Wage and Hour Law

Wage and Hour Laws–They Are Here, There and Everywhere Part 2

In my previous blog, October 23, 2019, I discussed the complexities of compliance with wage and hour laws.  Which apply…federal or state?  What areas are …

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Wage and Hour Law

Wage and Hour Laws–They are Here, There and Everywhere Part 1

Knowing the wage and hour laws and applying them is one of the basic tasks of employers in general and the payroll department in specific. …

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Tax Law

Handling Disaster Relief Payments…Taxwise

Disaster occurs without warning.  Your employees may be affected by wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, ice storms and/or tornados.  When a disaster occurs, personal lives can be …

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Wage and Hour Law

DOL Issues Three New Opinion Letters

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) …

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Tax Law

SSA Announces 2020 Social Security Wage Base

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has released the 2020 Social Security changes.  The social security (or Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI)) wage base …

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Wage and Hour Law

Not a Great Milestone to Reach

2019 is the year of a milestone concerning the minimum wage on the federal level.  This past June marked the longest period in our history …

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Wage and Hour Law

DOL Proposing Rules for Tip Credit Provisions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule for tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The proposed rule would …

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Wage and Hour Law

Opinion Letters Issued

Despite all the “turmoil” that is going on over at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the work is still continuing. The DOL has issued …

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Tax Law

IRS Launches New Tool for Estimating Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have …

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Payroll Fundamentals

EFT, ACH and EDI are Different and It Matters

In payroll we tend to use the terms EFT, ACH and EDI interchangeably.  But in actual practice they are quite different.  To help explain these …

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Tax Law

IRS Revises EIN Application Process…hoping to enhance security

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today that starting May 13th only individuals with tax identification numbers may request an Employer Identification Number, or EIN, …

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Wage and Hour Law

New DOL Wage and Hour Opinion Letters Have Been Delivered. Let’s Look Inside…

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on March 14th, that they had released new opinion letters on their website.  These letters address the compliance …

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