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Time Tracking Webinar

On September 18, the APA and Workday present the free webinar, Payroll and Time Tracking in the Cloud. Register now.

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3 Essential eBooks

APA's Survey of Salaries and the Payroll Profession and The Guide to Successful Electronic Payments are vital electronic publications available free to APA members, courtesy of Visa. A third eBook, Understanding Your Pay, is free to everyone, thanks to Visa's sponsorship. Learn more.

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Higher Ed Payroll

Payroll and tax professionals in the academic community receive specialized compliance training at APA's Educational Institutions Payroll Conference, October 26-29, in San Antonio, Texas. Register now. Program sponsor: Valic.

Local Tax Training

Local Tax Training

Maintain payroll tax compliance in every locale where you pay employees by attending APA's Local Income Tax Compliance program. One-day seminars are held in multiple cities in September or choose the 4-part webinar series, live or on-demand.

Fall Forum

Fall Forum

Explore award-winning best practices and expand your leadership skills at APA's Fall Forum, September 24-26 in Las Vegas. Participate in the Global Payroll Management Certificate Program or the Leadership Certificate Program. Register now.

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IRS Releases Draft Instructions for ACA Reporting Forms

The IRS has released drafts of the Instructions for Form 1095-A, Instructions for Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, and Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C - to accompany the forms for information reporting for tax year 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Review the draft instructions, plus draft forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C.


GSA Issues Federal Per Diem Rates for Fiscal Year 2015

The General Services Administration has issued its annual updated list of federal maximum per diem rates for travel to locations within the continental United States (CONUS). Per Diem Bulletin 15-1 is effective for travel undertaken on or after October 1, 2014.


IRS Releases Draft of New Third-Party Sick Pay Recap Form

The IRS has released a draft version of the 2014 Form 8922, Third-Party Sick Pay Recap. The draft form, dated July 18, 2014, is available for review on the APA website.


California Paid Sick Leave

The California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (A.B. 1522) was signed by the governor on September 10. Effective July 1, 2015, employers must provide certain California employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.


Voters Will Decide Minimum Wage Increases in Alaska, Arkansas

Measures to increase the state minimum wage will appear on the ballot in the November 4, 2014, election in Alaska and Arkansas. If the measures pass, the state minimum wage rates will increase on January 1, 2015.

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