Payroll

Your starting salaries should be competitive, fair and aligned with your budget. Many factors come into play when striking this balance, including the following: Starting Pay Considerations The market rate for the position, based on compensation data and surveys collected from reliable sources, is the first consideration.  After...

Payroll is a mission-critical function — one that must be done even amid disasters or emergencies, such as:  Pandemics.  Storms.  Hurricanes.  Flooding.  Tornadoes.  Fires.  Earthquakes.  Terrorist attacks.  Cyberattacks.  Active shootings.  Loss of electricity.    These catastrophic disruptions can occur unexpectedly. But when it comes to payroll, you...

Although the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that you give employees a pay stub, it does mandate that you keep accurate records of employees' wages and hours worked. Also, many states require that employers supply employees with a pay stub.  However, not all...

Setting up a payroll system is fairly straightforward in theory, but it does require a few significant steps that each employer will need to consider: You first have to obtain your employer identification number (EIN) and state/local ID, if necessary. Then, take care of the paperwork for...

Payroll glitches frustrate your workers, create hassles for your HR team, and can cost you money in unnecessary overpayment or penalties for compliance violations. In the past five years, employers paid more than 1.2 billion in back wages due to payroll violations.  Today's post is for SMB owners who...

Payroll and taxes are usually a confusing topic for businesses who can easily find themselves in trouble with the IRS if payroll taxes are not reported correctly. For churches and places of worship, payroll taxes can be especially tricky due to the dual-tax status of...

On June 19, the IRS posted a new version of Form 941 (Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return).  It will be used beginning with the second quarter return (April 1 to June 30) that must be filed by July 31 (August 10 for employers that made timely...

The U.S. Chamber has updated the Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness.  This guide reflects recent substantive changes made by Congress and the administration to the PPP program to provide borrowers with more flexibility. These changes include: Extending the time to spend PPP funds from 8...