State News

Pay News Now is dedicated to delivering the latest breaking compliance news and information in the payroll and AP industries in your state. Payroll laws often differ from state to state and our payroll experts are here to ensure you are up-to-date on any changes happening where you pay employees. Our experts will report to you on current and upcoming changes to the state payroll laws, whether in the area of taxes, garnishment, or wages and hours--and what the changes mean for you to ensure compliance.

09/07/2017

New State Payroll Tax Coming in Oregon

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PNN: OR Transit Tax

Oregon’s new state payroll tax will take effect July 1, 2018

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08/22/2017

California, Virgin Islands Apply for Benefit Cost Rate Add-on Waiver

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PNN: CA VI FUTA

California and Virgin Islands remain likely to face Federal Unemployment Tax Act credit reductions

08/17/2017

Washington Enacts Paid Family, Medical Leave Insurance

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PNN: WA Paid Family Leave

Washington becomes fifth state to enact paid family and medical leave insurance starting in 2020.

07/11/2017

Uber Drivers in New York Considered Employees

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PNN: Uber ruling in NY

Worker classification regarding entitlement to unemployment benefits remain an issue for Uber.

06/06/2017

Georgia to Implement New Kin Care Requirements

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PNN: GA Kin Care

Georgia will implement a bill that allows employees to use paid sick leave for the care of immediate family members.

05/31/2017

Massachusetts Overpayments Proposal to Impact Employers

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PNN: MA Overpayments Reg

A new proposal would make it harder for employers in Massachusetts to recover overpayments.

04/12/2017

Paid Family Leave Proposal in Vermont to Include Payroll Tax

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PNN: VT Family Leave

Paid family leave bills remain a hot topic in 2017 with Vermont being the latest state to propose PFL legislation.

03/30/2017

Massachusetts Paycard Bill Based on New York’s Repealed Regulations

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PNN: MA Paycards

New York’s electronic payments regulations regarding paycards did not take effect, but a Massachusetts bill based on them could move forward.

03/17/2017

New York Paycard, Direct Deposit Regulations Ruled Invalid

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PNN: NY Paycard Regs

A real win for employers paying employees via paycards and direct deposit in New York State!

02/16/2017

Will Washington, D.C., Be Next to Enact Paid Family Leave?

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PNN: DC Family Leave

The Council of the District of Columbia has passed a bill that could create one of the most generous paid family leave programs in the country.

01/30/2017

New Year, New Local Tax Rates for Indiana

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PNN: Indiana Local Taxes

On January 1, 2017, the new Indiana local income tax reform took effect.

01/05/2017

State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave 2017 Updates

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PNN: Paid Family Leave - State Disability Ins

Do you know which states (and territory) will provide these benefits in the New Year?

12/05/2016

California, Virgin Islands Face FUTA Credit Reduction

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PNN: FUTA Credit

Find out what FUTA credit reductions in California and the Virgin Islands means for your payroll.

11/28/2016

NJ Ends Income Tax Reciprocity With PA - Update

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PNN: PA and NJ Reciprocity

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (PDOR) is preparing for the end of income tax reciprocity with New Jersey.

10/18/2016

California Enacts Retirement Savings Legislation

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PNN: CA Retirement Plans

California's Governor recently signed legislation that will create new retirement savings accounts for employees.

08/23/2016

Change in Child Support Admin Fee Headed to Pennsylvania

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PNN: PA Child Support Fees

A big headache could be headed to payroll professionals in Pennsylvania due to a change in the child support administrative fee.

08/09/2016

Ohio Requires School District Names, ID Numbers on W-2

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PNN: OH School ID - W2

There’s a new Forms W-2 requirement for payroll professionals who pay employees in Ohio.

07/26/2016

Virginia Joins DOL Misclassification Initiative

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PNN: VA Worker Classification

Virginia has become the latest state to collaborate with the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL in clarifying the classification of workers.

07/25/2016

New York Updates Wage Payment Regulations

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PNN: NY Wage Payment Proposed Regs

The New York State Department of Labor is reviewing comments on proposed regulations that will impact thousands of employers and millions of employees.

07/08/2016

Connecticut Enacts Paycard Law

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A new law allows employers to use paycards to pay employees in Connecticut as long as certain conditions are met.

06/09/2016

New York Attorney General Sues Domino's for Wage Theft

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PNN: Wage Theft

The NY State Attorney General is suing Domino’s Pizza and three of its franchisees as joint employers for wage theft.

05/26/2016

Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

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PNN: Multi-state work taxation

The Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act would prevent the double taxation of interstate telecommuters by requiring states to use the physical presence test for taxation.

04/13/2016

Paid Family Leave Enacted in New York - San Francisco Next?

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PNN: NY SF Family Leave

New York enacts paid family leave program; San Francisco program likely to be enacted soon.

04/07/2016

Looking Out for Payroll Pros in State Retirement Programs

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PNN: State Retirement Plans

Some states are taking it upon themselves to develop their own retirement programs.

