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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Child support. Employers may be required to electronically receive child support withholding orders and medical support withholding orders. On em­­­­ployers’ consent, other state agencies may send ad­­ministrative orders electronically. (Ch. 61, L. 2011) Minimum wages. For 2012, the inflation-adjusted minimum wage increases to $7.65 an hour, from $7.35. Payment of wages. Beginning July 20, 2011, [...]
Leave. Employees who take a leave of absence for organ donation may take up to 30 business days in a one-year period; employees who donate bone marrow may take up to five business days in a one-year period. Employers may require employees to take a specified number of earned but unused days off for paid [...]
Minimum wages. For 2012, the inflation-adjusted minimum wage increases to $7.64 an hour, from $7.36. Unemployment insurance. Employers may make voluntary contributions by March 15. (H.B. 1288, L. 2011)
Family leave. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012—with the exception of certain manufacturing employers, tax-exempt employers and employers that provide comparable paid leave—employers that employed at least 50 service workers during any quarter of the preceding year must provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year. Employers may provide more leave than the [...]
Minimum wages. For 2012, the inflation-adjusted minimum wage increases to $7.67 an hour, from $7.35. Unemployment insurance. Employers can con­­tinue to pay their unemployment contributions in quar­terly installments through 2014. (Ch. 235, L. 2011)
Garnishment. The state supreme court has agreed with the State Bar of Georgia that a garnishment proceeding is a legal procedure, that only lawyers may represent corporations and, therefore, that a nonlawyer (i.e., an employer) that answers a garnishment summons is engaged in the unlicensed practice of law. Income tax withholding. The phrase “Internal Revenue [...]
Income tax withholding. The phrase “Internal Revenue Code” means the federal tax code in effect on Dec. 31, 2010. (Act 91, L. 2011) Payment of wages. Beginning July 1, 2011, in addition to any other penalty, employers that intentionally or knowingly fail to pay employees their wages, or em­­ployers that intend to defraud employees by [...]
Income tax withholding. Employees must receive their 2011 W-2 forms by Feb. 1, 2012; forms must be filed by Feb. 29, 2012. In addition, all the other state information required to be shown on employees’ W-2 forms, employers must show the Idaho withholding permit number. Em­­ployers must file paper or electronic W-2 and 1099 forms [...]
Unclaimed wages. Beginning Aug. 8, 2011, un­­claimed wages will be presumed abandoned after one year (was five years). (P.L. 97-270, L. 2011)
Income tax withholding. The phrase “Internal Revenue Code” means the federal tax code as amended and in effect on Jan. 1, 2011. (Act 32, L. 2011) Work authorization. Beginning July 1, 2011, public employers must use E-Verify to check the work status of new hires. In addition, government entities cannot contract with private employers unless [...]
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