Predictive scheduling laws protect workers from last minute scheduling changes that could negatively impact their income.

Posted by on 9/16/2021 to Oregon
Predictive scheduling laws protect workers from last minute scheduling changes that could negatively impact their income. If you work for a large employer (with at least 500 employees worldwide) in the retail, hospitality, or food services

Virginia July 2021 Labor Law Update: Reasonable Accommodations for Disability

Posted by on 8/4/2021 to Virginia
Beginning July 1, 2021, employers in the state of Virginia with more than five employees for a 20-week period in the current or preceding year must provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities if necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job.

Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Votes to Adopt Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

Posted by on 7/4/2021
Sacramento—The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board today adopted revisions to the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards that account for recent guidance from the California Department of Public Health based on increases in the number of people vaccinated. Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day review period by the Office of Administrative Law—providing clarity and consistency for employers and employees as California fully reopens its economy. The revised standards took effect today.

New Sales and Use Tax Rates Operative July 1, 2021

Posted by Compliance Posters of America on 6/16/2021 to California

The district tax changes listed below were approved by California voters in the November 2020 election, except as noted. The tax rate changes apply only within the indicated city or county limits. The new tax rates, tax codes, acronyms, and expiration dates will be available to view and download as a spreadsheet prior to July 1, 2021, on our California City & County Sales & Use Tax Rates webpage (scroll down to Download for the spreadsheet).

To find the specific tax rate for your area or business location, go to Find a Sales and Use Tax Rate by Address. The new rates will be displayed on July 1, 2021. You may also call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115 (CRS:711). Customer service representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), except state holidays.

Virginia Approves State Minimum Wage effective May 1, 2021

Posted by on 4/15/2021 to Virginia
Virginia Approves State Minimum Wage effective May 1, 2021
From May 1, 2021, until January 1, 2022, every employer shall pay, to each of its employees, wages at a rate not less than the greater of (i) $9.50 per hour, or (ii) the federal minimum wage. Upon the release of official posting requirements, they will be included in our state and federal workplace posters.

Illinois VESSA Notice 2021 Update

Posted by on 4/6/2021 to ILLINOIS
The Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) allows employees who are victims of domestic or sexual violence or who have family or household members who are victims of such violence to take either four (4), eight (8), or twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-guaranteed leave per any twelve (12) month period to seek medical help, legal assistance, counseling, safety planning, and other assistance.

New California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to take effect this March 29, 2021

Posted by on 3/26/2021 to California
New COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave to take effect this March 29, 2021 Just in case you haven’t seen the latest California and Federal Labor Law Poster about the 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, starting this Monday,

Delaware State Tax Exemption Of 2020 Unemployment Compensation

Posted by Jennifer R. Noel, Director of Revenue on 3/15/2021 to Delaware

California Employers: What Is My Wage Order?

Posted by on 2/15/2021 to California
  The California Department of Industrial Relations has just released an updated version of its IWC Wage Order Poster for 2021. The Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders regulate wages, hours and working conditions.

Earned Income and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tables

Posted by Compliance Posters of America on 1/24/2021 to Federal

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Relief

If your earned income was higher in 2019 than in 2020, you can use the 2019 amount to figure your EITC for 2020. This temporary relief is provided through the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020.

To figure the credit, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit.

To claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you must have what qualifies as earned income and meet certain adjusted gross income (AGI) and credit limits for the current, previous and upcoming tax years.

Use the EITC tables to look up maximum credit amounts by tax year.

If you are unsure if you can claim the EITC, use the EITC Qualification Assistant.

Earned Income

Earned income includes all the taxable income and wages you get from working for someone else, yourself or from a business or farm you own.

Types of Earned Income

    • Wages, salary or tips where federal income taxes are withheld on Form W-2, box 1
    • Income from a job where your employer didn’t withhold tax (such as gig economy work) including:
      • Driving a car for booked rides or deliveries
      • Running errands or doing tasks
      • Selling goods online
      • Providing creative or professional services
      • Providing other temporary, on-demand or freelance work
    • Money made from self-employment, including if you:
    • Benefits from a union strike
    • Certain disability benefits you got before you were the minimum retirement age
    • Nontaxable Combat Pay (Form W-2, box 12 with code Q)

Earned income does not include:

    • Pay you got for work when you were an inmate in a penal institution
    • Interest and dividends
    • Pensions or annuities
    • Social Security
    • Unemployment benefits
    • Alimony
    • Child support

EITC Tables

Use these table organized by tax year to find the maximum amounts for:


Tax Year 2021

Find the maximum AGI, investment income and credit amounts for tax year 2021.


Children or Relatives Claimed

 

Maximum AGI
(filing as Single, Head of Household or Widowed

 

 

Maximum AGI
(filing as Married Filing Jointly)

 

Zero

$15,980

$21,920

One

$42,158

$48,108

Two

$47,915

$53,865

Three

$51,464

$57,414

Investment income limit: $3,650 or less


Maximum Credit Amounts
The maximum amount of credit you can claim

 

    • No qualifying children: $543
    • 1 qualifying child: $3,618
    • 2 qualifying children: $5,980
    • 3 or more qualifying children: $6,728

 

Tax Year 2020 (Current Tax Year)

Find the maximum AGI, investment income and credit amounts for tax year 2020.

