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.
- Category: Compliance
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.
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.
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.
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.
On March 7, the Department of Labor announced a proposal which would make more American workers eligible for overtime pay. Get the details here.
Whether you are for or against legalizing marijuana, it is here to stay in one form or another and other states will soon follow the popular legalization trend. Read more about the impact this could have on your company here.
After a 30 day review period beginning February 7, 2019, a new limit for garnished wages takes effect. Get the details here.
Article 3 of the GDPR says that if you collect personal data or behavioral information from someone in an EU country, your company is subject to the requirements of the GDPR. Get the details to make sure you're compliant here.
California Labor Code has very strict regulations in regards to what can be withheld from an employee’s pay check. It is crucial that you make yourself familiar with these laws. Get the details here.
Don’t forget that the 2018 tax tables were not released until January 11, 2018, and employers were not required to put them in place until February 15, 2018. Find out what you need to know here.
Legislation To Ban Workplace Discrimination Based on Gender Identity and Expression Passed in New York
Gender identity and expression have now been added to the protected categories under New York state's anti-discrimination law with a newly passed bill which covers employment, housing and places of public accommodation. Get the details here.
The #MeToo movement now has employers laser-focused on sexual harassment in the workplace. As a result, California has passed a new anti-harassment legislation. Get the details here.
The OSHA 300-A, annual summary of job-related injuries and illnesses, must be posted in a common area of the workplace by February 1, 2019. Get the details here.
The IRS, states and localities issue updated publications regarding tax withholding, levy calculations, due dates, penalties and so much more. To make sure you are prepared for 2019, here are a few publications that are available for use on the IRS website...
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