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Compensation & Benefits

Misinformation may result in back benefits

02/04/2019
When employees get erroneous information about unemployment compensation eligibility and don’t file as a result, they may be eligible for back payments when they do file.

Ensure workers’ compensation appeal is received—not sent—within 30 days

02/04/2019
According to a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision, the appeal must have actually been received by the chief administrative law judge and the Commissioner of Labor and Industry by 4:30 p.m. on a state business day within 30 days after the party was served with the compensation judge’s decision.

Go to jail, get fired, collect unemployment anyway

01/31/2019
Employees who engage in misconduct generally aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits. But that doesn’t mean a blanket rule that calls for firing anyone who is incarcerated will automatically rule out unemployment compensation.

Social Security Administration no-match letters are back

01/29/2019
SSA no-match letters will be sent out for any discrepancy found on W-2 forms, whether or not the employer uses the government’s online E-Verify employment eligibility verification system.

4 key benefit trends to watch for in 2019

01/25/2019
Some of the benefit trends to watch this year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Study: Wellness programs depend on leaders’ support

01/22/2019
Employee wellness initiatives are more successful when organizational leaders are visibly supportive and involved, according to a new study of 1,000 employers.

Snapshot: Employers offering paid parental leave

01/22/2019
Paid parental leave is the law in a few states, but many employers now offer it as a matter of policy.

Economy recovered, but retirement savings didn’t

01/22/2019
The retirement savings levels of working-age Americans remain deeply inadequate despite the economic recovery, according to a study by the nonprofit National Institute on Retirement Security.

Regulations galore from the IRS, DOL and HHS!

01/17/2019
Here are digests of proposed regulations and related guidance issued by the IRS, the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

In the Payroll Mailbag: February ’19

01/17/2019
Are expenses paid directly to third parties still taxable? … Are parking stipends excludable as transportation fringes?