Effective 7-1-14, the paid family leave (PFL) program is expanded to include time off to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, or parent-in-law. Currently, the PFL program provides up to six weeks of wage replacement benefits to employees who take time off from work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, domestic partner, or for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child. [S.B.770, L. 2013]. –APA Payroll Currently, April 2014 Issue
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet that employers can offer to new employees as an easy reference for their questions on Form I- 9. It was created in direct response to employees’ feedback. The new one page Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet responds to common questions and prepares new employees to fill-in Section One of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. It is available in English [www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Verification/I-9%20Central/Form_I- 9_Employee_Information_Sheet.pdf] and Spanish [www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Verification/I-9%20Central/Form_I-9_Employee_Info_Sheet- Spanish.pdf]. –APA Currently, April 2014 Issue.
On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that severance payments are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Read a comment on the decision by APA’s tax counsel. U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc. — APA, Payroll Currently, April 2014 Issue.