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Tax and Minimum Wage Changes for 2017

Posted on 02/17/14 No Comments

  Tax and Minimum Wage Changes for 2017 FICA FICA stands for the “Federal Insurance Contributions Act” and is commonly known as Social Security.  The taxes collected under FICA are used to pay social security benefits. The FICA limit for 2016 was $118,500. The new limit for 2017 is $127,200. This means that 6.20% will continue to be […]

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Tax and Minimum Wage Changes for 2013

Posted on 01/15/13 No Comments

Tax and Minimum Wage Changes for 2013 FICA  Most employees noticed tax increases on their first payroll check for 2013.  This is due to the rescinding of the “Payroll Holiday Tax” for FICA taxes.  What is FICA?  FICA stands for the “Federal Insurance Contributions Act.” The taxes collected under FICA are used to pay Social […]

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Health Insurance Reform Act

Posted on 04/01/11 No Comments

The Health Insurance Reform Act passed in March 2010, implements the program in several phases through the year 2018. Several aspects of the act have been implemented including immediate access to insurance for “uninsured” individuals with pre-existing conditions and the extension of dependent coverage to age 26 depending on your contract year. As we are […]

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How Does the New “Medical Marijuana” Law Affect Employers?

Posted on 04/01/11 No Comments

The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act goes into effect on April 15, 2011. The Act permits a “qualifying patient” with a “debilitating medical condition” to obtain a registry identification card from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Cardholders can obtain an allowable amount of marijuana from a registered non-profit medical marijuana dispensary and use the […]

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