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Payroll for Small Business - 10 Things Everyone Should Know

on Sep 25, 2018 11:03:49 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll
Small-business owners do not have room for error when it comes to payroll. Most small businesses lack large, dedicated human resources teams to manage payroll for them, and they lack the profit margins or legal teams needed to either withstand errors or hold up against litigation. These factors come together to make sophisticated payroll management functions especially important for small organizations.
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Employer Compensation Expense Tax: About New York State's New Payroll Tax

on Sep 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Taxes
The ECET is New York State's response to the SALT Deduction limit that was passed in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
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What Is a Payroll Based Journal and Who Needs to Use Them?

on Aug 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor Affordable Care Act Labor law Payroll
If you’re not in the healthcare industry, then the term PBJ probably makes you think about peanut butter and jelly, not payroll based journals. For those within healthcare, however (and especially long-term care), payroll based journals have become a major tool in keeping timekeeping compliant with ACA regulations. Not sure what a PBJ is or why they matter? Here are the basics you need to know.
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When Your Family Business Outgrows the Family - Tips for Hiring, Onboarding and Beyond

on Aug 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Labor law
Family businesses can bring both joy and pain to the families that own and run them. They can foster family unity, give members a common goal, and ensure that the business itself is built on shared values. They can also become a point of dissention as familial relationships and business relationships experience constant muddling. Differentiating between Janet-my-mother and Janet-my-manager can be tricky when both are frustrated with you.
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Know Your Forms: Employees vs. Independent Contractors

on Aug 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Labor law Human resources Payroll
When you’re bringing someone on board to do work for you, there is always a fair amount of paperwork involved. Tax forms, contracts, non-disclosure agreements … the list goes on and on.
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Do I Need to Pay New Employees That Are Still in Training?

on Aug 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor Human resources Payroll
It can be frustrating to spend days or even months training a new employee to take on the responsibilities of their role, only to have them leave before they’re ever producing value for your business. It’s enough to make some employees wonder: if people actually pay for training from schools and other organizations, why am I paying people for the training that my business provides?
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From Owner to Employer: Tips For Hiring Your First Employee

on Jul 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources Employees Taxes Payroll
After the transition from traditional employee to self-employed individual, there is no greater transition than the one from a solo business owner to an employer of one. One moment you’re responsible to yourself and for yourself. The next, you’re not only strategizing for two, you’re actually having to (gasp!) delegate.
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Some insight into employing minors

on Jul 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Labor law Human resources Payroll
It’s summertime! It’s also the time many teens across the US are seeking summer jobs which can even become regular part-time work for some…which means a regular part of your business. If your company employs or plans to employ anyone under 18, be aware of how federal child labor laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) play a key part in your business success. (Note: State child labor laws may differ from the federal regulations. In turn, go with the rules offering more protection.)
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Exempt employee payroll deductions that are NOT allowed

on May 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources Labor law Employees Time and labor Payroll
There are very limited circumstances under which an employer is allowed to take a deduction from an exempt employee’s salary, and employers who take a deduction when they shouldn’t risk the employee’s classification. This means an employee who had been classified as exempt could claim that the employer was treating them like an hourly employee by taking the prohibited deduction. The employee could then sue for back pay for all overtime they had worked without additional compensation.
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FLSA amended to allow tip pooling if no tip credit is taken

on May 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources Employees Labor law Payroll
The rules around tip pooling have been mired in litigation since 2011, when regulations came into effect that forbid tip pooling between employees who customarily receive tips and those who do not. The recently passed federal budget bill has created clarity by amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and eliminating that rule for employers who do not take a tip credit. Since the rule has been eliminated entirely, court decisions interpreting it—such as Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, et al v. the U.S. Department of Labor—are irrelevant. 
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