InConcert with Compliance Newsletter
Past Issues for 2021:
September 2021 – Issue 17
Year-End Checklist, Paid Leave Expiration, and Minimum Wage Connected to Federal Contracts
August 2021 – Issue 16
Payroll Audits, Vaccination Policy, and When to Use State W4s
June 2021 – Issue 15
Vaccination Incentives, ERC Eligibility & CT Wage Range Disclosure
May 2021 – Issue 14
Employee Vaccinations, Mask Policy, & Where and How People Work
April 2021 – Issue 13
COBRA Subsidy Model Notices, Generous Support For SMBs & PTO for Vaccinations w/ TAX CREDIT
March 2021 – Issue 12
Navigating Vaccines & the Workplace, FFCRA Amended & Extended and 100% Subsidized COBRA
February 2021 – Issue 11
PPP for Business with >20 Employees, MA PFML & Expanded Employee Retention Credits
August 2020 – Issue 6
The Executive Order, the Strains of Remote Work and Our Top 5 to Visit SymphonyES.com
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On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a notice detailing new minimum wage rates for employees who perform work on or connected to federal contracts. The rate will increase to $11.25 an hour for existing contracts on Jan 1, 2022. Starting...
As of September 27, 2021, both the federal and the Massachusetts COVID-19 leave laws are set to expire on September 30, 2021, and it does not appear that either the Federal or State legislatures will be extending these laws. Click here for information on the specifics...
Closing the Year and Avoiding Costly Missteps The final quarter of the calendar year is a busy time for payroll staff. It's critical to maintain a year-end checklist to make sure everything is addressed properly. There are many moving parts that must be handled with...
What is a State W-4 Form? A state W-4 Form is a state-specific tax document that serves as a guide for employees to calculate their state tax withholding requirements that translates into a specific amount based on each paycheck to go towards state taxes. It works...
OSHA guidance is clear that an employer is responsible to provide a safe work environment in the face of COVID-19. In a work environment, compliance can be complicated when there is a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people present. OSHA states that getting...
For many small and medium-sized businesses, processing payroll presents the greatest risk for costly errors and the least protected financial activity when it comes to potential fraud. Both exposures can be well managed with a periodic payroll audit. Use the Symphony...
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