03/30/2016

Paid Family Leave - Will New York Be Next?

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PNN: NY Paid Family Leave Proposed

New York legislature is considering a bill that would create a paid family leave program.

03/14/2016

Big Changes Coming to Oregon, Vermont

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PNN: Sick Leave OR VT

Minimum wage and paid sick leave changes will begin July 1, 2016 in Oregon and January 1, 2017 in Vermont.

03/01/2016

Potential Changes to Oregon Minimum Wage Coming

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PNN: OR Minimum Wage

Oregon bill would create a tiered minimum wage system in the state.

02/19/2016

New Retirement Savings Plan in NJ Could Impact Payroll

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PNN: NJ Retirement Plan

New Jersey law will help small employers offer employees access to retirement savings.

02/10/2016

Winter Storm Jonas Adds Irony to One Payroll Decision

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PNN: Paycheck Delivery

Recent Winter Storm Jonas impacted the way some employees were paid in the northeast.

02/08/2016

States Fight Tax Fraud by Delaying PIT Refunds

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PNN: State Tax Filing

To fight tax fraud, many states accelerated the filing deadline for employers to file Forms W-2.

02/03/2016

New Year, New Withholding Tax in Alaska?

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PNN: Alaska Tax Increase

Alaska governor proposes state income tax to combat deficit - would require employer withholding.

12/22/2015

APA Makes Case for Payroll Cards in Pennsylvania

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PNN: PA Paycards

The American Payroll Association (APA) submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to provide information that the court might find useful as it debates its decision in Siciliano v. Mueller.

11/16/2015

New York Releases Proposed Payroll Card Regulations

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The New York Department of Labor recently released revised proposed regulations that will impact any employer using payroll debit cards.

10/09/2015

State Trend to Accelerate W-2 Filing Deadlines

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PNN: State W-2 filing deadlines

There is a state trend to accelerate the filing deadlines of Forms W-2 and annual reconciliation returns.

09/02/2015

Michigan UI Taxable Wage Base to Decrease

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PNN: MI UI

Michigan's unemployment insurance (UI) taxable wage base will decrease $500 beginning with the third quarter of 2015.

04/30/2015

Michigan Enacts Garnishment Reform Legislation

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PNN: MI Garnishments

The Michigan governor has signed legislation that will reform the state's garnishment process.

04/20/2015

Potential FUTA Credit Reduction States for 2015

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PNN: FUTA 2015

U.S. Department of Labor published the State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Solvency Report 2015.

01/23/2015

States Take Minimum Wage into Own Hands

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PNN: State Minimum Wage

As of January 1, 2015, there are now 29 states that have minimum wages higher than the federal government.

11/11/2014

Instagram Selfies Tied to Minnesota ID Theft Ring

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PNN: ID Theft

In Minnesota, the U.S Attorney’s office just announced an indictment of the largest identity theft ring ever seen in the state.

11/07/2014

New California Law Provides Employees With Paid Sick Leave

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PNN: CA Sick Leave

New law requires employers to provide California employees with paid sick leave, effective July 1, 2015.

07/10/2014

States, Cities Wish to Increase the Minimum Wage

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PNN: State, Local Minimum Wage

Several states and cities have passed laws increasing, or seeking to increase, the minimum wage.

06/19/2014

Proposed Michigan Bills Seek to Change Garnishment Process

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PNN: MI Garnishments

The Michigan legislature is considering bills to amend its creditor garnishment process.

04/18/2014

Paycards Remain a Hot Topic in 2014

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Pay News Now: Paycards 2014

Prior to 2014, only 16 states addressed paycards in their statutes.

04/01/2014

Big Changes in Store for States' Overtime Laws

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Pay News Now: State Overtime Laws

Proposal to update overtime regulations could have a major impact on state laws and regulations.

03/18/2014

Proposed Act Challenges Convenience of the Employer Test

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Pay News Now: Tax Fairness for Employees

The "Multi-State Employee Tax Fairness Act" in Congress that would prohibit the convenience of the employer test.

03/13/2014

IRS Issues Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

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Pay News Now: DOMA Guidance

The IRS and some states have issued guidance regarding the tax treatment of same-sex married couples.

01/21/2014

Employees Say "No" to the 9-5 Grind!

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Pay News Now: Employees Say No!

The Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) will give certain workers much more freedom in creating their working environment.

01/21/2014

Maryland Considers Regulation of Payroll Service Providers

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Pay News Now: MD May Regulate Payroll Service Providers

A Maryland law was enacted to create a new commission to study the regulation of payroll service providers in the state.

01/21/2014

States Face FUTA Credit Reduction for 2013

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Pay News Now: States Face FUTA Credit Reduction

States and territories can take out federal unemployment account loans (FUTA) to pay unemployment insurance benefits.

01/20/2014

Don't Be in the Dark About Your Holiday Bonus

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Pay News Now: About Your Holiday Bonus

The end of the year is a time for holiday festivities and paycheck bonuses.