Our customized payroll solutions for the construction industry afford us plenty of opportunity to handle some of the most unusual aspects of payroll. One of them is paying by the piece. Believe it or not, piecework is actually quite common in the...Read more
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Don't you just love all the predictions that start rolling out in November and December? We sure do, especially as they relate to payroll and HR. End-of-year predictions are great fodder for discussions between our staff and our clients, discussions...Read more
There has been a push across the country in recent years to increase state minimum wages. From coast-to-coast, states have been looking at pay increases that they hope will bring minimum wage earners more in line with what their higher earning...Read more
Direct deposit is clearly the dominant method for paying employees. We've seen estimates that suggests more than 85% of America's employers either require direct deposit or offer it as an option. We see no reason to question those estimates given...Read more
It goes without saying that those of us here at BenefitMall believe the best way to handle payroll and benefits administration is to outsource both to a reputable provider like us. Still, we know not every company is comfortable with outsourcing...Read more
The period between mid-December through mid-January is arguably the busiest time of the year for payroll departments. This is the time of year they are dealing with seasonal employees, year-end bonus pay, W-2s and W-3s, and so forth. The stress can...Read more
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 has been around long enough that most employers are familiar with it. But are you aware of the FMLA tax credit enacted as part of the GOP tax reform bill signed into law in December 2017? Many...Read more
It is not uncommon for new employers just getting started with workers' compensation insurance to not fully understand what it's all about. For example, many are unaware that workers' comp pays different kinds of benefits depending on the...Read more