DOL issues penalties for 2018

  • March 22, 2018

The Department of Labor has announced the 2018 inflation adjustments to penalties for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA and ERISA.

And on the 7th day they rested

  • March 20, 2018

Day-of-rest laws, guaranteeing employees a day of rest on “the seventh day,” have been around for a long time. Under the old blue laws, that usually meant Sunday....

News you can use from SB/SE

  • March 08, 2018

The IRS’ Small Business/Self Employed Division enforces the withholding rules for all businesses, regardless of size. So the advice flowing to and from SB/SE employees...

Implementing the TCJA: So, how’s it going?

  • February 27, 2018

Our friends at the American Payroll Association recently surveyed its members on the TCJA. The findings give us a somewhat clearer picture of how the law is working out...

QSEHRAs: Withholding may be required

  • February 26, 2018

Qualified small employers that offer health reimbursement accounts, but no other major medical plan to employees, don’t have to worry about the Affordable Care Act’s...

Flu IQ: Take two aspirins and consult the FLSA

  • February 14, 2018

It’s in the company’s interest to prevent employees from passing their germs around. You can encourage employees who come down with the flu to stay home, but you...

What, more tax legislation?

  • February 13, 2018

Haven’t finished digesting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the tax reform legislation signed into law late in 2017? Well, how about a side of Bipartisan Budget...

Et tu, W-2? Replacing misplaced forms

  • February 07, 2018

Panicky phone calls to the Payroll department from employees who lost their original W-2s are about as predictable as the sun rising in the east. You need a strategy for...

IRS issues interim W-4 guidance for 2018

  • February 06, 2018

If, thanks to tax reform, you can’t get your hands on 2018 W-4 forms, what are you supposed to do? Don’t worry. The IRS has issued interim guidance on W-4s that will...