Q: When employees marry, is it a legal requirement that we wait to change their names in the payroll system until they present new Social Security cards with the name change, or can we rely on their marriage licenses to make those changes?
Things return to a more normal pace after Labor Day. But normal for Payroll is still hectic. If you take a few minutes now to complete the items on this checklist, you’ll have an easy start to year-end 2014.
This is your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.
The IRS isn’t planning on changing how it administers the ACA’s premium tax credit, said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Koskinen was reacting to dueling federal appellate court decisions on eligibility for the credit, both issued on July 22.
Under proposed regulations, the minimum wage for employees who work on new or renewed federal contracts or subcontracts, including employees with disabilities who work under special certificates, will increase to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25 an hour, beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Final regs should be released shortly. Here are the contracts to be covered.
The American Payroll Association’s 32nd Annual Congress revealed fixes and solutions in some potentially dangerous gray areas.
A court has ruled that an employer committed an unfair labor practice when its confidentiality clause prohibited employees from discussing their wages.
When the IRS knocks on your company’s door with a wage levy against an employee, don’t pretend there’s no one home. A federal trial court has ruled that a company that ignored an IRS wage levy is on the hook for the levied amount—plus a 50% penalty.
Question: We have weekly-paid employees who regularly work four consecutive weeks and then take two weeks off. As a result, some have trouble maintaining their monthly child support obligations. How might we work with the state agencies to accommodate our pay frequency so employees don’t end up in arrears?
Correcting withholding errors in the 0.9% additional Medicare tax added by the Affordable Care Act continues to cause some confusion, since these corrections don’t follow the regular FICA correction rules. An updated frequently-asked-questions document from the IRS provides details on how to correct withholding errors in the additional Medicare tax.