Virginia announces employee misclassification study

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (Commission) has been directed to study any misclassification of employees as independent contractors in Virginia. In conducting its study, the Commission will (1) review the status of employee misclassification in the commonwealth, (2) review the consequences of any misclassification to the workforce, (3) estimate the amount of revenue […]

Michigan sets its 2011 contribution rates

Contribution rates for employers with five or more years of experience will continue to range from 0.06% to 10.3% in 2011. The maximum rate of 10.3% includes a 6.3% maximum chargeable benefit component, a 3.0% maximum account building component and a 1.0% maximum nonchargeable benefits component. Note that if the employer has submitted no quarterly […]

IRS issues guidance on health care reform reporting

The IRS issued interim guidelines on information reporting to employees of employer-sponsored health coverage as required under Code Sec. 6051(a)(14). Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, is the form used by the employer to inform employees of the cost of their health care coverage. The guidance generally applies to year 2012 Forms W-2; however, employers […]

Yonkers NY withholding tables released

New Yonkers, New York withholding tables have been released effective for wages paid on and after May 1, 2011. The tables were revised to reflect recent tax legislation (see CCH Payroll Management Guide Report Letter 2192, dated March 29, 2011). Effective May 1, 2011, the Yonkers resident supplemental withholding rate will be 1.70975%. In addition, […]

Maine amends its UI law regarding extended benefits

Maine’s Employment Security Law has been amended as follows: Extended benefits triggers. In addition to the conditions already provided in the Maine UI law, there is a state “on” indicator for a week in the period beginning December 19, 2010, and ending on or before December 31, 2011, or until the date established in federal […]

Hawaii amends its UI law regarding the Employment and Training Assessment

Hawaii’s Employment Security Law has been amended as follows: Employment and Training Assessment. For 2011 only, all employers will be subject to the Employment and Training Assessment. Beginning again in 2012 (as in 2010 and previous years), employers assigned the minimum rate of 0.0% or the maximum rate of 5.4% will be exempt from this […]