This is the time of year when employees are pulling their hair out trying to figure out the taxes they need to pay. Do they report bonus pay along with regular income? Are they taxed on the value of the company car they drive? Unfortunately, the...Read more
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In just over a month from now, HR and payroll departments across the country will breathe a collective sigh of relief in the knowledge that the annual tax season is just about over. But the end of tax season does not signify a time to rest. There is...Read more
Federal and state laws require employers to fairly compensate their workers for the work they do. For hourly workers, this means an hourly wage at least equal to the minimum wage, along with any overtime pay that may be due. Failing to properly...Read more
Tax and payroll experts have been saying that February and March would be the time employees began asking questions about the GOP tax overhaul. If your payroll department has not started getting questions yet, buckle up. You should start fielding...Read more
Data released by the U.S. Department of Labor shows that both hiring and wages are up. Perhaps your company has first-hand experience. You are trying to hire new talent, but you know that doing so will require you to offer higher wages than you have...Read more
Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance remains a requirement for qualifying employers irrespective of the repeal of the individual mandate. More importantly, the repeal of the individual mandate does not repeal the employer mandate. ACA regulations...Read more
By the time W-2s are distributed and W-3s are filed with the Social Security Administration, the heavy lifting of January payroll will be mostly done. Come February it will be time for HR personnel to begin the annual performance reviews that could...Read more
Articles written around the first of the year to address potential changes to payroll almost always focus on federal and state laws. That is understandable. The legal environment surrounding payroll changes so frequently that one cannot help but...Read more
Bringing on temporary help to get through busy seasons is standard operating procedure for business. Companies may also bring in temporary help to cover leaves of absence, maternity and paternity leaves, sabbaticals, and any other circumstances that...Read more