Category Archives: Forms, Policies & Model Documents

SHOP Deadline: Jan. 15

DEADLINE: Enroll in SHOP by Jan. 15 for Feb. 1 Coverage Thinking about enrolling your small business in health and/or dental insurance? If you enroll in coverage through the SHOP Marketplace by January 15, you and your employees can be covered as soon as February 1. Get started by exploring your coverage options. Have questions?…

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Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 for Nation’s Taxpayers, Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns…

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New York State Minimum Wage

On December 31, 2016, New York State’s minimum wage increased. From 12/31/2016 to 12/30/2017, the basic minimum wage is $9.70 per hour in most of New York State. There are different minimum wage rates for the fast food industry; Long Island; Westchester County; and large and small employers in New York City. New posters are…

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Health Care Information Reporting

Seven Things Employers Can Think About Now If your organization is an applicable large employer (ALE), you must report information about the health care coverage you offered to your full-time employees. As an employer, it’s not too early to start thinking about these seven facts related to your information reporting responsibilities under the health care…

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Mass Mail Scam

Recognize the Signs of Fraud You, or someone you know, may have fallen victim to a mass mailing fraud campaign that is targeting individuals all over the world. U.S. consumers have lost millions of dollars in recent years and the elderly are targeted most. Click here to read en Español Be Alert You may receive a stream…

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State Labor Laws

State Labor Law Resources State Labor Offices State Labor Offices State Minimum Wage Laws Minimum Wage Laws in the States Minimum Wages for Tipped Employees State Child Labor Laws Employment/Age Certification Non-farm Employment Agricultural Employment Entertainment Door-to-Door Sales Other State Labor Laws Minimum Paid Rest Periods Minimum Meal Periods Prevailing Wages Payday Requirements State…

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Helping Workers Save for Retirement

The U.S. Department of Labor has finalized rules enabling states to establish retirement savings programs, while proposing new rules to allow some larger cities to create plans of their own. The announcement will ensure that millions more Americans are able to save for retirement at work and better prepare for their golden years. The president…

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IRA and Retirement Plan Rollovers

New IRS Procedure Helps People Making IRA and Retirement Plan Rollovers The IRS has provided a self-certification procedure to help recipients of retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day time limit for properly rolling these amounts into another retirement plan or individual retirement arrangement (IRA). In Revenue Procedure 2016-47, posted on IRS.gov, the IRS…

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USCIS Case Pending?

New USCIS Workload Transfer Updates Web Page // // USCIS has created a new Workload Transfer Updates page  on its website where customers can keep track of workload transfers between the five service centers. Occasionally, USCIS will transfer cases from one service center to another in order to balance workloads and ensure timely processing. In the…

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VP Biden on Supreme Court Nominee Garland

Vice President Biden spoke at Georgetown University’s Law Center about Chief Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination, and why it’s important to all of us. You can watch that here. Here’s what the Vice President had to say: Now, between all the back-and forth you hear from all sides — from pundits and from your own members…

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