Law Updates

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…

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has changed the health care landscape for insurers, individuals, and, especially, employers. President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) into law Tuesday, March 23,…

ADA Access Lawsuits on the Rise

ADA Access Lawsuits on the Rise

By Whitney  R. Brown, Esq. According to al.com, 2014 saw a 288 percent increase in one type of lawsuit: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access lawsuits. Retailers and restaurateurs have been hit particularly hard by these lawsuits, in which disabled individuals claim to have been denied similar access and enjoyment in places…

Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2014

Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2014

Alabama has become the 32nd state with an independent tax appeals process, Gov. Robert Bentley said in a ceremonial bill signing Wednesday, March 19, of HB105 by Rep. Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, and Sen. Bryan Taylor, R-Prattville. The bill actually became…

ONE SPOT Goes Online Oct. 1

ONE SPOT Goes Online Oct. 1

Beginning Oct.1 with your September return, retailers can go to ONE SPOT to file and remit city, county and state sales, use and lease/rental taxes. The system, known as the Optional Network Election for Single Point Online Transactions, or ONE…

Alabama Has New Gun Law

Alabama Has New Gun Law

Read for Links to Gun-Related Posters, Sample Gun Policy for Your Store and Video Links Related to the New Gun Law and Workplace Violence A new law governing gun rights in Alabama took effect Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. Your Alabama…

CARD Act of 2009

CARD Act of 2009

U.S. Federal Reserve rules relating to gift card and gift certificate expiration dates and fees, whether sold by a merchant, shopping center or credit-card company, took effect Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, for all gift cards and gift certificates. These rules…