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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 […]

How to Avoid Wage Garnishment Default Judgments During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, employers must continue to run all aspects of their business as usual. Amongst managing employees working remotely and coping with an unexpected downturn in income, many things could get lost in the uncertainty. One thing that should be kept at the top of your list, however, is properly processing wage garnishments. […]

Employers: What to Know About Overtime While Working Remote

As millions of Americans are forced to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may continue to be our new normal. With over a third of previously commuting workers now working remotely, many new and unexpected challenges are created for small business owners. One of the larger ones is monitoring employees’ work hours and […]

The Many Benefits of Direct Deposit During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The current COVID-19 crisis leaves many people across the country in a collective state of uncertainty. As an employer, you try your best to get your employees through this challenging time by offering work from home options and putting safety measures into place. Another small thing you can do is offer direct deposit to your […]

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 […]

3 Key Takeaways from IRS Guidance on Employment Tax Deferrals

In a guidance released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on April 10, 2020, the organization addressed how the employment tax deferrals can be treated in relation to recently passed COVID-19 legislation, including the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). DM Payroll Solutions has collaborated […]

Navigating New COVID-19 Regulations’ Impact on Your Payroll

DM Payroll Solutions is here to help your business navigate the complex payroll aspects of the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). We’ve provided a brief summary of key provisions that may impact your business’s payroll below. Employer Social Security Deferral Provisions […]

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) […]