Even as vaccines roll out, many employees have embraced remote work and aren’t eager to return to the physical office. 70% of employees would like to continue to work remotely part of the time post-COVID-19, according to Glassdoor. Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers showed that employers and employees disagree about what the post-pandemic return to work might… Continue reading Could Remote Work Be Here to Stay?
The employee handbook has always been a great and valuable resource for employers. But recently, it has become more important than ever. The employee handbook can no longer viewed as simply a communication tool for employers. It’s now regarded as a protection strategy as well. The handbook can be your recipe for onboarding success and… Continue reading Why Your Company Needs an Employee Handbook
Washington wants everyone to get a COVID-19 shot, so it is giving a refundable tax credit to employers who grant paid time-off to staff to receive—or recover from—a vaccination. Small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, can claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family vaccination… Continue reading Employers Get Tax Breaks for Vaccination Leave
Regardless of your level of involvement in payroll, there are certain terms that you should know. Below is a roundup of words that are commonly used in the payroll industry. After-tax deductions These deductions are subtracted from employees’ wages after pretax deductions and payroll taxes have been taken out. After-tax deductions — such as wage… Continue reading 14 Important Payroll Terms You Should Know
Payroll compliance is about meeting your obligations as required by law, which can be confusing and complex. Here are 7 key aspects of payroll compliance. 1. Federal wage and hour laws The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets federal wage and hour standards, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. These standards cover:… Continue reading 7 Key Aspects of Payroll Compliance
Becoming an employer of choice is about positioning your company in a way that makes candidates eager to work for you and your most qualified employees likely to stay with you. When your competitors appear with tempting incentives, these candidates and employees will refuse because you are fulfilling their needs. These needs can vary from… Continue reading Benefits Can Make You a Star Employer
With wide bipartisan support, Congress has approved the “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” which extends the Payroll Protection Program. It had been scheduled to expire on March 31, but the application deadline is now May 31. The act further gives the SBA another month, until June 30, to process claims made by the new deadline.… Continue reading Popular PPP Loan Program Gets Extension
The Internal Revenue Service is urging people to continue practicing proper cybersecurity habits by securing computers, phones and other devices. Scams and schemes using the IRS as a lure can take on many variations, so practicing personal information security is vital. The IRS works with the Security Summit, a partnership with state tax agencies and… Continue reading Good Habits Prevent Identity Theft
When employees terminate, they should return any company property loaned to them. If they fail to do so, you might be able to dock their pay. It’s not uncommon for employers to entrust company property to employees, such as: Office keys. Building entrance badges. Uniforms. Computers/laptops. Cellphones. Vehicles. Job-specific tools or equipment. If the employee… Continue reading Failure to Return Company Property: What Are the Payroll Rules?
How long do you have to keep records? There’s no one answer. However, we’ve summarized some of the most common federal laws relevant to employment record keeping. Note that applicability may vary by employer size. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Resumes. Job applications. Job advertisements and postings. Interview notes. Preemployment screening… Continue reading Employment Records Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?