January 2022



FileX sharing

Protect your data with FileX, which allows you to share files with ADP directly from your My TotalSource® homepage! This secure and convenient process routes uploaded files to your ADP Representative, without the risk of using email.

Research and development credit

This law allows a qualified small business to claim a certain amount of its research credit in a given year as a payroll tax credit against their employer’s portion of the social security tax liability, rather than the federal income tax liability for the business.

10 must-have policies for 2020

Some laws require employers to provide information to employees via a written policy. Policies are also important for communicating company expectations and requirements. Here are 10 “must-have” policies for 2020.

Coronavirus concerns in the workplace

Outbreak of a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China raises issues and questions about how to appropriately respond in the workplace. Read the article for guidance, including information from the CDC, employment law considerations, and more.

Verification of Employment Self-Service model

Starting January 20, the Verification of Employment (VOE) will be offered as solely a self-service model. Through the self-service model, the client can obtain a VOE instantly - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The self-service tool is a convenient, secure and user-friendly resource accessible online through MyTotalSource.

Click here for the Reference Guide and FAQ sheet.

The rules for paying employees during bad weather

When bad weather strikes and disrupts your business operations, you may wonder whether you need to pay employees who don't report to work. To learn the rules, check out these frequently asked questions about inclement weather and pay.

OSHA 300A Summary Must be Posted in Workplace February 1 through April 30, 2020

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard, 29 CFR 1904, requires that certain employers maintain annual records of workplace injuries and illnesses. Records of workplace injuries and illnesses are maintained throughout the calendar year on the OSHA Form 300 Log of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses (300 Log) and are summarized on the OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses (300A Summary) at the end of each calendar year. 

The 300A Summary is required to be posted in the workplace every February 1 through April 30 to show records from the previous years’ injuries and illnesses even if no work related injuries or illnesses occurred during the previous year.

ACA Individual Mandate Held Unconstitutional, but Case Sent Back to District Court for Further Analysis

Almost a decade after passage of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), litigation continues to shape the law and its impact on employers and employees. One of the most important cases to date – Texas v. U.S. – challenges whether the law is unconstitutional.

On December 18, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Fifth Circuit”) released its highly anticipated decision in the Texas v. U.S. case. Rather than answering all of the fundamental underlying legal questions, however, the Fifth Circuit sent the case back to the lower court for further analysis.

This article contains information on the background of the case, the Fifth Circuit’s decision, and the anticipated next steps.

10 ways to attract a better, more diverse applicant pool

A diverse workforce can bring new ideas, fresh perspectives, and improve employee engagement. However, employers sometimes find it a challenge to attract the right talent. To help, here are some best practices for recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce. 

New overtime rule: Evaluating your options for compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule that will increase the minimum salary required for employees to be exempt from overtime. This final rule takes effect on January 1, 2020 — less than 90 days from now. Evaluate your options and start preparing today.

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