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NJ Set to Enact Sweeping Equal Pay Law

The gender pay gap might have just met its match. With a new governor at the reins, Garden State lawmakers have taken unprecedented steps to bolster their state’s equal pay laws.
 

Tax Reform Takes a Bite Out of Office Snacks

If you’re a fan of office snacks, this might be hard to stomach. A seldom-discussed part of last December’s tax reform bill will eliminate the tax benefits enjoyed by companies who offer their employees snacks.
 

Namely Ranks as Number One Most Capable Payroll Leader

At Namely, we pride ourselves on offering the best all-in-one HR platform for mid-sized companies. A great all-in-one platform is the sum of its parts, which is why our product and technology teams are continuously innovating and adding new features. But payroll is firmly at its core. Running payroll must be as reliable as turning on a light switch.

How to Claw Back a Sign-On Bonus

With unemployment reaching historic lows, companies are increasingly using “sign-on” bonuses to win over prospective talent. These are typically one-time payments offered to potential hires, used to incentivize them to join your company. Most are contingent upon the new employee working for the company for a minimum amount of time, typically a year.
 

IRS Releases New Form W-4

The wait is over. After months of speculation, the IRS has finally released the newest version of the Form W-4—the tax form that employees fill out to indicate how much federal income tax should be withheld from their paychecks.
 

New York Considers Ditching Income Taxes

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled a proposal that has left the payroll community on alert—and some lawmakers scratching their heads.
 

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What Tax Reform Means for Payroll

On December 22, President Trump signed the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, making good on a campaign promise to overhaul the U.S. tax code. The law marks the most substantial tax reforms since the Reagan administration and a substantial win for Congressional Republicans heading into the new year.
 

Your 2018 Federal & State Tax Tool

It’s not the flashiest part of your job, but it’s core: payroll. Paying your people accurately is the bare minimum your employees expect—and unfortunately, it's also one of the hardest things to get right. For multistate employers especially, payroll tax compliance ranks as the hardest part of HR’s job.
 

What Is Third Party Sick Pay?

The end of the year brings company parties, holiday parties, family parties, and my personal favorite, pizza parties. For those of us in payroll, there’s also third party sick pay. Put the ugly sweater away—you won’t need it for this kind of party.

 

DOL Considering Automatic Updates for Overtime Rules

If you view overtime reform as a partisan issue, remarks from Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta may give you reason to reconsider. Per a recent Bloomberg report, the Department of Labor (DOL) head told business leaders that he was leaning towards tying the minimum salary for overtime exemption to inflation. The news closely follows the agency’s surprise appeal of the court injunction that halted last year’s overtime rule changes.