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BenefitMall Employee vs. Contractor
You are taking on new business and you are ready for some changes. You set aside time to properly evaluate past projects and new opportunities. After looking it all over you quickly determine you need extra hands on deck to get the job done. Do you...Read more
Tipped Employees: What You Need to Know
The rules regarding minimum wage, tips and overtime can get a little dicey. With states having some say in minimum wage requirements employers need to stay on top of their game to make sure they are calculating and compensating correctly. Here’s...Read more
BenefitMall New Hire Process
Getting ready to add on to your team of trusted employees? Before you put your new hire to work, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your business maintains compliance. Take a glance at the checklist below to learn what is expected of...Read more
Mileage and Per Diem Rates
As 2016 tax dates and rates have been announced, it is important to know the most up-to-date information when it comes to deducting Mileage and Per Diem Rates for you and your employees. If you are a small business with an employee or employees...Read more
2016 Notable Tax Due Dates
Since tax season is rolling just around the corner, it is more important than ever to stay ahead with your tax filings and preparations with the help of our 2016 Notable Tax Due Dates. We have taken the liberty to map out all of the important tax...Read more
2016 Federal and State Minimum Wage
The table below reflects the 2016 state minimum wages, state tipped credit and wage base in effect as of January 1, 2016. State Rate Tipped Cost Wage Base FEDERAL $7.25 $5.12 $7,000 Alabama $7.25 $5.12 $8,000 Alaska $9.75 N/A $39,700 Arizona $8.05 $...Read more
5 questions you should ask your payroll provider
The practice of calculating payroll by hand and manually cutting checks is on the decline among small and mid-size companies, thanks to the advent of Web-based platforms that can help streamline otherwise labor-intensive tasks. Today, more and more...Read more
Each employee heavily relies on payroll, whether it happens weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. No matter the payroll schedule, employees rightfully expect to be paid the right amount, to the accurate account and on time. In some circumstances, payroll...Read more
BenefitMall is celebrating National Payroll Week to honor all 156 million incredibly hard working Americans who each contribute to our country’s economy, culture and payroll! Every individual working American is significant in the way our payroll...Read more
How often do you pick up the phone to call customer service and you have to go through several automated questions before you get to the inevitable dead end? Do you call again and start over, or are you so frustrated about the poor result that you...Read more