This year could be a banner year for minimum wage increases across the country. Some 19 states have implemented higher minimum wages for 2019. Within those states, some municipalities have also taken it upon themselves to address minimum wage. This...Read more
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With spring all but here, most companies in the U.S. have finished their tax filings and open enrollment. The HR and payroll departments will not have to think much about them again until next fall, when thoughts once again turn to health insurance...Read more
In 2015, Congress enacted new legislation giving the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) greater latitude in assessing civil penalties against employers who violate certain provisions of U.S. labor law. Such violations, usually the domain of the Wage and...Read more
Employee turnover is a lot like death and taxes. If you own a business, you can count on it. The only question is how frequently you turnover staff members. Known as churn, the amount of turnover your company experiences has a direct impact on the...Read more
January 31 is the deadline for distributing forms W-2 and 1099-MISC to employees and contractors. You are required to meet that deadline so that your employees have enough time to file their personal income tax returns by April 15. But what happens...Read more
Owning a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) is a dream come true for a host of American entrepreneurs. There is nothing quite like being your own boss and controlling your own destiny. If you are a business owner, good for you. What are you...Read more
In an era of market consolidation and specialization, it is becoming more common for companies to outsource certain functions to service providers. Indeed, that is why our company exists. Client's outsource their payroll and benefits administration...Read more
January is undoubtedly the busiest month of the year for HR and payroll departments. Dealing with employment taxes and the many forms they entail is the stuff of nightmares for busy HR workers. But the arrival of January 31 does not necessarily mean...Read more