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Written Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at 6:30 AM After veiled veto threats, expiration of extended unemployment benefits and a cliffhanger government shutdown showdown, the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021, is now the law. Late Sunday night, December 27, President Trump signed into law the 32 Divisions(!) of the mammoth Act, including Divisions N and EE which … Continue reading Additional Coronavirus Response and Relief: What’s Old, What’s New, What’s in Doubt
(Blogger’s Note Updated Sunday, 1:30 AM: President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 containing the Coronavirus Response and Relief provisions passed by Congress last Monday. Payroll credit extensions and expansions, a new wave of PPP loans, and further flexibility in forgiveness are now the law. Check this space frequently for continuing updates.) (Blogger’s Note: … Continue reading The Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 (ECRA): A Preview of What We Know; Questions We Still Must Ask
After 30 years in the payroll industry – 29 of them working for a payroll service provider (PSP) – I thought I had heard it all. I thought that three decades had given me the opportunity to wear every hat possible: customer service advocate, tax deposit accountant, penalty abatement petitioner, employee handbook author, benefits consultant, … Continue reading PPP and PSP: Does Changing Your Payroll Service Provider Impact Your PPP Loan? The 3 Things You Must Do When Switching PSPs During PPP
It’s arrived, it’s here, and it’s been put into effect this year – the new Department of Labor’s final overtime rule has changed the way you must calculate your employees’ overtime pay, and it affects every business, no matter the size or industry. This new DOL rule increased the overtime exemption threshold from $455 to … Continue reading Why the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule Matters for Skilled Nursing Facilities
The drastic change to Form W-4 and the entire federal income tax withholding process that took effect on January 1 this year (check out our blog article on the topic here) created lots of questions for employees, lots of compliance challenges for employers, and more than a little confusion for some HCM providers. Recent employer … Continue reading Is Your HCM Solution Keeping You in Compliance With the New Form W-4? Take This Challenge to Find Out