Law Updates

Data Breach Notification Act effective as of June 1, 2018

Data Breach Notification Act effective as of June 1, 2018

Today, Alabama becomes the 50th state in the nation to require data breach notification. Alabama’s Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 requires notification to any affected individual when a business determines breached data could cause substantial harm to the consumer….

Employment Law: Are your exempt employees really exempt?

Employment Law: Are your exempt employees really exempt?

Q&A  with employment law expert Richard Lehr   I’m confused by all the regulatory and court rulings surrounding overtime exemptions. What is the salary threshold for an employee to be exempt from overtime? Despite efforts by the previous administration, overtime regulations…

ARA Members: New Updated Federal 6-in-1 Poster in the Mail

ARA Members: New Updated Federal 6-in-1 Poster in the Mail

Mandatory updates to required Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage) and Polygraph Protection Act workplace posters became effective Aug. 1, 2016. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Alabama Retail Association mailed an updated 6-in-1 federal poster, including the Aug. 1 changes to each…

Updated Federal Workplace Posters Required

Mandatory changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage) and Polygraph Protection Act workplace posters became effective Aug. 1, 2016.  Retailers must display the updated posters where your employees can easily see them. Learn more about where to post. If you…

Affordable Care Act Deadlines Approaching in Late May or June

Affordable Care Act Deadlines Approaching in Late May or June

Since Jan. 1, 2016, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees (or equivalents) have been required to offer affordable, minimum value insurance coverage to their full-time employees (who work 30 or more hours a week, on average), under the federal Affordable…

Revenue Department clarifies tax exempt sales notice

Revenue Department clarifies tax exempt sales notice

Tax-exempts need certificates Retailers buying or selling for resale need sales tax license A notice the Alabama Revenue Department sent to retailers Nov. 4 about new certification requirements for statutorily tax-exempt organizations — such as United Way agencies and YMCAs…

As of Sept. 1, Withhold State Income Taxes on All Employees

As of Sept. 1, Withhold State Income Taxes on All Employees

Following the Alabama Legislature’s first 2015 special session, Gov. Robert Bentley signed the Alabama Taxpayer Fraud Prevention Act. The new law, effective Sept. 1, 2015, requires employers to withhold state income taxes from all employees, including those who were previously…