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Oct 03, 2017, 11:00 ET More Than 9 Out of 10 Paychecks Now Electronic

Ninety-five percent of employees receive their wages electronically, according to the 2017 "Getting Paid In America" survey conducted by the...


Oct 02, 2017, 11:00 ET American Businesses Are Not Capturing Accurate Payroll Data

Nearly 34% of America's employees are not required by their employers to track their hours worked. This is according to the 2017 "Getting Paid In...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:55 ET Self-Service Portals for Pay and Benefits Information More Popular Than Ever

Eighty-two percent of employees across America have access to a self-service portal where they have the ability to view their pay and benefits...


Sep 20, 2017, 11:46 ET Higher Wages More Important Than Health Benefits, Employees Say

Sixty-three percent of employees in America indicate that receiving higher wages is more important to them than having better health benefits....


Sep 18, 2017, 11:00 ET Employees Want More Money Each Paycheck Instead of a Large Tax Refund

Forty-eight percent of employees in America want a bigger paycheck rather than a larger tax refund, according to findings of the "Getting Paid In...


Sep 04, 2017, 11:00 ET Celebrate Payday during National Payroll Week

This Labor Day week, employees, companies, and government agencies across America will celebrate payday and the payroll professionals who pay them....


Mar 27, 2017, 11:08 ET Government Officials to Discuss Immigration Under Trump, White Collar Overtime Ruling, and More

The American Payroll Association (APA) will hold its annual Capital Summit in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham hotel on March 27-28, 2017. The...


Jan 27, 2017, 11:22 ET Five Tips to Ensure an Accurate Form W-2 from the American Payroll Association

Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, is a vital resource for determining employees' taxes and future social security benefits. To avoid burdensome tax...


Jan 24, 2017, 13:56 ET Five Simple Form 1099 Tips from the American Payroll Association to Avoid Penalties

Business owners often hire contractors to help their business run smoothly. Properly tracking payments to service providers can be a challenge. The...


Sep 27, 2016, 12:19 ET Survey Shows Americans Beginning to Feel More Financially Secure

The number of employees living paycheck to paycheck has decreased to 63 percent, according to the 2016 "Getting Paid In America" survey recently...


Sep 22, 2016, 10:00 ET Employee Self-Service Reaches All-Time High

Eighty-eight percent of employees have direct access to their pay and benefits information online, according to the 2016 "Getting Paid In America"...


Sep 21, 2016, 14:30 ET Survey Shows Businesses Unprepared for New DOL Overtime Rules

Nearly 36 percent of America's workers are not currently required to input their hours worked, according to recent findings of the 2016...


Sep 20, 2016, 11:38 ET Employee Confidence in Paycheck Accuracy on the Rise

Ninety-two percent of America's employees are confident their paycheck is accurate, according to the 2016 "Getting Paid In America" survey recently...


Sep 05, 2016, 11:00 ET National Payroll Week Celebrates Payroll Industry and Educates Workers on Paycheck

 This Labor Day week, America's employees will celebrate payday and the payroll professionals who pay them.  National Payroll Week,...


Mar 21, 2016, 15:04 ET Government Officials to Discuss Developments with FLSA, ACA, Immigration and More

The American Payroll Association (APA) will hold its annual Capital Summit in Washington, D.C., at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on March 21-22, 2016....


Jan 29, 2016, 11:27 ET Avoid IRS Penalties when Paying Contractors with Five Simple Tips from the American Payroll Association

 Business owners often outsource jobs to contractors to help their business run smoothly. Properly tracking payments to service providers can...


Jan 22, 2016, 10:50 ET Ensure Accurate Taxes with W-2 Tips from the American Payroll Association

One of the most important forms for employees' taxes and future social security benefits is Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Once received, review...


Oct 02, 2015, 15:37 ET More Americans Paid Electronically

Most employees are paid electronically rather than by traditional paychecks or cash, according to results from the 2015 "Getting Paid In America"...


Sep 30, 2015, 15:23 ET Survey Shows Majority of Americans Still Experiencing Financial Difficulty

 The number of employees living paycheck to paycheck has increased from last year, according to the 2015 "Getting Paid In America" survey...


Sep 29, 2015, 15:03 ET American Business Unprepared for DOL Overtime Expansion

Businesses may be unprepared for the Department of Labor's proposed increase in the minimum salary requirement for the "white-collar" employee...


Sep 07, 2015, 10:00 ET National Payroll Week Celebrates Payroll Professionals, Highlights Financial Education

Starting on Labor Day, America's employees will celebrate payday and the payroll professionals who pay them.  Observed from September...


Jan 26, 2015, 11:01 ET Avoid IRS Penalties when Paying Contractors with Five Simple Tips from the American Payroll Association

 Many business owners turn to contractors to help make their businesses run smoothly.  Properly tracking payments to service providers can...


Jan 21, 2015, 15:54 ET Increase the Money in Your Pocket with W-2 Tips from the American Payroll Association

 Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, is the document employees recognize as vital to complete their income taxes.  Not only is Form W-2...


Sep 19, 2014, 11:06 ET Employees Confident Their Paychecks Are Accurate

 Ninety-three percent of employees are confident their paycheck is accurate, according to the 2014 "Getting Paid In America" survey...


Sep 18, 2014, 11:14 ET Electronic Pay Preferred Method of Payment for Most Americans

The majority of employees are paid electronically rather than by traditional paychecks or cash, according to results from the 2014 "Getting...