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Got Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

On January 24, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its statistics showing the number of sexual harassment claims and settlements in 2019. Full details can be viewed here.

New in 2020: Affordable Care Act Reporting Relief for 2019- This Is Not Simple!

As employers head into the 2020 tax-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing new reporting guidance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  On December 2, 2019, the IRS issued Notice 2019-63.  In general, this guidance provides welcome relief for employers. However, because the IRS has been more aggressive recently in assessing ACA-related penalties, employers may want to take particular care to properly prepare all forms and timely file them with the IRS. 

The New Form W-4 Is Here

On December 5, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the final redesigned 2020 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, to incorporate changes pursuant to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The new form is intended to reduce the complexity and increase the transparency and accuracy of the withholding system.  If you're like most employers, you probably have questions. 

Happy New Year! New Laws In Effect for 2020

While some rang in the new year by toasting champagne and making resolutions, employers are scrambling to ensure that they are in compliance with the dozens of federal and state laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020.  Here are some of the most noteworthy:

Whack-a-Mole Here We Go: 7th Circuit Okays Plaintiff Filing Separate FDCPA Lawsuits for Each Tradeline Defendant Failed to Mark Disputed

Settle one lawsuit, a new one pops up.  But what if it's the same plaintiff alleging the same violation twice in a row against the same defendant debt collector? 



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