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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


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


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


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


Can I add a no compete provision to a severance agreement?
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

Pactiv Corporation sponsored a severance plan subject to ERISA


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


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


Unreasonably low compensation and FICA taxes
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2012

In many cases where the IRS claims that compensation is not “reasonable,” the focus is on whether the compensation is too high to be deductible by the employer


What is a trade or business and why does it matter?
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2012

If an employer withdraws from a multiemployer plan and is assessed withdrawal liability, all members of the employer’s controlled group are liable for that assessment