No changes to reporting health benefits on W-2s

If you filed at least 250 W-2s for 2015, you must report the aggregate cost of employees’ health benefits on their 2016 W-2s in Box 12 with Code DD.

Better pay, schedules may boost business

Need help persuading management that raising wages, providing steady schedules and offering training that may lead to promotions will benefit your organization?

Plan now for 2016 ACA information reporting

The IRS has released final Affordable Care Act information reporting forms—Forms 1095-C, 1094-C and 1095-B—for 2016 information reporting purposes.

In the Payroll Mailbag ...

Two employees, same name ... Withholding for employees who have met their tax liability

New salary level regs: T minus 30 days and counting

In one scant month, exempt employees who don’t earn at least $913 a week must be reclassified as overtime-eligible nonexempt employees. This is your final check to ensure that your systems and processes are functioning correctly.

EEOC tries once more to collect payroll data on EEO-1 form

The EEOC's second attempt to collect W-2 data on the EEO-1 form seems more payroll-friendly, as it relies on W-2, Box 1 data exclusively.

Tax-protesting employee gets 16 months in prison

Sixteen months in the federal slammer and a lifelong tag as a convicted felon are a high price to pay for filing W-4s on which exempt status was falsely claimed and 10 1040s on which $0 income was reported.

St. Paul paid sick leave law takes effect next July

St. Paul’s city council has unanimously approved the Earned Safe and Sick Time ordinance granting more than a week of paid sick leave to all employees in the city. The ordinance takes effect on July 1, 2017.

Custodial aide cleans up after equal pay complaint

The Montevideo, Minn. School District has settled an equal pay discrimination suit with the EEOC for $50,000.

Push for paid parental leave takes off

Prepare for the likelihood that soon, you may have to begin providing some form of paid leave.

Employment law in the news for New York employers

A recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board will affect New York colleges and universities. New state regulations will affect all employers that use paycards to pay their employees.

Senior HR executives earn less than other top brass

Corporate America’s highest-ranking HR executives earn significantly less than their C-Suite peers.

Snapshot: Moms rate employers low on ability to work from home

Less than half of working mothers say their employers make it easy enough to work from home when necessary.

Is use-it-or-lose-it vacation policy legal in Pa.?

Q. Our company’s vacation policy says that terminated employees are not paid for vacation days that they accrued during their employment. Is that legal?

Bank fiasco still paying learning dividends

The hits just keep coming for beleaguered banking giant Wells Fargo. What’s the lesson for employers?
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