New payroll laws have been ushered into 2019. If you own a small business, these laws affect you. Let’s look at some of the major changes.

New Minimum Wage Rules

The federal minimum wage rate remains unchanged, but state and local rate changes apply if they are higher than the federal rate. Effective January 1, 2019, 20 states have increased their rates.

Employee Elective Deferrals

Does your business offer a retirement plan with contributions from salary reductions? This is called an elective deferral (e.g. a 401K or SIMPLE IRA). As of 2019, the limits increased.

Workers Compensation Costs

Your premium rate is determined by the state, so it’s important to check the with the state if it’s higher or lower than last year.

Employment Laws

Check with your state if there are any new employment laws in regard to payroll. For example, the Oregon Equal Pay Law was put into effect in January 2019, which prohibits different amounts of pay for the same level of work.

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