From the January 2012 issue of CeridianVoice.

January 2012 News Briefs

A summary of this month's most important HR news, trends and industry information from trusted sources.

Health Care Reform News
Dates set for Supreme Court to hear health care reform constitutionality cases
The Supreme Court announced in December that it has scheduled arguments for Mar. 26, 27 and 28, 2012, regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A decision will most likely be reached prior to this year's presidential elections.

IRS posts W-2 health reporting guidance
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has given more advice about how employers, benefit plan administrators and others should implement new Form W-2 benefits cost reporting requirements, including which types of supplemental health benefits must be reported. For employers filing more than 250 W-2s, this reporting requirement takes effect for tax year 2012.  For more information, read more at HRmorning.com, and  view IRS Notice 2012-9.

 

Human Resource News

Two-month extension passed for payroll tax cut
Just before the Christmas holiday, President Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, ending what had been a heated political stalemate. For more information,read the CNN.com articleand read Jim O'Connell's blog posts on the payroll tax cut issue. Learn more about implementing the payroll tax cut extension in Business Finance magazine.

The ins and outs of outsourcing non-core activities
From across the pond, Nick Laird, Ceridian UK's chief commercial officer discusses which functions are best to outsource and how to form successful vendor partnerships.