The maximum wage base for Social Security tax will be $128,400 in 2018, up from $127,200 in 2017, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced. (Note: The original 2018 wage base announced on October 13 was $128,700; this amount was revised by the SSA in late November.)
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If you follow the latest retirement news, it seems the sky is falling. The savings picture for Americans looks bleak. We don’t want to minimize the problems; they really do exist. But, the way things play out for individuals can look very different than how they appear based purely on ratios, projections and estimates.
On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a new revision of Form I-9—Revision 07/17/17 N—to be used for employment eligibility verification. The new form will be available from the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/whats-new.
New research published in 2017 suggests that a simple payroll loophole could cost U.S. employers more than $373 million every year. The loophole is well-known and widespread. It’s called buddy punching. Recently, TSheets—a cloud-based time tracking app—released new insights into buddy punching, and ways employers can curtail this trend.
Is 70 becoming the new retirement age? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 30% of U.S. workers ages 60 and older plan to retire at age 70 or older. Another 20% don’t believe they will ever be able to retire.
The 6th Circuit recently overturned a lower court’s dismissal of an employee’s disability and age discrimination claims and sent the case back for trial. The employee, who is unable to lift more than 35 pounds because he has scoliosis, was discharged after nearly 40 years on the job when his supervisor discovered that his condition […]
The maximum wage base for Social Security tax will be $127,200 in 2017, up from $118,500 in 2016, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced October 18.
A new analysis from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions business of Aon plc, reveals that most workers will likely be working longer to save enough to maintain their standard of living in retirement.
For any business that hires employees, it’s important to understand the legal obligations related to processing payroll. Typically, an employer is free to set up its own system of payroll administration and can choose the frequency of pay as well as the day of the week that is the designated pay day. However, there are […]
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures how much average prices are moving by surveying households to find their average spend on specific goods and services during a given time period and then comparing that total cost to previous time periods.