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Eye on Washington: Legislative Updates

Updated on November 23, 2016

FLSA Overtime Rules Temporarily Blocked

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued an injunction and temporarily blocked changes to the regulations governing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.


New IRS Guidance Extends ACA Information Reporting Due Dates

Nov 18

On November 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-70 (the Notice), which extends the due date for certain 2016 information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Final 2016 FUTA “Credit Reductions”

Nov 17

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


New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prepaid Accounts Rule Affects Payroll Cards

Nov 10

On October 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued its final Prepaid Accounts Rule, which amends Regulations E and Z to provide broader protections for certain prepaid accounts, including employer-provided payroll cards.


IRS Form W-2 Verification Code Expansion for 2016

Nov 8

As part of its continuing efforts to support programs that defend against global financial crimes affecting businesses and consumers, ADP® is collaborating with the U.S. IRS to test the capability of a new Form W-2 Verification Code.

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