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Compensation & Benefits

Highest-paid interns take home serious coin

Many of the nation’s top employers value the internship experience so much that they are willing to pay handsomely for college students to work for them over the summer or for a semester.

July 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

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

In the Payroll Mailbag: June ’19

Lunch dates with officemates: Are they taxable or not? … Does the presence of a third party change taxation?

HR VP in the hot seat for 401(k) operational error

One vice president of HR is finding out the hard way that deviating from a 401(k) plan’s written terms can land you in court for breaching fiduciary duties

Explanation, please: IRS’ postmark/mailing rules

If you’re going to tussle with the IRS, it should be over a tax assessment, not whether your documents were filed on time.

Payroll news you can use, directly from the IRS

Here are digests of recently released official announcements from the IRS.

Federal courts flesh out Marinello’s limits

Under tax code Section 6672, you can be personally liable for your employer’s undeposited payroll taxes if you’re a responsible person who willfully fails to deposit those taxes.

SSA rolls out correction request letters for 2018

The Social Security Administration has begun mailing Employer Correction Request Letters to employers that e-filed at least one 2018 W-2 on which an employee’s name and Social Security number didn’t match. They’re commonly known as “no-match letters.”

More than half of employers working to fix pay equity

60% of employers say they’ve actively worked in recent years to address pay inequality, according to a new Korn Ferry/WorldatWork survey.

DOL opinion letter on FMLA timing muddies the waters

Employers must run FMLA leave concurrently with any paid leave an employee takes for an FMLA-qualifying condition, according to a new opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor.