June 2016: Employer's business tax calendar

Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Special analysis: Severance policies may be ERISA plans

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about with withholding and reporting taxes, federal appellate courts have recently chimed in on whether and how ERISA, the federal benefits law, applies to severance pay policies.

That didn't take long: GOP seeks to overturn rules

Two efforts are already underway in Congress to block the Department of Labor’s new rules raising the white-collar overtime salary threshold.

Business interests pan DOL rule doubling overtime salary threshold

The Department of Labor’s May 18 announcement of final rules on white-collar overtime eligibility drew swift reaction.

California's $15 minimum wage is here, compliance dates are coming

In March, the California legislature approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage.

California paid family leave expansion becomes law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation increasing the wage replacement rate under California’s paid family leave program.

ICE gives advice for internal Form I-9 audits

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE for short, has provided guidance for employers that want to conduct internal audits of their I-9 forms.

Worker satisfaction at highest level in 10 years

More U.S. workers seem to be satisfied with their jobs than at any time since 2005. But do they have everything they want?

Payday lenders continue to cause payroll headaches

Payday lenders offer low-income employees a tantalizing proposition: Here’s the money you need right now. They don’t mention the usurious interest rates.

6 tips for handling summer hire payroll paperwork

The paperwork generated by summer hires doesn’t have to get you hot under the collar. These tips will help you tame the hiring process:

When will baby boomers retire?

Boomers apparently are ready to work as long as possible.

2016 All-States Chart on Vacation Pay/Termination Laws

This month’s chart lists states’ laws on Vacation Pay on Termination Laws.

High Court rules: Class actions, contraceptives

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 struck a minor blow against class-action lawsuits and took a pass on a case that could have dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act. Both cases could have had a substantial effect on some HR operations.

Workers discover best way to give themselves a raise

Many employers feel they need to switch jobs to make more money.

OT rules are here! 5 steps you must take now

If you aren’t already geared up to respond to the Department of Labor’s new rules on white-collar overtime, you are already way behind.
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