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Oklahoma Short Term Disability Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Paige

It is vital to know enough about Oklahoma Short Term Disability Laws before you have to use them. No one expects to miss several weeks of work with an injury or illness but it happens fequently. Many employers offer disability insurance in a bundle package with other health insurance, but ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Short Term Disability Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Paige

You might not ever think about it, but what if you were injured or had an illness that left you unable to work. How would you survive financially while you were recovery? You may want to learn something about Pennsylvania Short Term Disability Laws before you have to access them. ... continue reading

New Hampshire Short Term Disability Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Paige

It is important to know where to look for answers to disability questions before you become disabled. You may not be thinking about what would happen if you had an injury or illness right now but if you wait until you are hurt, it will be too late. Know your ... continue reading

Rhode Island Short Term Disability Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Paige

An injury or illness can knock you out of commission for weeks or months at a time. You could be in the hospital, or recovering from surgery at home for a long time. Before you have to search for information while you are trying to heal, learn about Rhode Island ... continue reading

Vermont Business Corporation Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Ava

All corporations that conduct business in Vermont are required to follow the Vermont business corporation laws. In order for a business to become incorporated in Vermont, that business must file articles of incorporation with the Vermont Secretary of State. When filing, a business can choose to become one of three ... continue reading

Utah Business Corporation Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Ava

The Utah business corporation laws are required to be followed by any corporation that wishes to conduct business in the state of Utah. These laws are meant to keep the corporate world fair and organized. Without the Utah business corporation laws, the corporate world would most likely descend into a ... continue reading

Iowa Self-Employment Tax Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

In my research on Iowa Self Employment Tax Laws, I found a couple of specific items that may be of interest to Iowa businesses and individuals, as well as to most self-employed persons in the U.S.  For self-employed persons in 2005, 100% of the total of health insurance and eligible ... continue reading

Indiana Self Employment Tax Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

I hope this short summary of Indiana Self Employment Tax Laws will be of help to you.  The self-employment tax is similar to the Social Security taxes and Medicare taxes withheld from the pay of wage earners.  The difference is that self-employed people report their taxes and pay directly to ... continue reading

Illinois Self Employment Tax Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

Self-employment taxes are those that you must file for yourself.  When you work for someone else as an employee, the Social Security amounts and Medicare amounts are included in the figures that the company reports for the worker.

As a self-employed person (sole proprietor, partner etc.) you must report ... continue reading

Idaho Self Employment Tax Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

You are considered self-employed for tax purposes if you are the sole proprietor of your business or work as an independent contractor.  Generally, an independent contractor has the responsibility for how the work will be done, unlike an employee who is under the direction of the employer.

It may ... continue reading

Hawaii Self Employment Tax Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

I hope this short summary of Hawaii Self Employment Tax Laws will be of help to you.  In my research on this subject, I found that the State of Hawaii provides some simple and direct information about withholding taxes and business taxes.  The bottom line in Hawaii and in most ... continue reading

Georgia Self Employment Tax Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Courtney

The basics of self-employment tax are income is the net profit from a business or profession, for those who are a sole proprietor, a member of a partnership, or in certain limited liability corporations.  Self-employment tax money is used to pay Social Security and Medicare benefits, which are reported on ... continue reading

New York Short Term Disability Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Paige

New York Short Term Disability Laws are in place to give you a safety net if you have an injury or an illness that prevents you from working.  You probably are not expecting a sickness or injury that can keep you off of work for weeks or months, but this ... continue reading

New Jersey Short Term Disability Laws

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
Posted by Paige

New Jersey Short Term Disability Laws are designed to protect you if you are ever injured or have an illness that prevents you from working.  No one expects to incur a sickness or injury that keeps them off of work for weeks or months, but this happens often.  Most of ... continue reading

Arkansas Vacation Laws

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
Posted by Maya

With the holiday season right around the corner, this seems like a good time to talk about the laws regarding vacation pay. The laws actually differ depending on which state you live. For now, I’m going to discuss vacation pay laws in Arkansas.

