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How I learned to stop worrying and love payroll

Payroll isn’t for the faint of heart. Between federal and state taxes, and federal and state wage and hour law, there’s a lot to worry about.

IRS alerts Payroll and HR pros to W-2 phishing scheme

The IRS warns Payroll and HR pros that a phishing email scheme has emerged that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on employees.

Exempt salary limit regs slated for July release

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

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?

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

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

FICA refunds due on ‘excess’ mass transit fringes

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

Here is a form you can use when employees request a corrected or reissued W2.

Technology bytes; the FLSA bites harder

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.