Articles for Friday, January 25, 2019

What Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

The battle cry for sexual harassment prevention has never been fiercer than it is today. But in order to prevent sexual harassment, you must first be able to spot it. Click through for insight into the different kinds of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Volunteer Time Off: A New Type of PTO

A new brand of paid time off has moved into the employee benefits scene: volunteer time off, which rewards employees for giving back to their communities. Click through to see if you should offer this altruistic benefit.

Key Rules for Garnishing Lump-Sum Payments

The DOL has clarified the types of lump-sum payments that are protected by federal garnishment laws versus those that are not. Click through for details to make sure you don't mishandle these for your employees.

Who Is Excluded From the FLSA's Minimum Salary Requirements?

To qualify for an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must often meet specific job duties and salary basis requirements. However, certain employees can be exempt without having to satisfy the salary basis test. Click through to discover these exclusions.

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Articles for Friday, January 11, 2019

IRS Quietly Issues a New Form W-4

Earlier in 2018, the IRS had promised a radically new Form W-4, then said it would postpone any major revisions until 2020. Now, the IRS has finally issued a 2019 Form W-4. Click through to see what, if anything, has changed.

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates For 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Suta and Futa-Reminder

Each year we get calls in January as invoice rates increase at the beginning of the Quarter due to Futa and Suta charges "starting over". January 1st Suta (State Unemployment) and Futa (Federal Unemployment) rates start over or reset.

For our Florida Business Owners

We now have the 2019 Workman's Compensation Rates posted on our website for your convenience. Click through for more information.

5 Interview Questions to Steer Clear Of

Job interviews are crucial to finding the right fit, and asking the right questions can get you a top employee. But, asking the wrong questions could land you in hot water. Click through for five interview questions to avoid.

Is Your Benefits Program Ready for Generation Z?

Comprising those born in 1995 or after, Generation Z is predicted to encompass one-fourth of the U.S. workforce by 2020. Click through to see which benefits will appeal to this distinct group's core needs and help you attract and retain them.

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Articles for Friday, November 30, 2018

401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits Increase

The IRS has announced cost of living adjustments for various pension plans for 2019. There are other retirement-related changes as well. Click through for the details, to learn how these changes may affect you.

Social Security Administration Announces Changes for 2019

As is usual this time of year, the SSA has published critical information on benefit changes and maximum taxable income. Click through to see the details, so you can consider how they will affect you.

How Can You Untangle Special Wage Payments?

A special wage payment is compensation earned in a given year but paid in a subsequent year. Obviously, this presents some challenges from a payroll standpoint. Click through for insight into this special type of payment.

10 Ways to Use Coconut Oil at Home

Incorporate coconut oil into your day-to-day life to eat healthier and live better. Click through for 10 uses for coconut oil at home.

State Law Affects FMLA Eligibility

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act is often regarded as the Holy Grail of employee leave. But depending on your state, the federal FMLA might not be the only game in town. Click through for insights into state rules.

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Articles for Friday, December 14, 2018

Is This Your Situation: You Need Help Switching Payroll Providers

Switching payroll providers can be hugely gratifying. But the journey is complex, which is why you shouldn't go it alone. Click through to see how a consultant can help you through this daunting period.

The 2018 Tax Wrap-Up

This has been one of the biggest years for tax changes in recent memory. The IRS is still issuing guidance, with more expected. Click through for a summary of the most significant changes that may affect you as April 15 approaches.

Can You Make Direct Deposit Mandatory?

Direct deposit makes payroll processing so much easier, and the vast majority of employees find it convenient -- which is why you may wish to require it. Click through to see whether you’re allowed to mandate direct deposit.

Do Employees Have Rights to Their Personnel Files?

An employee has asked to see the contents of his or her personnel file. There's confidential information in there, so you're not sure whether you're required to oblige. Click through for an overview of the rules.

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Articles for Friday, November 09, 2018

4 Steps for Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit

At all times, U.S. employers need to be aware of whether their employees are authorized to work in the country. This can be determined by conducting an internal I-9 audit. Click through for tips on this process.

Financial Wellness Programs Gain Momentum

Multiple studies have come to the same conclusion: Most Americans are worried about money -- hence the rise of financial wellness programs. Click through to discover why these programs are gaining steam in the employment landscape.

How to Handle Supplemental Wages

Supplemental wages do not qualify as regular income and are subject to special withholding rules. Click through for an introduction to what items fit into this group, and how they should be taxed.

5 Tips for Grossing Up Severance Pay

As a token of your appreciation to a separated employee, you may decide to pay for the taxes associated with his or her severance package. Click through for tips on this process, known as a "gross-up."

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