The New York State Department of Labor Revokes Regulations Regarding the Payment of Wages by Direct Deposit and Debit Card . In a decision issued February 17, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (IBA) revoked the regulations regarding payment of wages by debit card and direct deposit that were scheduled to be
Federal law gives a tax credit to eligible small employers who provide health care coverage to their employees. Questions and answers provide information on the credit for tax years beginning in 2014. For additional information, refer to https://www.irs.gov/uac/small-business-health-care-tax-credit-questions-and-answers.
Each year, USA Payroll releases a newsletter to all clients containing important information and key dates to help clients prepare for year-end and the upcoming new year. To view the 2016 Year-End Newsletter, click here.
On Wednesday, November 22, Judge Amos Mazzant III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the December 1 implementation of the revised FLSA overtime rule nationwide. The updated overtime rule was set to raise the annual federal salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. The rule
Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, requires certain parties that contract with the Federal Government to provide their employees with up to seven days of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave allowing for family care. The requirements of the order apply only to certain categories of contracts with the Federal
This article originally published in The Daily Record September 7, 2016. And in other news, effective August 1, 2016, fines and civil money penalties for violations of several federal laws and regulations increased significantly. I’ll bet you didn’t know anything about that did you? Possibly because the implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Important Recordkeeping Information: Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements (employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent (FTE) employees) should be maintaining a secured monthly compliance binder or shared file of all of their records relating to the ACA requirements in the event of an audit. In doing
In every U.S. state except Montana, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning either the employer or the employee can legally terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. The employer has not guaranteed employment for a period of time, and the employee has not promised to
Q: A non-exempt employee has asked to be paid for the hour she spent checking work email while she was out on vacation. We didn’t request, require, or authorize this work. How do we handle this? A: Although you didn’t give this non-exempt employee permission to check her work email while she was on vacation, you will
The Wage and Hour Division has released an updated version of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster. A copy of the poster prepared by the Department (WH 1420) is available by clicking on this link FMLA poster. The February 2013 version of the FMLA poster is still acceptable to use to fulfill the
USA Payroll acquires HR consulting firm By NATE DOUGHERTY • May 24, 2016 USA Payroll Inc. has acquired a local human resources and regulatory compliance consulting company, a move officials from both companies said will expand USA Payroll’s services and lead to employee growth. USA Payroll, based in Brighton, announced Tuesday it had acquired Driven
New York State Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit Employers that employ students in New York State who are least 16 but not yet 20 years of age and are paid at the New York minimum wage rate may be entitled to a refundable tax credit if the student was employed for tax years beginning on or
What is the difference between an exempt employee and a non-exempt employee? “Exempt” and “non-exempt” are employee classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—a federal law dating back to 1938 that requires certain employees to receive minimum wage and overtime pay. An exempt employee is exempt from these requirements. The FLSA lists a number
Can you bring on unpaid interns for the summer? Unpaid internships are permissible if they meet very specific criteria, but employers should proceed with extreme caution. The Department of Labor has a six-part test for determining whether interns may be unpaid. As a best practice, we recommend that you use unpaid interns only if all
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