Ah, the W-2. That mysterious, seemingly hieroglyphic document that arrives each January, leaving many of us scratching our heads and muttering, “What does it all mean?” Fear not, fellow wage earners! This W-2 guide for employees is here to shed light on its secrets, transforming it from a cryptic puzzle into a straightforward summary of… Continue reading Demystifying the W-2: A Clear and Concise Guide for Employees
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?
On May 10, 2023, Florida’s Governor DeSantis passed a new law, SB 1718 (Florida E-Verify Employment Law 2023), stating that all Florida-based employers are required to use the e-Verify system (available at e-verify.gov) to confirm their new hires’ eligibility to work. This system must be used within three days of each new employee’s start date.… Continue reading Florida E-Verify Employment Law 2023 – How to Comply
The modern workplace is a dynamic ecosystem, filled with diverse individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives, and styles of working. With such diversity comes the potential for conflicts. Whether you’re a small business owner without an HR department or you’re a Human Resources professional, handling conflict resolution effectively and constructively is a key aspect of maintaining… Continue reading 7 Tips for Handling Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
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?