HR Alerts For May 2018
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IRS Issues FAQs on Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family Leave
On April 9, the IRS released the first set of questions and answers regarding a new tax credit to employers who offer qualified employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. The new tax credit enables employers to claim a tax credit for a portion of wages paid between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2019 when conditions are met.
Teleworking Permitted As A Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA
In February 2018, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an employee whose employer denied their request for teleworking as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. The employee was awarded $92,000 in the verdict as well as $18,184 for back-pay and benefits.
The ruling indicates that teleworking may be permitted as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, when the essential duties of the job can be completed outside of the office.
9th Circuit Rules On Salary History
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that salary history is not an acceptable reason for pay differences under the EPA, even when used in conjunction with other factors. The new reading of the law impacts employers in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona, but since Circuit Courts often rely on one another’s rulings, it’s very possible that the impact of this decision will spread.