By guest blogger, Vicki Lambert of ThePayrollAdvisor.com The IRS is required, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork (pause for giggles from Payroll Professionals) to invite the public to comment on either proposed or continuing information collections. This is all part of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This time around it is forms […]
Lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act have increased by more than 300% since 2000 and is one of the fastest growing areas of employment law litigation. Are you 100% certain that you are compliant in paying your employees correctly?
Are you concerned about payroll compliance? With new requirements as a result of the Affordable Care Act and other frequently-introduced complex legislation, even the most conscientious employer could find themselves a victim of unintended violations and unexpected litigation. The best solution? Ascentis Payroll, a web-based payroll processing solution that is monitored and automatically updated by […]
With Ascentis’ paperless open enrollment you can publish benefits content to the Web or company intranet rather than distributing a thick packet of information and forms and holding multiple meetings. Ascentis Self-Service gives your company a centralized database of benefits information which is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-use resource for employees needing answers.
The small business health care tax credit was included in the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010. Under the ACA, eligible small employers can claim the credit for 2010 through 2013 and for two additional years beginning in 2014.
On February 12, 2014, the Treasury Department issued a “Fact Sheet and Final Regulations” that clarified the compliance landscape of the Affordable Care Act.
Time consuming manual new hire processes often leave HR managers with a stack of paper for each new employee. Many documents are involved in the hiring process, from resumes and applications to legally required forms such as W-4s and I-9s. These documents must be processed into systems or spreadsheets, and then shared with other departments such as payroll.
HR Compliance Risk: Rising Costs, Litigation Risk, and Limited Resources – It’s enough to keep you up at night.
Even the most compliance conscientious employer who meets the often-changing interpretations of specific regulations may encounter unexpected litigation and find their efforts fruitless. The best defense against an alleged violation is a watertight reporting system and automatic documentation of everything related to a specific case.
As you know, effective midnight last night, the US government shut down until the next appropriations authorization is passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. The length of this shutdown is totally unclear at this point. The implications for the government shutdown on various aspects of your human resource and payroll processes are listed below:
Determining whether employees qualify as full-time (FTE) for purposes of the ACA is complex, at best. While the actual requirement to provide insurance to full time employees (or pay specified penalties) doesn’t take effect for most employers until 2014, the record-keeping period, both for determining large employer status and for determining coverage eligibility by employee, runs throughout 2013.
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