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About a month ago, my company started processing payroll in house (it was previously processed through a payroll company). At this time, they stopped taking 401k contributions from my pay check. I've asked several times when this will be corrected and never get a clear answer. In the mean time, I'm missing out on employer matches and my taxes are being affected. How can I hold my company accountable for their mistake and ensure they will resume 401k deductions?

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You need to get this straightened out with Payroll.  They need to get it set up again.  if you want to catch up they need to figure out what was missed and you will have to add that extra on the next few pay checks so it can be matched  When they set up your payroll they did not set up the 401K deduction for you in the computer.  Go to Payroll and get them to fix it
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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR

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I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

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30 years in Payroll and Human Resources

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SHRM (Society of Human Resources) APA (American Payroll Association) DOLEA (Department of Labor Employers Association) CPA (Canadian Payroll Association) NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) The Mentoring Network

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PHR Certification in Human Resources CPP Certification in Payroll in U.S. Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification in Canada

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