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Understanding Employee vs. Contractor Designation

The IRS recently issued an updated fact sheet reminding employers of the importance of correctly classifying workers for purposes of employment taxes. Generally, employers must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to employees. Whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor […]

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Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Exemption for Church-Affiliated Pension Plans

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, SCt., June 5, 2017, has held the position that a defined benefit plan maintained by a principal-purpose organization, controlled by or associated with a church for the administration or funding of a plan for the church’s employees, qualifies as a “church plan,” regardless of […]

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New Form I-9 Changes

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers can begin using the new form now but will be required to begin using only this new version (rev. 0/7/17/17 N) by September 18, 2017. Timing Change […]

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