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C Corp or S Corp: Which is Best for Your Company?

on Nov 24, 2017 6:45:00 AM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes
This article was originally published by the accounting firm Skoda Minotti. You can view the original publication here. Perhaps you own a new business. Or, you may have an established business and have always filed taxes as a certain type of entity. Do you understand the advantages and disadvantages of filing your taxes as a C corporation (C corp) versus an S corporation (S corp)? It may be worth your time to consider the differences and to determine which is best for you.
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The money behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

on Nov 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Salaries
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade costs over $10 million to produce. Being that it is the world's largest parade, it is ultimately seen as the kickoff of the holiday season. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an American tradition that most of us have taken part in in some way, whether it be volunteering, seeing the parade in person, or viewing from home.
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When is it Time to Pay for Travel Time?

on Nov 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Human resources Time and labor
How to properly pay for travel time can be very confusing. Whether or not an employer needs to compensate a non-exempt employee for travel time depends much on the type of travel involved. In general, keep in mind the following four rules-of-thumb regarding employee travel:
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The top 6 employee handbook policies to consider updating

on Nov 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources Paid Family Leave
Every business should consider providing or updating their company employee handbooks to reflect current trends that are highly relevant in today’s workplace. The perception that employee handbooks are bland stacks of standard policies lead some employers to become static in routines and forget to employ creative and strategic policies that can provide important benefits to the company. 
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About leave of absence employee terminations

on Nov 16, 2017 10:07:08 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Many times employers are hesitant to take action when an employee has been on an extended leave of absence due to a workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury or illness occurring while in the course of work duties or when the employee is unable to return from a protected leave, such as the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or a state’s equivalent leave.
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3 Ways Small Businesses and Startups Can Benefit from the PATH Act R&D Tax Credit

on Nov 15, 2017 11:04:11 AM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
This blog post was originally published by the accounting firm Skoda Minotti. You can view the original post here. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 permanently extended the traditional research and development (R&D) tax credit and also introduced new ways that small businesses can utilize the R&D credit.
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Q&A - How does ACA affect me if we only have 30 employees?

on Nov 14, 2017 10:06:25 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Affordable Care Act
The other day we fielded the following question for one of our clients. And we thought the answer could help a lot of people, so we're publishing it here...
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How to conduct stay interviews with your employees

on Nov 13, 2017 7:02:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
A couple weeks ago, we discussed the reasons for conducting exit interviews. When employees leave, the exit interview can help you understand why. You may not be able to convince the departing employee to stay, but you may be able to make improvements that help you retain others.
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4 Misunderstood Terms in the Americans with Disabilities Act

on Nov 10, 2017 7:01:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to a lot of organizations—all public employers and any private employer with 15 or more employees. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of confusion about what the law requires and what its terms entail. A big reason for this confusion is the language of the law itself; the ADA speaks of nebulous concepts like undue hardship and reasonable accommodation. Words like undue and reasonable are by their nature open to some interpretation, which is not exactly a comfort to employers.
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Employers beware of new Form I-9 scam

on Nov 8, 2017 8:41:04 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
Many employers are receiving scam emails that appear to be coming from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requesting Form I-9 information - even though employers are not required to submit I-9 Forms to USCIS.
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