All Items: Payroll

  • Federal Standard Per Diem Rates Increase for Fiscal Year 2017

    Date:
    August 23, 2016

    The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced the per diem rates that apply to the lower 48 Continental United States (CONUS) for the federal government's fiscal year 2017, which begins October 1, 2016.

  • EEO-1 Reports Are Due September 30, Changes Coming Next Year

    Date:
    August 5, 2016

    The September 30, 2016, due date for employers to file their annual EEO-1 reports with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is fast approaching. Although it is business as usual this year, changes in the information required to be reported and the due date of the report are likely starting with 2017 reports.

  • Uniform Wage Garnishment Law Would Streamline Process for Employers

    Date:
    July 20, 2016

    The Uniform Law Commission has released a draft Uniform Wage Garnishment Act (UWGA) which, if enacted by state legislatures, would streamline and ease employer administration of creditor garnishments by standardizing many elements that now vary by state law.

  • ACA Electronic Information Return Filing Deadline Is June 30

    Date:
    June 27, 2016

    The IRS is urgently reminding self-insured employers, applicable large employers and providers of health coverage that the due date to electronically file information returns in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is this week - on June 30. This includes electronic filing of the 1094 and 1095 series of forms.

  • HR Compliance Changes Take Effect July 1; Trends Include Minimum Wage, Military Leave and Payroll Updates

    Date:
    June 21, 2016

    HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.

  • Connecticut Payroll Card Law to Take Effect

    Date:
    June 13, 2016

    A new law taking effect in Connecticut on October 1 will allow employers the convenience of paying employees by payroll card. Previously, this method of wage payment was not permitted, and employers in the state could pay employees only in cash, by check or direct deposit.

  • IRS Discusses Tax Treatment of Wellness Program Benefits

    Date:
    June 10, 2016

    The IRS has released a Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum discussing the tax treatment of wellness program benefits and employer reimbursement of premiums provided on a pretax basis under a ยง 125 cafeteria plan (under the Internal Revenue Code - IRC).

  • Paid Sick Leave Expanding Into Los Angeles and Chicago

    Date:
    April 27, 2016

    Los Angeles and Chicago employers may need to comply with new sets of paid sick leave rules based on proposed amendments to local minimum wage ordinances - perhaps as early as this summer.

  • Oregon Tightens Pay Statement Requirements to Help Deter Wage Theft

    Date:
    April 11, 2016

    A new Oregon law will require an employer to include some additional information on employees' pay statements than is currently required, starting January 1, 2017. The new law aims to deter wage theft by codifying and tightening up the pay statement requirements that were previously found only in the Oregon Administrative Rules.

  • Form W-2 Cybercriminals Target HR and Payroll

    Date:
    March 1, 2016

    HR and payroll professionals are falling prey to a current phishing scheme that lures them to respond to emails purportedly sent by company executives requesting private employee information, the IRS warned today. The scam tricks those in HR and payroll into emailing private employee data, such as Forms W-2 containing employees' Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other personally identifiable information to cybercriminals.

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