Direct deposit is clearly the dominant method for paying employees. We've seen estimates that suggests more than 85% of America's employers either require direct deposit or offer it as an option. We see no reason to question those estimates given...Read more
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It goes without saying that those of us here at BenefitMall believe the best way to handle payroll and benefits administration is to outsource both to a reputable provider like us. Still, we know not every company is comfortable with outsourcing...Read more
The period between mid-December through mid-January is arguably the busiest time of the year for payroll departments. This is the time of year they are dealing with seasonal employees, year-end bonus pay, W-2s and W-3s, and so forth. The stress can...Read more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 has been around long enough that most employers are familiar with it. But are you aware of the FMLA tax credit enacted as part of the GOP tax reform bill signed into law in December 2017? Many...Read more
It is not uncommon for new employers just getting started with workers' compensation insurance to not fully understand what it's all about. For example, many are unaware that workers' comp pays different kinds of benefits depending on the...Read more
More than 70% of all employees in the U.S. receive paid time off in one form or another. Also known as PTO, paid time off can be offered as vacation time, personal days, sick days, and paid holidays. How a company handles PTO depends on its policies...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