Two pending bills (A1923 and S976) seek to provide employees who have (or should have) received notice under New Jersey’s WARN Act (the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act ) with additional job training opportunities, such as being permitted to enroll without payment of tuition in a job training course regardless of any classroom space restrictions. On October 14, the Assembly Labor Committee reported favorably on the Assembly’s version of the bill. Similar bills were introduced in the 213th legislative session, but failed to pass.
Avoiding Mistletoe Mishaps, Part VI: When Religion And Work Collide—Responding To Requests For Accommodations At Work
As 2013 comes to an end, we have been considering a number of workplace issues that employers might face at the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season. In parts one, two, three, four, and five of this blog series, we covered employers’ chief concerns when hiring…..
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued two rounds of guidance modifying the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). The IRS guidance gives employers greater flexibility in correcting relatively common operational errors such as benefit plan overpayments, missed deferrals, and automatic enrollment failures. Revenue Procedure 2015-27 addresses overpayments, provides new compliance fees for certain plan loan and required minimum distribution failures, extends the period for distributing excess annual additions, and provides other helpful EPCRS improvements. Revenue Procedure 2015-28, issued less than one week later, provides long-awaited new guidance on automatic contribution failures, including errors attributable to automatic escalation and more lenient approaches for missed deferral errors of limited duration.
The first part of this two-part blog series focused on the Biden administration’s first 100 days and reviewed the administration’s legislative plans. The second part of the series addresses policy developments occurring at the executive branch agencies and independent agencies.