect to see additional local jurisdictions enact sick pay laws in the near future. Read more »

  4. New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Revocation of New York Department of Labor Regulation Regarding Payment of Wages via Direct Deposit or Payroll Debit Card

    Mar 3, 2017

    the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals revoked a New York Department of Labor regulation (“DOL regulation”) regarding wage payments made via direct deposit or payroll debit cards. The DOL regulation would have required employers to obtain a specific written consent from employees and to provide employees with specific written notice prior to paying wages via direct deposit or payroll debit cards. Read more »

  5. OFCCP Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305

    Mar 3, 2017

    The OFCCP has updated Form CC-305 with a new expiration date of 1/31/2020. Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use this form to invite applicants and employees to provide information regarding their disability status. Read more »

  6. New Law Revives HRAs for Certain Small Employers

    Mar 3, 2017

    Under the recently enacted 21st Century Cures Act, certain small employers may provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help employees defray the cost of health coverage. Eligible small employers were able to start a QSEHRA program as of January 1, 2017, but given  the enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act in late December 2016 many employers were likely deterred from taking such quick action. Read more »

  7. Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    Mar 1, 2017

    Last year, the EEOC announced a change to the EEO-1 Report. The first deadline for the new report is March 31, 2018, which makes 2017 a transition period. This post outlines changes to the report including summary pay data and other elements. Read more »

  8. Amendments to Puerto Rico Code Include Changes to Pension Plan Limits

    Mar 1, 2017

    The latest amendments to the Puerto Rico Act 9 includes changes to the Trust Act of 2012 that affect certain pension plan limits that apply to Puerto Rican defined contribution plans – i.e. 401(k), 403(b), etc.  Prior to the new act, the U.S. federal limits applied to these plans.  Read more »

  9. Revised EEO-1 Report

    Dec 19, 2016

    The EEOC has announced a revised EEO-1 Report to collect summary pay data from employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors. The first deadline for submitting the new EEO-1 Report will be March 31, 2018. Read more »

  10. San Francisco Amends its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO)

    Dec 19, 2016

    The City and County of San Francisco amended its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance to account for recent state law changes and to clarify employer requirements to provide supplemental compensation to employees who receive State Paid Family Leave for purposes of bonding with a new child. Read more »