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2019 Qualified Plan Cost of Living Increases, 2019 Social Security Taxable Wage Base

Posted on November 2, 2018, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

On November 1, 2018 the Internal Revenue Service announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the various qualified retirement plan limits. The vast majority of the limits shown below have increased from last year. Qualified Plan Limit …

Expanded Examination Cycle

The OCC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the FDIC published an interagency interim final rule effective August 29, 2018.  The interim final rule amends the regulations governing eligibility for an 18-month on-site examination cy…

October OSHA News in Brief – New Interpretation on Drug Testing and Safety Incentives, Targeting Employers Using Form 300A Data, and Limiting Inspection Warrants

Posted on November 6, 2018, Authored by Robert J. Reinertson
Robert J. Reinertson
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Three related developments on the OSHA front in October have implications for employers.  First, OSHA has walked back its previous interpretation of the anti-retaliation rule it implemented in 2016.  That rule prohibits employers from retaliating agai…

Farm Succession Planning

Posted on November 15, 2018, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

A huge number of baby boomers have created or continued successful family owned farms. As they approach retirement the future of those farms hinges on their ability to successfully transition to a next generation. Less than 30 percent of family farms suc…