Bulletins

EEO-1 pay-data collection extended

The collection period for the newly required EEO-1 pay data, also called Component 2, has been extended until January 31, 2020. If employers missed the original deadline of September 30, 2019, they should still work to submit company pay data.

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DOL issues opinion letter clarifying FMLA leave requirement

A DOL opinion letter clarifies that employers must designate FMLA leave once they learn that an absence qualifies for protection under the law. The opinion letter makes clear that neither the employer or employee may decline FMLA protection by substituting paid-time-off benefits or other leave...

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Social Security payroll tax increases in 2020

The Social Security Administration announced that the 2020 maximum earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase to $137,700. Currently, workers are required to pay Social Security taxes on the first $132,900 of earnings. The increase takes effect January 1, 2020.

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KCMO bans salary-history inquiries

Beginning October 31, 2019, employers in Kansas City, Missouri, will be prohibited from requesting salary history information from job applicants. This change is an attempt to address pay inequalities in the workplace. The ban is applicable to employers with six or more employees.

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