Tag: 2016

ACA Tax Reporting Requirements for Large Employers: The Time to Prepare Is Now

By Jennifer Carsen, JD Few would claim their favorite season is “tax season,” and this year large employers have yet another reason to dread it: Mandatory filing requirements dictated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kick in for 2015. If you are an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), it’s important to note that you are responsible […]

Ask the Expert: Calculating FMLA Using Rolling 12-Month Period

When an employer uses the rolling 12-month period, each time an employee takes FMLA leave, the remaining leave entitlement is the balance of the 12 weeks which has not been used during the immediately preceding 12 months. For example, if the employee in your inquiry requested FMLA leave to begin on September 1, you would […]

Chicago City Council raises minimum wage

by Steven L. Brenneman With a mayoral election looming and opponents challenging him from the left, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed through a Chicago ordinance that will gradually increase the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2019. Currently, the state minimum wage is $8.25 per hour. The new Chicago ordinance, passed December 2, establishes […]