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Maryland Federal District Court’s Dismissal of EEOC v. Freeman Provides Guidance for Employers on Background Check Rules

As we’ve blogged about before, the EEOC has become more aggressive over the past few years in scrutinizing employer use of criminal background and credit checks.  While federal anti-discrimination laws do not expressly prohibit employers from performing background checks or similar screening methods on employees or applicants, their use can be unlawful where the practice … Continue Reading

Oregon Legislature Passes Five Employment-Related Bills in Special Session

The Oregon Legislature recently completed its 2010 Supplemental Session.  Among the bills passed by the legislature include five employment-related bills.  Click on the bill number to download a copy of the actual bill: SB 996:  Expands protections for public employees who report law violations or safety dangers to include discussions on those topics with elected … Continue Reading

IRS, DOL Publish New Info on COBRA Subsidy

Today the Department of Labor expanded its FAQs on the COBRA subsidies included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).  Click here to read the DOL’s new COBRA FAQs.  Wondering what the tax implications of the subsidy are, or whether the person asking for the subisidy is truly eligible?  Click here to read … Continue Reading

Revised IRS Form 941 Provides for COBRA Premium Assistance Credit

Employers:  The Internal Revenue Service has issued a new Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) that provides for any credits due because of the new COBRA Premium Assistance Credit.  You can download the new form by clicking on the links below: IRS Form 941 IRS Form 941 Instructions The IRS also has put up this … Continue Reading

New Bicycle Tax Credit Takes Effect in 2009

Here’s another new employment law that goes into effect on January 1, 2009:  the Bicycle Tax Credit (BTC).  Passed as part of that $700 billion bailout plan we’ve all heard so much about, the BTC allows employers to reimburse employees up to $20 per month for bicycle-commuting related expenses; the employer can then claim a tax … Continue Reading
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