Payroll Briefs

Category: "Human Resources"

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 […]

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 […]