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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.

DOL raises penalties for 2022

The Department of Labor has announced the 2022 inflation adjustments to penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

OSHA throws in the towel on the shot mandate, at least for now

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Jan. 13 ruling, OSHA has withdrawn its vaccinate-or-test emergency temporary standard, but that’s not the end of the story.

Paying with 91,500 pennies draws DOL’s attention—and more charges

A Georgia business owner is being sued for retaliation after delivering a former employee’s final pay in the form of 91,500 oil-covered pennies dumped in the man’s driveway.

DOL issues final tip credit rule

A new final rule from the DOL prohibits employers from paying tipped workers a sub-minimum wage if they perform non-tip-producing work more than 20% of the time.

Amazon’s leave fiasco could trigger worker skepticism

Amazon got lots of public heat last week after a New York Times report detailed major glitches in the company’s handling of employees’ paid and unpaid leave. The result: Paycheck errors shortchanged workers at nearly 180 Amazon locations for years.