Simply put, in Arkansas, vacation at ... continue reading

Texas Business Corporation Laws

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
Posted by Ava

Today I’d like to tell you a little bit about the Texas business corporation laws. More specifically, I’d like to explain to you a few of the benefits that go along with a business becoming a corporation. Being able to call your business a corporation lends automatic credibility to a ... continue reading

Georgia Estate Tax Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by James

Interested in Georgia Estate Tax Laws? Then you should stick around and read what I have to say, as I’ve recently done a bit of research.

I recently found out is that the Georgia estate tax doesn’t apply to decedents whose date of death is on or after January ... continue reading

Florida Estate Tax Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by James

What happens, under Florida Estate Tax Laws, when a non-resident of Florida has property in the state of Florida? I was wondering myself, so here’s what I’ve found out.

Real property, including tangible property as well as intangible property having a business situs as well as stocks, bonds, debentures, ... continue reading

Delaware Estate Tax Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by James

Just wanted to get on here and share what I know about Delaware Estate Tax Laws. What I recently learned was that a tax is imposed upon the transfer of the property of every decedent who is a resident of Delaware at the time of their death.

According to ... continue reading

Connecticut Estate Tax Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by James

Hi there, and please stick around if you are interested in learning something about Connecticut Estate Tax Laws. I’ve recently been doing a little research, and would love to share with you what I’ve learned.

First of all, I’ve been looking into whether or not having an estate plan ... continue reading

Colorado Estate Tax Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by James

Do you have an interest in Colorado Estate Tax Laws? Then you should stick around and read what I have to say, as I’ve recently done a bit of research.

Something I found out is that the Colorado estate tax doesn’t apply to decedents whose date of death is ... continue reading

Alabama Vacation Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Maya

The holiday season is right around the corner, and many people will be taking vacation time off from work to spend time with family and friends. But what are your rights when it comes to vacation time in the workplace as an employee, and as an employer, what are you ... continue reading

Wyoming Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Wyoming offers few protections for workers under state law. The law does, however, require that workers on public works projects be paid 1.5 times their usual wage when they work over 8 hours in a day, or over 40 hours in a week. This includes projects sponsored by any city, ... continue reading

Wisconsin Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Wisconsin offers more protection for workers than nearly any other state. While employers in most other states can require that an employee work 7 days per week, that is not so in Wisconsin.

Under the Wisconsin mandatory overtime laws, an employee must receive at least one day off in ... continue reading

West Virginia Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

West Virginia is a state in the forefront on the fight for nurse’s rights.

Under the West Virginia mandatory overtime laws, a hospital may not compel a nurse to work overtime if the nurse believes that doing so would endanger the safety of patients and employees. This law applies to ... continue reading

Nebraska Short Term Disability Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Paige

You probably are not counting on being out of work for an illness or injury for any amount of time.  Unforeseen injuries and illnesses can pop up at the worst time and hinder your abilities for weeks or even months.  By the time you think about how you are going ... continue reading

Washington Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

Washington is one of the very few states where an employee may request “comp” time, or compensatory time off work, instead of overtime pay. In most states and under federal law, only government employees, or those who are employed by non-profit agencies, may take comp time in lieu of being ... continue reading

Virginia Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

The New World Restaurant group was recently fined for not paying overtime to almost 10,000 employees in coffee shops in Virginia and across the nation.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division began an investigation of New World in Arlington, where it found that the company was ... continue reading

Vermont Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

If you work in a hospital, public health center, nursing home, or maternity home in Vermont, the 8/80 rule for overtime applies to you. It also applies to employees in therapeutic community residences and community care homes. This means you are entitled to overtime pay after working 8 hours in ... continue reading

Utah Mandatory Overtime Laws

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
Posted by Tamara

One of the most confusing aspects of federal and state overtime law is the issue of “exempt” versus “non-exempt” employees. It’s an important distinction, because non-exempt employees are eligible for overtime pay, while exempt employees are not.

Even the federal courts seemed confused. A federal appeals court found that ... continue reading