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Payroll in Practice: 11.18.19

Nov. 18, 2019, 2:12 PM

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...

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