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Guidance fleshes out paid FMLA tax credit

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a tax credit for paid leave provided during 2018 and 2019. The IRS has now addressed key issues related to this tax credit.

Snapshot: Another record-breaking year for collecting back pay

In each of the last five years, the Department of Labor has increased the amount of unpaid wages it has collected on behalf of workers.

Download this all-states chart on time-off-to-vote laws

Make sure you’re giving employees the maximum time off required to cast their votes.

DOL’s PAID program renewed through March

Buoyed by news of record recoveries of wage underpayments in the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced it will continue its pilot Payroll Audit Independent Determination program—known as PAID—for another six months.

Minimum wage for federal contractors goes up in 2019

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, employers performing work on federal contracts must pay workers $10.60 per hour.

What rules apply for paying an employee who has passed away?

Q. If a worker dies, could we still have to pay his or her wages earned before the time of his or her death?

What are the rules for paying an employee who cannot be located?

Q. One of our workers has gone missing. Could we still have to pay him for the time he worked before he disappeared?

SSA reinstates employer no-match letters

The Social Security Administration is again sending no-match letters, called Educational Correspondence Announcements, to employers that file W-2s on which employees’ names and Social Security numbers don’t match its records. Warning: W-2s with these mismatches may also garner penalties from the IRS.

Accurate pay statements: your responsibility

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure employees receive accurate wage statements with each paycheck. That’s true even if the employee hasn’t provided an accurate accounting of time worked.

How to successfully navigate payroll overpayments

Recouping overpayments from employees can be a good experience, but often isn’t. Here’s some guidance from Barbara Youngman and LaTisha O’Neal to attendees at the American Payroll Association’s 36 Annual Congress in May.