The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting 401(k) pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Several key limitations remain unchanged this year
Many pension plan limitations, including those governing 401(k) plans, did not change this year because the increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory thresholds that …

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Employers: New January 31 Form W-2 Filing Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminded employers and small businesses of a new January 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2.
Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, employers are now required to file their copies of Form W-2, submitted to the Social Security Administration, by January 31. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to …

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Tech Troubles: Avoiding Age Discrimination in a Young Industry

Silicon Valley is notoriously youthful: the overall median age of the U.S. workforce is 42.4. At Google, as of 2014, it was 29. The CEOs of Facebook and Uber are under the age of 40; Snapchat’s co-founder and CEO is 26. Clearly, gray hair and advanced degrees are no longer prerequisites to success, but companies …

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A number of employment cases pending before the California Supreme Court may affect California employers. CalChamber employment law counsel prepared a quick summary of cases that are worth watching.
Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, Docket No. S232607. The issue before the California Supreme Court is the proper method for calculating the rate of overtime …

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Slightly more than a third of workers (35 percent) said they called in sick over the last 12 months when they were feeling just fine, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.
That’s perhaps not the best news for employers, but, the good news is that it’s an improvement from last year, when 38 percent of survey …

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