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Government Affairs News Archive

Government Affairs News Bytes are WorldatWork's online bulletins about the latest Total Rewards public policy news. Capitol Hill and the federal regulatory departments are hard at work writing new laws and regulations that will affect your organization--stay informed with this timely and in-depth information.

FLSA Overtime Notice of Proposed Rules Included in Release of Spring 2015 Schedule of Regulations
May 22, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Rules: Retirement Plan Fiduciaries Have Continuing Duty to Monitor Investments
May 21, 2015
Federal Legislation Introduced to Simplify Tax Filing Requirements for Employees Working In Different States
May 14, 2015
SEC Approves Proposed Executive Pay-for-Performance Rules
Apr 29, 2015
Legislation to Repeal Tax on High-Cost Health-Care Plans Introduced in U.S. House
Apr 29, 2015
SEC Votes This Wednesday on Executive Pay-for-Performance Regulations
Apr 27, 2015
EEOC Releases Draft Rules Addressing Employer Wellness Programs and ADA Compliance
Apr 17, 2015
U.S. Labor Department Releases Proposed Financial Advisor Rule, Expands Fiduciary Definition
Apr 15, 2015
IRS Issues Regulations Clarifying Definition of Performance-Based Compensation Under Sec. 162(m)
Apr 6, 2015
SEC Releases Proposed Hedging Disclosure Rule For Employees' Company Stock
Apr 2, 2015
SCOTUS Pregnancy Discrimination Decision Gives Employers Some Guidance
Mar 27, 2015
DOL Issues New Rule on Annual Disclosure Requirements for Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
Mar 25, 2015
Mandatory Paid Family Leave and Right to Flexible Work Schedule Bills Introduced in Congress
Mar 25, 2015
DOL Secretary Perez Tells House Committee New FLSA Overtime Rules Rewrite Expected "This Spring"
Mar 19, 2015
In Overtime Case Supreme Court Sides with Federal Rulemaking Authorities
Mar 9, 2015
Supreme Court Case Could Remove Employer Penalty For Not Providing Healthcare Coverage
Mar 4, 2015
Senate, House Introduce Wellness Program Protection Legislation
Mar 2, 2015
DOL Finalizes Rule on FMLA Benefits for Employees in Same-Sex Marriages
Feb 25, 2015
IRS Asks for Public Comments About Its 40% Excise Tax on High-Cost Health-Care Plans
Feb 24, 2015
Paid Leave and Overtime Bills in the New Congress: What Are Their Chances?
Feb 23, 2015
Bill Repealing CEO Pay Ratio Regulation Is Reintroduced in U.S. House
Feb 5, 2015
Senate HELP Committee Holds First Hearing on Wellness Program Legislative Changes
Jan 30, 2015
Workplace Issues Expected to Get High Priority in Obama's State of the Union Speech
Jan 19, 2015
Obama Signs Order Granting Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave, Urges Congress to Give All Americans Paid Sick Leave
Jan 15, 2015
Federal Judge Overturns Home Health-Care Worker Overtime and Wage Rules
Jan 15, 2015
IRS Releases Guidance for Employers on How to Retroactively Apply 2014 Mass Transit Benefits
Jan 9, 2015
U.S. House Changes Health-Care Law's Definition of Full-Time Workweek
Jan 8, 2015
Tax Extenders Bill Renews Many Business Tax Credits Until End of Tax Year 2014
Dec 22, 2014
President Signs $1.1 Trillion Government Spending Bill; DOL, EEOC Receive Limited Increases, Multiemployer Pensions Given OK to Cut Benefits if Needed for Solvency
Dec 17, 2014
DOL Releases Expected Overtime Exemption Rulemaking Start Date
Dec 11, 2014
Senate Approves Lauren McFerran to NLRB Board
Dec 11, 2014
No Overtime Pay for Security Check, Says U.S. Supreme Court
Dec 11, 2014
Workplace Regulations and Pregnancy Discrimination Cases Found U.S. Supreme Court's Attention Last Week
Dec 8, 2014
DOL Releases Rule Aimed at Curbing LGBT Discrimination in Federal Contracting Workforce
Dec 8, 2014
Senate Confirms Charlotte Burrows as New EEOC Commissioner
Dec 3, 2014
After Rancorous Hearing, Senate HELP Committee Approves New EEOC Nominees
Nov 19, 2014
Congress Passes Reauthorization of Child-Care Block Grants, Sends Bill to President
Nov 18, 2014
White House Nominates Lauren McFerran to NLRB Avoiding Recess Appointment Controversy.jsp
Nov 13, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear PPACA Health-Care Exchange Subsidy Case in 2015
Nov 10, 2014
Election 2014: Big Night for Republicans, Total Rewards Issues
Nov 5, 2014
EEOC Files Another Lawsuit Targeting an Employer's Wellness Program
Oct 30, 2014
IRS Announces Increases to 2015 Pension Plan Limitations
Oct 27, 2014
National Work & Family Month Finds Local Government Support in Monterey, Calif.
