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Tag: Legislative Alerts


Feb

19

2018
Top 10 Payroll Compliance Mistakes

Top 10 Payroll Compliance Mistakes

While ignorance is bliss, it won’t help you get out of an employment tax or labor law penalty.  We know business owners are juggling a lot of balls and under a great variety of pressures.  We compiled this top 10 list to help small business owners understand the most frequent payroll compliance issues they will inadvertently stumble upon. All payments you issue to your employees should go...

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Jan

20

2017
New I-9 Form Required Starting Jan 22

New I-9 Form Required Starting Jan 22

By: Ned Frazier | Frazier International Finally, after many months of delay, the revised Form I-9 was published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Thursday January 19th. The new Form I-9, released November 14, must be used starting Sunday, January 22. Since its release, employers have been able to use either the new form (with a revision date of 11/14/2016) or the old...

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Nov

23

2016
Court Issues Injunction Blocking December 1st Overtime Regulations

Court Issues Injunction Blocking December 1st Overtime Regulations

A Federal Judge has issued an injunction to temporarily block the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing and enforcing its recently revised regulations on white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers should note that this is only a temporary injunction.


Nov

11

2016
Voters approve minimum wage increases in 4 states

Voters approve minimum wage increases in 4 states

Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington will all see minimum wage increases after voters approved ballot initiatives. The attorneys of Bechtel & Santo LLP share the landscape for Colorado and hikes scheduled with the passing of Amendment 70.   Colorado Minimum Wage Increase by Bechtel & Santo LLP Amendment 70 will incrementally raise the minimum wage between now and 2020. The first increase will become effective...

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Aug

29

2016
FLSA Overtime Changes and Exempt Employees

FLSA Overtime Changes and Exempt Employees

New overtime rules are slated to go into effect DECEMBER 1, 2016. With this final ruling ANYONE who makes less than $913 per week ($47,476 per year) will be eligible for overtime (meaning you will be required to pay them overtime). In other words this will impact your workers currently classified as exempt (or rather in plain english – your SALARY workers).


Jan

16

2015
Stay on Top of your UI Rate

Stay on Top of your UI Rate

20% of CO Employers May Not have the Proper Colorado Unemployment Rate in Use This month the CDLE informed us that roughly 20% of employer’s UI rate notices mailed in November were returned to them due to invalid mailing addresses.  Did you receive your rate notice?  Is your 2015 UI rate for payroll up to date?  If you are with ASAP, you can be assured...

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Dec

11

2014
940 Payroll Tax Credit Reduction (2014)

940 Payroll Tax Credit Reduction (2014)

If you are an employer in one of the 8 states or territories that have not met the terms of their Title XII federal loans for 2014, you are subject to additional payroll tax credit for the employer 940 Federal Unemployment tax liabilities. In general terms, you can expect the increase to amount to $84 per employee if you are in a state with a...

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Jan

31

2014
Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges

Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges

Effective January 1st restaurants that put service or automatic gratuity on bills for larger parties now have to show these charges as taxable sales/service charges (not as tips) and are subject to all payroll tax withholding. That added fee will need to be included with their payroll, meaning workers will have to wait to get the extra cash. Restaurants are required to report to the...

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Oct

25

2013

Colorado Employment Verification Audits

The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) is conducting more than a thousand audits on employers each year to enforce Colorado’s Employment Verification Law. According to a recent post by our friends at Jackson Lewis LLP, The Division has conducted approximately 200 compliant-based audits, 5,400 random audits, and 650 re-audits since the law went into effect in 2007. Colorado employers must make an affirmation...

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Sep

12

2013

CDLE Bond Interest Assessment Billing Statement

Did you receive a “Bond Interest Assessment Billing Statement” letter dated September, 2013? The economic downturn starting in 2008 created a drain on the Colorado State Unemployment Fund, therefore a loan was required from the federal government to fund the shortfall. As a result, Colorado needs to pay interest on this loan. Many employers in Colorado will be facing this Interest Assessment. This assessment has...

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