Employing workers in multiple states or across state lines creates additional challenges for payroll departments. Among those challenges are reciprocal tax agreements. Such agreements determine how much in state income taxes is withheld and paid on...Read more
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Things are certainly looking up for the U.S. labor market. Companies are hiring, wages are increasing, and there now appear to be more job openings than there are workers to fill them. But what can be good for the economy overall can be challenging...Read more
Employers choosing to offer pension and health insurance benefits to employees are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. Since the federal law was enacted, employees have enjoyed a certain level of protection by a...Read more
Among the many forms new hires fill out is the federal W-4 form. As you probably already know, this is the form that employers use for withholding and reporting purposes. How a new hire fills out this form directly affects the amount of federal...Read more
The terms 'premium overtime' and 'differential pay' are sometimes used interchangeably. This is not a problem most of the time. However, the terms represent two different kinds of pay that do matter when it comes to calculating employee pay...Read more
If you are old enough to remember the introduction of the PC, you probably also remember that we were all promised a world with less paperwork as a result of adopting computer technology. Well, it hasn't worked out that way. You know this to be true...Read more
Payroll errors can make for a miserable time in the HR department. Even the smallest of errors can result in significant miscalculations of income taxes, FICA, and even benefits contributions. Worse yet, errors can get your company in trouble with...Read more
Employers are constantly looking for ways to attract the best possible talent. And with the booming economy and tightening labor market, hiring the right people is a more difficult proposition than it has been in a long, long time. So what is a...Read more
There is a new term being bandied about in payroll and HR departments: total rewards. The term describes a way of presenting employees with a big picture understanding of everything they are given in exchange for the work provided – both tangible...Read more