Part of the task of running a responsible and organized business or agency is keeping payroll records clear and up-to-date - a lesson the Cleveland Fire Department learned the hard way.
While Congress finally came to an agreement on the much debated payroll tax, officials are cautioning businesses that the economy isn't at full speed yet.
The protracted payroll tax debate finally came to an end in Congress - at least for now.
A deal proposed late Tuesday could be the end of long-winded payroll tax cut negotiations.
With the deadline approaching, negotiations over a package that would extend the 2 percent payroll tax cut and other provisions through the rest of the year are reaching a critical point.
A district court judge recently ordered the state of Montana to turn over payroll records requested by the Montana Policy Institute after a lengthy battle that began in August 2010.
As lawmakers work to extend the payroll tax past its February 29 deadline, they continue to run up against the hurdle of compensating for lost revenues.
United States President Barack Obama said preventing a 2 percent payroll tax hike that would affect 160 million working Americans is the country's "most immediate priority" in his recent State of the Union address.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible workers to take unpaid leave for family or medical reasons without the risk of being permanently taken off the company's payroll.
Legislation that would extend the Social Security tax cut for 160 million Americans through the end of 2012 is likely to pass without an extended period of debate - unlike the two-month extension granted at the eleventh hour last year.
A Superior Court Judge recently sided with the Connecticut police union in an ongoing payroll debate, according to The News-Times.
After a long struggle, members of Congress finally agreed on a two-month extension of the current payroll tax extension just eight days before the existing legislation was set to expire.
The economic crisis precipitated a jump in unemployment rates and a contraction in consumer lending.
After weeks of deadlock, Congress finally agreed to a two-month payroll tax cut extension just eight days before it was set to expire at the end of the year.
Those in a company's benefits administration department should be aware of which employee allowances are required by law and which are optional.
Payroll services in one California city will soon be pushed to the brink. The minimum hourly wage in San Francisco will reach $10.24 starting January 1, 2012, which is significantly higher than the $7.25 federal minimum wage and the state's $8 minimum.
The Senate recently turned down a $120 billion proposal that would have placed an extra surtax on millionaires to fund an extension of the payroll tax holiday, The Associated Press reports.
Pending further legislative changes, the current payroll tax holiday is set to expire at the end of the year.
Under President Barack Obama's payroll tax cut plan, every worker in the country will have their Social Security payroll tax halved in 2012 from 6.2 percent to 3.1 percent.
At a recent news conference, President Barack Obama addressed Republicans' opposition to his $447 billion jobs package.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced a payroll tax reduction that will provide savings of $87 per New Jersey worker next year.
California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed Senate Bill 931, which would have banned employers from giving workers the option of having their wages loaded onto a debit-style payroll card.
Earlier this month, Michigan state senators Arlan Meekhof and Joe Haveman proposed payroll legislation that would prevent public school resources from being used to collect union dues.
California Governor Jerry Brown recently ratified legislation to let production companies hire payroll companies.
According to a recently released Congressional Budget Office report, a permanent payroll tax increase of 1.6 percent would need to go into effect immediately in order to maintain the solvency of the Social Security system for the next 75 years.
Texas-based Hill Country Farms recently agreed to a settlement after being ordered to pay $1.76 million in overtime back wages and damages for repeatedly violating requirements set by the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to The Associated Press.
The California Supreme Court recently ruled that out-of-state employees on the payroll of California-based companies are protected by the state's overtime laws during business trips to the Golden State.
House Budget Committee Chairman and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan recently denounced a temporary employer payroll cut that is being considered by the Obama administration as "sugar-high economics," according to The Hill.
Under recent legislation passed by the Alabama Senate, state agency employees and those who work at schools, colleges and universities would contribute an additional 2.5 percent of their paychecks toward retirement coverage, the Birmingham News reports.
The practice of pension spiking was highlighted by the recent revelation that former Upland, California, city manager Robb Quincey made $460,000 last year.
In response to high overtime payments identified in a 2009 payroll audit by then-Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee, the Missouri Department of Mental Health recently reviewed its overtime procedures.
A budget-trimming proposal to increase federal workers' payroll deductions in order to contribute to the federal pension fund may spur employees to leave the federal service, according to the Washington Post.
With payroll legislation in the news recently, the American Payroll Association has identified baffling payroll laws from 10 different states.
In an effort to keep startup technology companies from leaving San Francisco, city supervisor Mark Farrell is drafting significant changes to the current payroll tax in order to keep employee stock options from being taxed by 1.5 percent when cashed out.
In February, San Francisco lawmakers introduced a bill that would create a payroll tax exemption zone in two areas of the city.
City officials in Flint, Michigan, have notified lawmakers that the city has only enough cash on hand to meet payroll through mid-April, WJRT-TV reports.
It appears the battle in Wisconsin is not over despite the recently passed bill restricting collective bargaining rights to unions.