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Supreme Court Says Severance Payments Are FICA-Taxable Wages

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that an employer was not entitled to a refund of FICA taxes previously paid on severance payments when it went out of business. Read the decision in U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc. Read an article on the decision, including a comment by APA's tax counsel.


IRS Issues Regs on Information Reporting Under the ACA

The IRS has issued final regulations under IRC Sec. 6056, on mandatory information reporting for 2015 by "applicable large employers" with respect to health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans.


President Directs DOL to Update White Collar Exemptions

On March 13, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act on "who qualifies for overtime protection," citing the weekly $455 threshold for the white-collar exemption for executive, administrative, and professional employees, which is "below today's poverty line for a worker supporting a family of four." Read the White House Fact Sheet on "Strengthening Overtime Protections."


Hawaii to Suspend Paycard
Use September 1

The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued an amended Notice of Suspension regarding the use of paycards in the state, effective September 1, 2014 (previously May 1). The state legislature is currently considering a bill that would permit paycard use, but would place extreme burdens on their use. APA is actively lobbying for the inclusion of more employer-friendly language.


Newark, New Jersey, Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The City Council of Newark, New Jersey, passed an ordinance requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. It was signed by the mayor on January 29, and will take effect on May 29, 2014.


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