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Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates

Updated on September 22, 2016

DOL Releases FAQs on New Overtime Regulations

As previously announced, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) on May 18, 2016 released final regulations, published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2016, that modify certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)..

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Likely 2016 FUTA “Credit Reductions”

Sep 16

Employers in California and the U.S. Virgin Islands will likely pay substantially increased Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) taxes in January 2017, due to unpaid federal loans.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule Released

Sep 8

On August 24, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council (FAR Council) published the final rule regarding Executive Order (E.O.) 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. E.O. 13673 applies to procurement of federal contracts in excess of $500,000.

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Proposed IRS Regulations Clarify Employer Responsibilities for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Forms 1095-C TIN Solicitations

Aug 30

On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations entitled “Information Reporting of Catastrophic Health Coverage and Other Issues Under Section 6055.”

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Requires Nursing Facilities to Collect and Submit Staffing Information to CMS Through “Payroll-Based Journal” System

Aug 22

On August 1, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published its draft of 2016 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. In addition to some noteworthy new items, many topics from the 2015 instructions were clarified.





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