Filing False W-4s Lands Employee in Prison

  • October 03, 2011

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and 21-month prison sentence of an employee who filed W-4 forms on which he falsely claimed an exemption from income...

Pay stub slip-up costs employer $72,000

  • September 23, 2011

Under most states’ wage payment laws, each failure to provide a pay stub to an employee counts as a separate violation. A new court ruling shows how liability...

Pay Statements: 50 State Laws

  • September 09, 2011

Most states have laws that require employers to provide workers with regular statements about their compensation. To help you prevent pay-stub violations, this...

Teacher took 5-year leave to go embezzling

  • February 20, 2011

State law allows teachers with five years on the job and 10 years’ experience to take up to five years of unpaid leave if the school board approves it. For one...

Who’s supposed to hand out payroll checks?

  • January 18, 2011

As part of my new job, I was told that I would be responsible for handing out payroll checks to the entire staff—hundreds of employees! Some of them are live...

Confusing paystubs? Brace for a class-action

  • December 20, 2010

How understandable are your employee paystubs? Do you get repeated questions about the same line items? As the following case shows, inconsistent payment methods and...

Travel time pay–Your questions answered

  • August 02, 2010

Must you pay hourly employees for … a cab to the airport? … a drive to a second work site? … a flight to a conference? Here is an analysis of these...