Many employers find themselves extending their hours of operation to keep up with customer demands. Businesses operating day and night need employees who are willing to work evening or late shifts. However, it can be difficult to recruit employees for these undesirable hours. Paying employees a shift differential is an effective way to overcome staffing […]Read More What to Know About Shift Differential Pay
Sometimes, payroll mistakes happen. If you pay an employee less money than you should have during a pay period, you owe them retro pay. What is retro pay?Read More For Payroll Adjustments, There’s Retro Pay
Did you pay any vendors this year? There are many types of payments, ranging from rents to prizes and awards. And if you did pay a vendor, you might be required to file Form 1099-MISC. So, what is IRS Form 1099?Read More What Is IRS Form 1099?
As a small business owner, you may offer types of paid or unpaid time off to employees. But when election day rolls around, do you give employees time off to vote? Read on to learn about offering time off to vote, voting leave laws by state, and whether you can refuse voting leave.Read More Are You Required to Give Employees Time Off to Vote?
As an employer, you can offer various benefits to your employees. There are pre-tax and post-tax benefits for employees to enjoy. One plan you can offer employees is a health, or medical, FSA. So, what is an FSA?Read More What Is an FSA? Your Q&A on Health Flexible Spending Accounts Has Arrived
When you pay an independent contractor, you don’t withhold taxes from their wages … or do you? In some cases, contractor wages are subject to backup withholding. So, what is backup withholding, and when do you need to do it?Read More Back it Up … What Is Backup Withholding, and Are My Contractors Subject to it?
Your to-do list as a business owner seems to get longer every day. There’s one more item you’ll have to check off—and this one is part of federal law. You’re required to retain payroll records, sometimes for up to four years. Don’t worry. This isn’t an impossible task. This article covers the agencies that require […]Read More How Long to Keep Payroll Records (+ Who Wants ‘Em)
Does your business hire independent contractors, gig workers, or freelancers? If so, congratulations—you get to learn the ins and outs of IRS Form W-9! So, what’s the scoop with the IRS W-9 form? What exactly is it used for? Who needs to fill one out? We have the answers to all of your burning questions […]Read More IRS Form W-9: 5 Burning Questions, Answered
It’s a fact of any business: Employees occasionally miss work and absenteeism is going to happen. Sure, absenteeism isn’t always avoidable. But, there are steps you can take to reduce absenteeism in the workplace.Read More How to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace
Paying Social Security tax is a time-honored tradition—since 1937, to be exact. Both employers and employees pay the tax. But when an employee hits the Social Security wage base, it’s game over for withholding and contributing the tax.Read More The Social Security Wage Base Is Your Cue to Stop Withholding This Tax