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Columbus Day holiday payroll schedule

ADP Comprehensive Services would like to remind you that Columbus Day, Monday October 12, 2020 is a bank holiday. The Federal Reserve will be closed.  Please see the following Columbus Day Banking Guidelines for Payrolls with Pay Dates on or around October 12th, 2020. To ...

DOL: guidance on fluctuating workweek method of calculating OT

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued an opinion letter that addresses the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime. Note: An opinion letter is an official written opinion by the WHD of how a particular law applies in specific circumstances ...

DOL: Guidance on reimbursing employees for Use of personal vehicles

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued an opinion letter that addresses whether employers must use the IRS mileage rate to reimburse employees when they use their personal vehicles for work purposes. Note: An opinion letter is an official written opinion by ...

DOL issues amended FFCRA regulations

The Department of Labor has amended regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) after a federal court struck down parts of previous regulations. The amended regulations take effect September 16, 2020. BACKGROUND: The FFCRA requires employers with fewer ...

Temporary I-9 policy adopted for employment authorization documents

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has adopted a temporary policy in response to delays in the government's production of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766, EAD) for the purposes of completing Form I-9. Background: The Form I-9 is used to verify a new hire's ...

Arizona's minimum wage to increase for 2021

Arizona's minimum wage will increase to $12.15 per hour on January 1, 2021. The change is a result of an adjustment for inflation. Tipped Employees: Employers may pay tipped employees up to $3 less than the applicable minimum wage (or $9.15 per hour in 2021), provided the employee's direct ...

California adopts emergency rule for CalSavers program

California has published an emergency rule that makes changes to regulations governing the state-run retirement plan known as CalSavers. Background: CalSavers is a state-based payroll withholding savings program using Roth (post-tax) individual retirement accounts. All employers with ...

California clarifies, expands exceptions to ABC test for independent contractors

California has enacted legislation (Assembly Bill 2257) that clarifies and broadens the exceptions to the ABC test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. Assembly Bill 2257 takes effect immediately. Background: Dynamex Decision: In 2018, the California ...

California expands COVID-19 supplemental Paid Sick Leave requirements

California has enacted legislation (Assembly Bill 1867) that extends COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to more employees in the state. Assembly Bill 1867 takes effect no later than 10 days after September 9, 2020. The law expires on December 31, 2020, or upon the expiration of any extension ...

California expands family leave law

California has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 1383) that expands the California Family Rights Act to cover more workers and make other changes to the law. Senate Bill 1383 takes effect January 1, 2021. Background: Under the current California Family Rights Act (CFRA), employers with 50 ...

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