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Katherine Edgar

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August 6, 2021

Filling Out Your W-4

Form W-4: Employee’s Withholding Certificate

Congratulations on your new job, marriage, or new baby! Now it’s time to update your W-4. Any major life event should prompt an update to your W-4 to ensure that your employer withholds the correct federal income tax from your pay.

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Katherine Edgar

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June 28, 2021

Best Practices: Expense Reimbursements

Expense reimbursement schemes can be a significant issue for many organizations. Fraudulent expenses are often approved and paid without being detected by managers, the accounting department, or payroll. These pay outs of fraudulent expenses directly impact the bottom line of an organization.

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Katherine Edgar

Posted on:
June 8, 2021

Preventing and Detecting Payroll Fraud

Payroll fraud and its prevention should be a significant concern for organizations because a single instance of fraud can average up to $70,000 and are often over three years. Additionally, small businesses are about twice as likely to experience payroll fraud as companies with more than 100 employees.

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Katherine Edgar

Posted on:
May 20, 2021

Taxes and Dependent Care Assistance Programs in 2021 and 2022

The IRS has recently issued guidance on the taxability of Dependent Care Assistance Programs (DCAP)/ dependent care FSAs for 2021 and 2022.

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Lisa (Dean) Mamula

Posted on:
May 20, 2021

Pineapple on Pizza: A bit like your next total rewards hire

The other day we somehow got on the topic of whether pineapple belongs on pizza during a team call. Chances are you’ve had this debate as well. Our team was varied in our answers. In fact, we even had one recommendation against pineapple on pizza but advocating for carrots instead.

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Katherine Edgar

Posted on:
May 10, 2021

Temporary Municipal Payroll Withholding

*UPDATE 7/1/2021* 

On July 1, 2021, Mike DeWine signed the 2022 – 2021 budget (HB 110) into law, ending speculation around whether employees would be eligible for refunds on municipal taxes that were withheld for a municipality in which they neither lived nor worked. The bill clarifies that employees are eligible for a refund in the 2021 tax year, but does not provide guidance on refunds for the 2020 tax year.

The bill also provides clarity to employers regarding municipal tax withholding. Under the bill, employers are allowed, but not required, to continue withholding municipal income tax based on the employer location through the end of 2021. Beginning January 1, 2022, employers will be required to withhold municipal income tax at the employee work location.

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Changes may be coming to the way employers are required to withhold municipal taxes for their Ohio employees. We know unemployment fraud and FLSA changes are hot topics right now, and I imagine this will be as well. This matter is incredibly important for those involved in processing payroll.

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Katherine Edgar

Posted on:
May 6, 2021

Department of Labor (DOL) Withdraws Independent Contractor Status Rule Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Effective today, May 6, 2021, the US Department of Labor has withdrawn the Independent Contractor Status Rule to maintain workers’ rights to the minimum wage and overtime compensation protection.

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Holly Hall

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April 16, 2021

FLSA Exemption Classification Facts

Many of my HR colleagues may already be familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption classification requirement, which provides guidance on which positions are exempt from overtime under the FLSA. However, I have come across several organizations that are unaware of these requirements and classify everyone as exempt or have misinterpreted the classification requirements by focusing solely on the salary threshold. Let's review the facts about exemption classifications.

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John Bernatovicz

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April 16, 2021

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Article by:
John Bernatovicz

Posted on:
April 15, 2021

HR Like a Boss with Claire Petrie

Claire Petrie is currently the Director of Technology Talent Management at Lighthouse Technology Services and President of Claire Petrie HR & Training LLC.

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