State & Federal Government
State & Federal Government
State & Federal Links
- EP Team Audit (EPTA) Program - EPTA Compliance Trends & Tips
Trends are plan mistakes that IRS Employee Plans sees recurring in large case audits and voluntary compliance submissions. It is important to note that the earlier a plan mistake is detected and corrected, the cheaper it is to fix. It also precludes the mistake from affecting other areas of the plan. For instance, improperly excluding an employee from the plan for many years could lead to a mistake affecting not only the plan participant, but overall nondiscrimination testing, and other plan operations completed in the years in question.
- EP Team Audit (EPTA) Program - Internal Control Questionaire
HR Personnel, Payroll, Plan Failures: Internal Control Impact, Plan Administration
- Homeland Security: Form I-9 & E-Verify
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) seeks to control illegal immigration by eliminating employment opportunity as an incentive for unauthorized persons to come to the United States, by prohibiting the hiring or continued employment of aliens whom employers know are unauthorized to work in the United States. To comply with the law, all U.S. employers must verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees hired to work in the United States.
- Homeland Security: E-Verify (Employers) - E-Verify
(formerly the Basic Pilot/Employment Eligibility Verification Program) is an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). Participating employers can check the employment eligibility of new hires online by comparing information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases. More than 137,000 employers are enrolled in the program, with over 6.4 million queries run through the system in fiscal year 2009
- Social Security Administration
(Visit the Social Security Administration site to get information on how to file online for retirement benefits, learn how to request a social security card, apply for disability, find a social security office near you, also information on retirement, survivors, disability, supplemental security income, medicare and online forms, publications and news.)
(download the most requested forms and publications: w-9, w-4, 941, ss-4, 1040 etc., use online tools to help you find your refund, free file, efile, electronically pay and much more.)
- IRS Tax Information for Businesses
(find out information pertaining to your business, including info on starting, operating, and closing businesses, employer ID#'s, small business events, employment tax, appeal a tax dispute, FAQ's, forms, publications, compliance and enforcement, news, taxpayer advocacy and where to find a local office.)
- US Department of Homeland Security
(Laws and Regulations, compliance issues, department structure, budget and finance, and the strategic plan and mission can be found on this site and more.)
- Americans With Disabilities Act
(This site connects you with other federal resources regarding the Americans with Disabilities act, as well as provides you with the guidelines to disability rights laws, Q&A, enforcement of the ADA, code certification, new or proposed regulations, the status report and more.)
- US Department of Justice
(The department of Justice, fights terrorism, apprehends most wanted and other fugitives, locates missing persons, manages prisons and inmates, upholds civil rights and liberties, upholds disability rights, operates task forces, helps victims of crimes, and much more. You can visit the site to get information, get links to helpful information regarding forms, jobs, reporting crimes, and finding inmates.)
- US Tax Code Law Library
(The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. Learn about the tax code library, search the codes, download titles and chapters, link to various resources.)
- U.S. Census
(find news, data tools, fact finders, jobs@census, catalogs, publications, learn about surveys, learn about the bureau, find local or regional offices, learn about doing business with the bureau and link to related sites.)
- U.S. Area Code Listing
(Find area code listings for any town or city)
- Employment Law Information
(Find Federal and State law articles, newsletters, HR Guidebook, HR Policy, HR Forms, HR Seminars, Employment contracts, Employment law forums, employment law blog, employment laws, employee rights and quick links.)
- HR Law Info
( This site provides you with all the legal information, documents and advice you need to represent yourself in many different legal matters.)
- Find Law for Legal Professionals
(FindLaw provides the resources to help you practice law. Access free cases & codes, connect with your peers, and leverage FindLaw's lawyer marketing solutions to stay ahead of the competition. Gain info on case & codes, practice management, lawyer marketing, career & Education, justice mail and newsletters.)
- Yahoo-Employment Law
(This yahoo directory give you a list of sites regarding employment law.)
