Bulletins

New labor law posters and forms

At the start of each year it’s a good practice to verify that you’re using the most current state and federal labor law posters and IRS employment-related forms. Employers should display posters in a conspicuous location on the employer’s premises.

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EEO-1 Report deadline March 31

The EEO-1 Report is required to be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year for employers with 100 or more employees. The report requires employers to provide employment data by race/ethnicity, gender and job categories. Traditionally the annual reporting...

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FIDUCIARY RULE AT STANDSTILL

In a 2-to-1 decision, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court 2016 decision that upheld the Department of Labor’s (DOLs) fiduciary rule. The rule extended the fiduciary definition defined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that applies to the retirement plan...

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KCMO PASSES BAN-THE-BOX ORDINANCE

Earlier this year, the Kansas City, Mo., City Council passed an ordinance restricting an employer’s ability to ask about and use a job applicant’s criminal record information. The ordinance becomes effective on June 9, 2018. The ordinance applies to private employers with six or more employees...

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IRS LOWERS 2018 HSA FAMILY CONTRIBUTIONS BY $50

The 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution, allowed for those enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) other than self-only coverage, was lowered to $6,850 from $6,900. The change was announced in the IRS Internal Revenue Bulletin No. 2018-10. There was no change to the $3,450...

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New workers' compensation poster issued

Earlier this year, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations released a new workers' compensation poster. This poster should be displayed with the rest of your labor law posters in a place visible to all employees.

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DOL rescinds guidance on independent contractors and joint employment

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently withdrew its 2015 and 2016 Administrator’s Interpretations giving informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment.

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Wage and hour data requirement suspended on EEO-1 form

Report affects certain employers with 100-plus employees 

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Release of new 2017 Form W-4

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released its 2017 version of Form W-4.

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Missouri minimum wage bumps to $7.70

Federal rate remains at $7.25; KCMO wage dispute unsettled

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