Category Archives: Legislation

The IRS issues a change to Form W-4

The IRS issues a change to Form W-4 For the first time in more than three decades the IRS has revamped the W-4 form, also known as the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.” 2020 IRS Form W-4 Employers use IRS Form W-4 to determine each employee’s federal tax withholdings. The new form is intended to harmonize tax…
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Benefits Bulletin

Benefits Bulletin: 3rd Quarter 2017 In this issue: Health Care Reform: Timeline of Events Possible Change to Overtime Rules ACA Affordability Percentages Decreasing in 2018 SHOP Exchanges to End Online Enrollment Health Care Reform: Timeline of Events In March 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee each released…
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Updated Form I-9 Released

Updated Form I-9 Released OVERVIEW On Nov. 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of Form I-9:  Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form). Under federal law, every employer that recruits, refers for a fee or hires an individual for employment in the United…
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Background of Overtime Rule Changes

Background of Overtime Rule Changes On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new rule that will overhaul overtime wage payment in the United States. The new rule will more than double the salary threshold that employees must meet to qualify for overtime wage payment exemption—a change that could affect more…
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Vermont Prohibits Use of Electronic Cigarettes in the Workplace

Vermont Prohibits Use of Electronic Cigarettes in the Workplace Workplace Prohibition Effective July 1, 2016 A new law in Vermont prohibits using electronic cigarettes in any workplace. Prohibitions Under the new law, the possession of lighted tobacco products or use of tobacco substitutes is prohibited in any workplace. "Tobacco substitutes" are products—including electronic cigarettes or…
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