Research from Intuit ranks restaurants among the toughest small businesses to own and operate. Intuit says that the restaurant industry has a survival rate of just 20%. Between the high overhead costs, equipment, licenses, and the myriad of state...Read more
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It is a critical question that never seems to be fully answered in the realm of small business: which tasks do we keep in-house and which ones do we outsource? From franchisees to entrepreneurs who build their own businesses from scratch, knowing...Read more
BenefitMall serves a lot of different industries across our extensive client base. One industry that does not see a lot of action, even though it should, is the construction industry. Outsourced payroll services are as important to construction...Read more
It is the rare small business that starts out using contracted payroll services right from the get-go. Most small businesses grow into outsourcing their payroll after reaching certain growth milestones. So how do you know when it's time to take the...Read more
Outsourcing has to have some sort of tangible benefit for it to be worthwhile to business. In the arena of online payroll services, the benefits of outsourcing are pretty extensive. Yet they all boil down to two simple things: time and compliance...Read more
It used to be that there was only one way to get paid by your employer: a direct payment made by either cash or check. Those were the days before the internet and instant electronic transactions. Now there are other payment options for employees,...Read more
Online payroll services are in transition. As we have moved to put more of our lives online, companies are discovering that they need to bring payroll back into the broader arena of overall business management rather than continue to treat it as a...Read more
As you are probably already aware, the U.S. Department of Labor has changed the rules governing overtime pay to include larger numbers of salaried workers who will have to be compensated for putting in extra hours beginning December 1 (2016). The...Read more
Wage garnishment, according to the Department of Labor, protects employees from discharge by their employers because their wages have been garnished for any one debt, and it limits the amount of an employee’s earnings that may be garnished in any...Read more