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Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates

Updated on October 12, 2016

IRS Releases Final 2016 Forms and Instructions for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting

On September 30, 2016, the IRS published final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, and the final 2016 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are used by employers to report offers of health insurance coverage made to their full-time employees.


New York Department of Labor Final Rules Governing Payroll Cards and Direct Deposit

Oct 10

On September 7, 2016, the New York Department of Labor issued final rules governing the use of payroll cards and direct deposit. These rules are generally viewed as more protective of employees and more restrictive than those of any other state.


DOL Publishes Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave Requirement for Federal Contractors

Oct 7

President Barack Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13706 on September 7, 2015, which requires certain federal contractors and subcontractors to offer paid sick leave to their workers.


Pay Equity: Revised EEO-1 Report to Include Pay Data and Hours

Sep 30

On September 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release and related materials to make final the revised proposal to modify the annual EEO-1 report to include W-2 earnings and hours worked, by race, ethnicity, and gender. .


DOL Releases FAQs on New Overtime Regulations

Sep 22

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)..

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