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School’s out, and here come all the seasonal hires!

04/19/2018
Payroll managers whose companies take on summer hires know the feeling. Questions about W-4s and I-9s from new members of the taxpaying community are just the beginning. Use this checklist to bring order to the summer hiring process.

Company events still deductible, IRS clarifies

04/19/2018
The deductibility of costs incurred for company events, such as a Christmas party, is covered under tax code Sections 274(e)(1) and (e)(4), which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn’t touch.

Establish process for verifying employment

04/17/2018
Verification of employment requests are not difficult to process, but you do need a formal system for responding to them.

DOL pilots PAID program for some FLSA violations

03/20/2018
Some employers will soon be able to avoid the hefty penalties and double damages that usually result when the government discovers violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

What to tell employees about tax reform and 2018 withholding

01/17/2018

The rushed passage of tax reform legislation at the end of 2017 means employees now have little reliable guidance on how to manage income tax withholding on their 2018 pay. Here’s a framework for fielding withholding-related questions. 

2018 standard auto mileage rate increases 1¢ per mile

01/03/2018

The IRS’ standard mileage rate, which you can use to reimburse employees who drive their own cars on business, increases to 54.5¢ a mile for 2018, up one penny from the 2017 rate.

REPORT: The 2017 Tax Reform Law: What HR, Payroll & Employers Need to Know

12/20/2017
In December 2017, Congress passed the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The law, colloquially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will have a far-reaching impact on both employers and employees. Specifically, employers confront an altered landscape when it comes to certain fringe benefits and pay […]

New tax law includes several key changes to employee benefits

12/20/2017

Major tax reform legislation just passed carries important changes for employers, HR and payroll departments.

Beware automatic deductions for meal times

11/09/2017

Take note if you automatically deduct meal periods from your hourly employees’ total hours worked: Although those deductions don’t violate the Fair Labor Standards Act, they can be dangerous.

Want fees with that? McDonald’s pays $1 mil

11/02/2017

The owners of 16 McDonald’s franchises in Pennsylvania have agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle charges they violated state law when they paid employees with fee-laden debit cards.

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