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
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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
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
Hiring is a normal part of business. Growth brings with it the need to hire, and there are always those occasions when hiring is a matter of replacing employees who either left on their own or were terminated. Your goal, as an employer, should be to...Read more
A resurgent economy has opened the door to more hiring in 2019. As such, your company may now have the liberty to reduce the workload of current staff by bringing on additional team members. Nonetheless, you still may have some workers who end 2019...Read more