In January 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) changed the way automatic gratuity is handled in that tips automatically included on a customer’s bill is now considered a service charge. This “service charge” is handled as a wage, rather than a...Read more
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Several weeks ago, we touched on the topic of HR managers acting as an employer's in-house tax collector . More than ever, HR departments are responsible for understanding and complying with very detailed, complex state and federal tax regulations...Read more
Do you ever feel like you see your coworkers more often than your family or friends? In most cases it’s true! You and your peers spend several hours, several days per week meeting, brainstorming, swapping stories, grabbing lunch together, and more...Read more
Tax season is well underway and for many businesses it can be a stressful time. Number crunching, audits and the possibility of owing money can all lead to procrastination, which alone is another cause for stress. However, contrary to all of that,...Read more
Last week, we examined the role your HR department plays in handling the complexity of evolving federal and state taxes in regards to payroll, in the article “ Is your HR department ready to take on the role of tax collector? ” However, taxes are...Read more
Nailing down the perfect new hire is not necessarily a simple process. You review several resumes, interview numerous qualified individuals and finally pick the perfect employee who meets all the criteria and, even more-so, adds a positive new...Read more
We have all been there… late, that is. Late to work, late to join a conference call, late to meet your coworker for lunch, you name it. Being late at some point is inevitable, but is it excusable? In some instances, sure, but the more often it...Read more
Is your business booming? Are you adding to your team? Suddenly feeling like there is just too much on your plate? It’s true, there can be too much of a good thing, however, it doesn’t mean you have to downsize to reduce the workload. This all-to-...Read more
2014 brings minimum wage increases to workers in 14 states. Currently, the federal minimum wage rate is set at $7.25 per hour. The table below provides a summary of the new minimum wage rates in states that enacted changes for 2014. All wages listed...Read more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it will begin accepting business tax returns on Monday, January 13, 2014, nearly three weeks prior to the date announced for acceptance of individual tax returns. Business tax returns accepted on...Read more