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Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) Equivalent to Fix Violations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Internal Revenue Service has created an Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) for correcting qualified plan (e.g., Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution) errors, including Self-Correction Program (SCP), Voluntary Correction … Continued

California Supreme Court Ruling Will Result in a Higher OT Rate for Employer’s Who Pay Flat Bonuses

The California Supreme Court issued a decision on March 5, 2018 (Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp) regarding the proper method under California law to calculate nonexempt employees’ overtime rate of … Continued

Why a Not-for-Profit Should Address the Tax Reform Impact on Their Total Compensation Offerings

No, I didn’t hit my head and wake up and realize that Not-For Profits (NFPs) now pay taxes.  However, as a result of the recent tax law changes, a substantial … Continued

Tax Reform Provides Another Incentive to Implement Pension Plan De-Risking Strategy

Tax reform offers another incentive for employers to consider completing a pension plan de-risking strategy in 2018. A change in the corporate tax rate will make funding pension plans sooner … Continued

Treatment of Settlements After Tax Act

Unfortunately, the news is full of a multitude of stories regarding sexual harassment. Companies are aggressively trying to control the damages associated with these claims, while the brave victims who … Continued

It Is Possible to Teach An Old Dog New Tricks: New Dress Code Works for All

In the later part of 2017, our Management Team began the process of reviewing our current dress code policy.  By way of background, our historical policy was a business casual … Continued

Final Tax Bill: What's In and What's Out for Aspects of Executive Compensation

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law. The following is a summary of the provisions:While our prior summary outlined the proposed … Continued