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Compensation & Benefits

Bill offers tax credit for paid leave

08/15/2017
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate would grant a 25% tax credit to companies that offer between two and 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Federal, state & local: Keep your mandatory posters up to date

08/09/2017
Minnesota employers are required to provide their employees with a dizzying array of information about their workplace rights. If you haven’t recently reviewed the posters hanging in your break room or above the time clock, now is a good time to make sure you’re in compliance with all posting requirements.

New York’s new paid family leave law: Your questions answered

08/03/2017
While we wait for final regulations implementing New York’s new law mandating paid family leave, here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about it.

Doubt cast on spousal benefits for same-sex couples

08/03/2017
The Texas Supreme Court on June 30 threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits.

What happens when payday is on a holiday?

08/02/2017
Q. Our wage payment deadline falls on the first Monday of September this year, which is Labor Day. By when must a company make payments to meet its deadline and avoid penalties when its payment date falls on a holiday?

Must we pay a premium on holidays?

08/02/2017
Q. I have chosen to keep my business open on Labor Day. Must I pay employees who work on Labor Day (and other holidays) premium holiday pay?

Do we have to close on Labor Day?

08/02/2017
Q. This is our busiest time of the year, and we really can’t afford to give our employees Labor Day off. Is it illegal to have employees work on Labor Day?

September 2017: Employer’s business tax calendar

07/27/2017
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Supreme Court: Hospitals’ pension plans are church plans

07/27/2017
In a significant win for these organizations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that defined benefit pension plans offered and maintained by hospitals associated with religious organizations are, nevertheless, church plans, which are excluded from ERISA, the federal benefits law.

In the Payroll Mailbag …

07/27/2017
Discipline and pay: Not a good combination … Can we tell employees to hurry up and cash their checks? … Are these bonuses includable in the regular rate? … Classification challenge for returning retirees