FFCRA Documentation Requirements

Believe it or not, the emergency paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) just went live on Wednesday, April 1st.   It seems like it has been around a lot longer with all the new information bombarding us.  (Click on this link to view our communication last week)  We realize that many…

Families First Coronavirus Act Rolls Out

We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting each of us in various ways and things are changing so rapidly that is difficult to stay on top of everything. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020. FFCRA is effective on April 1, 2020 and there are two key provisions…

Paid Leave has come to Washington State

Washington recently became the 5th state to adopt a paid family leave law.  Washington’s version offers longer leave times and is portable between jobs, which has experts touting it as the nation’s strongest program of its kind.  Administered by the Employment Security Department, it is set up as a kind of insurance plan with premium…

Send My Paycheck to 1234 Hacker St.

The IRS and Internet Crime Complaint Center are reporting recent dramatic upticks in payroll phishing scams.  Employers and employees across all industries are being targeted.  The result can mean an employee’s direct deposit credentials are compromised and their paycheck is diverted to the thieves’ bank account instead.  These recent email attacks are more sophisticated in…

Are You Ready to Ride the Wave? The Wave to Oregon’s Retirement Savings Program, that is.

Oregon has become the first state to roll out an automatic, state sponsored retirement program. Other states are still in the planning phases but are sure to soon follow. Officially titled the Oregon Retirement Savings Program, but more commonly referred to as OregonSaves, the Program creates an automatic individual retirement account (auto-IRA) through which deductions…