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Welcome to the West Michigan Chapter of the APA website! 

Lighting the way for Payroll Professionals...

Welcome .... to the site of the West Michigan Chapter of the American Payroll Association. We are dedicated to providing networking and educational opportunities for the payroll professionals of West Michigan. Our members come from all over West Michigan including Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing. Feel free to browse our pages, see who we are, what we're doing, and please contact us if you have any questions.


NEW Overtime Update Proposed by DOL

Here we go, round Two! On March 7th, the US DOL announced a proposed rule that will increase the salary exemption level for OT.  Read more about it here:

https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/


2018 Tax Return Questions-IRS and APA team up to Help!

The APA and IRS have teamed up to create a joint communication for employees/employers on reminders of the tax changes that took effect in 2018 and that it could impact tax returns.

This is a good tool to distribute to employees or hang in the breakroom. You can view it here:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5330.pdf


New Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Medical Leave Laws Have Been Passed!

MI Governor Snyder has signed 2 laws; one which modifies minimum wage and one regarding paid sick leave legislation.  These are effective as of March 29, 2019.

**Minimum wage will raise to $9.45 effective when the law goes into effect and an additional increase schedule has been created through 2030

**Paid Medical Leave will be applicable to all employers with 50 or more employees

For more information, please visit:  https://millerjohnson.com/publication/michigan-minimum-wage-and-paid-medical-leave-update/

 


New!  WMAPA Monthly Chapter Newsletter is here!

You asked for it, and here it is!

"The Pay Check Times" is our new monthly newsletter that will be sent out to members at the beginning of each month and will also be available via Facebook and LinkedIn.  Check it out!!

Click the links below:

**NEW** February 2019 Newsletter

January 2019 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter


Check Us Out on Social Media!

Yep, we're on Facebook and LinkedIn!  Follow our pages for Chapter, APA, legislative and other news and updates.

As always, your feedback is both appreciate and encouraged.  Share your thoughts, ideas and even information that may help your fellow Payroll Professionals on our page whenever you like!  Or, email Christine on what you'd like to see....cnygaard@ufpi.com

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Job Posting: Payroll Coordinator 

NOVO Building Products in Zeeland is hiring a Payroll Coordinator.  To view the job description and for contact information,

CLICK HERE!!!


 

*NEW* MI Dept of DOL Release new MI Paid Medical(Sick) Leave Documents

The following documents are now available on the MI Dept of Labor Website (Wage and Hour Division):

MI Paid Medical Leave Act

MI Paid Medical Leave-FAQs

MI Paid Medical Leave-Required Poster


New on IRS.GOV - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:  A comparison for businesses

The TCJA changed a great many things such as deductions, expension, tax credits and other items that affect businesses.  The IRS has created a new resource on their website that shows a side by side comparions to help business understand the changes and plan for them accordingly.  See the Chart here:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-a-comparison-for-businesses


SAVE THE DATE!! 2019 Michigan Statewide Conference Announced!

October 16-18, 2019 @ Firekeepers Resort and Casino in Battle Creek, MI

"Party Like it's 1989 - 30 Years of Perfecting Payroll"

Join us for some '80's fun!!