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Employer in hot water for completing fraudulent W-2s

Revenge W-2s and 1099s are never a good idea. If you have a beef with a former employee, it would be best to leave the Social Security Administration and the IRS out of it.

September 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

IRS will allow shortened SSNs on employees’ W-2 forms

Starting in 2021, the IRS will permit employers to shorten Social Security numbers that are printed on employees’ W-2 wage statements.

EEO-1 portal opens for pay data collection

The EEOC has opened the web portal employers must use to report compensation data required by the much-delayed component 2 of the annual EEO-1 report.

Oh no, anything but the permanent record!

The federal FMLA doesn’t cover employees who take time off for school visits or to care for kids who aren’t seriously ill but who must stay home from school. That’s the province of state laws.

Court rules California’s auto-IRA program is legal

A federal trial court has ruled that California’s Secure Choices law—which mandates that small employers that don’t already have retirement plans enroll employees into auto-deduction IRAs and withhold the contributions from their pay—isn’t an ERISA-covered retirement plan.

W-2 Box 9: On again, off again

The 2019 W-2 is largely unchanged. Box 9, however, is again shaded out.

In the Payroll Mailbag: August ‘19

Breaking down an employee’s travel time … Three questions on figuring the regular rate of pay

Payroll FYI: General interest letters from the IRS

The IRS is a prodigious publisher. Here are digests of three general interest letters.

Final regs cover duties of CPEOs and clients

Final regulations firm up the requirements for certified professional employer organization status and also affect clients’ relationships with CPEOs.