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Friday wrap: The ghosts of pandemic relief rise again, DOL wants to know about long covid and more

Payroll news you can use, from pandemic relief repayment to long covid—to working for the IRS!

More of your employees can now use Labor Department’s Timesheet App

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on June 30 launched an Android-compatible app to help employees track work hours, break time and overtime hours and calculate how much they should be paid.

State, local minimum wages set to increase on July 1

Be prepared for these changes.

Friday wrap: standard mileage rate, Social Security taxable wage base, more

Your Friday round-up of payroll-related news

The wage-and-hour risks of rounding time

The DOL says employers should discourage “major discrepancies” between “clock records and actual hours worked.” In other words, frequent and repeated rounding could call into question the accuracy of an employer’s overall time records. So what’s an employer to do?

Inflation effect: HSA contribution limits to increase in 2023

The IRS has announced a significant jump in the amount employees can contribute to health savings accounts that are tied to high-deductible health plans. It’s tacit recognition from the federal government that the inflation that has rocked the economy will probably continue well into 2023.

Uh oh, crypto’s creep into your workplace is causing very real concerns

Working through the intricacies of cryptocompensation, bit by Bitcoin.

Hiring summer employees? Don’t overheat, chill out!

Being summer savvy means planning how to handle summer hires, their paperwork and their questions. Instead of simmering in the heat, use this checklist to bring order to the summer hiring process.

Last Friday wrap in March: No more expired List B docs for I-9 purposes, telehealth returns and more

In which we cover college coaches’ compensation, I-9 forms, telehealth coverage, IRS training and payroll trouble for the foreign service.

Software glitch not enough for penalty abatement

Nothing is perfect, even tax filing software. Through a programming glitch, it can, for example, fail to file your information returns. Warning: You’re still liable for failure-to-file penalties. One employer must now persuade the Tax Court otherwise.