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Lean Labor: Producing the Perfect Paycheck, a new 2-day course, provides you the tools to control costs, improve processes and increase the bottom line. Check the schedule and register for the next program.

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The next Fundamental Payroll Certification Boot Camp begins July 16. Register now for the interactive, virtual evening course that powerfully prepares you to pass your FPC exam.

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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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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.


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.


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.


States Making Progress on e-IWO Mandate

On June 1, the Office of Child Support Enforcement updated its list of states using the electronic income withholding order. All states are currently using or developing the e-IWO, except South Carolina. Federal law requires all states to use e-IWO by October 1, 2015. Listen to the video report on Pay News Now.


South Carolina Pays Off Federal UI Loans

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that the state paid off its unemployment insurance loans to the federal government. If the state does not take out any additional Federal Unemployment Account loans by the November 10 deadline, it will avoid being a FUTA credit reduction state for 2015.

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It Pays to Know

The invention of the commercial typewriter in the 1870s helped generate many office jobs and a strong demand for typists, stenographers, and bookkeepers. By 1900, more than half of all U.S. business school students were women.
Source: The History of Payroll in the U.S.

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