Practitioners’ questions are answered by a payroll and tax consultant who also is an enrolled agent licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Question: Some of our employees are being reclassified as nonexempt because of the new white-collar exemption rules that take effect in 2020. We plan to pay them with a semimonthly pay period. How do we reconcile workweeks of seven consecutive days with pay periods that can range from 13 to 16 days?
Answer: The workweeks and the semimonthly pay periods are not going to align with each other.
The workweek is a time period used to...