Liz Hewitt

Liz Hewitt

Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership – Seminars in November

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies:...

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule – Effective January 1, 2020

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rules for establishing the amounts required to be earned by an employee in order for that employee to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements. ...

Minnesota revised 2019 withholding tables released

The Minnesota Department of Revenue released revised 2019 withholding wage-bracket tables and the computer formula that reflect legislation enacted earlier this year (HF 5). Under the law, the second-tier income tax rate bracket is reduced from 7.05%...

HR Tip of the Month

Question: If our company closes due to inclement weather, are we required to pay employees? Can we require PTO use? The answer depends on whether the employees are exempt or non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Exempt employees must still be...

Duluth, Minnesota enacts paid sick leave ordinance effective January 2020

On January 1st, 2020 all employers with five or more employees must provide Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST) to their employees working in Duluth. ESST is a law in Duluth that allows for employees to have access to paid time off work. ESST can be used...

DATA THEFT: INFORMATION FOR PAYROLL & HR PROFESSIONALS

It has come to our attention that there has been a recent increase in the number of cybercrime incidents involving payroll and human resources. ******** iSolved has features that can help!  If an employee’s direct deposit information is changed,...

Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership – Seminars in October

Do you want to learn more about state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities? The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership is holding seminars for employers and their representatives with experts from the following agencies:...

Minneapolis Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance

On August 8, 2019, the Minneapolis City Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance, creating new requirements for Minneapolis employers and giving the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights enforcement power.  The ordinance will take effect...

2nd Draft 2020 W4 Released

The IRS has released the second early drafts of the 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, and the 2020 Publication 15-T, Federal Income Tax Withholding Methods. The Form W-4 has been substantially revised from the pre-2020 version to comply...

ICBM Services Announces Payroll Services Partnership

The ICBM Services Board has selected Press Gold Group as the Endorsed Provider of payroll services. The endorsement provides ICBM members access to the same leading-edge payroll technology as large payroll companies, but at a cost point that can save...