When can we deduct from an exempt employee’s pay?

Answer from Eric, SPHR, SHRM-SCP: In general, if an exempt employee performs any work during the workweek, you must pay them their full salary amount. Deductions are allowed, however, for legally required withholding and benefit elections. There are a handful of other...

When does the Form I-9 need to be completed?

Answer from Monica, SPHR, SHRM-CP: All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on (or before) their first day of employment. Then, within three business days following their start date, they must submit acceptable proof of their identity and eligibility to...

Payroll Tax Deferral Executive Order

There are still unknowns with the President’s executive order regarding payroll tax deferral. Though the order is set to begin 9/1, there is currently not enough information available from the treasury to begin this deferral process.  This option may not be available...

New 2020 Form W-4

The 2020 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not requiring all employees to complete the revised form and has...

IRS Issues Draft of New Form W4

As expected, the IRS has published a draft of a radically revised Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. The agency emphasizes this is just a preliminary version, and until further notice, everyone should continue to use the current version....