All Items: Payroll

  • Georgia Law Now Permits Wage Payment by Payroll Card

    15 May 2015

    Under a law change that is effective immediately, Georgia employers now have the option to pay employees by payroll card in addition to cash, check and direct deposit.

  • IRS Revises List of Private Delivery Services, Updates Postmark Date Rules

    13 May 2015

    In Notice 2015-38 the IRS has revised the list of designated private delivery services (designated PDSs) that employers filing federal tax forms, or other documents, with the IRS may use in order to be eligible for protection under the "timely mailing treated as timely filing/paying" rule of Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 7502. The Notice also updates and consolidates the rules for determining the postmark date for documents delivered by a designated PDS. These changes are effective May 6, 2015.

  • North Dakota Broadens PTO Forfeiture Provision

    06 May 2015

    An amendment to North Dakota's termination pay law makes it easier for private employers in the state to avoid paying out unused paid time off (PTO) to a terminating employee. Employers should review and update, if necessary, their PTO and final pay policies in light of this change in the law before it goes into effect, and notify employees of any changes as well.

  • District of Columbia Increases Inspections, Ensures Wage Theft Law Compliance

    24 April 2015

    The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) has launched an outreach program called the "Zip Code Project" in order to ensure employer implementation of, and compliance with, District of Columbia employment laws, including the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act.

  • Michigan Garnishment Reform Law Eases Employer Burdens

    23 April 2015

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed two bills into law (H.B. 4119 and H.B. 4120) that reform the state's creditor garnishment process in favor of employers. The new law will apply to garnishment orders issued after September 30. It does not apply to child support orders or state tax levies.

  • Form 941-X and Instructions Updated for 2015

    06 April 2015

    Employers are required to use Form 941-X to correct errors they have made on a previously filed Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return. Employers must file Form 941-X on paper and use a separate copy for each Form 941 they wish to correct.

  • FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Benefits Rule on Hold

    27 March 2015

    A federal district court has granted a request by the State of Texas to temporarily block implementation of a final Department of Labor (DOL) regulation requiring Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits to be extended to same-sex couples legally married in a state that recognizes such marriages, even if they live in a state that does not recognize such marriages. The final regulation would have gone into effect today if not for the stay granted by the court.

  • OCSE Updates Child Support Withholding Information for Employers

    18 March 2015

    To help employers comply with employees' child support withholding orders, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has issued updated information regarding the process of lump-sum payment reporting and the states that now use the electronic income withholding order (e-IWO). The OCSE has also released a report on its 2014 Employer Symposium.

  • Supreme Court Sets Same-Sex Marriage Argument Date

    13 March 2015

    The Supreme Court has set April 28 as the date it will hear arguments that could decide the fate of same-sex marriage nationwide. The Court will hear four consolidated cases in Obergefell v. Hodges involving same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • IRS Proposes Guidance on Employee Consents to FICA Refund Claims, Requests Comments

    19 February 2015

    The IRS has issued a proposed Revenue Procedure that provides employer guidance on employee consents used to support FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax overpayment refund claims, excluding overpayments of Additional Medicare Tax.

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