Employer Guide: 4 Things to Look for in a Payroll Company

Posted by Anna Leo Holder. MBA on Mar 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to managing payroll and human resources, it’s easy for business owners to become overwhelmed. After all, there’s a lot more involved than just paying employees. Running payroll involves managing time and attendance, making detailed calculations and filing and remitting payroll taxes throughout the year.

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Topics: Payroll

How to Calculate Payroll Taxes to Avoid Penalties in 2019

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Feb 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Since most business owners don’t go into business to process payroll, many find themselves struggling to learn how to calculate payroll taxes and avoid the stiff penalties that come with making payroll tax mistakes. Penalties can be steep and get more expensive as time goes on in the following scenarios:

  • When employers don’t pay taxes
  • When employers pay taxes late
  • When employers don’t follow tax guidelines
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Topics: Payroll, payroll tax

5 Payroll Tax Changes to Know in 2019

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Feb 12, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Payroll taxes are one of the most complicated parts of paying employees, and one of the easiest areas to make a mistake. As a standard, an employee’s paycheck consists of federal income tax, Social Security and Medicare. If an employer conducts business in a state with state income tax withholding, he or she will need to withhold state income tax as well.

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Topics: Payroll

5 Ways a PEO Provides Value Beyond Payroll Services

Posted by Nannette Madera, PHR on Feb 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Ever heard of a PEO? The acronym stands for Professional Employer Organization, an organization that provides comprehensive solutions for employers in the areas of payroll, human resources, employee benefits and insurance. The team of experts at a PEO not only helps relieve the burden of HR administration, but also helps mitigate risk by keeping business owners in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

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Topics: Payroll

The Rising Cost of OSHA Violations is Just One Motivation for Preventing Workplace Hazards in 2019

Posted by Greg Andress on Jan 29, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Those who’ve been in business any amount of time probably already know that workplace safety is key to keeping employees healthy and keeping business costs down. Even businesses with little risk can have many hazards including:

  • Physical Hazards
  • Biological Hazards
  • Ergonomic Hazards
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards

One of the best ways to prevent workplace accidents is by instilling a safety culture amongst employees - and it starts at the top. When supervisors and leaders set an example for the rest of the crew, more crew members demonstrate a model for safe behavior. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages all employers (small businesses included) to implement a safety program to substantially reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries and alleviate the financial burden that comes with them.

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Topics: workplace safety

What All Employers Should Know About Payroll Changes in 2019

Posted by Nannette Madera, PHR on Jan 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With every new year comes a new round of payroll and tax regulations. Adding these to the federal, state and local laws that are already in the books, can easily overwhelm business owners of all sizes. Those who run a small business, with limited human resources staff, may find the challenge of complying with ever-changing payroll and employment regulations even more daunting.

When it comes to running payroll, compliance is key. Whether employers or administrators use payroll software to process online payroll or outsource payroll services, here are three areas where changes may affect payroll in 2019.

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Topics: Payroll

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