State Laws & Charts

Many states have revoked their pandemic-related withholding rules for telecommuters, under which you continued to withhold for employees’ work states. The payroll impact is huge: If you now have telecommuters working from other states, you must register with those states and withhold those states’ taxes.
The Social Security Administration has been hard at work trying to streamline the online reporting process. Yesterday it previewed the changes to the upload process for 2021 W-2s
The best part of elementary school is class trips. Not so much for the stressed-out class mom (or dad). You can allay employees’ concerns by providing them with time off.
Whether or not you want it, you’ll probably be handling a multistate payroll for some time. It would be prudent to prepare now for this inevitability, because the impact on your payroll operations will be profound.
OSHA’s recommendations to employers in the process of reopening are really just common sense. And, unless you’re in the health care business, everything is advisory.
You wouldn’t think it would be too hard to reach the dwindling number of employees who still insist on paper checks. Just ask them how long it’s taking them to get paid now. Here are some things to tell employees to get them on board with direct deposit or paycards.
If employees can find 30 minutes for a lunch break somewhere in their busy days, and you have a procedure, which employees know how to use, for overriding software that auto-deducts for meals, then employees can’t claim you didn’t know they were working through lunch. Result: No liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has now extended triple-penalty wages to commissions an employee would have earned, had she not been fired.
Who’s showering you with love now? Most likely, it’s employees who have misplaced their W-2s and need new forms. Don’t give them the cold shoulder. You need a foolproof strategy to deal with reissued W-2s.
You have one additional day to deal with employees’ W-2s, since Jan. 31 is a Sunday. This is cold comfort. Check off these final items from your to-do list.