Alice Gliman

News on tax deadlines, disaster relief, HSAs and the filing of EOs.
Is there a labor shortage and, if there is, what’s behind it? Are employees still not able to go back to work because, say, their kids are still home from school? Or are they not going back to work because they’re collecting more in unemployment benefits? Or are they just finding different, higher paying jobs?
Employee self-service portals can be helpful in allowing newlyweds to update their payroll and personnel information, but they’re not foolproof. Even if you use a self-service portal, you should follow up with newlyweds to ensure they’ve entered their information correctly.
The IRS has now answered both questions for DCAPs with plan years other than a calendar year.
Four common questions highlighting the complexities of payroll issues during the pandemic, and four answers.
Odds and ends heading into the weekend, including three suggestions for accommodating working moms.
Let’s clear the air and sort this situation into two handy categories—taxable and nontaxable.
The IRS doesn’t need to be physically present at your workplace to conduct a thorough payroll audit. The relative advantages and disadvantages aside, you don’t have to hit the panic button if you know what’s going to happen.
The pandemic ushered in temporary paid sick/family leave programs at the federal level. Has this experience opened up the possibility of a permanent, federal, paid FMLA program?
One of the reasons 401(k) plans are vulnerable to phishing and scamming is because the Department of Labor hasn’t issued any cybersecurity standards. The DOL has begun to rectify this deficiency by issuing fact sheets for employers and employees.