January 2022


 

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Minimum wage increases

Various jurisdictions have increased their minimum wage rates as we approach the new year. Please review your non-exempt employees to ensure their pay rates meet or exceed the required minimum wage based on their work location.

To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate… That Is The Question

On December 11th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine.   As employers decide their path forward, there are many considerations that should be taken into account such as medical and religious accommodations, workplace safety, employee morale and more.

To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate… That Is The Question

On December 11th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine.   Before employers decide whether to vaccinate or not, there are many considerations that should be taken into account such as medical and religious accommodations, workplace safety, employee morale, and more. 

Remote work during COVID-19: How to ensure proper pay practices

Many employees are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government orders restricting travel and normal workplace operations. Because remote employees aren't clocking in and out at the employer's physical premises, it's increasingly important for employers to ensure that their timekeeping and pay practices comply with federal, state, and local requirements.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently published guidance (Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-5) that addresses federal rules for paying remote workers. While the guidance doesn't carry the same weight as a regulation or law, it demonstrates how the DOL intends to enforce federal wage and hour requirements. Below are four key takeaways from the guidance.

2020 Affordable Care Act reporting tool available now

Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), employers with an average of at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) in the prior calendar year (2019) need to file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS.  If you are an ALE, we recommend you review your forms immediately and acknowledge that you would like ADP TotalSource to file the forms on your behalf.

Getting back to business: New Return to Workplace Playbook available

Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), employers with an average of at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) in the prior calendar year (2019) need to file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS.  If you are an ALE, we recommend you review your forms immediately and acknowledge that you would like ADP TotalSource to file the forms on your behalf.

Furloughs: 'How Are They Different than a Layoff?' and Other FAQs

Furloughs can be an effective way to cut costs during times of decreased business activity. However, employers should think through the decision carefully with special attention paid to pay, benefits, and other issues. Here are answers to frequently asked questions related to furloughs.

Protecting you from fraudulent unemployment insurance claims

Your personal information is very important to us and we work hard to keep it protected from malicious activity and criminals. While ADP systems have not been impacted, federal authorities are reporting an increase in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. Read more about how you can proactively protect yourself and what you should do if you think you, or one of your employees, is a victim of identity theft.

ADP virtual classroom schedule

Development Series: It's all about you!: Monthly webinars for employees, managers and compliance.

Getting back to business: New Return to Workplace Playbook available

As part of our ongoing efforts to help you continuously evaluate how, or when, to open your business in the face of COVID-19 and social injustice issues, ADP TotalSource has developed a playbook to help guide you. Filled with valuable information on a variety of topics from wage and hour resources, policy management and how to effectively communicate with your employees during this challenging time, to how to keep your team engaged, this is a must-use tool. To access, log in to My TotalSource® and scroll down to click the yellow “COVID-19 Updates” under the “Reopening your Workplace” section and you will see the “Return to Workplace” link. In addition, we have developed this resource to help you keep your employees safe as you navigate through COVID-19. If you need further support, reach out to your HR Business Partner or Risk and Safety Consultant. We are here to help!
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