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Gas prices must be going down
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2013

Every year the IRS issues optional standard mileage rates that can be used by taxpayers to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile


IRS wins one at Supreme Court: severance pay is subject to FICA tax
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2014

I blogged about the Quality Stores decision which at the district court and court of appeals levels held that certain severance payments were not


EEOC challenges Honeywell’s wellness program
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2014

The EEOC recently sued Honeywell International, Inc., claiming that Honeywell's wellness program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA


Undocumented worker can cause health plan problems
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

Employers know that since the 1980s they have been required to check the lawful work status of employees that they hire through the I-9 process


Beware unexpected tax consequences from telecommuting
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

Mary worked for IT, Inc. at its headquarters in Maryland


Another health insurancedisability insurance coverage issue
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

I recently blogged about an employer who continued health insurance coverage for an employee on short term disability in contravention of the health plan document


Court upholds wellness program
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

In one of the few cases that has considered the legality of an employer wellness program, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals considered a challenge by an employee of Broward County, Florida to the county’s imposition of a $20.00 bi-weekly charge on employees enrolled in the group health insurance plan who refused to participate in the employee wellness program


Independent contractor or employee it can depend upon who has the burden of proof
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

Those of us who work in the benefits area understand that the distinction between employee and independent contractor is an important one, but one in


The Supreme Court will decide whether FICA taxes is owed on severance pay
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2013

I blogged here and here about Quality Stores, a case in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that severance pay is not subject to FICA


Penalty for employer missed COBRA notice affirmed
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2014

Almost two years ago I blogged about a federal district court decision from Alabama that imposed a penalty of $37,950 ($75 a day) on an employer that