Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Legislative Updates for PeopleSoft Global Payroll UK

Changes to Child Maintenance DEOs

Effective October 2012 The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission introduced a new Deduction of Earnings Order where the protected earnings are a percentage of fixed pay as opposed to a set amount under the existing system.  Employers will be required to submit a different schedule of payments and there will also be a new payment method. When the new system starts, there will be a clear dividing line between the employer stopping an existing DEO and starting a new one for an individual. It will not be continuous so there should be no pay period where both old and new DEOs are paid at the same time. It is expected that by 2015 there will only be one single system of child maintenance in place.

Our Position Statement has been updated. We advise customers to review the position statement to keep up-to-date. The Position Statement can be found on  My Oracle Support, Document ID 1498181.1.”

Friday Sep 28, 2012

Keeping up to Date with Legislative Changes for China

We have updated our Position Statement to cover legislative changes to China Public Housing Fund and Social Insurance. 

There were changes related to Public Housing Fund and Social Insurance for the Shenzhen, Beijing & Shanghai regions. The notified changes were published in September 2012.

We advise customers to review the position statement to keep up-to-date. Our Position Statement can be found on  My Oracle Support, Document ID 1343119.1.  This Position Statement is in Chinese only.

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

Legislative Update for PeopleSoft Global Payroll Singapore

IRAS File Specification Note Release 8.0

IRAS has revised the File Specification that need to be used by employers for submission of Employment Income through PAT Systems. The said changes were notified in 2nd week of September 2012.

Our Position Statement has been revised to include this legislative update. We advise customers to review the position statement to keep up-to-date. Our Position Statement can be found on  My Oracle Support,  Document ID 1331056.1.

Monday Sep 17, 2012

Lettre aux Payeurs de Septembre 2012/Global Payroll France September 2012 Newsletter

Global Payroll France September 2012 Newsletter
The latest Global Payroll France Newsletter is published on My Oracle Support, under the following Doc ID : 1491722.1. In this letter, learn about the latest updates related to overtime legal changes, termination pay and more.

Lettre aux Payeurs de Septembre 2012
La Lettre aux payeurs française de ce mois est disponible sur My Oracle Support, sous le numéro de document : 1491722.1. Vous trouverez dans cette lettre un résumé des dernières mises à jour relatives aux heures supplémentaires, aux indemnités de rupture ainsi qu’à d’autres changements légaux annoncés récemment.

Wednesday Sep 12, 2012

Global Payroll Australia Legislative Update - Electronic Payment Summary

Electronic Payment Summary Annual Report 

Australian Taxation Office has published Final Specification of Electronic Payment Summary reporting specification which would be used 2012-13 financial year onwards. Position Statement has been revised to include this legislative update and the deliverable timelines for the respective change. We advise customers to review the position statement to keep up-to-date. Position Statement can be found on  My Oracle Support,  Document ID 1331059.1.

Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

State of Connecticut Sick Leave

Senate Bill 913 - Public Act No. 11-52 mandates that employer provide paid sick leave to service employees.

The paid sick leave law (Senate Bill 913, Public Act 11-52) became effective on January 1, 2012.  This law made Connecticut the first state in the country to mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to employees.  This law could affect you if you employ 50 or more individuals in Connecticut during any one quarter of the previous year.  The legislation requires you to provide sick days to service workers.  The covered employees can use the accrued sick days for their own illness as well as preventative medical care or for the treatment of a spouse or child or for a variety of other reasons including if the worker is a victim of family violence or sexual assault.
Click here to see Document ID 1426299.1 on My Oracle Support for more information on this new law and the suggested method of administration in the PeopleSoft HCM products.

Friday Sep 16, 2011

Keeping Up with Legislative Changes in PeopleSoft Payroll for North America

These are changing times in the United States. Legislative changes are happening so fast it can be overwhelming keeping up with all that has changed. Payroll for North America is striving to keep you informed and up to date on the legislative changes coming down the line and let you know how these changes will affect you. Some examples of these changes are:

• American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
• Hire ACT
• International ACH Transfers
• Tax Relief ACT
• Health Care Reform
• Savings Bond Program changes with the announcement of TreasuryDirect
• New York Wage and Theft Prevention Act
• Pennsylvania Act 32

To keep you informed, PeopleSoft Payroll for North America has created Position Statements for the legislation that we consider to have significant changes in the law. The purpose of the Position Statement is to give you a brief explanation of what has changed, how the change will affect your payroll processing and what you need to do. The statements are frequently updated with information or changes that may come in after the original posting. Our goal is to make sure you have the latest information. We have a couple of ways for you to get the information you need:

• Visit the Payroll Knowledge center on

o Click on the Knowledge tab.
o Select PeopleSoft Enterprise > Human Capital Management > North American Payroll > All of North American Payroll.
o Simply type in a keyword ‘Position’.
o Refine your search by using more than one keyword (such as Position, New York)

• Visit  our Payroll for North America Online Community.

o You will be alerted to recently posted/modified Position Statements.  
o You will find valuable legislative solutions that don’t require an official position.
o You see tax update information to help you process those changes.
o There is also a discussion forum to ask questions and exchange solutions/best business practices with other customers.

