Advice

Daylight-saving time begins at 2:00 a.m., March 10, 2019.
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Encino Motors v. Navarro that exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act should be given a “fair reading,” instead of a narrow construction. Two federal appellate court decisions have put their stamp on just what counts as a fair reading.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s extension of the 50% corporate deduction limit to convenience meals shines a new light on these meals and has allowed the IRS to refine its previous guidance.
Workers are using a civil damages statute to claim they are employees.
The IRS’ standard mileage rate, which you can use to reimburse employees who drive their own cars on business, or to value employees’ personal use of company vehicles first made available to employees this year, increases to 58¢ a mile for 2019, up 3.5¢ from the 2018 rate.
The IRS is extending the time you have to provide employees with Forms 1095-C/1095-B to March 4, 2019.
A new opinion letter from the Department of Labor concluded that the suspension of accrued no-fault attendance points during an employee’s FMLA leave didn’t always run afoul of the law’s noninterference provisions.

E-news you can use

December 13, 2018

It’s not exactly news that Payroll depends heavily on electronic transactions. There is news on electronic payments that promises to make your life easier.
Employees will get their first taste of how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed their income taxes when they file their 2018 1040s. They can avoid sticker shock with this year’s taxes by ensuring that their income tax withholding aligns with their tax liability. Here’s the basic information they’ll need to make this determination.
An HR supervisor who became a company’s treasurer as a favor to her brothers is now on the hook for 100% of the company’s undeposited payroll taxes, after the Tax Court ruled that she was a responsible person under tax code Section 6672.