Payroll Briefs

Category: "Human Resources"

6 Benefits of an Employee Self-Service Portal

When employees have questions about their pay, paid time off (PTO) or benefits, they typically turn to the Human Resources (HR) department for assistance. By empowering your workforce with easy access to their payroll information through an employee self-service portal (ESS), you not only foster a culture of transparency but also reduce administrative burdens for your HR […]

What is Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Workers’ compensation coverage is a must in doing business today. It protects your business and employees from lost wages and health care costs in the event an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness. But it does come with some downsides.  Having to shell out payments for requisite workers’ compensation premiums can put a real […]

Staying in Compliance with Labor Law Posting Requirements 

Adhering to labor law compliance regulations is crucial for employers to maintain a fair and legally compliant work environment while protecting the rights and interests of their employees. Labor law compliance encompasses various aspects, including minimum wage, overtime pay, working hours, workplace safety, anti-discrimination measures and employee benefits. Various federal and state agencies mandate employers […]

DOL Issues Final FLSA Worker Classification Rule

In January 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a long-awaited final rule that modifies the determination of whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   The final rule addresses how to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or independent contractor. […]

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: […]