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Payday lenders continue to cause payroll headaches

05/24/2016
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

05/23/2016
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:

2016 All-States Chart on Vacation Pay/Termination Laws

05/20/2016
This month’s chart lists states’ laws on Vacation Pay on Termination Laws.

E-pay & direct deposit: Know your new options

05/16/2016
These days, most employees have their pay deposited directly into their bank accounts. Most isn’t all, however.

In the Payroll mailbag this month ...

05/12/2016
Mother’s Day, college graduations, tough payroll questions. Just par for the course, really.

Midyear changes allowed for 401(k) safe harbor plans

05/10/2016
If you don’t want the hassle of annual 401(k) plan discrimination testing, you can adopt a 401(k) safe harbor plan. But there have always been limitations on these plans. The IRS has now eliminated one huge obstacle.

Courts: Flexibility is key to determining intern status

05/06/2016
College students who are currently packing up their frat houses and dorm rooms will soon be knocking on your door, résumés in hand, looking for summer internships.

Benefit plans may be amended to favor same-sex spouses

05/04/2016
The IRS disposed of most of the payroll issues regarding same-sex spouses in 2013 and 2014. Nevertheless, it’s issued guidance on the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Proposed regs implement paid sick leave

05/02/2016
If you’re a government contractor that pays the higher minimum wage to nonexempt employees who work on federal contracts, proposed regulations would also have you on the hook to provide seven days of paid sick leave to the same nonexempt employees, and to your exempt employees, too.

Summertime is here again! Here are your payroll procedures

05/02/2016
The paperwork generated by summer hires doesn’t have to snow you under. These tips will help you tame the hiring process.

May 2016: Employer's business tax calendar

04/30/2016
Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Abandoned pay stub leads to EPA suit

04/28/2016
A forgotten pay stub wound up costing an Irving trucking company $45,000.

From direct deposit to paycards: E-pay options abound

04/28/2016
More than halfway into the second decade of the 21st century, it should come as no surprise that most employees have their pay deposited directly into their bank accounts.

2016 All-States Chart on Direct Deposit/Paycards

04/26/2016
This month’s chart lists states’ laws on Direct Deposits and Paycards.

Bad records nix deductions for kids' wages

04/25/2016
Kids are expensive. So wouldn’t it be great if you could pay them to do their chores and deduct those payments as wages? But you can’t.
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