Iowa issues withholding tables for 2019

Iowa has issued new wage-bracket and computer formula withholding tables for wages paid on and after January 1, 2019. The tables are reproduced in this Report at 6248 and 6249. The computer formula is reproduced in this Report Letter on pages 10—12. (Iowa Department of Revenue, Individual Income Tax Withholding Formula, Effective January 1, 2018, […]

Spencer’s Benefits NetNews – November 2, 2018

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Vermont’s minimum wage will increase to $10.78 on Jan. 1

The minimum wage in Vermont will increase from $10.50 per hour to $10.78 per hour effective January 1, 2019. The basic wage for service and tipped employees will increase from $5.25 per hour to $5.39 per hour. The Vermont Wage and Hour Division of the Vermont Department of Labor has updated the Minimum Wage Notice […]

Joint employer, overtime rules top fall agency list

On October 17, the Agency Rule List for Fall 2018 was released, with notable developments at the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and the National Labor Relations Board. Although the NLRB’s proposed joint employer rulemaking was announced previously, the DOL’s proposed rules to define “joint employer” under the FLSA will be new. And the long-awaited […]

Proposed regulations issued on HRAs

The U.S. Treasury (IRS), together with the Department of Labor (EBSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (CMS) have proposed rules to expand opportunities to access affordable, quality healthcare through changes to regulations under various provisions of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the […]

Pension & Benefits NetNews — October 30, 2018

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Reminder: Employers must give time off to vote in some states

The coming midterm elections on November 6 again focuses attention on state laws allowing employees to take time off to vote, with or without pay. Laws governing time off to vote can be found in approximately 30 states. In many states that allow time off to vote, employers are prohibited from making deductions from an […]

Daylight Saving time to end Sunday, November 4

This year, Sunday, November 4 marks the return to standard time, when clocks will be moved back one hour at 2:00 a.m. Shift workers on duty at that time who normally work an eight-hour shift will actually work an extra hour, for a total of nine hours of work on that day. Employees must be […]

IRS grants more relief to Hurricane Michael and Florence victims

More Hurricane Michael and Florence victims get tax relief from the IRS. The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by FEMA as qualifying for individual assistance. Currently, the Michael and Florence disaster areas includes parts of: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The current list of eligible localities available on […]

Florida’s minimum wage increases to $8.46 on Jan. 1

The minimum wage in Florida will increase to $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in an October 15 Notice. Florida law requires the Department to calculate a minimum wage rate each year, based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage […]