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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. […]


Know Your Rights

The Great Lakes Have Two Ordinary High Water Marks, an Important Legal Distinction for Those Who Own Property on the Great Lakes

June 15, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Environmental consultants and homeowners on the Great Lakes should be aware that Michigan law actually encompasses two “ordinary high water marks” (OHWM). The notion that two different OHWMs exist seems implausible, and may cause confusion to property owners who are […]


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, 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 […]


Know Your Rights

Ohio’s attorney general wants Google to be declared a public utility

June 9, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

Ohio has filed a lawsuit against Google, requesting that the company be legally declared a public utility and common carrier under state law. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in an announcement about the lawsuit that the company “uses its […]


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 […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

IRS Is Investigating Release of Tax Information of Wealthy Americans

June 8, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Federal authorities are investigating the release of wealthy Americans’ tax information, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig said Tuesday. ProPublica, a nonprofit news organization, published details about the reported income and tax payments of some of the richest Americans, including […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform/Bailout May Be Greater Than Expected; Guidance Still Forthcoming

June 7, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 (EPPRA), enacted as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), contained unprecedented financial relief for the most troubled multiemployer pension plans (MEPPs). The MEPPs community is eagerly awaiting guidance […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

The Future of AI in Law: Changing the Legal Landscape

June 7, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest-growing technological industries today, but what effects will it have on legal practices? In addition to the growing number of legal questions that arise as the explosive growth of AI creeps into our […]