April 05, 2016

HR & Payroll Article Roundup: April 5, 2016

HR & Payroll Article Roundup: April 5, 2016

By Kit Dickinson on April 05, 2016

Human Resources and Payroll News April 2016

There’s a lot going on in the world of Human Resources and Payroll. We’ll help you stay connected and informed with the latest news and developments. This month includes critical warnings from the IRS and tax-related issues, union news, and new developments in HR liability cases.

Take a look at these latest articles.

W-2 Fraud Scheme Claims Payroll Victims As IRS Warns of New Cybercriminal Methods

Via Bloomberg BNA. Payroll departments beware: an email phishing scheme has been posing as corporate executives requesting copies of employees' Forms W-2, the Internal Revenue Service said in a news release. Several organizations have fallen prey to the scam.

Compliance Alert: Joint Employers, I-9s and E-Verify

Via SHRM. The National Labor Relations Board found a subcontractor to be a joint employer in the collective bargaining context. What does this mean for other compliance areas? Are joint employers now liable for a subcontractor’s contingent employees who have not completed I-9s? Get the facts here.

Video: Compliance TV March 2016

Via American Payroll Association. Information on reporting for employers with multiple worksites, Alaska’s proposed state personal income tax, and information on the W-2 email scam.

Supreme Court Rejects Union-fees Challenge

Via HRE Daily. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a law that allows California to require non-union workers to pay fees to public-employee unions. The 4-4 decision came shortly after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February.

DOL’s new “persuader rule” limits employers’ ability to fight union organizing

Via HR Hero. A new rule scheduled to take effect April 25 is seen as placing new limits on employer efforts to fight union organizing drives. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will publish its new “persuader rule” in the March 24 Federal Register.

Warning: Managers & HR pros can be personally liable for FMLA violations

Via HR Morning. Courts have ruled that managers and supervisors can be held personally liable for FLSA violations. And now, in a new twist, courts are saying you can be individually liable for FMLA violations as well. Here’s why and when.

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