IRS draws a bead on fixed indemnity plans

  • March 28, 2018

The IRS has now concluded that fixed indemnity plan benefits are fully taxable if the average amount employees receive predictably exceeds their after-tax contributions.

DOL issues penalties for 2018

  • March 22, 2018

The Department of Labor has announced the 2018 inflation adjustments to penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA and ERISA.

And on the 7th day they rested

  • March 20, 2018

Day-of-rest laws, guaranteeing employees a day of rest on “the seventh day,” have been around for a long time. Under the old blue laws, that usually meant Sunday....

News you can use from SB/SE

  • March 08, 2018

The IRS’ Small Business/Self Employed Division enforces the withholding rules for all businesses, regardless of size. So the advice flowing to and from SB/SE employees...

Implementing the TCJA: So, how’s it going?

  • February 27, 2018

Our friends at the American Payroll Association recently surveyed its members on the TCJA. The findings give us a somewhat clearer picture of how the law is working out...

QSEHRAs: Withholding may be required

  • February 26, 2018

Qualified small employers that offer health reimbursement accounts, but no other major medical plan to employees, don’t have to worry about the Affordable Care Act’s...

Flu IQ: Take two aspirins and consult the FLSA

  • February 14, 2018

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...