All Items: Payroll

  • Indiana Local Income Tax Reform Effective Soon

    Date:
    September 13, 2016

    The Indiana Department of Revenue has issued guidance regarding changes in the nonresident local income tax rate and the structure of the local income tax rates in general, effective January 1, 2017.

  • New Jersey to Terminate Reciprocal Withholding Agreement With Pennsylvania

    Date:
    September 7, 2016

    On September 2, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave 120 days' required notice of intent to end the state's 40-year-old reciprocal income tax withholding agreement with Pennsylvania. If New Jersey follows through, the agreement will terminate at the end of 2016, and will affect employers and employees in both states.

  • Final IRS Regulations Define Marriage in Gender-Neutral Terms

    Date:
    September 6, 2016

    On September 2, the IRS released immediately effective final regulations that define the term "spouse" in a gender-neutral manner under federal law. The regulations follow up on two Supreme Court decisions that have recognized same-sex marriage at the federal and state levels since 2013.

  • California Launches Online System for Reporting Labor Law Violations

    Date:
    September 2, 2016

    California's Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Labor Standards Enforcement have launched an online system for reporting labor law violations. The agency anticipates the system will provide real-time leads for investigation or enforcement.

  • State Payroll Deduction Auto-IRAs Authorized by DOL

    Date:
    September 1, 2016

    In the interest of encouraging retirement savings to protect the economic security of older Americans, the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued a final rule guiding states on how to design payroll deduction savings initiatives with automatic employee enrollment (auto-IRAs) without being preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The final rule also provides guidance to the employers that eventually may be required to offer such programs to employees.

  • 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.

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