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When Employees Start Talking about Their Pay
You might be old enough to remember a time when it was unacceptable to talk about how much you made. You just didn't do it. The rules of society considered talking about your pay rude and even somewhat gauche. But times have changed. People are now...Read more
What New Employers Need to Know about Minimum Wage
We try to publish blog posts from time to time intended to help new business owners and first-time employers. This is one such post. It deals with minimum wage. Whether you are just starting a business or you're transitioning from sole proprietor to...Read more
Intro to Payroll Taxes for New Business Owners
Numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) show that hundreds of thousands of new businesses are started each year. If you find yourself among the entrepreneurs who have started new ventures in 2018, we want to welcome you aboard. As...Read more
Yes – Payroll Cards Are Slowly Maturing
A plethora of employee payroll services existed long before someone came up with the idea of the payroll card. So when the payroll card first came onto the scene, it was considered a novelty that may not have the legs to survive in the era of direct...Read more
W-4 Confusion: Point Employees to New IRS Tool
Tax reform signed into law late last year (2017) is already benefiting employees who are now seeing more money in their paychecks. But experts warn that any differences seen in 2018 paychecks may not carry over into 2019. Furthermore, some employees...Read more
Payroll Topics to Discuss During Onboarding
The onboarding process is never easy. Someone in HR is responsible for getting new workers going before passing them off to their direct supervisors to complete the onboarding process. There is so much to do, so much to say, so much to hope for with...Read more
It's Time to Start Looking at Workers’ Comp Again
Spring is in the air – and so are state workers’ comp laws. Spring legislative sessions routinely cover questions over workers’ comp insurance, what should and should not be included, and how much employers pay into insurance systems subsidized by...Read more
Helping Employees Understand their Pay Stubs
Remember that first time you laid eyes on the multiplication table in grade school? Or how about the first time you encountered an algebraic equation in junior high? All those numbers and letters might just as well have been a foreign language to...Read more