Author: Margie Reed

Can you modify housing allowance mid-year? The Housing Allowance can be amended (changed) as often as needed.  We always recommend overestimating when designating a housing allowance.  The goal would be to have enough of a buffer in the designation to end up with unused housing...

Employment benefits that improve quality of life, increase flexibility, and enable people to attend to their personal needs rank high among both employees and job-seekers. And yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), while 79 percent of employees have access to paid sick leave, only...

Is your state’s minimum wage increasing? We’ve organized the latest minimum wage updates, effective July 1, below alphabetically by state so you can scan the list and see if you need to update your payroll! California: Alameda: $15.75 Berkeley:$16.99 Emeryville: $17.68 Fremont: $16.00 Foster City:...

On May 25, 2022, during Mental Health Awareness Month, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor, the agency responsible for enforcing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), issued Fact Sheet # 28O and related Frequently Asked Questions, which discuss mental health and leaves...

Question … Our elders developed a sabbatical policy that provides our pastors with benefits that includes normal salary and benefits. There is additional pay for activities like meeting with mentors, studying, developing relationships with peers, exploring industry best practices, and resting-rejuvenation. Because these activities almost...

Employment benefits that improve quality of life, increase flexibility, and enable people to attend to their personal needs rank high among both employees and job-seekers. And yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), while 79 percent of employees have access to paid sick...

Payroll compliance is about meeting your payroll obligations as required by law. Click through to learn how your organization can stay compliant. 1. Federal wage and hour laws The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets federal wage and hour standards, which are administered by the U.S....

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced  on June 9, 2022, an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business...

In 2020, the FBI reported 1.4 million cybersecurity complaints, mostly identity theft, up from 651,000 in 2019. The Federal Trade Commission received 4.8 million cybercrime complaints in 2020, up from 3.3 million in 2019. According to the Internet Crime Report, the cost to victims was...