Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extended Through 2019


31, 2019, giving businesses an ongoing tax incentive to hire certain groups that face barriers to employment, such as veterans, food stamp recipients and teenagers on summer break. President Obama has extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) through Dec.

Santa Clara to Raise City Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2019


On August 22, the Santa Clara City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO), changing the MWO’s annual rate increase schedule to reach $15/hour by 2019. Santa Clara minimum wage to reach $15/Hour by January 1, 2019. 15/hour on January 1, 2019.

Trump Administration Releases FY 2019 Budget Proposal — More Proposed Budget Cuts for OFCCP


The Trump Administration released its FY 2019 budget proposal on February 12, unveiling further budget cuts for the Department of Labor (DOL) while including support for administration priorities like apprenticeship programs and employer compliance.

Best Buddies at the i4cp 2018 Conference


Sign up for the i4cp 2019 Conference (March 11 – 14 Watch David Quilleon & Champ Pederson present at the i4cp 2018 Conference: Next Practices Now.

Tips for stress-free payroll & year-end


Tax season is not a fun and pleasant time for anyone, but by moving to an HR solution with built in payroll processing functionality you can reduce stress, improve efficiencies and maybe, just maybe, dread year-end and payroll tax filing times a little less come 2019.

OSHA® 2018 Update: New Regulatory Plans, Guidance on Tree Care Hazards

Total Employee Recognition

The agency recently announced some major regulatory plans as part of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Congressional Budget Justification. Less than a month after our last OSHA® update, we’re back with more big news. Additionally, OSHA published a new document, “Solutions for Tree Care Hazards,” which is about – you guessed it – hazards in the tree care industry. Let’s take a closer look. Safegagement OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives Osha

Cadillac tax attacked by feds: What’s next for ACA?

HR Morning

medical device tax for this year as well as 2019. Plus, it would freeze the health insurance tax or “HIT” tax for 2019. When the House approved a short-term government spending bill, the major story was how it ended a government shutdown.

Turn an Applicant's Social Media into an Interview Question

UrbanBound HR

The class of 2019 has just started college, and by the time they graduate, we will be edging up on the tail end of the millennial generation. Behind them is Generation Z, who received a healthy spread of breathless coverage in the New York Times this past week (don’t get me started), and unbelievably, there’s already discussion about the yet-to-be-born Generation Alpha (can we not?).


DOL Extends Transition Period for Fiduciary Rule Exemptions

HR Daily Advisor

Further, between now and July 1, 2019, when the exemptions’ remaining conditions are scheduled to become applicable, the DOL intends to complete its review under the Presidential Memorandum and decide whether to propose further changes. On November 27, the U.S.

Court voids key parts of EEOC’s wellness regs: Here’s what happens next

HR Morning

1, 2019. The EEOC responded by saying it didn’t expect to issue new proposed regs until August 2018, with final rules likely by August 2019 and an effective date of early 2021. 1, 2019, employers are technically still required to comply with the current wellness regs the EEOC issued.

3 SMART Goal Examples for Your Employees’ Success


Here’s to SMARTer New Year’s Resolutions in 2019 and beyond! Why do New Year’s Resolutions so often fail? Because most resolutions don’t meet the criteria for a strong, achievable goal – a SMART goal: S = Specific. Goals should be defined and articulated with a clear end result in mind. M = Measurable. Every goal should be quantifiable. A = Attainable. Goals should be realistically achievable, split into manageable steps. R = Relevant.

Opinion: Next year’s gender pay gap reports will be the true test for UK employers


While most people are picking over the 2018 statistics, it’ll be 2019’s numbers that actually prove if organisations have bothered to tackle their gender pay challenges, writes Cathryn Newbery. The crucial test for employers – and for the success of this government initiative – will be the 2019 round of reporting.

Do Not Let New Tax Reform Legislation Ruin Your Business Momentum

Tandem HR

a 10% AGI threshold applies in 2019 and beyond). Individual Mandate Retained until 2019 Reduces penalty to $0 for individual mandate beginning in 2019. New Tax Reform Legislation.

[Infographic] The Basics Of Field Service Management

Get Hppy

billion by 2019 , and many of the biggest players in the technology industry, including Salesforce , have already made FSM development a key part of their strategies.

Announcing the #HRWest18 Social Media Challenge Winners!


HR West welcomes more participants in 2019 We are pleased to announce our #HRWest18 Social Media Challenge Grand Prize Winners: . Lorianne Lee (Twitter @ loriannelee67 ) – 1 st Place Winner (3-peat!). Alex Leon Truong ( @Plurchu on Instagram*) – 2 nd Place Winner.

IRS: Plan Now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2018


Under the carryover option, an employee can carry over up to $500 of unused funds to the following plan year — for example, an employee with $500 of unspent funds at the end of 2018 would still have those funds available to use in 2019.