- NOLO Law for All
(NOLO is an online legal document service. You can create legal documents, find lawyers, access newsletters and blogs. There are many tools and resources on this website from how to start a business and create a patent, step by step directions on forming an llp to family law, wills and estate planning.)
- Law Room.com
(Helping employees comply) - Quickly find answers to over 6,000 everyday employment law questions, over 400 ready-to-use HR forms, policies, letters, The FileRoom lets you electronically save and retrieve updated memos and forms, LawRoom offers cost-effective online employment law courses and topical webinars, newsletters educate and keep you current on the law.)
- Fair Measures
(Legal training to managers) - (Fair Measures specializes in training executives and managers in management practices that prevent costly employee lawsuits, and in training all employees to create fair and respectful workplaces. These trainings are on hot topics such as harassment prevention webinars, one on one sensitivity training, managing overtime, wrongful termination, discrimination, solutions for employees and checklists and policies.)
US Department of Labor Links
- 2009 VETS - 100/100A Reporting
The VETS-100/100A reporting cycle begins annually on August 1 and ends September 30. Companies are encouraged to submit reports online; however, reports that are mailed or submitted on a properly formatted CD or disk are still acceptable. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) annually collects and compiles the Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report (VETS-100) from Federal contractors and subcontractors who receive Federal contracts that meet the threshold amount of $25,000 or more prior to December 1, 2003 or $100,000 on or after December 1, 2003. Contractors with government contracts entered into or modified on or after December 1, 2003, worth $100,000 or more are required to file the VETS-100A by September 30, 2009.
Determining if you are a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor Subject to the Laws Enforced by OFCCP: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/ofccp/determine.asp
- http://www.dresser-associates.com/knowledge-center/vets-100-vets-100a-comparison.php - What is the difference between the VETS 100 and VETS 100A report forms and who should file each?
- http://www.fordharrison.com/shownews.aspx?show=5197 - Reminder: September 30th, 2009 Deadline: EEO1 and VETS 100 Reports.
- http://www.constangy.com/communications-243.html - First Year for VETS-100A Filings - Deadline Approaching.
Examples of Voluntary Self-Identification Forms
- http://www.dresserassociates.com/knowledge-center/veteran-voluntary-self-identification-forms.php - Veteran Voluntary Self-Identification Form (VETS 100)
- https://vets100.vets.dol.gov/VETS-100.pdf - VETS-100 Report Form
- http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/main.htm - VETS-100 Report Form
- https://vets100.vets.dol.gov/VETS-100a.pdf - VETS-100A Report Form
- http://www.dol.gov/vets/contractor/main.htm - Frequently Asked Questions
- http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fcp/federal_contractor_program_fs.htm - DOL VETS Fact Sheet
- http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Home Page
- Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
On January 29, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Key provisions of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act include:
Changes application of statute of limitations - The Ledbetter Act will make the issuance of a paycheck a discriminatory action. By making the time clock re-start each time an employee receives a paycheck, and potentially even when a retiree receives an annuity check, the Ledbetter Act will allow individuals to bring discrimination claims potentially many years after an alleged act of discrimination occurred. Employers will be liable for earlier management decisions for which there may be no records.
Expands plaintiff field - The Ledbetter Act will allow, not just an employee who was discriminated against, but, other individuals who were "affected" by an act of pay discrimination to file claims. Thus, the new law may allow family members, including spouses and children, and potentially others to become plaintiffs in discrimination suits over an employee's pay.
Amends other civil rights statutes - The Ledbetter Act will extend the statute of limitations for filing claims for all protected classes of employment law, including gender, age, color, disability, race, religion and national origin.
- http://www.dresserassociates.com/knowledge-center/lilly-ledbetter-fair-pay-act.php - Don't Freak Out
- http://www.jacksonlewis.com/legalupdates/article.cfm?aid=1786 - Ledbetter Act Prompts EEOC to Give Aggrieved Employees New Chance to Sue in Closed Cases.
