Payroll Today

In-person IRS and EEOC conferences, electronic mailbox rule and more heading into a long weekend.
The DOL first issued a fact sheet and FAQs to provide guidance to employers on the PUMP Act. It’s now issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2023-2, which clears up a few unanswered questions and provides more guidance to employers and DOL investigators.
How well do you get along with your spouse or ex? Or boss? Or the company’s president? It’s not an idle question. The Supreme Court has settled the question of whether the IRS must provide third parties notice when it subpoenas their bank accounts to uncover a tax delinquent’s assets.
We spent almost the entire week in Denver at the American Payroll Association’s 41st annual Congress and, after its name change, PayrollOrg’s first, so to speak. Here are our quick takes.
Back in the dim mists of antiquity, when most people watched broadcast TV, our favorite part of Mission: Impossible was at the end, when the good guys peeled off their masks. Paul Mamo, assistant deputy commissioner for Services and Enforcement at the IRS, and Dan Lauer, director of SB/SE, examinations and specialty tax, did something similar at their workshop at PayrollOrg’s annual Congress.
You can’t code an employee’s pay and deductions properly without an employee pay profile, said Jonathan Stone, managing director of KPMG LLP. Stone shared his insights with attendees at PayrollOrg’s 41st Annual Congress.
What do you do when you’re confronting a payroll catastrophe and employees still need to be paid? Michael Schoelles, CPP, the payroll director of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Kevin Vaulet, CPP, the director of payroll training at PayrollOrg—the new name for the American Payroll Association—shared horror stories and advice on how to deal with crises at PayrollOrg’s 41st annual Congress, held this year in Denver.
The pandemic officially ended last Thursday. What a relief. But lots of things linger in its wake. More people are feeling lonely, stressed and depressed. And while working from home has its advantages, one downside for some employees is the intensification of these negative feelings.
I-9 document inspection, new FMLA poster, employee retention credit delays and more.
Some group supplemental life policies don’t require employees to pass a physical or to present evidence of insurability; others do. The DOL is focusing its attention on the latter category.