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Employers are required by federal law to withhold and pay income and FICA taxes from employee paychecks. It all seems pretty straightforward until you start looking through the reams of IRS information that ostensibly explain this highly complex...Read more
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
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
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
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