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Category: Payroll

How are Bonuses Taxed?

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?

Employment Record Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?

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?

Why Choosing a Local Payroll Provider is the Right Decision for your Business

Large businesses of 500+ employees are typically able to have their own, in-house payroll department, or have big money deals in place with the payroll giants to handle it for them. But the vast majority of small and medium businesses are not able to fund their own payroll department (complete with salaries, benefits, insurance, etc… Continue reading Why Choosing a Local Payroll Provider is the Right Decision for your Business

Are Your Employees… Employees?

Are you sure you’re classifying… and paying… each of your employees correctly? The determination between whether an employee is a standard employee or an independent contractor has always been a source confusion and frustration. It’s essential for businesses to get it right, because the consequences can be costly. Fortunately, the IRS has some fairly clear… Continue reading Are Your Employees… Employees?

FLSA Mistakes To Avoid

Almost every employer is required to adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act – the FLSA. However, that’s oftentimes easier said than done. The FLSA is a complex framework, and mistakes are both common and costly – especially for smaller businesses. The Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted in 1938 after a rising demand for… Continue reading FLSA Mistakes To Avoid