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Philadelphia Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Pennsylvania Effective May 13, 2015, employers with 10 or more employees in the city of Philadelphia will be required to provide one hour of PSL for every 40 hours worked in the city, up to 40 hours in a year.  Note that employees who work fewer than 40 hours in a year in the city are entitled to unpaid sick leave.  A chain establishment is required to provide PSL regardless of the number of employees in that establishment.  A chain establishment is defined as an establishment doing business under the same trade name used by 15 or more establishments, regardless of where the others are located.  Independent contractors, seasonal workers, adjunct professors, employees hired for a team of

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Reporting Sick Pay Paid by Third Parties

The IRS has issued a notice describing the rules for filing Form 8922, Third-Party Sick Pay Recap, an annual form filed with the IRS that replaces third-party sick pay recaps that were filed with the SSA.  Form 8922 must be used by third parties and employers to report total payments of certain sick pay paid by third parties on or after January 1, 2014.  In situations in which the liability for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes on the sick pay is split between the employer and the third party under applicable regulations, Form 8922 must be used for filing “third-party sick pay recaps” to reconcile the reporting of sick pay paid by a third party on behalf of employe

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Tip Credit Increase

Vermont Effective 1-1-15, the minimum wage increased to $9.15 an hour.  Tipped employees get a minimum cash wage increase to $4.58 per hour; maximum tip credit will increase to $4.57 per hour.

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E-Verify Linked to State DMV and Public Safety Offices

Nebraska Effective 2-1-15, the state joined the RIDE program (Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify).  The program links E-Verify with state departments of motor vehicles offices and public safety offices.  It allows E-Verify to validate the authenticity of driver’s licenses and state identification cards that employees present as identity documents for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The program aims to reduce document fraud and boost the accuracy of employment eligibility verification by E-Verify.  Florida, Idaho, Iowa, and Mississippi also participate in the program.

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Withholding Tables Revised

District of Columbia The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) has reissued the 2015 income tax withholding tables and instructions (originally revised in December).  The revised guide has several changes, including: (1) eliminating specific filing status calculations for the percentage wage method and wage bracket method; (2) reflecting the increase in the personal exemption amount; and (3) clarifying that the tax rate applicable to mid-range wages is 7%.  The revised tables and instructions are available at http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/otr/publication/attachments/FR-230_012215_v4.pdf.

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Eugene, Oregon Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Effective July 1, 2015, certain employers will be required to provide employees in the city of Eugene with one hour of PSL for every 30 hours worked in the city, up to 40 hours in a year.  The law applies to all employers operating in the city limits, and also to employers with employees who perform work within the city.  Independent contractors, certain railroad workers, volunteers, construction industry workers covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and government employees are not covered by the ordinance [Ordinance No. 20537, L. 2014].

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Worker Classification Agreement With Federal Government

Wisconsin The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the state Department of Workforce Development have signed a memorandum of understanding to reduce the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  The agencies will work together to prevent, detect, and remedy employee misclassification.  The WHD has similar agreements with 18 other states.  

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Montclair and Trenton paid sick leave

New Jersey Effective 3-4-15, paid sick leave (PSL) laws will take effect in Montclair and Trenton.  Voters in both cities approved similar PSL ballot questions on 11-4-14.  The laws will require private sector employers to provide one hour of PSL for every 30 hours worked in the respective cities.  Employees working for employers with 10 or more employees will be eligible to earn up to five days of PSL per year, while employees working for employers with nine or fewer employees will be eligible to earn up to three days of PSL per year.

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Worker Classification Agreement With Federal Government

Florida The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the state Department of Revenue have signed a memorandum of understanding to reduce the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  The agencies will work together to prevent, detect, and remedy employee misclassification.  The WHD has similar agreements with 18 other states.

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New Jersey Monthly Reporting Bill Amended

On February 5, the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee voted on the substitute version of A.B. 3156, which would: Include wage information for employees who have been terminated or otherwise separated from employment Require quarterly unemployment insurance wage reporting instead of monthly wage reporting Require employers to file an Employee Status Report within 20 days (or 15 days for employers that report electronically) of an employee’s “hiring, re-hiring, return to work, or ending of employment” Require the employer to report the “number of base weeks” worked “during the calendar quarter in which the employment ends” The legislation simplifies the type of wa

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