- http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202431231965&Federal_Judge_Ledbetter_Law_Limited_to_FairPay_Claims - Federal Judge: Ledbetter Law Limited to Fair-Pay Claims.
- http://www.fredlaw.com/articles/employment/empl_0904_mmk.html - Ledbetter Act Requires Employer Action Now.
- http://www.nexsenpruet.com/assets/attachments/479.pdf - Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Expands Employer Liability.
- http://www.eeoc.gov/epa/ledbetter.html - EEOC Notice Concerning the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
- Affirmative Action
(Find Fact Sheets, OFCCP, Why people with disabilities fall under Affirmative Action, Guidelines and Laws and Regulations)
- Employment law Assistance
(The elaws Advisors are interactive e-tools that provide easy-to-understand information about a number of federal employment laws. Each Advisor simulates the interaction you might have with an employment law expert. It asks questions and provides answers based on responses given.)
- Compliance Assistance
(Help navigating DOL Laws and Regulations, You can select compliance help by Topic, Audience or major Law.)
- Family Medical Leave Act
(Find an overview of the family medical leave act, plus Key news, fact sheets, e-tools, posters, general guidance, forms, interpretive guidance opinion letters, laws, regulations, rules and history.)
- Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act
(Information resource for COBRA, Healthcare Coverage, FAQ's, Consumer info on Health plans, Compliance assistance, HIPAA FAQ's)
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act
(Info and Compliance assistance for ERISA -federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans.)
- Fair Labor Standards Act
(The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Find Fact Sheets, Employment law guide, reference guides, Q&A, posters, opinion letters, field handbooks & bulletings, e-tools, presentations, laws and regulations.)
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
(USERRA) Advisor helps Veterans understand employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act. The law is intended to encourage non-career uniformed service so that America can enjoy the protection of those services, staffed by qualified people, while maintaining a balance with the needs of private and public employers who also depend on these same individuals.)
- U.S. Department of Labor-Severance Pay
(Severance pay is often granted to employees upon termination of employment. It is usually based on length of employment for which an employee is eligible upon termination. There is no requirement in the FLSA for severance pay. Find out how to calculate it, when it's due and view the reference guide.)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(View Facts, FAQ's, Office directory, News, State Plans, The OSH Act, Milestones, history, Strategic plans and Mission of OSHA.)
Government Printing Office
- Government Printing Office
(The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government. Take advantage of the A-Z Resource list, online bookstore, Ben's guide to US government, Help, FDLP Desktop, FAQ's, Catalog of publications, newsroom, training opportunities and much more.)
- Federal Register
(Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.)
- US Code
(The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1926, the United States Code has been published every six years. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information. Documents are available only as ASCII text files.)
Federal/State Tax Information
(HIPAA includes protections for coverage under group health plans that limit exclusions for preexisting conditions; prohibit discrimination against employees and dependents based on their health status; and allow a special opportunity to enroll in a new plan to individuals in certain circumstances.
Find out about The HIPAA Law and related information, rule making process (creating and publishing regulations), privacy standards, Compliance Deadlines, are you a covered entity and other HIPAA Resources)
(HIPAA Security & Privacy Compliance)(this is the source for all up to date information on HIPAA, find news and info, FAQ's, Solutions, legislation, timeline, events, relevant articles and presentations, link and downloads.)
Federal Tax Calculators/Reporting Forms
- Federal Reporting Form
(Download any of the following forms: Form 940, Form 941, Form 943, Form 945, w-2, w-3, w-4, Form 1096, Form 1099, Form 1099-R, Form 8027 & Form 8027-T, Form 5500)
- IRS Forms & Publications
(This is the official source of IRS tax products. The links on this page provide methods to access and acquire both electronic and print media. Additionally, the Search function on the site provides basic and advanced search capabilities for published products available on IRS.gov. Access all forms and publications here.)
Affordable Care Act
Articles on Diversity & Affirmative Action
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