There’s one overriding concern you need to worry about as year-end approaches—stopping scammers from getting into your payroll records. And scammers have become increasingly sophisticated, as last summer’s ransomware attacks have shown.
The hot, sticky air of August is clearing out, so it’s the perfect time for you to do some clearing out of your own. The payoff: a smoother year-end process.
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.
In a significant win for these organizations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that defined benefit pension plans offered and maintained by hospitals associated with religious organizations are, nevertheless, church plans, which are excluded from ERISA, the federal benefits law.
To ensure that you stay on the right side of worker classificiation, this chart lists the states and the tests they use to determine workers’ status.
Discipline and pay: Not a good combination … Can we tell employees to hurry up and cash their checks? … Are these bonuses includable in the regular rate? … Classification challenge for returning retirees
Legislation enacted in 2015 requires the U.S. State Department, upon certification from the IRS, to revoke the passports of taxpayers who have seriously delinquent tax debts. That may be a problem for employers. Employees who can’t take overseas business trips are employees who aren’t productive. Such drastic measures may need an equally drastic response from the Payroll department.
September 4–8 is National Payroll Week. That’s the week that everyone, from the lowest-level employee to those in the boardroom, should express their appreciation for the 100% spot-on job Payroll does.
The IRS has announced the 2018 inflation-adjusted figures for health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans.
An employer that honored a lock-in letter and a wage levy from the IRS isn’t liable to the employee for doing so, a federal trial court has ruled.