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Post-Election Possibilities: Changes to HR and Tax Compliance You May See

Post-Election Possibilities: Changes to HR and Tax Compliance You May See

Many employers are still grappling with new compliance challenges enacted in recent years, and unresolved legislative priorities from past years may be brought to the forefront in the critical first year of the new administration. That begs the question – What should employers expect in this post-election environment? Which policy issues are likely to be considered and how might they affect employers? We reached out to ADP experts Ellen Feeney, Vice President and Counsel – Global Compliance, and Pete Isberg, Vice President, Government Relations, to ask them what they think employers can expect in the upcoming year. The Affordable Care Act was discussed at length in this past election cycle. What are some possible changes employers can expect? Ellen: While President-elect Trump campaigned on the promise that he’d repeal and replace the ACA, his stance has shifted somewhat post-election, and he seems open to the possibility of keeping some parts of the law. At this point, the ACA is tightly woven into our health care system as twenty million...

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Court Blocks Start For New Overtime Rules

Court Blocks Start For New Overtime Rules

On November 22, 2016, a judge in a U.S. District Court temporarily blocked the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. In an article titled, “Court Blocks Dec. 1 Start For OT Rules”, Sushma Tripathi, ADP’s vice president for workforce planning and benefits consulting, advises companies to continue evaluating their employees’ status under the new rule despite the injunction. “The FSLA (Fair Labor Standards Act) is complex to begin with, so while the rule is delayed, employers should still continue to evaluate the status of their employees by reviewing their jobs’ duties and descriptions and making sure they have employees classified correctly,” said Tripathi. Head to The Record to read the whole story. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Don’t Walk. RUN to the Newest Small Business HR Tool

Don’t Walk. RUN to the Newest Small Business HR Tool

By Alex Quevedo, Senior Vice President for ADP Insurance Services The average day in the life of a business owner is busy. Like the head coach of a professional football team, there is a lot to manage for even the most resilient entrepreneur. Coaches deal with game planning, personnel issues, game day logistics, play calling, and travel schedules. Whether you’re managing and distributing work schedules, processing payroll, tracking inventory, establishing pricing, or devising loyalty programs and sales promotions, managing these duties can feel like preparing for the championship game against the best team in the league. ADP’s RUN Powered by ADP® (RUN) platform is designed to help small business owners save time on payroll and other human resource (HR) tasks so they can focus on what matters most, their business. Since handling business insurance and employee health benefits can take up a lot of a business owner’s time, we have rolled out an enhancement to RUN that makes it even easier for our clients to manage them. Clients using...

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Payroll: The Accountant’s Key to Unlocking Stronger Client Relationships

Payroll: The Accountant’s Key to Unlocking Stronger Client Relationships

By Chris Rush, Division Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for ADP’s Small Business Services Division To many clients or small business owners, payroll can seem like yet another piece of an already complicated puzzle. Recent changes to federal, state and local laws on overtime rules, minimum wage and paid sick leave have made this task even more complicated, increasing the risk of noncompliance fines for employers. As they adapt to regulatory changes and anticipate more in the future, small businesses are looking to their accountants to manage the payroll process. And that’s good news. In fact, according to a recent ADP white paper, 43 percent of accounting professionals indicate that payroll is one of the most profitable segments of their business. By adding payroll services to an existing suite of accounting options, accountants can meet the demand of clients who want to better understand their payroll and how they can streamline it. At the same time, payroll can open up new opportunities, allowing accountants to increase the...

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Don’t Fear! Tips to Survive Year-End Reporting

Don’t Fear! Tips to Survive Year-End Reporting

For many employers, the last three months of the calendar year can be quite overwhelming as you prepare for routine year-end workforce activities such as distributing Forms W-2, potential changes in employer taxes, and the ongoing effects of legislative and regulatory changes. Keeping pace with all of these tasks — while remaining compliant — can be daunting. To help with these efforts, ADP® conducted an hour-long webcast that offered insights on the latest changes and trends pertaining to year-end reporting, including aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), unemployment insurance tax, Forms W-2 reporting and payroll. Topics of discussion include: Affordable Care Act (ACA) o New IRS® ACA E-File Systems and Error Notices o IRS ACA Penalty Assessments Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax o Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Changes – Possible FUTA credit reduction and Benefit Cost Rate Assessment – Affected states and potential outcomes o State Unemployment Tax Changes – Proposed expansions to quarterly wage reporting o Update on the projected solvency of state UI trust funds Changes to...

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