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NJ GOV. SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER CREATING NEW WORKPLACE MANDATES

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192 on October 28th, which makes effective November 5, 2020, new COVID-19 related health and safety mandates for employers.  The order states that every business, school, nonprofit and governmental office require any employee, customer or visitor who is physically present to undergo a daily health screening, maintain Read More…

EMPLOYEE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES TO BE DEFERRED

  On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order, for the Treasury Department to issue guidance related to the deferral of Social Security Taxes, for employees.  The deferral will apply to wages that are paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Not all employees will qualify for the payroll tax deferral.  Read More…

EMPLOYERS CAN IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE TAX-FREE QUALIFIED DISASTER PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYEES IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19

Employers are scrambling to find ways to help their employees who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Help is available.  Now that the COVID-19 has been declared a national emergency,[1] Internal Revenue Code Section 139 can be used to allow employers to make tax-free payments or reimbursements to employees as “qualified disaster payments.” Below are Read More…

FEDERAL AID PACKAGE HELPS INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201),  became law on March 18, 2020. The Act guarantees free testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), establishes emergency paid sick leave, expands family and medical leave, enhances unemployment insurance, expands food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding. The Act includes up to 80 hours of emergency Read More…

FEDERAL OPPORTUNITY ZONES

The Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program was enacted as part of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and is designed to direct long-term capital investments into eligible property located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone. There are 8,762 designated QOZ’s located throughout the United States, of which 8,532 are in low-income community tracts Read More…

5 PRODUCTIVITY KILLERS & HOW TO SLAY THEM

If you feel that business is harder today, you’re not alone. In addition to rising regulatory obligations and relentless technological change, the ability to attract and retain top talent has never been more difficult. To compete and thrive in this environment, businesses need to optimize their finance and accounting practices, and that means tackling challenges Read More…

BKC WELCOMES LILY BRADOW

BKC welcomes Lily Bradow as a member of the firm’s Audit & Assurance Group. Lily is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  Lily has over 15 years of experience in public accounting, with specialization in accounting and auditing for companies in various industries, employee benefit Read More…

NJ EQUAL PAY ACT – RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who made “equal pay for equal work” a signature campaign promise, signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act ( the “Equal Pay Act”). The Equal Pay Act greatly expands the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) by requiring equal pay for all employees Read More…

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