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On August 12, APA and Workday present the free webinar, Unifying Payroll and Time Tracking in the Cloud: A Real-World Case Study.
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APA presents a two-part webinar series: What does the Affordable Care Act Require for 2015? Segment one is live August 5; segment two is live August 7. Register now.

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Garnishments Forum

Master federal and state garnishment laws and procedures at APA's Garnishments Forum. One-day seminars are offered nationwide during August or participate online in the four-part webinar series, live or on-demand.

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For the latest on the Department of Labor white collar exemption proposal, on August 14, APA presents the webinar, What Will the Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Mean for Payroll? Register now.

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DOL Proposes Updates to Regulations on 'White Collar' Exemptions

On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released proposed regulations focused primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for executive, administrative, and professional employees to be FLSA-exempt. Read the proposed regulations.View the Pay News Now video report.


Supreme Court Says States Must License, Recognize Same-sex Marriages

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the14th Amendment (the Equal Protection Clause) of the U.S. Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages and to recognize same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. This ruling makes same-sex marriage legal nationwide and has state tax implications regarding health insurance benefits. Read Obergefell v. Hodges. Listen to a Pay News Now video.


Supreme Court OKs ACA Tax Credit Scheme

By a vote of 6-3, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the tax credit provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The decision means that all compliance requirements related to the ACA's employer shared responsibility and reporting provisions remain in place. Read King v. Burwell. Listen to a Pay News Now video.


California Labor Commissioner Rules Uber Driver Is an Employee

A recent ruling by the California Labor Commissioner's Office says that a driver for Uber should be classified as an employee, rather than an independent contractor, and is therefore entitled to reimbursable expenses. Uber is a ride sharing service that basically allows people to hail a taxicab using a smartphone.


Oregon Paid Sick Leave Required in 2016

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed legislation (S.B. 454) requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 1, 2016. Local governments are prohibited from setting any new sick leave requirements under the law. Portland's paid sick leave requirements remain in effect.

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It Pays to Know

Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark exploration fame, served Gen. George Washington as captain of a regiment and also its paymaster. #Paynews
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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