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
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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
The payroll world was talking incessantly about exempt employees when the Obama administration announced rule changes affecting overtime pay. We suddenly stopped talking about them when the current administration made moves to roll back those rules...Read more
It wasn't too long ago that payroll cards were considered a novelty in our industry. Few companies used them, and those that did were more likely than not to only have a few employees taking advantage of them. Things are changing, though. Payroll...Read more
The tax legislation signed into law late in 2017 continues to affect both employers and employees alike. In May 2018, the IRS published an announcement detailing several changes to job-related deductions. It is incumbent on taxpayers to understand...Read more