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Top 5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

The ramifications of payroll mistakes emanate from external and internal sources. Externally, the government can levy fines and penalties for payroll noncompliance. Internally, employees tend to become seriously concerned when an error shows up on their paycheck. There are many … Continue reading

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Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets guidelines for whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt under federal law. Exempt means that the employee is excluded from the Act’s overtime pay provisions and therefore does not have to be paid … Continue reading

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Terminating Employees the Right Way

The process of terminating an employee should not be taken lightly, as improper handling can lead to unpleasant results, such as the employee suing the company. It’s therefore vital that you follow the law when firing or laying off an … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Payroll Tax Liabilities

On the federal level, employer-only taxes include Social Security tax, Medicare tax, and federal unemployment (or FUTA) tax, which are administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). On the state level, employers are on the hook for state unemployment (or … Continue reading

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Tips to Improve Company Morale

Company morale can build or break a firm’s success. Here are some tactics to think about adopting for your business: Help employees feel that their work is more than just a job. One’s purpose can easily get lost in the … Continue reading

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Get a Handle on Internal Payroll Controls

Because payroll involves sensitive data, including employees’ Social Security numbers and direct deposit details, employers must take measures to protect this information against payroll fraud. In a 2017 report by Hiscox Inc., payroll fraud was listed as one of the … Continue reading

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FSAs: The Missing Piece of the Benefits Puzzle

Millions of workers have access to flexible spending accounts (FSAs) — tax-saving vehicles that let your employees set money from paychecks aside on a pretax basis to cover anticipated health care or dependent care expenses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs … Continue reading

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