Children or Relatives Claimed

 

Maximum AGI
(filing as Single, Head of Household or Widowed

 

 

Maximum AGI
(filing as Married Filing Jointly)

 

Zero

$15,820

$21,710

One

$41,756

$47,646

Two

$47,440

$53,330

Three

$50,594

$56,844

Investment income limit: $3,650 or less

Maximum Credit Amounts
The maximum amount of credit you can claim

    • No qualifying children: $538
    • 1 qualifying child: $3,584
    • 2 qualifying children: $5,920
    • 3 or more qualifying children: $6,660

Tax Year 2019

Find the maximum AGI, investment income and credit amounts for tax year 2019.

Children or Relatives Claimed

Filing as Single, Head of Household, or Widowed

Filing as Married Filing Jointly

Zero

$15,570

$21,370

One

$41,094

$46,884

Two

$46,703

$52,493

Three

$50,162

$55,952

Investment income limit: $3,600 or less

Maximum Credit Amounts
The maximum amount of credit you can claim:

    • No qualifying children: $529
    • 1 qualifying child: $3,526
    • 2 qualifying children: $5,828
    • 3 or more qualifying children: $6,557

Other Credits You May Qualify For

If you qualify for the EITC, you may also qualify for other tax credits.

FFCRA Leave Requirements Expired Dec. 31, 2020

Posted by on 1/11/2021 to Covid-19
The requirement that employers provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on Dec. 31, 2020. Here are two most common questions regarding how to move

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Expiration of Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for Coronavirus

Posted by on 1/11/2021 to Covid-19
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today announced additional guidance to provide information to workers and employers about protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA’s paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements will expire on Dec. 31, 2020. 

New York State Sick and Safe Leave Obligations to take effect January 1

Posted by on 12/30/2020 to New York

The updated Sick and Safe Leave Law requires all employers from all private sector workers in New York State to provide and adjust the amount of sick leave their employees will receive regardless of industry, occupation, part-time status, overtime exempt status, and seasonal status.


Colorado’s Minimum Wage to hike to $12.32 this 2021

Posted by on 12/22/2020 to Colorado
DENVER - The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (DLSS) will execute a constitutionally mandated minimum wage adjustment in the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (“COMPS Order”). From $12.00 this 2020, the minimum wage will adjust for inflation on January 1, 2021 to $12.32. Meanwhile, wages for tipped workers will increase to $9.30 per hour.

South Carolina Employment Discrimination Update

Posted by on 12/22/2020 to South Carolina
In August of 2020, South Carolina released the new Employment Discrimination poster reflecting a redesigned format, a new logo, and information about the Lactation Support Act, which includes lactation in the list of reasonable accommodations under conducts covered by law.

EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment of Veterans with Disabilities

Posted by on 11/28/2020 to Federal
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued three revised documents that address the employment of veterans with disabilities, pursuant to EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon’s priority of providing robust compliance assistance by delivering up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws.

U.S. Department of Labor Emphasizes Protecting Worker Safety and Pay During Holiday Season

Posted by on 11/26/2020 to Federal
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its Wage and Hour Division (WHD) remind employers of their responsibility to protect worker safety and pay during the holiday season.

Contractor for U.S. Postal Service in Southern California Pays $116,513 in Back Wages after U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage Violations

Posted by on 11/26/2020 to Violations
WEST COVINA, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Fames Transport Inc. – a mail-hauling contractor for the U.S. Postal Service in Southern California – has paid $116,513 in back wages and fringe benefits to 67 employees for violating the Service Contract Act (SCA).

U.S. Department of Labor Finds Wage and Child Labor Violations at Three Mississippi Poultry Processing Plants

Posted by on 11/26/2020 to Violations
MORTON, MS  –  After investigations by the  U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), three Mississippi poultry processing plants   have paid  $45,719 in back wages to 129 employees to resolve

Lenovo Inc. Pays Employee $108,152 after Violating Family and Medical Leave Act at North Carolina Headquarters

Posted by on 11/26/2020 to Violations
MORRISVILLE, NC – Computer manufacturer Lenovo Inc. has paid an employee $108,152 to resolve violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act disclosed in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

Suwannee, Georgia, Dunkin Pays Back Wages to Employee Wrongly Denied Paid Sick Leave After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Posted by on 11/26/2020 to Violations
SUWANEE, GA  – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Boston Coffee Inc. – the operator of a Suwanee, Georgia, Dunkin’ location –  has paid $1,040 in back wages after wrongly denying

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $24,823 in Back Wages after Investigation Finds Contractor Violated Federal Requirements in Florida

Posted by on 11/25/2020 to Violations
SANFORD, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Trinity Technology Group Inc. – a federal contractor based in Manassas, Virginia – has paid $24,823 in back wages to 102 employees to resolve violations of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) for work performed at the Orlando/Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida.

U.S. Department of Labor’s Osha Announces $3,148,452 in Coronavirus Violations

Posted by on 11/25/2020 to Covid-19
WASHINGTON, DC  – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations

U.S. Department of Labor: Final Rule on the Aewrs Will Protect Farmers and American Workers

Posted by on 11/25/2020 to Federal
WASHINGTON, DC  – The U.S. Department of Labor announced early this November that the final rule on the annual Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) in the H-2A visa program aims to protect farmers and American workers. What is the
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