On September 30, 2013, a bill (S2996) was introduced seeking to expand eligibility for state leave and disability benefits for employees who have been laid off or furloughed due to a declared state of emergency. First, the bill would allow up to 90 days of an employee’s time missed to count for purposes of determining eligibility for leave under the New Jersey Family Leave Act and the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (both of which require at least 1,000 hours worked during the preceding year). Next, the bill would allow up to 13 weeks of such absences to count as “base weeks” for determining eligibility for temporary disability and family leave insurance benefits (both of which have an eligibility requirement of 20 “base weeks” with pay each week at least 20 times the minimum wage, or having earned a total of 1,000 times the minimum wage over the preceding year).
Now that the Obama Administration and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department) have released its proposal to revise the Part 541 overtime regulations, it is important to understand what may be next and when we can expect developments with this regulatory proposal.
On May 21, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home order that removed restrictions and provided extended guidance to Alabama businesses as the state continued to reopen.
Affected employers must move quickly to take advantage of a special administrative procedure regarding a retroactive increase in excludable transit benefits enacted on December 19, 2014, under the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA). Because affected Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms—Form 941 and Form W-2—have February 2 deadlines, the…..