Payroll Management

Ineffective payroll management and shoddy payroll systems can result in personal liability (including JAIL TIME) for non-compliance.

Business Management Daily helps our readers with information on payroll processing and tips on timesheets that will help you to implement payroll programs that pay off.

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Q: We’re a property management company. Nonexempt employees must remain on-call at night and during the weekend to handle emergencies. Usually all they have to do is call the plumber or another service provider. If an employee receives a text or call, is that time compensable? Does the length of the call have any impact on whether the time is compensable?
There is such a thing as being too clever by half, when it comes to enforcing the group health mandates of the Affordable Care Act. The IRS and its sister agencies have been putting out fires caused by promoters who claim compliance with the law through a hyper-technical reading of its provisions. Here’s the latest.
Retribution was swift and merciless for Luzerne County, Pa.’s payroll administrator after 1,400 county employees failed to receive paychecks on the final Friday morning of November last year. County Manager Robert Lawton fired the man while he was out on approved vacation.
The IRS has issued final regulations that cover how group plans’ design affects affordability.
Who are the usual suspects? Employees who call every year, saying they lost their W-2s and could you please give them new ones now, because April 15 is, really, just weeks away. Here are some tips for managing the reissued W-2 process.
Q. We allow employees to begin working without handing in the documentation we require, such as reference letters. (We always have legal documentation, such as I-9s and W-4s) Are we legally allowed to hold an employee’s paycheck until their personnel file is complete?
Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m., March 8, 2015. Graveyard-shift workers, therefore, will actually work only seven hours that day.
Use Forms W-2c/W-3c to correct errors in your 2014 W-2s. The earlier you fix errors, the less likely it is you’ll be penalized by the IRS. Although e-filers have until the end of this month to file original W-2s (paper forms were due March 2), even those few weeks may not be enough to get off the W-2c hook, if errors are discovered after filing.
When an employee needs a new W2, make sure to print out and use this to ensure the process is documented.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear King v. Burwell, which is an appeal from the 4th Circuit regarding whether the Affordable Care Act’s premium tax credits are available to all eligible individuals, regardless of whether they purchase health insurance through a state or federal exchange.
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