Category: "State Laws"

New Local Tax Laws Add to a Patchwork of Complications

05 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

In July 2018, New Jersey became the latest state to pass legislation allowing cities to impose payroll taxes on employers, joining 15 other states that allow local taxing. The New Jersey bill allows municipalities with more than 200,000 residents to impose employer payroll taxes of up to 1 percent...

Massachusetts Is the Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, Enacts Paid Family Leave

08 August, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Over the next five years, Massachusetts will incrementally increase its minimum hourly wage from $11 to $15. Legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker (R) will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents on Jan. 1 of each year from 2019 to 2023. Beginning in 2019, the minimum wage will increase to $12...

Paid Sick Leave Is Now the Law in 10 States; New Jersey Is the Latest to Switch

05 June, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

One in five U.S. states now require private-sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. On May 2, New Jersey joined nine states and the District of Columbia in making paid sick leave mandatory. The law takes effect Oct. 29, and is expected to provide paid sick leave to 1.2 milli...

Coast-to-Coast Tax Developments: Opt-Ins in New York, Deferments in San Francisco

24 May, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

There are some notable tax changes at the state and local levels for the 2018 tax year, with two historical bellwethers—New York and San Francisco—leading the way. Following the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, New York state responded by making changes to its 2019 budget t...

States Passing Unemployment Insurance Measures That Affect Payroll Taxes and Filing

30 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

2017 has been a busy year for unemployment insurance compliance, as many states are passing or considering laws related to the UI tax. Laws already passed affect unemployment insurance electronic reporting and payment requirements, as well as tax-rate schedules. What Is Unemployment Insurance? Unem...