2017 Outlook - U.S. Payroll

think and code’s 2017 U.S. Payroll Outlook examines the likelihood of a mid-year release of revised federal income tax withholding tables that would follow any tax rate and bracket changes that President-elect Donald Trump promised to make a top priority in the first 100 days of the new administration. In addition to that and other effects a tax overhaul would have on employers, including the rolling back of the Affordable Care Act, this Outlook also will cover potential widespread changes to overtime and minimum wage requirements for employers on the federal, state and local levels, the push for more paid leave mandates and the possible redefining liable employers and coverage for workers under the labor laws. Other areas possibly affected in the new year for payroll include the continuing challenge of complying with state and local payroll requirements for out-of-jurisdiction employees, data security and a movement to standardize garnishment orders across states.