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4 Common Payroll Fraud Schemes

Dishonest employees may test the waters with payroll scams before they attempt bigger, bolder fraud ploys. In hindsight, these crimes may seem easy to catch. But weak internal controls can cause them to go on for months — or even years. In fact, the average duration of payroll scams was nearly three years, according to […]

DOL Proposes Simplified Rule for Classifying Workers

After a long-standing rule that left room for interpretation when classifying workers, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new proposed rule that significantly simplifies the classification of employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). DM Payroll Solutions explores the new proposed rule and shares insight on how it can […]

DHS Announces Another Extension in Form I-9 Temporary Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced another postponement of Form I-9 temporary requirements through its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These temporary requirements gave way to a great deal of flexibility for the physical presence requirements that accompany the Form I-9 as the country continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. DM Payroll […]

4 Key Benefits of Integrating Your Payroll and General Ledger

When it comes to your business’s financials, there is a lot for your team to account for. Managing AR and AP within the general ledger is an all-encompassing job in itself! However, there’s still the task of processing payroll wages and incorporating them into your ledger. Historically, payroll and the general ledger have been accounted […]

DOL Offers Back-to-School Paid Leave Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently published new guidance providing insight into the reopening of schools across the country. The guidance includes a new FAQs section offering further information to both employees and employers about paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response […]

Creating a Post-Pandemic Compensation Strategy

One of the most complicated challenges to navigate amongst the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown is making decisions about employee pay. Since the pandemic is truly the most unprecedented event in our lifetime, there are no set instructions or past experiences to explain how employers should proceed, especially with something as sensitive as pay. However, all employers […]

Don’t Underestimate the Human Component of Payroll

When it comes to managing your company’s payroll processing, the task has historically been considered as a back-office, administrative role. However, your payroll manager has the significant task of serving your business’s most important asset: its people. Given payroll’s transactional nature, if you don’t have an effective payroll solution in place, it may be difficult […]

How to Report Your Employees’ Paid Leave Amounts Under FFCRA

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2020-54 detailing how employers must report the amount of emergency sick leave wages as well as expanded family leave wages paid to their employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) within the time period of Apr. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020. DM Payroll Solutions […]