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Top-Tier Media Turn to ADP for Expert Advice on Tax Reform

Top-Tier Media Turn to ADP for Expert Advice on Tax Reform

The release on Thursday, January 11, 2018, of updated tax tables is the latest wave of information bombarding employers about tax reform. It’s a lot to sort through and implement. The 2018 withholding information shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018. According to Notice 1036, employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018. Employers should continue to use the 2017 withholding tables until implementing the 2018 withholding tables. News outlets have been covering this story in depth and have turned to Pete Isberg, ADP Vice President for Government Relations, for expert commentary. Here are some of the top headlines: USA Today posted an article on the final tax reform bill, released after months of debate. In the article Isberg offers added perspective on the impact of the legislation and remarking on how it may create the need for employers to obtain updated Forms W-4 from their employees. How Soon After President Trump Signs The Tax...

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It’s W-2 Season: Time to Watch Out for Fraud!

It’s W-2 Season: Time to Watch Out for Fraud!

Did you know ADP processed nearly 61 million W-2 forms in the United States last year? Delivering accurate, timely W-2s is a core promise we make to clients. That’s why it’s critical to prevent W-2 fraud. What Is W-2 Fraud? The fraud occurs when personal information, such as Social Security number or birthdate, is stolen and used to file a fraudulent W-2. When victims try to file their taxes, they are denied and notified that their return has already been filed. What You Can Do Here are some things you can do to help prevent tax fraud according to Roland Cloutier, ADP’s Chief Security Officer: First of all, thoroughly investigate all requests for W-2s or personal information. Your best defense is to file your taxes early to prevent a fraudster from doing it before you. Be aware of―and don’t fall for―scams like phone calls or phishing emails about your refund, a problem with your filing, or requests for more information. This IRS video does a good job of summing...

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10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 1)

10 HR Compliance Trends to Watch in 2018 (Part 1)

In 2017, states and local jurisdictions passed dozens of laws that affect the way employers hire, pay, schedule, and provide benefits to their employees. A new administration also entered the White House, ushering in new rules and different interpretations of existing rules. Here are the first five of 10 HR compliance trends to watch in 2018. #1: Restrictions on Salary History Inquiries Four states and four local jurisdictions have passed laws that restrict employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s pay history during the hiring process (under the premise that pay history may reflect discriminatory pay practices of a previous employer). Most of these laws were enacted in 2017, and several other states and cities will consider similar restrictions in 2018. To date, the following jurisdictions have enacted restrictions on salary history inquiries: If you are subject to one of these laws, remove salary history questions from application forms and train supervisors and hiring managers to avoid these questions during the pre-employment process, including interviews and reference checks. Federal...

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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Strategies for Wage Garnishment Compliance

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Strategies for Wage Garnishment Compliance

Wage garnishments – the legal seizure of employee pay to settle debts like child support payments, tax levies, and student debt – are impacting many U.S. employees. In fact, one in 14 such workers is carrying a wage garnishment and an estimated 12 percent of those with a garnishment have more than one type.* But many organizations still overlook wage garnishments and view them as an obscure and complex aspect of business. Even as employees are confronted by the stress of having their wages garnished, you as their employer are saddled with the compliance burden and stress of managing those wage garnishment transactions. Employers that fail to comply with garnishment orders can face costly penalties. Watch the next installment in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and receive critical insights on the business impact of wage garnishments and strategies for achieving wage garnishment compliance. During this webcast, you will learn about: Latest wage garnishments data and trends available in protecting employee wages and garnishments reporting Different types of wage...

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Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Hot Employment Law Topics

Workplace Compliance Spotlight: Hot Employment Law Topics

Employment laws are constantly evolving – including federal, state, and local laws. What should employers expect in this ever changing environment? Which policy issues are affecting employers and employees? Join us on December 12th for the next installment in our Workplace Compliance Spotlight webcast series and receive critical insights on the latest development and changes. During this webcast, we will cover a variety of topics including: Social media Off-duty conduct Personal appearance Unauthorized work & pay related policies Pay equity Scheduling laws Paid sick leave Employee handbook considerations ADP remains at the forefront of helping employers understand the complex compliance, financial, and strategic issues surrounding workforce management. Tap into our expertise to ensure you’re in the best shape possible for future workplace compliance changes that may come about along the way. Join us...

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