Payroll News

Do we need to pay a remote employee for travel time to the office?
28 Apr

2021

Do we need to pay a remote employee for travel time to the office?

We have a non-exempt employee who has been working from home. Do we need to pay her for time spent traveling to the office? She’s been asked to drop off
African American woman with Accurate Pay Systems Logos
11 Apr

2021

Why States and Municipalities Are Protecting Natural Hair

With the recent addition of Connecticut, eight states and a number of municipalities have passed laws prohibiting race-based hair discrimination, also known as natural hair discrimination. CROWN (Creating a Respectful
American Flag and Bald Eagle with Accurate Pay Systems Logos
11 Apr

2021

News Brief: The American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which is the latest bill to address the ongoing economic impacts of COVID-19, has been signed into law. Most aspects of the law do
Court Building with Accurate Pay Systems Logos
11 Apr

2021

Did You Know? U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Resolutions and Litigation Results…

In Fiscal Year 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured $439.2 million for victims of discrimination in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through voluntary
COVID-19 Vaccine image with Accurate Pay Systems Logos
11 Apr

2021

Can we ask employees for proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

You can ask employees for proof that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, but you need to be careful about how you ask for it and what you do with the
Employee packing up desk
8 Apr

2021

We’ve recently learned that one of our employees is planning to leave the company and has been applying for positions elsewhere. Can we terminate them?

Terminating employment because an employee is looking for work elsewhere isn’t expressly prohibited by law, but we wouldn’t recommend it. You might be surprised by how many of your employees
Grieving or stressed employee
6 Apr

2021

An employee says that the stress of the job is affecting their mental health. How should we handle this?

This employee may just need to talk through their concerns and get your help prioritizing or delegating. They may, for example, feel like every single thing on their to-do list
Upset mother calling about why child was terminated
23 Mar

2021

The parents of a recently terminated employee have called us several times asking us why their son was fired. Are we required to discuss the matter with them?

No, you have no obligation to explain to them why their son’s employment was terminated, and we would not recommend doing so. If you decide to respond so they’ll stop
Man getting COVID-19 test for human resources
23 Mar

2021

American Rescue Plan Act Signed Into Law

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which is the latest bill to address the ongoing economic impacts of COVID-19, has been signed into law. Most aspects of the law do
OSHA's New COVID-19 Guidance - Accurate Pay Systems
8 Mar

2021

OSHA’s New COVID-19 Guidance

OSHA’s new guidance is advisory in nature and creates no new legal obligations. However, one of President Biden’s first acts after being sworn in was to sign an Executive Order on