A bill that would extend labor protections and employee benefits to many workers previously considered freelancers or independent contractors is making its way through the California Senate. If it passes, it will affect associations that use freelancers in the state.
This week, the House Ways and Means Committee passed a tax extenders package that included a provision to repeal the 21 percent tax on certain employee benefits provided by associations. It now needs a full House vote.
A coalition of business groups and convention and tourism leaders, which includes ASAE, is expressing concern that a pending bill in the Texas Legislature could weaken protections for the state’s LGBTQ workers.
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor proposed new rules to raise the salary threshold under which employees could earn overtime pay. The proposal is now in a 60-day public comment period.
H.R. 1, the voting rights and campaign finance bill that passed the House last week, may harm association PACs if its expanded definition of "foreign nationals" isn't clarified, ASAE told lawmakers.
Bipartisan support to repeal a 21 percent tax on fringe benefits, include free parking and mass-transit assistance, is growing. Meanwhile, a new report commissioned by Independent Sector reveals the impact of the tax on nonprofits.
Nonprofits are concerned about negative effects that could come from a new California law regulating how organizations collect and use personal data. The Nonprofit Alliance is looking to amend the law and pressing for "carefully crafted" federal privacy legislation.
A provision in the tax law passed last year made associations subject to a 21 percent excise tax on executive compensation over $1 million paid to the five top-earning executives. In a letter delivered to the Treasury Department on December 3, ASAE asked the agency to reduce the impact of the excise tax.
While some worried that association health plans would hurt ACA markets and consumers, a review of documents for several new or expanded AHPs by Modern Healthcare found that they offer a range of deductibles and cover each of the essential health benefits.
Acting on an executive order issued by President Trump in August, the Department of Labor has proposed a new rule to allow small businesses to pool together to offer retirement plans to workers.