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It is that time of year again when companies in certain sectors start looking to bring on seasonal employees. We are thinking retail, restaurant and hospitality, and delivery/courier operations. These are all organizations that need a few extra...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
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It has been said on more than one occasion that the U.S. tax code is overly complicated. If you have ever tried to set up or manage an employee cafeteria plan, you know exactly what this sentiment is all about. While cafeteria plans are great...Read more
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There is more to keeping workers happy than just paying them well. Indeed, payroll and HR departments are constantly digging around for new ways to keep workers both enthusiastic about their work and happy with their careers. Some companies are...Read more
A number of states have minimum-wage rates tied to inflation. As such, we are just starting to see announcements letting employers know how much their pay rates will increase in 2019. If you live in such a state, now is the time to start thinking...Read more
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Federal law requires employers to obtain Social Security numbers from all new hires. Social Security numbers are used to report wages and withholding. It is also the employer's responsibility to verify Social Security numbers at the time of hire. So...Read more
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In an effort to combat what is perceived as unfair lending in the cash advance market, some employers offer workers cash advances against their pay. These cash advances are short-term loans for all intents and purposes. They meet the need for...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