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  • IRS updates ACA Guidance
  • Arkansas clarifies military "exemption"
  • DOL Wage and Hour Division shares three new FLSA opinion letters
  • New Mexico to increase minimum wage for some
Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security
  • SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities
  • New Washington bill strengthens Paid Family and Medical Leave program


Payroll Management Guide

IRS updates ACA Guidance

The IRS has update the Q&As guidance on the Affordable Care Act on employer shared responsibility, information reporting and employer offers. (https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/employers/questions-and-answers-on-reporting-of-offers-of-health-insurance-coverage-by-employers-section-6056.)

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Arkansas clarifies military "exemption"

Arkansas has clarified the personal income tax exemption for service pay or allowance received by an active duty member of the armed forces. Included in the definition of "armed forces" are the: (1) United States Army; (2) United States Navy; (3) United States Air Force; (4) United States Marine Corps; (5) United States Coast Guard; (6) National Guard; and (7) the reserve components of the above listed groups. The law also clarifies that "armed forces" does not include: (1) military technician (dual status) under 10 U.S.C. Sec. 10216(a)(1); (2) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps; or (3) the United States Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service. (Act 669 (H.B. 1721), Laws 2019, approved April 3, 2019, and effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.)

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DOL Wage and Hour Division shares three new FLSA opinion letters

On April 2, the DOL's Wage and Hour Division issued a triad of new opinion letters addressing FLSA issues: the "8 and 80" overtime pay system; the teacher exemption; and the application of the agricultural exemption.

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New Mexico to increase minimum wage for some

New Mexico will increase the minimum wage rate, effective January 1, 2020. Beginning January 1, 2020, the rate will be $9.00 an hour, $10.50, effective January 1, 2021, $11.50, effective January 1, 2022, and $12 effective January 1, 2023.

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Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security

SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities

The Social Security Administration is soliciting comments from the public regarding one form and information gathering activity, SSA-L3231-C1, Employer Verification of Records for Children Under Age Seven, that has been submitted for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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New Washington bill strengthens Paid Family and Medical Leave program

A bill to provide updates to Washington's new Paid Family and Medical Leave program was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 3. House Bill 1399 makes several technical corrections to the new program, and clarifies a key provision related to supplementing wages while an employee is out on leave. The Employment Security Department operates the program.

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Payroll and Unemployment Insurance NetNews is a current summary of federal and state employment laws and regulations, compliance issues, and other topics related to proper handling of day to day workplace matters. This timely information comes from the Payroll Management Guide and Unemployment Insurance Reporter with Social Security.

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