There is something about surveys. The results grab the headlines, but not enough attention is given to the statistical base. For example, SHRM reports a survey that concludes 77% of Human Resource departments have gone paperless. However, this is based on the input from only 150 HR practitioners, all of whom were attending the 2015 SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference and exposition. These results may be indicative, but you need to examine such results in terms of your own business context.
The small business health care tax credit was included in the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010. Under the ACA, eligible small employers can claim the credit for 2010 through 2013 and for two additional years beginning in 2014.
When rolling out a new software solution that affects many teams, failure to properly plan for the needs and expectations of all stakeholders can cause major disruptions and negatively impact employees.
Determining whether employees qualify as full-time (FTE) for purposes of the ACA is complex, at best. While the actual requirement to provide insurance to full time employees (or pay specified penalties) doesn’t take effect for most employers until 2014, the record-keeping period, both for determining large employer status and for determining coverage eligibility by employee, runs throughout 2013.
Paying travel pay correctly can be difficult for even the most compliant of payroll departments. And since travel pay falls under both the federal and state wage and hour laws, the potential for lawsuits can be enormous. The main stumbling block to paying travel time correctly is not in understanding the rules, although they are […]
Being responsible for payroll that has employees located in different states is a difficult task. You must be familiar with the taxes, both on the state and local levels, as well as the wage and hour laws. But when an employee lives in one state and works in another or works in two or more […]
On June 6, High Street Partners joined us for a webinar titled, “Best Practices for Navigating International Employment.” In it, senior director Eric Lodge offered tips to companies looking to expand overseas. In fact, in one of his first slides, Eric outlined some of the top challenges and risks for any company in the overseas […]
When teaching or speaking about a subject, I try to hone in on a key aspect of the entire topic to direct those learning the material where to focus in on it. If this key aspect can be made clear then all of the subject matter, most of the time, also comes right into focus. […]
A question I am often asked when I do child support webinars is “why?” Why is payroll responsible for collecting child support? Just how and where did the withholding of money for a citizen’s responsibilities to their child come within the purview of payroll? It all boils down to what is known as the […]
Fran Lebowitz once said, “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.” Obviously she never worked in payroll and never had to calculate the taxable wages for the personal use of a company vehicle. Because whether it is for the personal use of a company car commuting home each night […]
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