Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Labor joined together in 2019 with a reciprocal agreement aimed at protecting employers and employees whose business crosses state lines.
According to the IRS, they expect almost 2 million taxpayers’ ITINs to expire December 31, 2019. Get the details here.
In an effort to fight wage-theft, Illinois has established The Worker Protection Unit.
RS Pub 15 (Circular E) instructs employers to withhold a flat 22% for federal income tax when supplemental wages like a bonus are paid separately from any regular wages. But what should you do if your employee asks you to withhold at a higher rate so that they won't be underwithheld?
On July 15, Minnesota's governor approved new legislation which now considers some actions by employers to be "wage theft", which can be punishable as felonies. Get the details here.
The Department of Labor has implemented the nationwide Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program and is encouraging employers to participate. Get the details here.
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Clients using Abra Suite will need to transition to a new HCM/HRIS/Payroll solution before third quarter 2020! Learn what this means for you and how Optimum can help.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of FMLA in a 12-month period for qualifying events. Get the details here.
By September 30, 2019, over 60,000 employers will be required to submit 2017 and 2018 pay information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Get the details here.
As of May 14, 2019, Oregon regulations have been updated so that all employers in the state are now required to provide their employees with “reasonable rest periods” in order to express milk.
Even though there will be a revised Form W-4 released in 2020, it will not be mandatory that employees fill out a new one unless they change their withholding amounts after 2019. According to the IRS, the new withholding methods should be closely in line with what employees have been accustomed to on prior Forms W-4.
Today's alternative workforce of part timers, contractors and freelancers is making an explosive impact on the modern economy. Check out this short 30-minute webinar about payroll and HR in a gig economy.
The State of Oregon recently introduced their new Oregon Payroll Reporting System (OPRS) web based application.
Employers must provide their Massachusetts employees written notice describing the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program by May 31, 2019. Get the details here.
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