Oct 21, 2014
White House Meeting With U.S. Companies Addresses Critical Long-Term Unemployed Situation
Oct 16, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Examines FLSA Dilemma in Defining Paid Work
Oct 10, 2014
DOL Delays Enforcement of Home Care Minimum Wage and Overtime Final Rule For Six Months
Oct 8, 2014
Excepted Benefits List Expands to Include More Dental, Vision and EAP Programs
Oct 3, 2014
Higher Minimum Wage Mandate For Federal Contractors Coming January 1, 2015—And In 2016
Oct 2, 2014
Online Personality Tests Used For Hiring Under Scrutiny By EEOC
Oct 1, 2014
Interest Rate Stabilization Provisions, De-Risking Reporting of DB Plans Tops Recent PBGC Actions
Sep 26, 2014
IRS Releases New Regs on Health Insurance Provider Executive Compensation Deduction Limits
Sep 25, 2014
President Nominates Charlotte Burrows For Open EEOC Commissioner Seat
Sep 19, 2014
Dems File Discharge Petition on Gay Rights Bill
Sep 18, 2014
Child Care Assistance Package Passes House Product of Bipartisan Agreement
Sep 16, 2014
U.S. Senate Stops Action on Paycheck Fairness Act for Remainder of This Year
Sep 16, 2014
DOL Proposes Pay Transparency Rule for Federal Contractors
Sep 15, 2014
U.S. Patent Office: 'We Are Committed' to Addressing Telework Fraud
Sep 15, 2014
Labor Department Announces Changes to Work Injury Reporting Requirements
Sep 12, 2014
Surprise Action in US Senate on Paycheck Fairness Act
Sep 10, 2014
Congress Returns for Very Short September Session
Sep 9, 2014
No More Free Company Lunches?
Sep 5, 2014
Election Year Politics Move Senate Minimum Wage Bill and Paycheck Fairness Act
Sep 4, 2014
Fast Food Workers Take to the Streets
Sep 4, 2014
Obama Names First Asian-American EEOC Chair
Sep 3, 2014
California on Brink of Requiring Paid Sick Days for Part-Time Workers
Sep 3, 2014
On Labor Day, Obama Points to Successes
Sep 2, 2014
IRS Releases PPACA Employer Mandate Guidance After Long Wait
Aug 29, 2014
IRS to Host Webcast for Employers on Reporting of Minimum Essential Coverage under Tax Code Section 6055
Aug 28, 2014
New Jersey Signs "Ban the Box" Law
Aug 27, 2014
Obama Administration Proposes New Workarounds on Contraceptive Coverage
Aug 26, 2014
PPACA Simplified-Reporting Threshold Must Be Met Each Month, IRS Official Says
Aug 25, 2014
Study: Overtime Rules Could Benefit 6M
Aug 21, 2014
NLRB Will Provide Rights Information if Investigations Show OSHA or FLSA Violated
Aug 20, 2014
Part-Time Workers a Full-Time Headache on Yellen Radar: Economy
Aug 19, 2014
Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions
Aug 19, 2014
Israel: Parliament Passes Pay Equality Measures
Aug 18, 2014
Supreme Court Ace Challenges Americas Highest Minimum Wage
Aug 15, 2014
Retroactive Marriage Status Allows FICA Benefit Refunds
Aug 14, 2014
Overtime: Should Per Diem Payments Been Included in Overtime Pay?
Aug 12, 2014
IRS to Host PPACA Webinar for Employers on Reporting Health-Care Coverage
Aug 6, 2014
Federal Contractors Vow to Fight Obama Executive Order
Aug 6, 2014
Congress Passes Pension Funding Stabilization; President to Sign
Aug 5, 2014
Executive Order Bans Mandatory Arbitration for Federal Contractors
Aug 5, 2014
Senate Democrats Push for Paid Leave
Aug 1, 2014
Fast Food Workers Can Sue McDonald's
Aug 1, 2014
Payroll-Related Legislation Still Pending as Congress Prepares for Summer Recess
Jul 29, 2014
Labor Secretary Perez Discusses His First Year in Office, Highlights Training, Minimum Wage, Safety and Health
Jul 29, 2014
IRS Releases PPACA Draft Forms Employers Have Been Waiting For
Jul 28, 2014
House Plans Vote on Plan to Sue Obama Over Health Care Law
Jul 28, 2014
Democrats Push for Employees to Have a Right to Request Flexible Work Schedules
Jul 24, 2014
House Committee Looks at Wage and Hourly Regulatory Structure, Predictably Splits in Opinion
Jul 23, 2014
Federal Courts Issue Conflicting PPACA Rulings
Jul 23, 2014
White House Revises Contraception Opt Out
Jul 23, 2014
Obama Bans Contractors from Discriminating Against LGBT People
Jul 22, 2014
Guidance Released on Investment Advisers' Use of Proxy Advisory Firms
Jul 18, 2014
What Will Obama Do on Employer Mandate?
