DOL Ruling Makes 1.3 Million More Americans Eligible for Overtime Pay

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Oct 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

A decision years in the making has finally happened. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It sets the minimum salary threshold for the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions at $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.

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Topics: Payroll & Taxes

How an HR Services Company Can Help Identify Tax Credits

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Aug 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Did you know your company may be eligible to receive a tax credit? Which types of businesses qualify? Which ones don’t? How do you go about applying for a tax credit? How do you claim it if you qualify? An HR Services company, like a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help employers identify tax credits, and even track them on a client’s behalf.

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Topics: Payroll & Taxes

What Employers Need to Know About Pay Equity and Salary History Bans

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Jul 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Equal pay for equal work is a hot topic for employers in 2019, partly because social movements have brought attention to gender pay imbalances in the workplace.

One of the bigger pay equity stories making headlines is the lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. The recent World Champions are asking for pay equal to the men’s team, which has the same responsibilities as the women’s team but fewer wins and less revenue. Chants of “equal pay” were heard at both the World Cup and the team’s recent victory parade in New York City.

Additionally, four women recently joined a major pay gap case against the Walt Disney Company, accusing the entertainment giant of gender discrimination at its Hollywood Records music label, its theme parks and other divisions. The complaint alleges that Disney routinely compensates women less than men, denies women promotions and classifies female employees in lower job titles that don’t match their qualifications.

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Topics: Payroll & Taxes, Human Resources

10 Situations Employers Must Be Ready For in the Payroll Process

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Apr 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Employers who have ventured into the payroll process are probably already aware that it can be extremely complicated. Calculating payroll taxes, managing deductions, navigating payroll software and keeping up with payroll reports are just some of the headaches that surround managing payroll. In addition, employers can run into conflicts with federal and state labor laws, which can lead to wage violations if not handled correctly. Here are answers to 10 situations employers must be ready for in the payroll process.

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Topics: Payroll & Taxes

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 & Taxes

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 & Taxes

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