Late last week, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued a new Frequently Asked Question (“FAQ”) page addressing implementation questions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). Of particular note in the latest FAQ is the Departments’ announcement is the delayed effective date for the written notice of
EEOC Guidance Highlights the Risks of Using Criminal History Checks in Hiring
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if current incarceration rates continue, 1 in 3 African-American men and 1 in 6 Hispanic men will be incarcerated during their lifetimes. The rate for white men is only 1 in 17. Given this disparity in incarceration rates, the EEOC has long been concerned that employer policies restricting hiring based on prior criminal convictions may unfairly deprive minorities of employment opportunities.
In Enforcement Guidance issued on April 25, 2012, the EEOC outlined its approach for determining whether an employer’s criminal history screening policies violate Title VII on the grounds of either “disparate treatment” or “disparate impact.”…
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Tax Treatment of Differential Wage Payments to Employees in Military Service
In recognition of the importance and sacrifices associated with military service, many employers provide a supplemental payment for their employees called to active military service which covers the difference between their military pay and their regular compensation. Pay differentials are provided for varying lengths of time.
Revenue Ruling 2009-11 provides that a differential wage payment…