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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Affordable Care Act survives again; states have no standing to challenge individual mandate, SCOTUS rules

June 17, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The Affordable Care Act remains intact after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that challengers do not have standing to challenge the law’s requirement to carry health insurance. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the majority opinion, joined by Chief […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Severance Plan That Doesn’t Require Ongoing Administration Is Not an ERISA Plan

June 15, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employer’s project completion bonus payable to employees is not an employee benefits plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) if the plan does not involve an ongoing administrative program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Axis TMS Review: Is It the Right Payroll Software for Your Trucking Company?

June 14, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Axis TMS is a complete trucking management solution (TMS) that includes payroll as an add-on and in its most premium plans. It can handle everything from scheduling to International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) reporting, maintaining individual trucks to working with […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

How to Do Payroll in Excel in 7 Steps + Free Template

June 14, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Doing payroll in Excel is best for businesses that need to pay 10 or fewer employees and operate in states without complex labor and tax laws. With our free payroll Excel template, you can save time and process payroll efficiently […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Fiat Money vs. Legal Tender: What’s the Difference?

June 14, 2021

Via: Investopedia

Fiat money does not have any intrinsic value. What value it has depends on public confidence in the currency’s issuer. Legal tender is any currency declared legal by a government. Many governments issue a fiat currency and then make it […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Plans Minimum Wage Hike for Contractors, Help for Tipped Workers

June 14, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its spring regulatory agenda on June 11, highlighting the government’s intent to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors. Other planned actions include rulemaking to address the economic security of tipped workers and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

How to Do Payroll in Ohio

June 10, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Ohio is one of the easiest states for employers because it has so few rules on payroll, time off, and breaks. However, its income taxes are more complex because it includes school district income taxes. Below, we cover the basics […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

June 10, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited COVID-19 emergency temporary standard today. The standard will apply only to the health care industry with nonbinding guidance for other employers. The standard aims to “protect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Arbitration Agreements Do Not Bar DOL Enforcement Action

June 9, 2021

Via: SHRM

Arbitration agreements signed by delivery drivers cannot bar a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enforcement action by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of the drivers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The DOL brought an […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Cal/OSHA Passes Amended COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

June 8, 2021

Via: SHRM

On May 20, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board delayed a vote on proposed changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). At that time, the board claimed it would revise the ETS to address updated guidance from the […]