A federal court in Texas has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction barring the Department of Labor from implementing its new white-collar exemption regulations, which were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016. The attached Legal Alert discusses what this means for employers and suggests some personnel issues that employers should consider in deciding how to react to the court’s ruling.
This afternoon the Internal Revenue Service issued IRS Notice 2016-70 extending the distribution due date for ACA reporting purposes. Specifically, the notice extends by 30 days the due date for distributing the 2016 Form 1095-B and the 2016 Form 1095-C, from January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. Further, the Service has determined that no extension is needed for filing such forms with the Service. Therefore, the due date for filing with the Service the 2016 Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C,...Continue Reading
Five key takeaways from the new DOL paid sick leave rules for federal contractors.
In Announcement 2016-39 issued on October 21, 2016, the IRS follows its long-standing practice and eases application of the qualified plan loan and/or hardship rules for those who were impacted by Hurricane Mathew. For example, the relief allows impacted individuals to obtain a hardship distribution without the need to prove a hardship based on the types enumerated in the regulations. Further, no post-hardship distribution contribution restrictions are required.
The relief applies to...Continue Reading
In July of 2015, the IRS announced that it would end its regular determination letter program for individually designed plans effective January 1, 2017. At the time of this announcement, many plan sponsors and other interested stakeholders expressed concern about how this seismic change would impact the retirement plan landscape. In several pieces of guidance issued in 2016, the IRS has answered many of the questions as to how the end of the determination letter program will impact...Continue Reading