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2020 Banking Holidays and Your Payroll

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System maintains a list of federal banking holidays for the current year and the following four years. As 2020 approaches, you should take note of upcoming federal banking holidays and how they may impact your payroll processing schedule. Preparing now will help ensure your employees are paid [...]

October 4, 2019|

Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Employee Data

Your IT department likely keeps up with a number of data security measures as it relates to company systems, but what can you do within the payroll or HR department to keep your employee data secure? While you cannot stop criminals from attempting to steal your data, you can thwart their efforts through the creation [...]

September 11, 2019|

These States Are Banning Salary History Questions in 2019

Asking about an interviewee’s salary history, once a standard practice for many employers to eliminate certain people from their hiring pool, will no longer be allowed in various cities and states soon. In the past, employers have used this information to set compensation rates for new employees, which many have argued increases the pay disparity [...]

September 5, 2019|

Deadline for EEO-1 Report Extended to September 30, 2019

In April, a federal judge accepted a proposal from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to extend the EEO-1 Component 2 reporting deadline to September 30, 2019. The EEO-1, also known as The Employer Information Report, is an annual report required of employers who have at least 100 employees, excluding public schools, universities, state and [...]

September 3, 2019|

Department of Labor Revises Overtime Rule Proposal

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released an updated proposal regarding overtime rules set under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA, all employees - unless they’re exempt - must receive overtime pay for working more than 40 hours in a single workweek. To be exempt, an employee’s job duties and [...]

August 29, 2019|

Latest Draft of 2020 Form W-4

The W-4, or Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, has gone through several revisions since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act was mandated into law in December 2017. The 2020 W-4 drafts, however, are significantly different from the 2019 version of the form. After receiving input from the human resources, tax, and payroll communities, The Internal Revenue [...]

August 15, 2019|

Truncated Social Security Numbers Allowed on W-2s to Fight Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finalized regulations allowing employers to voluntarily truncate, or partially mask, Social Security numbers (SSNs) or taxpayer-identification numbers (TINs) on W-2s and other tax statements distributed to their employees. The new rule, which will take effect beginning in 2021, aims to help protect people from identity theft by hiding portions of [...]

July 25, 2019|

Connecticut Passes Generous Paid Family Leave Act

On June 10, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the nation’s most generous paid family and medical leave bill into law. The new law amends the state’s previous leave law to give employees and self-employed workers 12 weeks of paid leave over 12 months. Additionally, the measure allows for two more weeks of benefits for [...]

June 12, 2019|

HCI Rebuilds Strategic HR Business Partner Certification 

Now more than ever, human resources is widely viewed as a critical business function. In response to that, the Human Capital Institute (HCI) modernized their signature certification program to help HR professionals build credibility within their organizations. The updated sHRBP certification is designed to help leaders in the HR space advance their careers, lead high-impact HR [...]