Payroll Briefs

Category: "Human Resources"

The Transformative Power of a Quality Onboarding System

In today’s business landscape, the importance of a well-structured onboarding system cannot be overstated. It’s not merely a routine human resources process, but a pivotal moment that can shape an employee’s entire tenure within a company. In most instances, the onboarding process is the first impression of the company, whether good or bad. Having a […]

2022 EEO-1 Data Collection Now Open

At the end of October, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) opened the 2022 Employer Information Report (EEO-1) Component 1 data collection application. It was originally scheduled to open in mid-July, however, the EEOC delayed the deadline as it worked to complete a mandatory renewal of the data collection by the Office of Management and Budget. The new deadline […]

New Form I-9 and Alternative Verification Procedure Announced by USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an updated version of Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of employees. This updated form is available for use on the USCIS website starting Aug. 1, 2023, and must be used by all employers starting Nov. 1, 2023. There will also be an alternative procedure to the in-person […]

Date to Physically Check Form I-9 Documents Extended to August 30

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced employers will have until Aug. 30, 2023, to come into compliance with Form I-9 requirements. This comes after the end of the flexibilities provided during the COVID-19 pandemic, which officially end on July 31, 2023.   History  In March 2020, ICE […]

EEO Reporting: What You Need to Know

The EEO-1 report, also referred to as the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance (EEOC) report or simply “EEO report”, is a mandatory annual reporting requirement for many U.S. employers. The report can be multi-faceted and complex; therefore, it is important employers know what is required of them.   What Does the EEO-1 Report Entail?   The EEO-1 report […]

DOL Adds New Fact Sheets for FMLA Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently created additional fact sheets to further clarify categories of job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA typically allows qualifying employees in workplaces with 50 or more employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period to care for: […]

The Power of Automating Your Onboarding Process

Today, the process of onboarding new hires brings many challenges for businesses and their HR departments. From complicated inter-department processes, to navigating an increasingly remote workforce, to the importance of providing a great first impression to your candidates, it is easy to become overwhelmed when bringing on new talent. Fortunately, you can streamline your onboarding […]

Form I-9 Is Changing; Comments Requested by May 31

Form I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification,” is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. As you’re no doubt aware, all U.S. employers must properly complete a Form I-9 for everyone hired, including citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of an employer) need to fill […]

Bill Proposed to Speed Tax Refunds for EITC Recipients

Recently, a bill was introduced by the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, intending to eliminate tax refund delays for individuals who received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and filed their taxes early. Often, these delays also impact Child Tax Credits (CTCs) claimed by EITC recipients. DM Payroll […]

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 […]