KPA HR Newsletter — February 6, 2018

by Jill Schaefer on February 6, 2018

Tax Break?

Unsure what your organization’s 2018 tax withholding rate is now in light of the tax reform bill? You need to be using the new withholding tables by February 15, 2018.

The Internal Revenue Service has released some additional guidance to help you make the transition:

Notice 2018-14: Guidance on Withholding Rules

Publication 15: Employer’s Tax Guide for Use in 2018

Notice 1036: Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding

The IRS also clarified that the optional flat rate for supplemental wages of $1 million or less is 22% for 2018 through 2025.

Workplace Violence: What Do You Need to Know? — Read More

Nearly 2 million American workers report having been the victims of workplace violence each year.

Do people just snap? What are the warning signs of potential workplace violence? Should employers be worried?

What can you do?

February 2018 Regulatory Updates — Read More

– Penalties Increase for Employment Law Violations
– EEO-1 Filing Period Opens
– E-verify Records Deletion
– Lowered Risk for Unpaid Internships
– Cadillac Tax Delayed Until 2022
– OSHA 300A Posting Begins
– Prepare H-1B Visa Petitions for FY2019

MD: Paid Sick Leave Law Enacted
NJ: Anti-discrimination Breastfeeding Protections
 NYC: Updated Pregnancy Accommodation Notices

Ask the HR Expert — Get the Answer

Q: Do we as an employer have any specific obligation to provide safety/security for our employees who work in the field?

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Jill SchaeferKPA HR Newsletter — February 6, 2018