Author: Robert Hernandez

Ministers Versus Non-Ministry Employees   Churches should make a careful distinction between their paid workers who are acting as ministers versus those who are non-ministry employees.  There are several considerations that can only apply to those who qualify as “ministers.” First, ministers can receive a clergy housing allowance,...

TimeWorksPlus Geofencing   If you need to know if employees are working at the correct location, you need geofencing. What is Geofencing?   Geofencing is a mobile tracking tool that can define a virtual boundary. The virtual boundary is called a geofence. It is based on the genuine physical location. The...

If your business has only one location, you need to worry about federal law and applicable state and local laws for only that single location. But if you're operating out of multiple states, you must heed federal law plus the rules for all the different...

It's summertime and for many people, summertime means change. Whether it’s a life change or a typical summer event, it could affect incomes taxes. Here are a few summertime activities and tips on how taxpayers should consider them during filing season. Getting married   Newlyweds should report any...

We recommend having five separate files for each employee, as outlined below: • I-9 file: Keep all Form I-9s in a separate master file or three-ring binder. • Medical file: This file should contain everything related to an employee’s medical history, including health insurance enrollment forms. It’s...

Setting up and managing payroll for a church can be complex. There are several questions a church should ask in order to stay compliant with tax and legal requirements. Does the church follow standard employment protocols?   Like any employer, a church should obtain and keep standard information...

Documentation is key to wage and hour compliance. Simplify time tracking by automatically calculating hours worked as well as vacation time, holidays, sick days and overtime. There was a time, not so long ago, when time sheets were filled in manually. Spreadsheets were the next...

Paperless payroll is a paper-free payroll process that has become hugely popular in recent years. But despite the groundswell of support for paperless payroll solutions, employers should examine the details before making the switch. Six pros of paperless payroll Electronic storage — Stores payroll documents on...