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New Year's Resolutions for Payroll Departments
The Christmas season is officially behind us. Now we start looking for the credit card bills we know will eventually come due. In the meantime, many of us are also working on keeping those New Year's resolutions made in the waning hours of 2017. As...Read more
New DOL Internship Test Creates National Standard
The U.S. Department of Labor has just done employers and interns a big favor. They have issued a new test for determining whether an individual is classified as an intern or a paid employee. The test creates a nationwide standard as well as...Read more
Creating Employees Who Care About the Company
If we have heard it once, we have heard it a million times: a comment by an HR staffer to the effect that the company does not care about a certain employee who left because that employee did not care about his/her job. In such situations, it is...Read more
How to Thank Your Employees for a Great 2017
Well-known hotelier J.W. Marriott once said, "Take good care of your employees, and they'll take good care of your customers, and the customers will come back." Numerous variations of this thought have been echoed by business greats ranging from...Read more
Employee Raises for 2018: Things to Consider
All the dust generated by January tax filings and form generation should settle by the end of the month. The next task is to start thinking about performance reviews and, inevitably, the raises staff members will be expecting. February and March can...Read more
Notable 2018 Tax Due Dates for the Payroll Department
It is beginning to look a lot like tax time for America's businesses. With the end of every calendar year and the start of a new one comes the responsibility of making sure numerous tax forms are filed accurately and on time. And make no mistake;...Read more
Holiday Tipping: A Quick Restaurant Payroll Reminder
The busy holiday season generally means more business for restaurants. Things are so busy in some restaurants that servers and bartenders can earn more tip income this time of year than at any other. As a payroll service provider with specialized...Read more
Help Your Employees Better Understand Open Enrollment
If HR departments do not already have enough to worry about, the period between early November and the end of the year is open enrollment time for health insurance benefits. This is the time of year when HR personnel are overwhelmed with complicated...Read more