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Service Spotlight: Background Screening

50% OF ALL RESUMES AND APPLICATIONS CONTAIN FALSE INFORMATION 33% OF ALL BUSINESS FAILURES ARE DUE TO EMPLOYEE THEFT 18% OF ALL VIOLENT CRIMES OCCUR IN THE WORKPLACE Employers who conduct background screenings greatly reduce the risk of employee theft,...

UPDATE: MN Minimum Wage Rate Adjusted for Inflation – Jan. 1, 2018

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2018, to $9.65 an hour for large employers and $7.87 an hour for other state minimum wages. Minimum-wage rates Provision Amount until Dec. 31, 2017 Amount as of Jan. 1,...

BREAKING: SSA corrects 2018 Social Security Wage Base

SSA lowers the 2018 Social Security wage base from what was previously announced On November 27, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that due to its receipt in late October 2017 of approximately 500,000 Form W-2 corrections for tax...

IRS News: 2017_11

IRS NEWS FOR PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES November 2017 ►UPCOMING WEB CONFERENCES Tuesday December 7 – Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Reminders 120 minutes long (includes Q&A), 2-hour CE for tax pros (Federal Tax) 1 p.m. Eastern (closed...

BREAKING NEWS: Court Invalidates DOL Overtime Rule

On August 31, a Texas federal district court ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid [Nevada v. U.S. Department...

MN/WI Reciprocity Coming Back?

Minnesota law opens door to reinstatement of reciprocal agreement with Wisconsin Recently enacted HF1 opens the door to a possible reinstatement of the reciprocal agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin which lapsed in 2009. Effective for tax year 2017,...

Minneapolis City Minimum Wage Ordinance

Minneapolis City Minimum Wage Ordinance On Friday, June 30, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council passed a $15 minimum wage ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 40 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Workplace Regulations. The...

Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance

NOTE:  These rules are subject to change pending the outcome of Hennepin County District Court Case Minnesota Chamber of Commerce et al v. City of Minneapolis, Court File No. 27-CV-16-15051. The case is currently on appeal to the Minnesota Court of...

Saint Paul Earned Sick and Safe Time (ESST)

NOTE:  These rules are subject to change pending the outcome of Hennepin County District Court Case Minnesota Chamber of Commerce et al v. City of Minneapolis, Court File No. 27-CV-16-15051. The case is currently on appeal to the Minnesota Court of...