During tax time many employees come to payroll and HR asking for copies of previous years tax documents, payroll stubs, and many more types of documentation. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if your company had a secure online portal where employees could access their personal data and documents, even from home, whenever they wanted to?
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:
Paying travel pay correctly can be difficult for even the most compliant of payroll departments. And since travel pay falls under both the federal and state wage and hour laws, the potential for lawsuits can be enormous. The main stumbling block to paying travel time correctly is not in understanding the rules, although they are […]
Being responsible for payroll that has employees located in different states is a difficult task. You must be familiar with the taxes, both on the state and local levels, as well as the wage and hour laws. But when an employee lives in one state and works in another or works in two or more […]
When teaching or speaking about a subject, I try to hone in on a key aspect of the entire topic to direct those learning the material where to focus in on it. If this key aspect can be made clear then all of the subject matter, most of the time, also comes right into focus. […]
A question I am often asked when I do child support webinars is “why?” Why is payroll responsible for collecting child support? Just how and where did the withholding of money for a citizen’s responsibilities to their child come within the purview of payroll? It all boils down to what is known as the […]
Fran Lebowitz once said, “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.” Obviously she never worked in payroll and never had to calculate the taxable wages for the personal use of a company vehicle. Because whether it is for the personal use of a company car commuting home each night […]
Paying an exempt employee’s salary would appear to be an easy payroll task. According FLSA rules to qualify as exempt, the employee must receive the same amount of wages week in and week out regardless of quality or quantity of work as long […]
Determining whether or not an employee can be categorized as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a process done daily by employers all across the United States. But by the very nature of the rules under the FLSA that must be interpreted and followed, it can be and often is an […]
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