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Compensation & Benefits

Court rules California’s auto-IRA program is legal

07/18/2019
A federal trial court has ruled that California’s Secure Choices law—which mandates that small employers that don’t already have retirement plans enroll employees into auto-deduction IRAs and withhold the contributions from their pay—isn’t an ERISA-covered retirement plan.
Employment Law

DOL: Highly compensated employee explained

07/18/2019
A recent opinion letter interprets the Fair Labor Standards Act’s highly compensated employee exemption. The letter spells out exactly what an employer must show to claim the exemption, which currently only applies to workers earning a salary of at least $100,000 per year who perform nonmanual or office work.
Employee Relations

Timely documentation: Your best legal defense

07/18/2019
What’s the best thing employers can do to win more lawsuits? Document every workplace decision contemporaneously, at the time you make it.
HR Management

Merger in your future? Focus on middle managers

07/16/2019
Building engagement and buy-in from middle management of the acquired company is key to a successful merger, according to new research by The Conference Board.
Hiring

Supreme Court agrees to hear DACA case

07/03/2019
Before adjourning for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments during its 2019-2020 term on the constitutionality of the federal government’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.
Terminations

Never discourage laid-off employees from reapplying

07/02/2019
If you use economic reasons to justify laying off employees, be careful not to discourage them from applying for other jobs. That could be evidence you targeted them for termination for some unlawful reason.
Article Archives

W-2 Box 9: On again, off again

In the Payroll Mailbag: August ‘19

Payroll FYI: General interest letters from the IRS

Final regs cover duties of CPEOs and clients

Tales from tax protestor land: Revoke your visa right away

Taxpayer First Act impacts payroll administration

Are bonuses the key to hourly retention?

ADA: Obesity isn’t a disability … or is it?

Warn bosses: No comments on worker health

Acosta resignation depletes an already shallow DOL bench

Snapshot: Few employers pay 100% of health premiums

Beware data theft at airport charging stations

Poor review alone isn’t enough to win lawsuit

On World Cup bandwagon, NY enacts equal pay laws

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