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Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates

Updated on August 21, 2015

IRS Releases Draft 2015 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

On August 7, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued drafts of forms and instructions for 2015 Forms 1094-B and 1095-B; and Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.


U.S. Supreme Court Underscores the Ongoing Duty to Monitor 401(k) Plan Investments

Jul 29

In Tibble v. Edison International, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide whether a claim challenging a fiduciary’s decision to add certain investment options to a 401(k) plan’s investment lineup was barred by the statute of limitations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.


Rhode Island Legislation Codifies Status of Payroll Cards

Jul 23

On July 15, 2015, the State of Rhode Island enacted Public Law No. 2015-267 to make clear that payroll cards are a permissible means of wage payment.


Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 Significantly Increases Penalties for Failure to Properly File or Provide Affordable Care Act (ACA) Forms, Forms W-2 and 1099, and Other Information Returns

Jul 15

On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-27 (the Trade Act).


The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That States Are Required to License a Marriage Between Same-Sex Couples and Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Jul 2

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court (the “Court”) released its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges regarding whether the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and recognize a same-sex marriage licensed and performed in a state which does grant that right.

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