Tag: payroll

What Is the FAMILY Act?

The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act was reintroduced in Congress in 2021 and is known as S. 463 and H.R. 1185. The Act has been introduced repeatedly during legislative sessions for the past 7 years but has yet to progress. The FAMILY Act strives to create paid time off at a portion of […]

Tax Holiday or Headache? Deferral Plan Presenting Challenges for Employers

President Donald Trump’s plan to defer payroll taxes for many employees through the end of the year is sparking questions and criticism from employers—questions about how to implement the plan and criticism that the “tax holiday” may hurt more than it helps. On August 8, Trump issued a memorandum providing for the deferral of payroll […]

MyPayrollHR suddenly closes, home care providers and employees feel the effects

A payroll company in upstate New York suddenly shuttered in September, leaving some home care companies and their staff scrambling, according to an article from Spectrum News. The company, MyPayrollHR, had 4,000 clients, among them home care company Visiting Angels. When the payroll company shut down, a financial services company that worked with MyPayrollHR started […]

Payroll data shows self-reported staffing data inflated

A new study published by yesterday afternoon shows that about 75% of nursing homes in this country are understaffed, and that levels self-reported by nursing home administrators used in the CASPER system were higher than payroll data. Researchers examined 15,399 nursing homes from April 2017 through March 2018. They found that RNs are often missing […]

PBJ…have you registered?!

The HCPro long-term care team recently posed a few questions to the readers of our periodicals for nursing home providers to better understand how professionals in the field are gearing for the impending introduction of the payroll-based staffing journal (PBJ)—an electronic system through which, starting in July 2016, SNFs will be required to submit staffing […]

Poll: Voluntary submission of staffing data through the PBJ

In an open door forum held yesterday, CMS emphasized the impending introduction of the payroll-based staffing journal (PBJ)—an electronic system through which SNFs will be required to submit staffing data pulled directly from their payrolls starting in July 2016. Beginning this October, CMS is offering providers the opportunity to submit data through the PBJ before […]