If you hire employees, you need to secure information for the mandatory records and forms you must complete. Visit the Hiring Employees page on IRS.gov and search for Form W-4 - Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.
Advocacy released the June-July 2015 edition of its newsletter, The Small Business Advocate. Highlighted in the newsletter is Advocacy's new research report, The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: A Preliminary Examination of Its Impact on Small Businesses, as well as a related issue brief, Patenting and Innovative Startups: Putting the America Invents Act in a Broader Economic Context.
On July 13, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint proposed rule, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2.” This proposed rule would further tighten greenhouse gas emission requirements for new Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty vehicles. It would also cover new trailers for the first time. The Office of Advocacy will host an Environmental Roundtable on this rule on July 29, 2015.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) published its proposed rule that amends the regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governing the “white collar” exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative and professional employees.