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Minnesota Employment Law Update – July 2016

Aug 2, 2016
Minimum Wage Increase Effective August 1, 2016, Minnesota’s minimum wage is $9.50 per hour for large employers (employers that have at least $500,000 in annual gross sales or business done) and $7.75 per hour for small employers (employers that have annual gross sales or business done of less than $500,000).…
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Hawaii Employment Law Update – July 2016

Mandated Health Benefits – Sexually Transmitted Disease Screenings On July 6, 2016, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (H.B. 1897) requiring health benefits plans to provide coverage for sexually transmitted disease screenings, including screenings for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The bill applies to health insurance…
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Virginia Employment Law Update – January 2017

Jan 16, 2017
Governor Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination on Public Contracts and in State Services On January 5, 2016, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued Executive Order 61 requiring all future state contractors with the Executive Branch to agree to a nondiscrimination policy that includes discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.…
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Vermont Employment Law Update – January 2017

Vermont Department of Taxes Issues Guidance on 2016 WHT-434 Electronic Filing Requirements The Vermont Department of Taxes has issued a publication for corporate taxpayers providing guidance on the mandated electronic filing of the Annual Withholding Reconciliation (Form WHT-434) and the accompanying Forms W-2 and/or 1099. Taxpayers can use myVTax, the department’s online…
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Arizona Employment Law Update – June 2017

Jun 30, 2017
Earned Paid Sick Time Begins in July Beginning July 1, 2017, under Arizona’s Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, employees are entitled to earned paid sick time and accrue a minimum of one hour of earned paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, subject to the following limitations: Employees…
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South Carolina Employment Law Update – July 2017

Jul 17, 2017
Personal and Corporate Income Taxpayers’ Revenue Procedure The South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued a revenue procedure to assist personal and corporate income taxpayers in complying with the relevant code sections concerning withholding on the state income of nonresident shareholders and partners. A revenue procedure is a statement which…
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North Dakota Employment Law Update – January 2017

Jan 16, 2017
Income Withholding and Reporting Due Dates The North Dakota State Tax Commissioner’s Office has issued a corporate and personal income tax newsletter (Income Tax Newsletter, January 2017) discussing a number of topics, including the effect of federal extended due date changes. Federal legislation directed the IRS to modify the federal…
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Connecticut Employment Law Update – January 2017

Feb 13, 2017
DRS Revises Guidance Regarding Withholding Requirements The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) has revised its employer’s tax guide, Circular CT, to provide guidance for employers who withhold Connecticut personal income tax from their employees’ wages in 2017. Married individuals who are employed and have filed a joint Connecticut personal…
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Louisiana Employment Law Update – January 2017

DOR Issues 2017 Electronic Funds Transfer Guidelines The Louisiana Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued the 2017 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Guidelines regarding the requirements and payment options available to taxpayers for making EFT tax payments. The DOR is authorized to require electronic payments when (1) the tax due in…
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Utah Employment Law Update – June 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Workers’ Compensation Poster Updated In May 2017, the Utah Labor Commission updated its workers’ compensation poster by including an expanded description of workers’ compensation insurance benefits and updated instructions for reporting accidents and applying for benefits. See the poster
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Minnesota Employment Law Update – July 2017

Jul 17, 2017
Minneapolis Minimum Wage On June 30, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council passed a $15 minimum wage ordinance. According to the ordinance, employers with 100 or more employees (large business) must pay Minneapolis workers $15 per hour by July 1, 2022. Employers with 100 or fewer employees (small business) must pay…
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West Virginia Employment Law Update – July 2016

Jul 18, 2016
Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act Regulations Effective July 20, 2016, new regulations released by the West Virginia Human Rights Commission on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act go into effect. The regulations set forth definitions and identify some reasonable accommodations addressing known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. Read…
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