Monthly Archives: June 2017

Now that the 2018 budget proposal is out, what’s in store for Payroll?

Six weeks of Paid Family Leave would be available to employees   When the federal government’s 2018 fiscal year begins on Oct 1, 2017, what changes will be lined up for Payroll?   Now that the president’s budget proposal has been released, we can get an idea where we’re headed.   Here are some highlights: [...]

June 30th, 2017|FMLA|

Heads up: States are changing their unclaimed wages laws

Our payroll system contains needed data   While most employees are living paycheck to paycheck, there are reasons why funds will sometimes sit in your company’s bank account long after payday -- and now, state laws about reporting unclaimed property are changing.   Let’s say someone misplaces a paper check, or a former employee closes [...]

June 29th, 2017|Recordkeeping|

Didn’t pay earned sick time – until investigation revealed problems

State and Federal Regulators teamed up against company   Your state or city may or may not require your company to provide paid sick leave, but if employees earn the time off, if has to be paid.   The fact tripped up one company in Massachusetts recently. After the state investigated Unwrapped, violations involving unpaid [...]

June 29th, 2017|Recordkeeping, Timekeeping|

Feds have ways to protect employee identity: What they want from you

KEEPING DATA SECURE—AND BEING READY WITH CRISIS RESPONSE   Here’s something an increasing number of Payroll pros have had to tell employees: “Your identity has been stolen.”   Fact is, 7% of the U.S. population – 17.6 million citizens – fell victim to identify theft in 2014, according to Mark Eichorn of the Federal Trade [...]

June 21st, 2017|Hacking|