Payroll Briefs

Category: "Human Resources"

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 […]

DOL Now Enforcing COVID-19 Paid-Leave Rules

When COVID-19 first put the country into a state of emergency, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided employers with time to comply with pandemic-related paid sick leave and paid family leave mandates. During this time, businesses could correct mistakes without facing scrutiny. However, the DOL recently increased its enforcement efforts. DM Payroll Solutions gives […]

EEOC Delays EEO-1 Reporting to 2021

Over the past 50 years, larger employers have been required by the federal government to file an annual EEO-1 report to provide demographic data about their business. Given the unprecedented circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic has recently presented millions of businesses, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced they have delayed the 2020 deadline to […]

Employer FAQs for the FLSA During the COVID-19 Crisis

To help keep you informed, DM Payroll Solutions has outlined recent FAQ guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL). Explore the commonly asked questions and answers below.   Q. How many hours must an employer pay an hourly employee who must work a partial week because the employer’s business has been closed? A. The Fair Labor […]

EEOC Updates Guidance For COVID-19 Pandemic

As the current coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency continues to wage on, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued an update to its guidance regarding handling pandemics within Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidance was initially issued in 2009 for the H1N1 influenza pandemic, but the updates […]

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means for Your Business

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, 2020 which will impact many employers. DM Payroll Solutions has outlined the highlights of the new law below. Emergency Paid Sick Leave Employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to provide paid emergency […]

Guidance for Michigan Employers Contemplating Layoffs

The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has provided guidance to Michigan employers on ways to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19. At this time, employers are strongly urged to place employees on temporary leave and advise the worker they expect to have work available within 120 days as opposed to termination. This option provides […]

The Perks of 360° Integration of Payroll and 401k Administration

As a 401(k) plan sponsor, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of your responsibilities that comes with it – educating employees, staying compliant with regulations, following plan terms, handling participant contributions and much more. With the help of some automation you can ease some of this burden by integrating your payroll and 401(k) […]