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Compensation & Benefits

Comcast promises lawsuit over Philly’s new wage bias law

02/01/2017
Patterned after a first of its kind Massachusetts law, the ordinance bars employers from asking an employee’s salary history.

Can I cap how much vacation employees can accrue and still comply with California law?

01/30/2017
Q. My employees receive one week of paid vacation per year. Since I cannot have a use-it-or-lose-it policy, can I just cap vacation accrual at five days?

California localities’ minimum wage increases for 2017

01/30/2017
The California minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 to $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees.

Setup work doesn’t require prevailing wage

01/30/2017
Can employees who perform work that may be related to a public works contract, but not the public work directly, be paid less?

ACA repeal would affect employer coverage

01/24/2017
ACA rollbacks could affect the benefits employers can or must offer.

More retailers stop using on-call shift scheduling

01/19/2017
Pressure for attorney generals in several states has caused several large retailers to stop requiring employees to call work before a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day.

March 2017: Employer’s business tax calendar

01/17/2017
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

In the Payroll Mailbag …

01/17/2017
Are Uber and Lyft tax-free commuting options? … Is home internet access taxable?

Flu IQ: Take two aspirins and consult the FLSA

01/17/2017
It’s in the company’s interest to prevent employees from passing their germs around. You can encourage employees who come down with the flu to stay home, but you must stay within the guidelines set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Special analysis: FOIA request as a post-audit strategy

01/17/2017
Tax auditors generate lots of paper and electronic files during audits. You can use those resources to your advantage during post-audit penalty negotiations with an IRS appeals officer.