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New Relief Package Will Bring Expanded Employee Retention Credit, Stimulus Payments and More

Congress has finally settled on a new COVID-19 stimulus legislation – The Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which expands the employee retention credit, extends various expiring tax credits, distributes stimulus payments and allows the deductibility of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)-funded expenses, even if forgiven. The $900 billion bill, the second-largest next to the Coronavirus […]

The Top 3 Perks of Employee Self-Service Platforms

Your HR manager’s role knows no bounds, from onboarding new employees to updating employee information to creating company communications. One of the more tedious parts of the job is managing mountains of paperwork for these aforementioned events and keeping accurate records. If this is a pain point in your business, it may be time to […]

DOL’s New Interim Final Rule Protects American Workers’ Wages

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued a new interim final rule that reforms the current methodology used in multiple foreign worker programs, therefore protecting the wages and job security of American workers. After a lengthy review of the Permanent Employment Certification and visa programs, the DOL decided the present wage approach can […]

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 […]