Posts Tagged ‘Department of Labor (DOL)’

WOTC Survives Tax Reform Legislation

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There were many changes to tax law in the recent tax reform legislation passed by Congress in December 2017. One important program remained untouched, however, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which will remain in place until at least the end of 2019. The WOTC is a voluntary federal tax credit administered by the Employment…

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U.S. DOL Provides New Guidance on Interns

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Internships can provide valuable working experiences for college and high school students. Talented students serving as interns can also bring enthusiasm and savvy insights into your workplace, particularly as some of us grapple with ever-evolving technology that young people seem to be facile with well before adults. However, it’s important to remember that students serving…

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New North Carolina Law Reminder to Avoid Worker Misclassification

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On December 31, 2017, the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) took effect. The law allows for heightened investigations into those employers that are allegedly misclassifying their workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The law allows workers to report potential job misclassification cases to a new division within the North Carolina Industrial…

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DOL Calls For Public Comments on Overtime Rule

Is DOL Overtime Rule Heading into a Ditch?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s prior attempt to change overtime regulations for salaried employees is taking a turn under the Trump administration. The DOL’s proposed overtime regulation under the Obama administration last year had suggested that workers with a $47,476 salary or lower would be eligible for overtime pay under federal wage laws. That salary…

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