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Child Support Orders: Are You Properly Classifying Workers?

2019-03-23T05:29:53+00:00

If you have an employee who has unfulfilled child support obligations, you might be contacted by authorities. In these cases, a local court or government agency may send you an order to withhold a portion of wages from the employee, to collect back child support. Complying with these orders is only required with workers [...]

Child Support Orders: Are You Properly Classifying Workers?2019-03-23T05:29:53+00:00

Federal Investigators Find Labor Law Violations in Several Cases

2019-03-23T05:19:37+00:00

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently finished several investigations aimed at employers. The agency announced that seven different employers had violated federal laws involving minimum wages, overtime calculations, family and medical leave, the tip credit and work visas. Here are brief descriptions of the cases. 1. Minimum wage violations. [...]

Federal Investigators Find Labor Law Violations in Several Cases2019-03-23T05:19:37+00:00

Answers to Your Family and Medical Leave Credit Questions

2019-03-23T05:05:10+00:00

If your organization wants to claim the new family and medical leave credit, take note: The IRS has issued Form 8994, Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave, for use in 2018 and 2019 tax year filings. In addition, the IRS has posted new information about the credit on its website. Here's what [...]

Answers to Your Family and Medical Leave Credit Questions2019-03-23T05:05:10+00:00

If Adopted, Overtime Pay Rules May Expand to More Employees

2019-03-23T04:55:18+00:00

Today (and since 2004) salaried employees who earn at least $455 per week aren't eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, if their job duties are executive, administrative or professional (EAP) in nature. That's true no matter how many hours these employees work in a week. Under proposed regulations, the limit [...]

If Adopted, Overtime Pay Rules May Expand to More Employees2019-03-23T04:55:18+00:00

Handling Pension Plans for National Guard Members and Reservists

2019-01-15T02:13:01+00:00

Increasing numbers of National Guard and Reserve personnel have been sent to far-flung places around the globe in recent years. If your staff includes reservists and National Guard members who must interrupt their employment to fulfill their military service, you probably know that the law requires you to reinstate them once they returned from service [...]

Handling Pension Plans for National Guard Members and Reservists2019-01-15T02:13:01+00:00

Health Inquiries Especially Dangerous

2019-01-15T02:03:25+00:00

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Civil Rights Acts have brought many changes into the workplace. One of the biggest changes for employers is with pre-employment physicals. Employers covered by civil rights laws and the ADA. are prohibited from having job applicants take pre-employment physicals. The employer can, however, make a conditional job [...]

Health Inquiries Especially Dangerous2019-01-15T02:03:25+00:00

Ideas to Strengthen Your Business in 2019 and Beyond

2019-01-15T01:58:59+00:00

New Year's is traditionally a time to make resolutions for the upcoming months. Once you set your personal goals, it's time to get serious about your business goals. Here are ten resolutions you might consider making — and sticking to — to put you on track to prosper in 2019. 1. Compare 2018 financial [...]

Ideas to Strengthen Your Business in 2019 and Beyond2019-01-15T01:58:59+00:00

Important Tax Figures for 2019

2019-01-15T01:54:29+00:00

The following table provides some important federal tax information for 2019, as compared with 2018. Many of the dollar amounts are unchanged and some changed only slightly due to inflation. Social Security/ Medicare 2019 2018 Social Security Tax Wage Base $132,900 $128,400 Medicare Tax Wage Base No limit No limit Employee portion of Social [...]

Important Tax Figures for 20192019-01-15T01:54:29+00:00

Dealing with Child Support Withholding Orders

2018-12-31T02:29:07+00:00

A whopping 75% of all child support is collected through employer-based income withholding orders (IWOs), according to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). In the most recent year for which figures are available, that amounted to $32 billion. The latest information from the Census Bureau indicates that nearly half of the country's [...]

Dealing with Child Support Withholding Orders2018-12-31T02:29:07+00:00

Shave Payroll Costs for Shared Employees

2018-12-31T02:18:07+00:00

If you run your business operations through two or more corporations, the different entities may share some of the same employees. In that case, you can save payroll taxes by using a "common paymaster." Instead of having each business pay Social Security and Medicare tax for shared employees, common paymasters remit the appropriate amount [...]

Shave Payroll Costs for Shared Employees2018-12-31T02:18:07+00:00