IRS Issues Notice Regarding De Minimis Errors

The IRS has issued Notice 2017-09, which provides a safe harbor for filers that have made de minimis errors on certain IRS forms. Specifically, an employer or payer that...

Colorado Minimum Wage

Colorado's minimum wage hike and employers MSEC Attorney Lorrie Ray discusses Colorado's new minimum wage laws. 9News, November 13, 2016

EEOC to Collect Summary Pay Data

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that beginning in March 2018, it will begin collecting summary pay data from certain employers. Private employers with...

Colorado Pay Increases

Colorado pay increases should average 2.8 percent next year MSEC Survey data used to report average increases in 2017 Denver Post, June 21, 2016

How to Create Pay Grades

While there are no regulations or set standards regarding the establishment of pay grades, there are some basic, customary steps involved in doing so. Key...

Employment Law Changes for 2016

This article briefly summarizes federal and state law changes and emerging trends in employment law for 2016. State information is included for Arizona, Colorado, Utah,...

Compensation

Colorado's use-it or lose-it vacation policy still OK Poor wording in a state Department of Labor handout had some companies in a panic that their rules...

Paying for Performance

While most employers say they pay for performance, many employees perceive little correlation between their performance and their supposedly merit-based pay increases. All too often,...