Major legislation that affects payroll and staffing in Washington state has been passed recently. Some of the new laws already rolled on January 1, 2020, while others will go into effect later this year. Legislation that spans changes to the minimum wage and exempt employee criteria, clarification of job duties, and issuance of paid family medical leave will add new complexities to HR functions and payroll calculations. These changes will affect operations across businesses of all sizes and compensation for a significant segment of the working population as well.
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On July 7, 2017, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2163, providing for a use tax notice and reporting requirement for remote sellers and extending economic nexus to the retailing business and occupation tax (B&O).
If you are a business owner selling products to consumers in a state where you have no physical presence, this case could open your business up to various taxing jurisdictions throughout the U.S. and require you to follow specific guidelines for collecting sales tax or reporting the use tax obligations of purchasers within the taxing jurisdiction.
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