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Compensation & Benefits

In the Payroll Mailbag: April ’19

03/21/2019
Too many child support orders for comfort ... Parsing the travel rules when employees aren’t away from home
Employment Law

DOL opinions on FMLA leave, volunteerism

03/21/2019
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new opinion letters addressing FMLA leave and compensation for employees who spend time volunteering.
Employee Relations

March Madness means camaraderie, at a cost

03/19/2019
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Hiring

Hiring projection lags slightly compared to 2018

03/19/2019
Hiring plans for 2019 are slightly less robust than they were last year, with 40% of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2019, and 47% looking to recruit part-timers.
HR Management

Lawsuit alert: Beware disciplining for infractions of seldom-enforced rules

03/15/2019
Sometimes, supervisors get frustrated with workers they consider trouble makers because they complain all the time. Those bosses need to think twice before they retaliate by strictly enforcing work rules—especially if they have often ignored those rules in the past.
Terminations

Need to lay off older employee? You can do so without violating age discrimination laws

03/06/2019
Eliminating an older worker’s job doesn’t necessarily mean you are committing age discrimination—as long as you don’t replace the worker with someone substantially younger.
Article Archives

Employer unaware of law change still owes penalty wages

5 things to know when you’re switching payroll vendors

IRS clarifies corporate SALT deductions

File Form 8994 to claim the paid FMLA tax credit

Just do it: Deposit your payroll taxes!

Final regs nix 20% QBI deduction for ex-employees

Building a smooth year-end process begins now

New OT rule: Bonuses may reduce liability

Does working a gig job rule out unemployment benefits?

What is a ‘public body’ for whistleblowing purposes?

Resist temptation to act on presumptions about pregnant employees’ abilities

Most self-medication with marijuana remains illegal, and is grounds for discharge

Accommodate lactation needs of new mothers

Support grows for mandatory paid leave plans

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