Employee Social Security Tax Deferral Executive Order Guidance

  Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral Program August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive memorandum allowing for the deferral of the withholding and employer remittance of the employee share of Social Security tax (6.2% of wages) effective September 1 through December 31, 2020. The deferral is calculated each payroll period and is only available…

What Changed? Revised Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) forms

What changed? Revised Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) forms In the world of Human Resources, change is constant.  Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) revised Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, resulting in extensive changes that require more specific information in notices and medical certifications. Although the use of the forms is optional, many…

Handling Open Enrollment in a Virtual Environment

Handling Open Enrollment in a Virtual Environment What was once as simple as hosting a series of HR-department led meetings with doughnuts and carrier reps will be very different this year, especially for smaller companies with fewer resources.   How will you make sure that every employee receives the crucial information they need to make an…

Work/Life Balance…Can it still exist?

Work/Life Balance…Can it still exist? In March of 2020, millions of employees across the US started working from home or lost their jobs and “work/life balance” became “work/home/life imbalance.”  While the flexibility of working from home is a nice benefit, there are some negative side effects to our “new normal.”  If employers do not continue…

The President’s Recent Executive Orders – How do they impact your business?

The President’s Recent Executive Orders – How do they impact your business? On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed a series of executive memorandums and an executive order to address issues left unresolved by the congressional failure to agree on additional bipartisan stimulus legislation. While three of the executive actions are not tax-related — addressing…

An Executive Order to Provide Assistance to Employees During Pandemic

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Orders that extended assistance to many Americans impacted by the Coronavirus. President Trump directed the Treasury Department to allow deferral of the 6.2% Social Security tax on wages for employees making less than $104,000 a year. That suspension would last from September 1 through December 31,…

Developing an Effective Performance Management System

Developing an Effective Performance Management System A comprehensive performance management system can play an important role in retaining employees and in improving a company’s overall business performance. Recent trends present a less structured approach than the “once a year appraisal and raise” system we have embraced in the past. After this session, you should have…

Are They Independent Contractors or Employees?

Are They Independent Contractors or Employees? Not clearly understanding the difference can be an expensive mistake.  The IRS and the Department of Labor (DOL) are conducting more audits than ever before on a variety of classification issues.   Are you familiar with the rules each agency uses to determine independent contractor status? After this session, you…