Blog Posts in HR

As a nationally recognized provider of payroll and benefits administration services, we deal with just about everything having to do with payroll. Even obscure things, like grossing up severance pay, are things we have to be familiar with. It is our...Read more
The Social Security Administration announced in October 2018 that the taxable wage base for old age, survivors, and disability insurance would be increasing from $128,400 to $132,900 for the 2019 tax year. For employers and their payroll departments...Read more
It wasn't too long ago when businesses completely shut down around the holidays. But what used to be commonplace a few decades ago is no longer reality. The global marketplace dictates that businesses keep churning along regardless of what the...Read more
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One of the things that makes us tick here at BenefitMall is exploring new ways to help our customers master payroll and HR. We are always on the lookout for new technology and new ways of doing things. As such, we are extremely proud to introduce a...Read more
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
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