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Payroll

Exempt salary limit regs slated for July release

03/07/2016
July 2016 is the target date for the Department of Labor’s final regulations that increase the guaranteed weekly salary employees must earn to be considered exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Final regs address affordable, minimum value health coverage

03/03/2016
If your health plan is affordable and provides minimum value, employees who buy individual health insurance on the exchanges can’t qualify for the premium tax credit, and you’re off the hook for a free-rider penalty.

As work evolves, do old pay rules still apply?

03/02/2016
Technology and new ways of doing things sometimes clash with old laws and regulations. Take, for example, the Fair Labor Standards Act rules on who is an exempt employee.

March 2016: Employer’s business tax calendar

02/29/2016
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

FICA refunds due on ‘excess’ mass transit fringes

02/29/2016
Congress’ retroactive reinstatement of parity between mass transit benefits and employer-provided parking is no favor to Payroll.

A sample request form for corrected/reissued 2015 W-2s

02/22/2016
Here is a form you can use when employees request a corrected or reissued W2.

Technology bytes; the FLSA bites harder

02/22/2016
Odds are your company has a website. If you’re thinking of enhancing that website, say, with employee-written blogs, be careful. A federal trial court provided a stark reminder of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s rule that nonexempts can’t volunteer any time to their employers when it ruled that a nonexempt who volunteered to write a company blog can pursue her claim for unpaid overtime.

Title VII and Payroll make uneasy bedfellows

02/22/2016
Just how far does Payroll have to go to accommodate an employee or job applicant’s religious beliefs under Title VII, the federal antidiscrimination law?

Ignore new IRS notices at your peril

02/19/2016
Last fall, the IRS launched a new pilot program, called the Early Interaction Initiative. This initiative is designed to help employers catch up on their payment and reporting responsibilities.

IRS releases a potpourri of ACA guidance

02/17/2016
The IRS has released guidance covering an assortment of issues under the Affordable Care Act, including how certain cafeteria plan flex contributions affect affordability, adjustments to the affordability safe harbors and penalty relief for failing to file correct Forms 1095-C/1094-C or 1095-B/1094-B.