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Michigan State Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Base Decreased

Michigan has decreased the SUI taxable wage effective 7/1/2015. · Decreased SUI taxable wage base from $9,500 to $9,000, effective 7/1/15. · Decreased SUI Obligation Assessment taxable wage base from $9,500 to $9,000, effective 7/1/15. Note: The decreased wage base is only for non-delinquent employers. Delinquent employers must override the wage base to $9,500 if you do not qualify for the reduced wage base. The reduced taxable wage base does not affect the first and second quarters of 2015 and employers will not receive a refund for the SUI taxes paid on taxable wages that exceeded $9,000 for the first two quarters of 2015.

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Rule Changes Proposed for Overtime Exempt Salaried Workers

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released proposed rules to update the white-collar exemptions from overtime, which would apply to nearly 5 million employees who work in executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, or computer positions. According to current regulations, the salary threshold for overtime exemption is $455 per week ($23,660 per year). The proposed rule would set the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of weekly earnings for full-time salaried workers ($921 per week, or $47,892 annually). The Department also proposes to establish a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels going forward to ensure that “they will continue to

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Using Online Payroll Services

Going Beyond Payday With Your Online Payroll Services It's no secret that utilizing online payroll services can yield a significant range of features and benefits on payday. Every billing cycle, you simply need to tap into the power of the system and your paychecks are automatically generated for everyone within the organization. Using online payroll services truly takes the guesswork out of payday for business owners operating in any industry and with any size operation. Understanding The Peripheral Benefits Of Online Payroll Services In Wisconsin While no one is surprised to hear about the many payday benefits delivered when using online payroll services, business owners don't always know

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Philadelphia Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Pennsylvania Effective May 13, 2015, employers with 10 or more employees in the city of Philadelphia will be required to provide one hour of PSL for every 40 hours worked in the city, up to 40 hours in a year.  Note that employees who work fewer than 40 hours in a year in the city are entitled to unpaid sick leave.  A chain establishment is required to provide PSL regardless of the number of employees in that establishment.  A chain establishment is defined as an establishment doing business under the same trade name used by 15 or more establishments, regardless of where the others are located.  Independent contractors, seasonal workers, adjunct professors, employees hired for a team of

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Benefits Of Online Payroll Services

Online Payroll Services: What They Are And Why You Need Them As a business owner, you are responsible for…well…everything. No matter what the size and scope of your corporate operations, as the organization's leader, tasks both large and small will fall to you to ensure that everything in your company continues to run smoothly and without interruption. While there are many responsibilities that you must tend to, it's important to designate tasks that can be outsourced for the betterment of your business. One key solution that business owners in every industry can utilize: Online payroll services. Understanding The Benefits Of Online Payroll Services Online payroll services offer an auto

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Court of Appeals Approves Home Care Final Rule

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Department of Labor (DOL) in allowing it to greatly narrow the home health care and companionship services exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Home Care Final Rule was slated to go into effect in January 2015, but a federal judge struck down its two main provisions, thus delaying its implementation. The DOL appealed and the Court of Appeals has now found in their favor. The Final Rule will make almost 2 million home care workers who were previously classified as exempt eligible for minimum wage and overtime under the FLSA. In addition to narrowing the definition of “companionship services” for the ex

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Choosing Wisconsin Payroll Companies

Wisconsin Payroll Companies: What To Look For Before You Choose Knowing what to look for when screening through Wisconsin payroll companies can make a major difference, not only in the sourcing experience, but also in the entire professional partnership you have with your chosen vendor. Do you know what should be on the top of your priority list when making your final choice? Knowing three key must-haves can streamline the process and help you choose Wisconsin payroll companies that stand out from other providers. Seamless Software Integration Chances are you already have some sort of payroll system in place for your organization. Partnering with Wisconsin payroll companies should not mean

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Tacoma Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Washington Effective February 1, 2016, private employers located in the city of Tacoma with more than one employee must provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 24 in a calendar year.  Employees who work in the city for 80 hours or more in a calendar year are entitled to PSL [Ordinance No. 28275, L. 2015].

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Eugene, Oregon Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Effective July 1, 2015, certain employers will be required to provide employees in the city of Eugene with one hour of PSL for every 30 hours worked in the city, up to 40 hours in a year.  The law applies to all employers operating in the city limits, and also to employers with employees who perform work within the city.  Independent contractors, certain railroad workers, volunteers, construction industry workers covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and government employees are not covered by the ordinance [Ordinance No. 20537, L. 2014].

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Reporting Sick Pay Paid by Third Parties

The IRS has issued a notice describing the rules for filing Form 8922, Third-Party Sick Pay Recap, an annual form filed with the IRS that replaces third-party sick pay recaps that were filed with the SSA.  Form 8922 must be used by third parties and employers to report total payments of certain sick pay paid by third parties on or after January 1, 2014.  In situations in which the liability for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes on the sick pay is split between the employer and the third party under applicable regulations, Form 8922 must be used for filing “third-party sick pay recaps” to reconcile the reporting of sick pay paid by a third party on behalf of employe

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