Payroll Briefs

Category: "Human Resources"

IRS Issues New 2022 Form W-4

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled the 2022 Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Certificate). Fortunately for employers, the form is very similar to its 2021 counterpart, with only a few minor updates. DM Payroll Solutions outlines the changes to this year’s Form W-4 to ensure you have all the answers for your employees. Small Change […]

Ready for Sipping: 2022 Fringe Benefit COLAs

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released 2022 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for a wide variety of tax-related limits, including those related to many popular fringe benefits. Care to take a sip? Here are some highlights: Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). For 2022, the dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions to health FSAs will rise […]

4 Key Questions About Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations

In September, President Biden issued two executive orders intended to increase rates of vaccination against COVID-19 throughout the United States. One applied to federal contractors, the other addressed employers with 100 or more employees. As you’ve likely heard, the latter order was recently issued as an interim final rule by the Occupational Safety and Health […]

EEOC Updates Guidance on Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance on employer incentives related to encouraging employees (and their family members) to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In a Q&A format, the guidance addresses compliance issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other federal employment nondiscrimination laws. […]

Outsourcing Could Relieve Pressure in a Tight Labor Market

If you’ve been to a restaurant lately, you might have noticed the establishment was short-staffed. The current labor shortage is most visible in the food and beverage industry but, as you may be keenly aware, it’s affecting employers of all kinds. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in early September that the […]

Defining Involuntary Termination for the ARPA COBRA Subsidy

By now, most employers are aware of the 100% COBRA premium subsidy created under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The subsidy is available when certain employees (and their families) lose health coverage because of the employee’s reduction of hours or involuntary termination. As you may have discovered, among the thorniest issues in assessing a […]

How to Remain ACA-Compliant Throughout the Year

U.S. employers with at least 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are required to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by filing their employees’ health insurance information annually with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This information includes the year’s payroll and benefits data broken down by month, and there are also events that must be […]

Efficiencies Gained When You Automate Onboarding

The process of onboarding new hires is a necessary, but complex, part of an organization’s talent management system. On top of getting your new hires up to speed with their new roles, there’s a mountain of paperwork for taxes, benefits and payroll that must be addressed. Fortunately, onboarding automation is an accessible technology many organizations […]

DHS Announces Ninth Extension of Temporary Requirements for Form I-9 Compliance

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced its ninth extension of temporary requirements offering flexibility of physical presence requirements associated with Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DM Payroll Solutions highlights the new extension and offers insight on what employers should know about Form I-9 reporting in […]

2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Data Collection Set to Begin in April

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated it will start the collection of both 2019 and 2020 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) Component 1 data beginning this coming April. Last year’s 2019 data collection was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so employers must double up on their data collection this year for both 2019 […]