Federal Appeals Court Holds That Prior Salary Is Not a Justification for Unequal Pay
April 9, 2018. The Ninth Circuit Rules That Prior Salary is Not a Valid Reason for Paying Men and Women Differently for Equal Work.
Changes to Federal Law on Tip Pooling
March 22, 2018. Back-of-house employees may now share in tip pools under federal law.
Department of Labor Relaxes Rules for Unpaid Internships
January 2018. Employers will have an easier time establishing that an unpaid internship is legal.
2018 Increases to HSA and FSA Contributions
January 1, 2018. IRS announces increases to health FSA and HSA maximum contributions for 2018.
Obamacare Pay or Play Penalties Increase for 2018
January 1, 2018. IRS announces increases to penalties for employers that don’t provide health insurance.
Employers to Face Penalties for Failing to Comply With Affordable Care Act
November 1, 2017. The IRS plans to send out “play or pay” penalty letters to employers for 2015.
Employers Must Use New I-9 Form in 2017
September 18, 2017. It’s time for employers to switch over to the new Form I-9.
Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule Invalidated By Federal Court
August 31, 2017. Overtime eligibility will not be expanded.
Pardon Our Error: Correction to State Health Insurance Continuation Laws Chart
Aug 31, 2015. Our chart on State Health Insurance Continuation Laws, which appears in several of our books, was printed with an error with regard to Connecticut.
Department of Labor Publishes New FMLA Forms
May 31, 2015. Employers subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can now find updated versions of the FMLA forms on the Department of Labor’s website.
Supreme Court Clarifies Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Pregnant Employees
Mar 25, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on an employer’s duty to provide reasonable accommodation to pregnant employees.
EEOC Prosecuting Transgender Discrimination Cases
Sep 25, 2014. In a historic move, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees.