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Six Top Regulatory Issues of Summer 2015

“A major ruling on the Affordable Care Act, coupled with news of the Department of Labor’s new proposed overtime rule, has meant a busy and potentially uncertain time for business owners this summer. Paychex keeps a close eye on the regulatory landscape to help businesses plan and prepare for the changes ahead.” Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO

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Six Top Regulatory Issues of Summer 2015

  1. 1. Six Top Regulatory Issues of Summer 2015
  2. 2. “A major ruling on the Affordable Care Act, coupled with news of the Department of Labor’s new proposed overtime rule, has meant a busy and potentially uncertain time for business owners this summer. Paychex keeps a close eye on the regulatory landscape to help businesses plan and prepare for the changes ahead.” Martin Mucci, Paychex president and CEO # 5# 6 # 4 # 3 # 2 # 1
  3. 3. http://payx.me/summer15 Employee Contractor PLEASE CHOOSE ONE TOP REGULATORY ISSUES OF SUMMER 2015 Increased Enforcement of Employee Classification # 6 WHY IT MATTERS Employers should use caution when classifying workers as independent contractors and consider guidance from enforcing agencies at both the federal and state level as this remains a enforcement initiative across the country. READ MORE
  4. 4. http://payx.me/summer15 Minimum Wage Increase # 5 Small business owners are encouraged to pay close attention to any relevant action on the state and local level to remain compliant with the applicable laws. READ MORE WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW TOP REGULATORY ISSUES OF SUMMER 2015
  5. 5. http://payx.me/summer15 TOP REGULATORY ISSUES OF SUMMER 2015 Mandatory Paid Sick Leave # 4 WHY IT MATTERS Small business owners should expect state and local jurisdictions to continue to consider employee sick leave benefits. Complying with the latest paid sick leave laws and regulations is important and may also include detailed notice, posting, and recordkeeping requirements. READ MORE
  6. 6. http://payx.me/summer15 Expansion of Overtime Rules # 3 In preparation for the new rule, many businesses are reevaluating how they staff and operate their businesses. Adjustments to worker classification, evaluation of wages, review of similar state laws, and carefully tracking employee hours are among the top considerations related to this issue for employers. READ MORE WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW TOP REGULATORY ISSUES OF SUMMER 2015
  7. 7. http://payx.me/summer15 # 2 Spousal benefits mandated by federal law must now be extended to same-sex marriages. If an employer elects to provide certain other benefits, such as health insurance, to opposite-sex spouses, it may be obliged to treat same-sex spouses in a similar manner. READ MORE WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW TOP REGULATORY ISSUES OF SUMMER 2015 The SCOTUS Ruling on the Same-Sex Marriage
  8. 8. http://payx.me/summer15 TOP REGULATORY ISSUES OF SUMMER 2015 The SCOTUS Ruling on the Affordable Care Act # 1 WHAT BUSINESSES NEED TO KNOW Businesses that are defined as Applicable Large Employers (ALE) under the ESR provisions will continue to be subject to its requirements, including the requirement to file informational Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS. READ MORE
  9. 9. http://www.paychex.com/articles For more helpful tips to advance the long-term success of your business, visit: The information contained within is not tax or legal advice. These issues are complex and applicability depends on individual circumstances. Businesses should consult tax or legal counsel before taking action on any of the items identified above. ©2015 Paychex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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