August 2023



Minimum Wage Announcements

The following states or localities have announced new minimum wage increases.

Employee work addresses: Make sure they’re up to date!

With the increase in remote work accurate work addresses for employees are more important than ever, tax agencies are scrutinizing employee tax withholding. To avoid financial penalties & ensure correct tax withholding, please ensure your employees have accurate work addresses in ADP TotalSource®.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage renewal and Legal Defense Benefit (LDB) reminder

All organizations, no matter how well managed, are vulnerable to claims of wrongful employment practices arising from terminations, discipline, or employee complaints. The jury awards that sometimes result from such claims can run into six figures or more. Adding to the challenge facing employers is a complex regulatory environment where inadvertent noncompliance is all too common.

10 Myths About Employee Terminations … Busted

The end of the employer-employee relationship is an inevitable part of running a business and requires special care. To help you manage your next employee separation, we address some common misconceptions about the termination process below.

Employee Layoffs: Important Steps to Consider

One of the most difficult decisions an employer can make is to lay off employees. However, sometimes it's a necessary decision for the best interests of the business. When faced with a layoff, consider the following to help you manage the process.

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Long COVID and Guidelines for Providing Reasonable Accommodations

Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 experience long-term effects from their infection. This is known as Long COVID, which can include a wide range of ongoing health problems that can last for weeks, months or years. 

Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers with 15 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the employer.  

Minimum Wage changes effective July 1, 2023

The following chart shows the current minimum wage for non-tipped and tipped employees and the increase effective July 1, 2023. Rates listed in black were enacted by federal, state, district, territory, or commonwealth law. Rates listed in red were enacted by city or county ordinance. It is important to note that minimum wages that may be paid to individuals under a certain age (e.g., youth wage), to employees during a “training” period, or to employees working for a non-profit are not reflected.

We are getting closer to the transition from PayScale to Payfactors

The Payfactors Compensation Analysis platform is coming soon to replace PayScale. We are excited to showcase Payfactors, an exciting new tool that will help you gain a competitive edge in a fierce talent market while building a more fair, equitable and transparent pay strategy.

How to Complete I-9s for Remote Employees

The Form I-9 (I-9) is used to verify a new hire's identity and work authorization. Employers must ensure that each employee properly completes the I-9 at the time of hire. Completing an I-9 can be more complicated for employees who are working remotely, especially now that a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) temporary policy that allowed virtual inspection of documentation in some cases is about to expire on July 31. 

ADP TotalSource supports first-ever National PEO Week

Did you hear the news? During the week of May 22, we celebrated the first ever National Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) Week in the United States – and took the story of hard-working small and mid-size businesses to Washington, D.C., to influence key leaders and organizations who need to hear from you. Read more from our SVP Kristen Appleman about what this means for you.

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