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12 Best Practices for Managing Multi-State Payroll Taxes

Mobile workers have become an important and growing part of the modern workforce. Cloud computing and ubiquitous high-speed internet have enabled many industries to support remote workers. Businesses offering either fully remote or hybrid work flexibility have...

Remote Workforces Have Created an Expansion of Tax Nexus

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of U.S. companies that allowed remote work was climbing steadily. During the pandemic, most companies that could enable remote workers did so for health and safety reasons. Now, companies are figuring out the right...

10 Costly ACA Mistakes Businesses Should Avoid

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the law of the land for more than a decade and has survived legal challenges from the Supreme Court as recently as last year. The aim of this law was to help lower the cost of quality healthcare for Americans through a...

Supporting Many Types of Diversity in the Workplace

Forward-thinking organizations committed to positive change are taking action-oriented steps toward better diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over the last few years, increased awareness of individuals from marginalized backgrounds facing social...

DOL Announces Plan to Issue New Independent Contractor Final Rule

By Jeffrey W. Brecher, Principal (631-247-4652) with Jackson Lewis P.C.; Justin R. Barnes, Principal (404-586-1809) with Jackson Lewis P.C.; Adam L. Lounsbury, Principal (804-212-2863) with Jackson Lewis P.C.  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced...

Top 5 HR Pain Points Solved By Outsourcing

No one opens a restaurant or a hair salon or a bakery with dreams of keeping up with government regulations. You want to focus on your passion. You want to focus on your customers. Everything else is a distraction.  Yet these “distractions” can bring...

Employer Tips to Minimize Employee-Related Social Media Risks

According to Pew Research, approximately 70% of Americans use social media despite ongoing controversies and the public’s “relatively negative sentiments about aspects of social media.” Among Facebook users, 70% use the site daily and nearly half check it multiple...

The CROWN Act: Putting an End to Race-Based Hair Discrimination

In many companies and schools, Black people face discrimination in the form of dress codes that discriminate against natural hair styles. The CROWN Act—short for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair—provides protection against discrimination based on...

Payroll Tax Compliance Issues in the Hybrid Workforce

The way we work and where we work has been transformed. Many businesses are adopting flexible work arrangements to address talent shortages, reduce costs, optimize real estate, and support expansion. Attracting and retaining the best talent today sometimes means...

Why Businesses Are Increasing Investments in Workforce Technology

According to the latest forecast released by Gartner, Inc., worldwide IT spending is projected to total nearly $4.5 trillion in 2022, which is an increase of 4% from 2021. Many believe this trend will continue as businesses seek to improve flexibility and preparedness...

Supreme Court to Review Wage and Hour “Day Rate” Case

By Jeffrey W. Brecher, Principal (631-247-4652) with Jackson Lewis P.C., Justin R. Barnes, Principal (404-586-1809) with Jackson Lewis P.C., Eric R. Magnus, Principal (404-525-8200) with Jackson Lewis P.C.  In April 2020, a three-judge panel of the U.S....

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