Let PeopleSoft help reduce the stress and anxiety of these changing times by staying informed. PeopleSoft is working hard to get you the information you need. The information is just a few clicks away.

Pennsylvania Act 32 Legislative Update

Do you pay employees in Pennsylvania? If so, the Oracle/PeopleSoft Payroll for North America team would like to bring to your attention new legislation, called Pennsylvania Act 32 of 2008. Pennsylvania Act 32 provides for a restructuring of the local Earned Income Tax (EIT) collection system for Pennsylvania local governments and school districts, and was signed into law on July 2, 2008. Act 32 provides for one EIT tax collector for each county (with the exception of Allegheny County and Philadelphia). This change will reduce the number of local EIT collectors from 560 to 69. The law requires employers to withhold EIT from residents and non-residents to remit all withholdings within 30 days of the end of each quarter, or in some cases monthly. Businesses with multiple locations across the state will now be allowed to remit to the county where they are headquartered. 

This Act imposes new tasks and responsibilities on Pennsylvania employers for the calculation and withholding of Pennsylvania local earned income tax. For more detailed information on this law please go to the Pennsylvania website of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Statewide implementation of Act 32 begins with wages paid on or after January 1, 2012. However, three Pennsylvania counties have announced that they will require employers to begin complying with Act 32 requirements in 2011:

  • Chester County
  • Lebanon County
  • Wyoming County

In May 2011, PeopleSoft delivered product updates to assist employers in Chester, Lebanon and Wyoming counties. These changes are being posted in Tax Update 11-C. 

My Oracle Support Document ID 1087164.1 provides complete information on the product update information for the early adopter counties (Chester, Lebanon and Wyoming). We will be versioning this document to provide additional information for the remaining counties as the details become available. If this information is applicable to your organization, please bookmark this page.

PeopleSoft Global Payroll - Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA)

The SEPA project is an additional step in the construction of a unified European market following the creation of the unique Euro currency on January 1, 1999 and the introduction of Euro coins and notes on January 1, 2002.

The SEPA is a unified payments area which has been created by the European Payments Council (EPC) upon request of the European Commission. The goal is to make cross-borders Euro payments as easy as domestic payments in terms of flexibility, security, and costs so that trade and investments in the SEPA area increase. The changes for bank to bank transfers began implementation in January 2008 and become mandatory for any Euro credit transfer beginning in 2012. The changes will be rolled out gradually for various payments methods until the end of the transition period.

To comply with the new SEPA requirements and maintain current processes until the end of the transition period, Oracle PeopleSoft leverages the existing Financial Gateway product in the PeopleSoft Enterprise Financials Suite.

To reduce current and future SEPA changes that might impact payroll processing, Oracle PeopleSoft fully leverages Financial Gateway’s existing capabilities to generate payment files and manage interactions with banks.

No existing country-specific payment processes and reports have been discontinued. With the delivered SEPA feature, customers have the choice to move to the new SEPA format and the new delivered XMLP reports to process and monitor their payroll payments, or to continue to use their current process and reports, moving to SEPA at a convenient time. For more information download PeopleSoft’s Position Statement for Global Payroll Single Euro Payment from My Oracle Support, Document  ID 1337662.1. For detailed information download our white paper, Document ID 1337679.1. For additional details, including technical specifications, you can download our latest document on SEPA  Document ID 1364811.1

Thursday Sep 15, 2011

Keeping up to date with PeopleSoft Global Payroll Australia legislative changes

The Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction levy (flood levy) will now apply to individuals for the 2011-2012 year. Tax Laws Amendment Bill 2011 was tabled in parliament in February 2011 and received royal assent in April 2011. The tax tables, however, were released last week in May 2011. To find out  the details of what is changing in Global Payroll Australia as well as targeted delivery dates, please visit the Knowledge Center on

  • Click on the Knowledge tab.
  • Simply type in keywords ‘Global Payroll Australia Position’.

If further amendments are made, we will revise the document accordingly.

Let the Oracle/PeopleSoft team help reduce the stress and anxiety of these changing times by staying informed. PeopleSoft is working hard to get you the information you need. The information is just a few clicks away.

