The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which will be required for all new hires starting in 2024. The new form includes some important changes that employers need to be aware of. Review the new I-9 rules for 2024 below. New E-Verify Checkbox The new Form… Continue reading New I-9 Rules for 2024: Everything Employers Need to Know
As remote work becomes an increasingly accepted norm in the wake of global shifts towards digitalized workplaces, employers are faced with a myriad of new considerations. One question that has emerged is, “Can Employers Limit Which States Their Remote Employees Work In?” The Short Answer: Yes, But It’s Complicated The straightforward answer is yes—you can… Continue reading Can Employers Limit Which States Their Remote Employees Work In?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is an important piece of labor legislation designed to protect the rights of employees and ensure fair treatment throughout the workplace. Employees and employers must be aware of what their FLSA classification is. An employee is either FLSA exempt and FLSA non-exempt. So how do you know the classification… Continue reading Understanding the Key Differences between FLSA Exempt and FLSA Non-Exempt Employees in the United States
Paid time off (PTO) is an critical part of your company’s overall benefits package… if you have a good policy. It is an essential component of a comprehensive employee benefits package, and demonstrates to your employees that you value their work-life balance and well-being. A well-designed and planned PTO policy will also help attract and… Continue reading Importance of a Good PTO Policy
It’s tax filing season, and our clients are working hard to close out their 2022 filings. However, there’s a potentially huge payroll tax credit some businesses are missing – and we want to make sure that doesn’t happen to any of our clients! That tax credit is called the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). If you… Continue reading What Is The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and How Can You Benefit From It?
Vacation time can be a polarizing subject for employers. Employers are always reticent to pay for someone to not do their job. Employees, on the other hand, quite enjoy having the time off when it doesn’t impact their salary. However, we suggest reframing how you think about vacation time and PTO. Instead of thinking of… Continue reading Vacation Time is a Benefit, Bonus, and Boost for your Team
Bonuses are a popular way to increase employee loyalty and reward a year’s worth of “jobs well done”. However… as far as payroll goes, they are often misunderstood. With those holiday bonuses on the way, let’s cover one of the most common end-of-year payroll questions: how are bonuses taxed? It’s an oft-repeated question, especially at… Continue reading How are Bonuses Taxed?
When one of your employees puts in their two weeks notice, they may think that the heads-up time they’re giving you is doing you a favor. While the extra time to prepare for their departure can certainly help, you can run into some big time HR and Payroll headaches – especially if you aren’t aware… Continue reading Should You Pay an Employee Who Resigns With Two Weeks Notice?
An important question to ask yourself when dealing with employment (and really any business-related paperwork) is how long are you required to keep the records? Unfortunately when it comes to record retention, there is a myriad of answers and a multitude of regulations for different scenarios. We’ve summarized the most common federal laws that relate… Continue reading Employment Record Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?
It might sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many firms underestimate the importance of competency-based interviews. Ongoing research shows that competency-based hiring procedures not only improve the initial quality of hires, but also increase employee retention levels and grants access to wider, more diverse field of potential candidates. Surveys show employers note… Continue reading Introducing Competency-Based Interviews at Your Business