Payroll Blog Posts

Payroll Procedures for Commissioned Employees

2019-02-06T18:16:34+00:00February 6th, 2019|Blog|

Payroll Procedures for Commissioned Employees Commission is a sum of money an employee receives for performing a certain task. This sum is typically a percentage of sales made. While some employees receive only commission, others are paid a commission plus a salary or hourly wage. In some cases, a commissioned employee is exempt from overtime. [...]

Employee Compensation Plans: The 4 Main Components

2018-12-21T17:08:15+00:00December 21st, 2018|Blog|

Employee Compensation Plans: The 4 Main Components Many small-business owners are under the false impression that simply setting a pay rate is all that's required in terms of employee compensation. If only it were that easy, though. The term "compensation" may sound like a simple work-for-pay arrangement, but there's actually quite a bit more thought [...]

The ACA Reporting Deadline Has Been Extended Again This Year by the IRS

2018-12-05T14:33:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog|

The ACA Reporting Deadline Has Been Extended Again This Year by the IRS For the 3rd year in a row, the IRS has extended the deadline for health plan sponsors to provide Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals by 30 days.  This extension would move the deadline to a Saturday, so this year’s reprieve will [...]

The Employment Laws Every Growing Organization Should Know About

2018-12-03T18:40:24+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog|

The Employment Laws Every Growing Organization Should Know About Periods of growth are particularly exciting for small and midsize businesses, but they also bring new HR challenges. Along with adding employees—which may change the feel of your culture as well as your floorplan—your organization may become subject to federal and state laws that take effect [...]

IRS Issues Guidance on Meal and Entertainment Deductions

2018-11-19T14:47:01+00:00November 19th, 2018|Blog|

IRS Issues Guidance on Meal and Entertainment Deductions The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The 2017 TCJA eliminated the deduction for any expenses related to activities generally considered entertainment, amusement or recreation. Taxpayers may continue [...]

Employers need to look at Workers’ Compensation

2018-10-16T19:46:46+00:00October 16th, 2018|Blog|

Many employers look at Workers' Compensation as just another unavoidable cost of doing business. It's usually one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind issues when rates are low. It's not until employers are hit with rate hikes that they really start to give some thought to it. Employers need to look at Workers' Compensation as a tool [...]

Four Keys to Improving Your Culture

2018-10-09T19:37:17+00:00October 9th, 2018|Blog|

Four Keys to Improving Your Culture There’s no easy formula to fixing all cultural problems because each workplace is unique. The rules and traditions that lead one team to success might bring a different team to ruin. Some teams will thrive in a highly centralized environment, while others will reach new heights through [...]

Make sure employees are eligible to work in the United States

2018-10-25T15:01:25+00:00September 19th, 2018|Blog|

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act, employers are required to examine certain documents, such as drivers' licenses, when they hire new employees. They must then record the information on I-9 forms and keep the documents for a specified period of time. Employers are generally not required to verify independent contractors or their workers. But [...]