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California Appellate Court Holds Employer Must Withhold Taxes on Back Pay

On June 26, 2015, a California appellate court rendered a precedential opinion that should hopefully put to rest the issue of whether an employer must withhold taxes on settlements or judgments made to former employees in...more

7/8/2015 - Costco FICA Taxes IRC IRS Lost Wages NLRA Settlement Social Security Act United Airlines Wage and Hour Withholding Requirements Withholding Tax

Final Regulations Implementing Minimum Wage Increases on Federal Contractors

On October 1, 2014, the Department of Labor issued final regulations implementing Executive Order 13658 that raises the minimum wage for workers and tipped employees of federal contractors. The new minimum wages, which will...more

10/7/2014 - DOL Federal Contractors Minimum Wage OFCCP

New Proposed Regulations Implementing Minimum Wage Increases on Federal Contractors

On June 18, 2014, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations to implement President Obama’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for many workers of federal contractors, and to $4.90 per hour...more

6/26/2014 - Davis-Bacon Act DOL Executive Orders Federal Contractors FLSA Minimum Wage Service Contract Act

The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation

In This Report: - Explanation And Scope Of This Preliminary Littler Report - Introduction - Workplace LAW Challenges And Solutions - A. Human Displacement - B. Union And Non-Union...more

2/14/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Business Torts Discovery Healthcare Internet of Things Robotics Unions Wage and Hour Workers' Compensation Defense Workplace Safety

U.S. Tax Court Decision Shows Importance of Carefully Drafting Settlement Agreements

In Sharp v. Commissioner, the United States Tax Court once again demonstrated the importance of carefully crafting settlement agreements and reaffirmed that emotional distress damages are taxable income to the recipient....more

1/7/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Contract Drafting Hiring & Firing Income Taxes IRS Settlement Tax Exemptions

Federal Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act Creates Tough New Standards for Employers Responding to State Unemployment Insurance...

In 2011, Congress passed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act (Act) as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA). While the TAAEA was primarily concerned with extending retraining assistance...more

10/11/2013 - Foreign Workers Fraud Overpayment Penalties Reporting Requirements TAAEA Training Unemployment Benefits

IRS Provides FICA Reporting, Withholding, and Other Guidance Regarding Married Same-Sex Couples

Until the United States Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) required employers providing subsidized benefits to same-sex spouses and domestic...more

10/8/2013 - DOMA FICA Taxes IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor Withholding Requirements

IRS Reaffirms Advice on the Proper Employment Tax Treatment of Settlements

On August 30, 2013, the IRS reiterated its longstanding positions on the proper tax treatment of litigation settlements with current or former employees. In its Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) Memorandum 20133501F, the IRS...more

9/16/2013 - ADA ADEA Civil Rights Act Compliance Employer Liability Issues Employment Tax IRS Settlement Title VII W-2

A Guide to Determining Covered Federal Government Contractor Status

Excerpt from Executive summary: The Issue: Having a federal government contract or subcontract can obligate a business to comply with substantial affirmative action obligations. Knowing whether such a contract triggers...more

1/30/2013 - Affirmative Action Anti-Discrimination Policies Compliance Contractors OFCCP Subcontractors

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