Payroll Today

The Kronos ransomware attack occurred late last December and then fell off the map. So far, five lawsuits have been filed around the country.
Checking in on the FTC’s newest initiatives with gig work and impersonation scams.
The Supreme Court convenes next Monday for its 2022-2023 term. It’s never a good idea to prognosticate, but fireworks exploding at the end of this coming term, as they did in June, seem unlikely.
Ditch the crayons, automatic penalty relief, BSO registration and more.
The Department of Justice is recovering millions from employers and others who’ve abused pandemic pay programs. There are also tax implications, and the IRS is stepping up its scrutiny of employers.
Regardless of the sales pitch, on-demand pay is a boondoggle for Payroll. Early direct deposit avoids most problems with on-demand pay.
The IRS cut employers offering health flexible spending accounts to employees a great deal of slack during the course of the pandemic. This flexibility extends through the 2022 plan year, but that’s it.
Wellness plans tread some fine lines, because an effective wellness plan must first develop baseline measurements on participants. And these baseline measurements may violate federal law, like the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. City workers in Chicago are testing this right now.
Good luck with your pandemic-related payroll tax credits, good luck contesting an audit.
A Maryland case raises a practical question: What counts as work?