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.
Companies today have two options for paying their employees: outsource their payroll or bring it in-house. Companies are often drawn to payroll outsourcing by their promises of saving the company time, money and resources. However, those companies quickly find the hidden…
Summer officially begins on June 20, bringing with it longer days, rising temperatures, and the hiring of thousands of seasonal and temporary employees. Although the additional help can be very beneficial for companies, it also produces additional liabilities for a company - specifically the payroll department.
According to the IRS, the new draft of Form W-4 that they scrapped last September is being replaced with a new new draft which should be released by May 31, 2019. Get the details here.
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Sometimes overtime is paid at one-and-a-half times an employee's regular hourly rate...but sometimes it's more complicated than that. Watch this free pre-recorded 30- minute webinar to refresh yourself on OT calculations.
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