Global Payroll France September 2011 Newsletter

September 2011 French Payroll Newsletter is here ! The French Payroll Newsletter has been around since 2003, and was distributed to all our Global Payroll for France customers and partners through email since then. Many of you appreciate this focused digest of updates, fixes and bundle information from PeopleSoft Development, served right into your inbox, every other month. But as legislative constraints grow almost everywhere, many of our payroll customers around the globe have been asking for better and more frequent communication about legislatives changes, and what Oracle PeopleSoft development is delivering to support those changes. Hence we created on August 26th this specific place within the Strategy Blog to hold all legislative information, whatever the country. Now you don’t have to browse through all the strategy blog postings anymore to find the Legs & Regs stuff that matters to you! Bookmark this link, subscribe to the HCM feed, and you’ll be assured to get everything you need to know. Now, it’s time for the French Payroll Newsletter to join. The content and publishing schedule remain unchanged. Just click the My Oracle Support link and enter the Doc ID: 1359029.1, and you’ll find your favorite Payroll Newsletter. Enjoy!

La Lettre aux Payeurs de Septembre 2011 est arrivée ! La Lettre aux Payeurs est publiée depuis 2003, et diffusée par mail à l’ensemble de nos clients et partenaires depuis le début. Vous êtes nombreux à apprécier de recevoir, un mois sur deux, directement dans votre boîte aux lettres, un condensé d’informations concernant les évolutions paie et les livraisons correspondantes (mises à jour individuelles et bundles) du développement PeopleSoft. Mais les contraintes réglementaires allant croissant dans la plupart des régions du monde, de plus en plus de nos clients paie nous demandent une meilleure information, plus fréquente, sur les changements légaux les concernant et la réponse apportée par Oracle à ceux-ci. C’est pourquoi nous avons créé le 26 août dernier cette section spécifique au sein du blog stratégie pour y poster toutes les informations de nature législative, quel que soit le pays concerné. Ainsi, plus besoin de chercher parmi les nombreux billets du blog stratégie l’article qui vous intéresse. Notez ce lien, souscrivez au flux HCM, et vous êtes assurés de recevoir toutes les informations dont vous avez besoin. C’est maintenant au tour de la Lettre aux Payeurs française de rejoindre le mouvement, tout en conservant le même contenu et le même rythme de publication. Cliquez sur le lien My Oracle Support et entrez le numéro de document : 1359029.1, et vous retrouverez votre lettre habituelle. Bonne lecture !

Wednesday Sep 14, 2011

Keeping Up to Date with Legislative Changes for Global Payroll Singapore

Please refer to Document ID 1331056.1 on My Oracle support for the latest significant legislative updates for PeopleSoft Global Payroll Singapore. 

Let the Oracle PeopleSoft team help reduce the stress and anxiety of these changing times by staying informed. PeopleSoft is working hard to get you the information you need. The information is just a few clicks away.

Thursday Sep 08, 2011

HIPAA 834 EDI is changing - are you prepared?

As a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) there are significant modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which include creating new code and transaction sets for the HIPAA 834 EDI. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has adopted ASC X12 version 5010 and NCPDP version D.0 as the next HIPAA standard for HIPAA covered transactions. The final rule was published on January 16, 2009 with all covered entities to be compliant by January 1, 2012.

The Health Care Industry uses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to transfer data. They have developed standards to be implemented consistently by all organizations to facilitate a smooth EDI environment. PeopleSoft Base Benefits adopted the standard Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance transaction ANSI ASC X12.834 version 4, release 1, sub-release 0 to provide standardized data requirements and contents to users of Version 004010 of ANSI ASC X12, Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance (834). The 834 is used to transfer enrollment information from the sponsor of the insurance coverage, benefits, or policy to a payer.  

The new standard was published for the Benefits Enrollment and Maintenance Transaction ANSI ASC X12.834 version 5, release 1, sub-release 0. A Position Statement was issued to describe the changes that will be made to the PeopleSoft Base Benefits module to allow customers to generate the required 834 transactions on the new standard. These changes will be delivered to our customers on supported releases to 8.81 (with extended support) under the following BUG ID numbers: The targeted release date is by the end of Q3 (end of August beginning of September).

 Release  Bug ID
 8.81 (with extended support) 11590897
 8.9 11594576
 9.0 11582957
 9.1 12553862

See the Position Statement (Doc ID 1340431.1) in My Oracle Support  for detailed information on what is changing.

Keeping Up to date for Legislative Changes for Peoplesoft Global Payroll China

There were three legislative changes related to China Public Housing Fund and Social Insurance announced in 2011 year:
- Beijing monthly minimum wage and the average annual salary of previous year
- Beijing Public Housing Fund high limit
- Shanghai Public Housing Fund low and high limit

For more information please refer to Document ID 1343119.1 on My Oracle Support

Please note the Document posted in My Oracle Support is in Chinese. 


Keeping Up to Date for legislative Changes for Global Payroll Hong Kong

Please refer to Document ID 1343139.1 on My Oracle support for the latest significant legislative updates for PeopleSoft Global Payroll Hong Kong.

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