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BREAKING NEWS: Court Invalidates DOL Overtime Rule

On August 31, a Texas federal district court ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid [Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, No. 4:16-CV-731 (E.D. Texas, 8-31-17)]. In doing so, the court confirmed a preliminary order issued last November that had temporarily blocked the rule from taking effect. The court said that the higher salary level impermissibly undercut the effectiveness of the duties test. The court also found that the mechanism that would have adjusted the salary level for inflation was invalid. Earlier in the legal proceedings, the DOL signaled that it would revise the regulation and has published a request for information in the Federal R...

“Don’t Take the Bait.”

Think a data breach can’t happen to you? Think again… “Don’t Take the Bait.” Tax professionals increasingly are targets of national and international cybercriminal syndicates that are well funded, digitally adept and tax savvy. Each week the IRS receives three to five reports of data breaches at tax professionals’ offices. That rate is not sustainable. To assist tax practitioners to better protect themselves, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, partnering as the Security Summit, have launched a 10-week “Don’t take the Bait” campaign detailing specific scam tactics and how to counter them.  These news items are being issued each Tuesday. Here are the first three news releases plus an associated fact sheet. IRS Newswire Don’t Take the Bait, Step 1: Avoid Spear Phishing Emails (...

**ALERT** E-mail Impersonating APA

Fraudulent emails NOT sent by the American Payroll Association have been reported.  Find more info here.   SHARE

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