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Annual Inflation Adjustments for 2020
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Various annual inflation adjustments have been announced for 2020. Rev. Proc. 2019-44 provides annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions for 2020, including those related to transportation fringe
April 1 Marks IRS Deadlines
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
April 1, 2019 is the deadline to electronically file with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C, and 8027. February 28 was the deadline to file paper forms. Employers who
Are You Ready for the New Laws Taking Effect in 2019?
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
2019 is just around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some of the changes taking effect in January that may be of interest to Hawaii employers: Hawaii Pay Secrecy Law – Beginning January 1, 2019, Hawaii law will
ACA Declared Unconstitutional, But No Changes Yet
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
As you may have heard, a Texas federal court recently ruled the entire Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) unconstitutional. What does that mean for you? Nothing yet. Lawsuit Background As mentioned in this news
ACA Large Employers: Guidance for IRS Letters Concerning Employer Shared Responsibility Payments
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The IRS recently issued guidance to help applicable large employers understand the “Letter 227” they may have received. Letters 227 are not a bill; they are acknowledgement letters the IRS sends to close an
IRS Gives Applicable Large Employers More Time to Furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for issuing Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage). Health insurance issuers and applicable large employers
IRS Releases Information on Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Procedures
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has updated its “Questions and Answers on the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions under the Affordable Care Act” to describe procedures it will use to propose and assess the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility payment.

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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Laws regarding medical marijuana and the workplace have been under constant development over the past few years, with recent developments occurring in just the past few weeks. Now more than ever, Hawaii employers may be confused about how to apply their drug-free workplace policies to applicants or employees who fail a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.

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