Payroll News Briefs

Payroll News You Can Use: Social Security Dept Announces 2018 Taxable Wage Base The Social Security Dept announced that the taxable wage base for 2018 will be $128,700. This is an increase of $1,500 over last [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Payroll News Briefs

Federal “Ban-The-Box” Bill Considered in Senate

A federal "Ban-the-Box" bill was granted a favorable review by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and sent on to the Senate for further consideration. "Ban-the-Box"  refers to not taking into account [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Federal “Ban-The-Box” Bill Considered in Senate

Federal Contract Minimum Wage to Increase

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division announced that the minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with Federal contracts covered will increase to $10.35 per hour beginning January 1, 2018. [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Federal Contract Minimum Wage to Increase

New Obama Overtime Rule Nullified by Court

On August 30, 2017,  the same Texas court that in Nov 2016 postponed the implementation of the Obama administration's expansion of overtime formally nullified the implmentation of the new overtime rule. The court ruling stated [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Obama Overtime Rule Nullified by Court

IRS Warns of Scam

As per IRS Newsletter IR-2017-134  8/28/17 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on IRS Warns of Scam

New Overtime Rule Under Review

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced they are putting the new overtime rule implemented during the Obama administration under review by putting out a Request for Information to the business community. As most employers [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Overtime Rule Under Review