The Integrity Blog

July 2019

Another Round of ACA Non-Compliance Letters is Looming

2019-07-16T13:04:55-05:00July 16th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

Cue the “Jaws” movie music, because the penalties are coming. Thursday, July 11th, on the monthly IRS Payroll Industry call, the IRS continued to communicate that ACA compliance activities continue, including non-compliance letters, despite legislative and judicial challenges. One example is Texas v. United States which argues that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate [...]

Why Your Company Should Insource Payroll Instead of Outsourcing

2019-07-02T15:06:27-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Payroll and HR Software|

“Outsource” seems to be the word of the day for small businesses. The idea is that if you don’t have the staff and expertise to do it yourself (insource payroll), you should have someone else take care of it for you. That idea has some merit, but it’s overly simplistic. Sometimes what you need isn’t [...]

A CEO’s Perspective on Financial Wellness: Part 2 – Financial Literacy

2019-07-01T12:43:48-05:00July 1st, 2019|Financial Wellness|

While “financial literacy” could have a negative connotation for some, in the context of financial wellness, it is an enormous advantage. Many employers implement financial wellness programs or tools thinking it’s a way to help employees fix a problem. And for many it does. However, there is more to it than that. What is financial [...]

June 2019

50 employees: the “magic” number that triggers more burden for employers

2019-06-13T12:57:49-05:00June 13th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance, Payroll and HR Software|

As companies grow and hire more employees, additional compliance burdens often accompany that growth. For example, many employers fear the dreaded 50 employee threshold - for good reason! 50 employees is the magic number that triggers an additional compliance burden for employers. When that 50 employee threshold is reached, employers need to address compliance issues [...]

Overtime Changes – What’s it Mean for Employers?

2019-06-04T13:24:28-05:00June 4th, 2019|General Payroll and HR, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Payroll and HR Software|

In early March, the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage & Hour Division issued some proposed changes to the overtime rules. These rules have been relied upon by the payroll industry for several years to determine who can be a salary, exempt employee and who should be paid overtime wages. Back in 2016, the Obama administration [...]

May 2019

ACA Variable Hours Tracking: Who, What, When?

2019-05-30T10:54:43-05:00May 30th, 2019|ACA Tracking, Reporting Compliance|

Employer compliance is an ongoing effort that requires preparation and maintenance, and ACA hours tracking can be complicated. Especially for employers who have variable hour employees who require eligibility determination throughout the year. As a reminder, a variable hour employee is one who does not have a set schedule that meets the average of 30 [...]

Updates on the 2020 W-4 Saga

2019-05-15T09:29:26-05:00May 15th, 2019|General Payroll and HR|

Late last year, word from the IRS was that we could take a sneak peek of the new W-4 in March of this year. Read more here about the information we had at that time. As background, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) – passed in December of 2017 – made significant changes to [...]