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Payroll

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

10/03/2018
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?

10/03/2018
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

09/24/2018
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

08/27/2018
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

08/16/2018
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.

Supreme Court: Public sector workers can’t be forced to pay union fees

06/27/2018
Expect the decision to substantially weaken public-sector unions—which traditionally support Democratic candidates—as this ruling likely means the unions will likely see a large drop in funding.

Fix it fast: How to handle an uncashed paycheck

05/17/2018
Your options: You can either void uncashed checks or hold them open on your books. Hiccup: Banks generally won’t honor checks that are older than six months, so your employees won’t be happy either.

School’s out, and here come all the seasonal hires!

04/19/2018
Payroll managers whose companies take on summer hires know the feeling. Questions about W-4s and I-9s from new members of the taxpaying community are just the beginning. Use this checklist to bring order to the summer hiring process.

Company events still deductible, IRS clarifies

04/19/2018
The deductibility of costs incurred for company events, such as a Christmas party, is covered under tax code Sections 274(e)(1) and (e)(4), which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn’t touch.

Establish process for verifying employment

04/17/2018
Verification of employment requests are not difficult to process, but you do need a formal system for responding to them.
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