3 Benefits Reminders to Send Your Employees in May


But the tax law that passed last December might make your employees’ existing W-4s less accurate, meaning if they don’t update their withholding amount now, they might be surprised by a smaller refund, a balance due, or even a penalty in 2019. Adjust your W-4s.

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Future of Work – Independent Workers

Your HR Buddy

Another study conducted by MBO partners found that today there are approximately 30 million independent workers and that by 2019 this number will grow to 40 million’ – These studies reveal the story of ‘Future of work’ These independent workers, freelancers and contingent The post Future of Work – Independent Workers appeared first on Your HR Buddy !! ‘According to Intuit by 2020 40% of American Workers will be freelancers.

The market for enterprise tech is huge - and growing

Steve Boese

No matter what your are business for, chances are in 2018 or 2019, you will be investing in more and better technology across the board in order to increase efficiency, expand market share, better serve customers, innovate on new products and services, and improve and enhance your human capital. Organizational investment in their own data centers is expected to be about flat in 2018, and to decline in 2019.

IRS to Issue Opinion Letters, Extend Amendment Cycle for Some Restated Preapproved DB Plans

HR Daily Advisor

In future guidance, the IRS said, it plans to announce a delayed beginning date for the third 6-year remedial amendment cycle, which begins on February 1, 2019.

Senate Confirms New Member of the National Labor Relations Board

TLNT: The Business of HR

McFerran – who will replace outgoing member Nancy Schiffer – will remain a member of the Board until December 16, 2019. By Ilyse Wolens Schuman. The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the nomination of Lauren McFerran to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Taxes Reformed, Now What?

HRE's The Leader Board

Under the legislation, the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty will be repealed beginning in 2019, potentially taking millions of people out of the individual health care market. Come 2019, individuals will no longer pay a penalty if they’re uninsured.

IRS May Expand Determination Letters for Some Retirement Plans

HR Daily Advisor

In Notice 2018-24 , the IRS is soliciting comments on what specific types of plans it should consider accepting for determination letters in 2019.

Senate Labor Committee to Hear Two Job Killer Bills Today


SB 1284 requires that in 2019, an employer that is incorporated in California with 100 or more employees must submit a pay data report to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). California State Capitol Building.

4 Sates Voted to Raise Their Minimum Wage


by 2018; $11 by 2019; $12 by 2020; and by inflation after that. In addition to the Presidential, Congressional and Senate races, last night a number of ballot initiatives, from criminal justice, to medical marijuana to workplace regulations, were put to the voters.

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City of Belmont Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance


The Belmont minimum wage is scheduled to increase again on January 1, 2019, to $13.50 Employers will not have to start paying the Belmont minimum wage until July 1, 2018. The City of Belmont has joined the ever-expanding list of California municipalities with local minimum wage ordinances.

Sacramento Passes Local Minimum Wage Ordinance


2019: $11.75/hour. Minimum wage in Sacramento would increase to $12.50/hour by 2020. Last week, the Sacramento City Counci l passed a local minimum wage ordinance with the first increase scheduled for January 1, 2017.

California Agricultural and Domestic Workers Get New Overtime Rights

HR Daily Advisor

By Susan Prince , JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor. Agricultural and domestic workers in California have won new overtime rights under state law.

The New IRS Tax Withholding Calculator Is Out: What Your HR Team Should Be Doing About It


In other words, if your employees don’t adjust their withholding amounts, they could be shocked to get a smaller 2019 refund, a balance due, or even a penalty.

New York Adopts Higher Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

HR Daily Advisor

1,125 per week ($58,500 per year) on December 31, 2019. 975 per week ($50,700 per year) on December 31, 2019. 885 per week ($46,020 per year) on December 31, 2019. by Charles H. Kaplan, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Apprenticeships Gain Momentum as Effective Learning Tool

HR Daily Advisor

Two years ago, when President Obama gave his State of the Union address, he challenged employers and educators to double the number of apprenticeships offered by 2019.

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IRS Mandates Use of New Mortality Tables for 2018 … Unless You Don’t Want to!

HR Daily Advisor

But in an altruistic maneuver by the IRS (two words not often read in the same sentence), an option to defer adoption until 2019 was added to the final regulations.

Federal Trade Commission


Wright''s term extends through September 25, 2019. The Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama''s nomination of Dr. Joshua Wright to serve as a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Wright is currently a professor at the George Mason University School of Law, who previously served as the scholar in residence at the FTC''s Bureau of Competition. Wright will replace J. Thomas Rosch, a Republican whose term expired late last year. Read more here. Federal Industry News

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HSA Use Grew 23% Between 2016 and 2017, Report Finds

HR Daily Advisor

The firm currently projects that the HSA market will exceed $60 billion in HSA assets in nearly 30 million accounts by the end of 2019. The number of health savings accounts (HSAs) surpassed 21 million, holding about $42.7 billion in assets, according to a research report by Devenir.