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How to Do a Background Check: 6 Steps for Due Diligence When Hiring Employees

According to one source, 96% of employers conduct at least one type of background screening. If you’re like many business owners, you likely want to do your due diligence before making any hiring decisions. Otherwise, you could be left with some rotten apples and wasted time. If you haven’t already, jump on the background check […]

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How Mobile Wallet Works, and Ways to Use Digital Payments for Payroll

As an employer, you are likely familiar with the standard methods of paying employees, such as cash, checks, direct deposit, and pay cards. However, as technology advances, so do the methods of paying employees. Mobile wallets and pay are slowly becoming the future of payroll. In fact, mobile payments are expected to increase to $503 […]

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Speed up Customer Payments With an Early Payment Discount

Ever feel like getting customers to pay is like pulling teeth? If you’re in business and invoice customers, the answer is likely a resounding yes. Many customers wait until the due date to pay (who hasn’t?). Other customers still don’t pay even after the deadline has passed. And if your business needs cash, you may […]

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How to Gross up Payroll

If you want to pay an employee supplemental compensation, such as a bonus or a relocation payment, you must withhold payroll taxes just like with regular wages. But, what if you want an employee to receive a specific amount after taxes? That is when you gross-up payroll figures. And to do that, you need to […]

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What’s the Difference Between Pre-tax and Post-tax Deductions?

If you provide benefits to employees, you probably wonder how to withhold wages for the benefits properly. Do you withhold the premiums and contributions before or after taxes? Can you choose to withhold however you want? Well, it depends on the benefit. So, you must understand the difference between pre-tax vs. post-tax deductions.

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