Jul 18, 2014
Legislation Seeks to Curb Outsourcing Bring Jobs Back to the United States
Jul 18, 2014
House Democrats Outline Agenda
Jul 17, 2014
New Guidance Related to Pregnancy Discrimination Reiterates Requirements, Ties to ADA
Jul 17, 2014
House Budget Committee Discusses the Impact of Welfare Reform on Working Families
Jul 11, 2014
GOP's Obama Lawsuit to Focus on Employer Mandate
Jul 11, 2014
Gay Rights Groups Withdraw Support of ENDA After Hobby Lobby Decision
Jul 9, 2014
Democrats Push Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Ruling on Contraceptives
Jul 9, 2014
Left Pushes Regulators to Lift Curtain on CEO Pay
Jul 8, 2014
Congress Returns, More Focused on November Elections Than Ever
Jul 8, 2014
With Democrats Split on Inequality Issues, Obama Shifts Talk Away from Income Gap
Jul 7, 2014
Obama Weighs Steps to Cover Contraception
Jul 7, 2014
Up Next for the Supreme Court: Pregnant Workers' Rights
Jul 3, 2014
Transgender Workers' Legal Rights to be Formalized
Jul 2, 2014
Male-Female Pay Gap Remains Entrenched at White House
Jul 2, 2014
Obama Weighs Executive Hammer
Jul 1, 2014
SCOTUS Deals Blow to Unions with Harris v. Quinn
Jun 30, 2014
Supreme Court Sides with Employers over PPACA Birth Control Mandate
Jun 30, 2014
House Ways and Means Marks Up Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Supreme Court Invalidates Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments
Jun 27, 2014
Supreme Court Strikes Down Presumption of Prudence for Stock Fund Fiduciaries
Jun 26, 2014
Obama Encourages Flexible Work Schedules for Federal Employees
Jun 26, 2014
California is One Step Closer to Paid Sick Leave
Jun 26, 2014
PPACA Rule Allows One Month Orientation Before 90-Day Waiting Period
Jun 25, 2014
Boehner Eyes Lawsuit Against Obama on Executive Orders
Jun 25, 2014
Massachusetts Raises Ante on Escalating State Minimum Wages
Jun 24, 2014
White House Hosts Summit on Working Families
Jun 24, 2014
White House Announces New Initiatives to Help Working Families
Jun 23, 2014
House Republicans Elect New Leadership
Jun 23, 2014
Federal Agencies Propose Changes to the Definition of 'Spouse' for FMLA Purposes
Jun 20, 2014
Overtime Protections Bill Introduced in the Senate
Jun 19, 2014
Federal Workers Excited for 'Phased Retirement,' but Program has Stalled
Jun 19, 2014
Obama Jokes Michelle is a 'Bad Example' on Equal Pay
Jun 18, 2014
President Obama to Issue an Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination
Jun 17, 2014
IRS Announces 2015 Limits for HSAs and HDHPs
Jun 16, 2014
House Lawmakers Examine PPACA Information Reporting
Jun 16, 2014
CMS to Host Webinars on Reinsurance Contributions
Jun 16, 2014
Lawsuit Challenges Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage
Jun 13, 2014
DOL Issues Proposed Rule to Raise Federal Contractor Minimum Wage
Jun 13, 2014
Federal Contract Workers Tell Obama: $10.10 Isn't Enough
Jun 12, 2014
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Holds a Hearing on EEOC Regulatory and Enforcement Actions
Jun 11, 2014
Cities are Passing Higher Minimum Wages, and Leaving the Suburbs Further Behind
Jun 11, 2014
White House Hosts Working Fathers, Event Focuses on Culture and Breaking Stereotypes
Jun 9, 2014
Unemployment Extension Will Return to Senate Floor if New Deal Reached, Reid Says
Jun 9, 2014
New Obamacare Chief Confirmed With Republican Support
Jun 6, 2014
Jobs Report Brightens Economy's Prospects
Jun 6, 2014
SSA Moves Forward With Changes to Wage-Reporting System
Jun 5, 2014
Biden Job Training Push: 'World is Changing'
Jun 5, 2014
Seattle City Council Approves $15/Hour Minimum Wage
Jun 4, 2014
Mets Player Who Took Paternity Leave Invited to the White House
Jun 4, 2014
EEOC Provides Stark Reminder of Scope of Religious Accommodation
Jun 3, 2014
DOL Promises More FMLA investigations in 2014
Jun 3, 2014
Rise in Payroll Card Legislation Adds to Compliance Pressures
Jun 2, 2014
Obama 'Hasn't Given Up' on Unemployment Extension
Jun 2, 2014
Obama Announces New Effort to Change Overtime Rules
Mar 14, 2014
President Obama's FY 2015 Budget Proposal Contains Total Rewards Implications
Mar 12, 2014
Administration Issues Final PPACA Employer Responsibility Regulations with Delays and Relief
Feb 11, 2014
Job Descriptions Performance Reviews Key to ADA Cases
Sep 25, 2013
Final Rules Released Requiring Homecare Workers Receive Minimum Wage Under the FLSA
Sep 18, 2013