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Restaurants: Non-Compliance Comes With A Hefty Price Tag

A U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation recently resulted in Oklahoma’s historic Junior’s Supper Club having to pay out $52,487 for failure to comply with wage and hour regulations. That’s a hefty price tag for an entity which only has 31 employees, but Junior’s penalty for non-compliance is not an isolated incident in the industry. Just this …

8 Things You Need to know About the DOL’s Final Fair Labor Standards Act Ruling

“A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”- That’s the goal behind President Obama’s memorandum, which directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the current Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime standards back in March 2014. Many Business owners have held a steady breath since the 2014 announcement, and the first proposed revisions experienced a …

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Company Background A long time staple of Carle Place is owned and operated by Chef Mario and his wife Tara Fuentes. When you enter the door of this sophisticated and romantic establishment you have the anticipation of an extraordinary culinary experience. Mario’s Italian cuisine is innovative and delicious, enough to please everyone’s palate. With that, and Tara’s welcoming ways, it’s …

Did you know that I-9 forms have an expiration date?

The current version of the Department of Homeland Security Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) has an expiration date of March 31, 2016. On March 28, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register (FR) inviting public comment on proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The public may provide comments on the proposed changes for 30 days, …

FUTA Credit Reduction Percentages for 2016 Issued – How does it affect you?

We know you just paid your 2015 FUTA Credit Reduction bill and the last thing you want to think about now is your 2016 bill. However The Department of Labor has released their preliminary analysis of states with outstanding loan balances as of January 1, 2016 that they expect to be credit reduction states for 2016. The candidates, according to …

What is the purpose of the ACA reporting – Forms 1094-C and 1095-C?

Form 1094-C – Transmittal of Employer Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns File with the IRS as a transmittal document for Forms 1095-C, Employer Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. Provides a summary to the IRS of aggregate employer-level data. Helps the IRS determine whether an employer is subject to an employer shared responsibility payment and the proposed …

NYC and Washington DC Legislative | Update Reminder

Are you a non-governmental employer in New York City with 20 or more employees that average 30 hours of employment each week not subject to a collective bargaining agreement? Do you have 20 or more employees in Washington DC? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are subject to new commuter benefit laws effective January 1, 2016. …

Breaking News: FUTA Credit Reduction Percentages for 2015 Issued

The Federal Department of Labor has announced that employers in four states will pay higher unemployment taxes in 2015 due to continued delinquency on their federal unemployment trust fund loans. This number is down from eight states in 2014. Full details can be found on the agency website “Historical FUTA Credit Reductions”. The four states, and their outstanding balances as …

Labor and Employment Update | Minimum Wage Increases – Missouri

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] Missouri House Overrides Governor Veto of Bill Prohibiting Local Minimum Wage Increases Last month, Missouri Dem Governor Jay Nixon, vetoed a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature that would bar cities and counties from setting their wage …

Labor and Employment Update | Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] New York City Offers Guidance for Employers on Newly Effective Law Prohibiting the Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions Mayor Bill De Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) in May. …