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Laura Cottrell

Laura Cottrell is a compliance analyst at Paychex, a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services for small and medium-sized businesses. She also serves as the chair of the American Payroll Association's (APA) Electronic Payments Committee, volunteers as a member of the APA’s Payroll Card Subcommittee of the Government Relations Task Force (GRTF), and is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).

WORX Content from this Author

Useful Employee Pay Options for the Holidays

Take a look at two useful employee pay methods that your workforce can appreciate around the holidays.

Paycards Provide Convenient and Cost-Effective Way to Cover Employees’ Wages

With parts of the United States struggling to recover from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, it’s a good time to consider your payroll options, including electronic payment of wages such as direct deposit and paycards.

[Update] New York's Methods of Wage Payment Rule

On April 17, the New York Department of Labor appealed the Methods of Wage Payment rules, which prescribed certain responsibilities for employers who paid their workers via direct deposit or prepaid payroll debit cards. Get the latest details on the Methods of Wage Payment rules now.

New York's Final Rules on Methods of Wage Payment May Cause Headaches for Employers

On September 7, The New York Department of Labor (DOL) issued final rules on the Methods of Wage Payment, which will become effective on March 7, 2017. The new regulation goes well beyond industry standards and other states' requirements for payment of wages via payroll cards and direct deposits. Learn what you must know as an employer.

Revisiting the Flexibility and Benefits of Same-Day ACH as Third Phase of Service is Implemented

Following the recent implementation of the third phase of same-day ACH, now is a great time to revisit the benefits of this service for businesses and individuals.