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Payroll News Releases from APA!


Final 'White Collar' Exemption Rule Raises Weekly Salary Threshold to $913

The U.S. Department of Labor has released the final rules governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) are exempt from the FLSA minimum wage and overtime pay protections. Effective December 1, 2016, the salary threshold increases to $913 a week or $47,476 annually. Additional information is available from the DOL's Wage and Hour Division.


Employers Should Continue Using 'Expired' Form I-9

USCIS advises employers to continue using the current version of Form I-9, which has an expiration date of March 31, 2016, until a new form is approved by the Office of Management and Budget. USCIS will post the new form on I-9 Central once it is approved.


IRS Warns of Phishing Scheme Targeting Payroll Professionals

The IRS has issued a news release alerting payroll professionals to a new phishing scheme that involves fraudulent email messages that appear to be from a company executive requesting personal information on employees. Additional data protection strategies may be found on an IRS webpage and in IRS Publication 4524.


Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congress

U.S. Representative James Himes (D-CT) recently reintroduced the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 4962) to prevent the double taxation of interstate telecommuters. The National Taxpayers Union endorsed the bill in a letter to Rep. Himes, saying it "would prevent a potential tax nightmare for the millions of telecommuters (and counting) across the nation, and their employers." An identical bill is being considered by the Senate (S. 2813).


Potential FUTA Credit Reduction States for 2016

California, Connecticut, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands had outstanding loans as of January 1, 2016, and therefore might be subject to a FUTA credit reduction for 2016, according to the DOL State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Solvency Report. Connecticut recently paid off its outstanding loans; so long as it does not borrow additional funds from the Federal Unemployment Account by November 10, it should not be subject to a credit reduction.

Fall Forum

This conference focuses on leadership and organizational efficiency and takes place September each year. It features the presentation of the Prism Awards.
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Educational Institutions Payroll Conference

The focus is on payroll issues special to institutions of higher education. The annual confernce is held each year in the fall.
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Capital Summit

Meet in Washington, DC with government officials from IRS, SSA, DOL and more. Held each year in March.
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Earn RCHs with APA Membership

Obtain three Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) per year as part of your APA membership. Access free educational webinars to obtain RCHs year-round and other exclusive benefits from a membership with APA. Become an APA member now!


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