Question: Do company owners need to fill out a Form I-9? Answer: The owner of a business will need to complete a Form I-9 to document the legal right to work in the United States if the owner is employed by the business and takes a salary or other form of compensation, including food and lodging. This…

IRS Releases Publication 15 and W-4 Withholding Guidance for 2018 On January 31, 2018, the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Publication 15 — Introductory Material, which includes the following: 2018 federal income tax withholding tables. Exempt Form W-4. New information on: Withholding allowance. Withholding on supplemental wages. Backup withholding. Moving expense reimbursement. Social Security…

Enforcement of NYC Fast Food Deductions Law Stayed by Federal Judge On January 17, 2018, enforcement of the NYC Fast Food Deductions Law, part of the city’s Fair Work Week laws, was stayed by a federal judge in Restaurant Law Center, et al. v. City of New York, et al, 1:17cv9128. The lawsuit challenges the…

Do you offer health coverage to your employees? Does your group health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs? If so, federal law requires you to complete an online disclosure form every year with information about your plan’s drug coverage. You have 60 days from the start of your health plan year to complete the form. For…

Question: We are a staffing firm with employees in multiple locations. Do we need to submit an EEO-1 report for each location? Answer: It depends. A company with only one physical address (single-establishment) is only required to submit one EEO-1 data report. Companies with more than one physical address (multi-establishments) are required to submit a separate…

If you’ve been getting questions from your employees about completing new 2018 W-4 forms to take advantage of the tax reform rules, we’ve finally received some answers. You can continue to rely on the current W-4 forms for now until the new 2018 form is released in late February. The January 29th Internal Revenue Service…

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2017 data on enforcement and litigation detailing the top 10 most frequently filed charges for the fiscal year. According to the numbers, over 84,000 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the agency during fiscal year 2017, and nearly $4 million was secured for victims. This includes…

2018 Withholding Tables Updated On January 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 1036, which updates the income tax withholding tables for 2018 and reflects changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. The updated withholding information shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018. According to the IRS, employers should…

Labor Posters Updated In January 2018, the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) updated its You Have a Right to a Safe and Healthful Workplace: IT’S THE LAW! poster. Employers must conspicuously post this notice in the workplace in a prominent location or where such notices are customarily located. The Hawaii Department of Labor…

Healthcare Coverage Form On November 3, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation (H.B. 4008) requiring Massachusetts employers with six or more employees to prepare and file a new health care reporting form created by the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Once available, employers must annually…