On January 10, 2012, a bill was introduced (A641) that would exclude illegal aliens from workers’ compensation coverage and temporary disability benefits under the unemployment compensation law unless (1) they were lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time the employment was performed, (2) were lawfully present for the purpose of performing the employment, or (3) otherwise were permanently residing in the United States under the color of the law at the time the employment was performed.
Last week, the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) visa processing database, which controls the issuance of visas and passports at the U.S. consulates abroad, experienced system performance issues (including outages) leading to worldwide delays in visa issuances for individuals seeking entry into the United States. The malfunction in the Consular Consolidated Database stalled the processing
Employers and participants alike have been anxiously waiting for further guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how marriages of same-sex couples will be treated for purposes of qualified retirement plans. On April 5, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-19 containing rules on plan amendments and retroactive application of the…..
On July 18, 2011, the Department of Labor published a proposed notice and poster employers must use to satisfy the requirements of a 2009 law, which requires employers to post and distribute notification of their obligation to maintain and report records regarding wages, benefits, taxes and other contributions and assessments under the state wage, benefit and tax laws.