New hire

USCIS updating E-Verify to be more user-friendly

Several new updates are coming to E-Verify to make it easier to use for Payroll pros.   For starters, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just launched everify.gov, a brand-new website where companies can sign up for E-Verify or access existing accounts.   Additional changes   Future updates will streamline the case creation process in [...]

May 31st, 2018|New hire|

See how a company in Ludlow VT made life easier when paying seasonal employees

    Dian Ponto, payroll manager, Resort Asset Management LLC, Ludlow, VT writes:   We dealt with an influx of seasonal workers every year, which made payroll extremely hectic.   Between entering their info into our system and making sure they were paid on time, it was tough to juggle it all.   Plus, with [...]

April 26th, 2018|New hire, Timekeeping|

2018 Form W-4 is finally here: Important updates, next steps

    IRS definition of ‘first date of employment’   The wait is finally over! The IRS has just issued its new Form W-4 in response to the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Here’s a rundown of what Payroll needs to know.   Changes to boxes   For starters, you [...]

March 29th, 2018|New hire, W-4s|

Hiring man at different pay rate than woman sparks suit, costs $30K

Feds said employer violated equal pay act   It can pay to double-check employees’ salaries to make sure men and women who do, in large part, the same jobs are paid equally.   After all, if you’re not regularly looking at existing employee’s salaries, it can be easy to pay someone a salary that violates [...]

September 29th, 2017|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), New hire|

Employer out 225K for asking new hires for a specific document

Watch which documents you request from new workers   By now, most savvy companies know they must treat everyone equally during the hiring process and work-authorization process.   But that hasn’t stopped this disturbing trend: The Dept. of Justice (DOJ) has been slapping employers with hefty penalties for not treating U.S. citizens and non-citizens the [...]

September 14th, 2017|Form I-9, New hire|

85 Percent of Job Applicants Lie on Resumes. Here’s How to Spot a Dishonest Candidate

A new study shows huge increase in lies on job applications. By J.T. O'Donnell Founder and CEO, WorkItDaily.com@jtodonnell According to HireRight's 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications, up from just 66 percent five years ago. Given we have the lowest unemployment rate in a decade, [...]

August 16th, 2017|New hire|

Court case is good Payroll reminder: Are employees’ addresses correct?

Court says how info is acquired can determine accountability   It’s time of year again: Some Payroll pros are getting peppered with returned W-2s that are marked undeliverable.   That’s despite all of your hard work in making sure you got the correct address the first time around.   And all those W-2s that are [...]

May 18th, 2017|New hire, Recordkeeping|

Federal child support agency puts new focus on new hire reporting

Successful pilot program expected to be widely adopted Some employers may be hearing from the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) about potential problems with new hire reporting. That's because OCSE plans to expand a pilot program to increase compliance with new hire reporting. Under the pilot program, the OCSE sent letters to employers who [...]

October 7th, 2016|New hire|