Overview: A growing employer trend over the past several years has been to integrate payroll within the HR department. So, now more than ever, HR managers need to understand all the complex issues and requirements involved in payroll tax law compliance in order to effectively oversee payroll processing and ultimately avoid costly penalties. This involves managing the following tasks, among many others:
Trends: The following are just a few of the important issues that will have an impact on payroll in 2015!
Author: Rena Pirsos, JD, Legal Editor
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 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.
This new Task guides an employer when sending an employee on an assignment abroad, from determining the type of assignment to planning for the return of the employee.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Arkansas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to legally required benefits.
In-depth review of the spectrum of North Dakota employment law requirements HR must follow with respect legally required benefits.
This new Task guides an employer through the process of adding a new hire to the payroll, from verifying an employee's right to work to ensuring proper withholdings.
The District of Columbia's Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 and its emergency amendments recently took effect. Several sections of XpertHR are affected and have been updated.
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.
All District of Columbia employers are required to give the Notice of Hire to employees upon hire and to current employees by May 27, 2015.
HR and legal considerations for employers regarding payroll.