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If your payroll provider handles your payroll-processing responsibilities, you might not see the need to learn the ins and outs of calculating net pay. But imagine an employee seeking clarification on his or her take-home pay — do you know all the details? It's important to...

Shift differential refers to the extra, or premium, pay that certain employees receive for working outside normal business hours. For example, if normal business hours run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., shift differential would apply to hours worked between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Shift...

Many companies subscribe to myths about payroll. Let us "bust" them for you. 1. I don't have enough employees to use a payroll service   Even if you have only one employee, there's still a lot to be done in terms of payroll. Ultimately, you must ensure that...

In 2016, the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) reported that 82 percent of U.S. employees are paid by direct deposit, jumping from 74 percent in 2011. Clearly, direct deposit is on the rise. But you may be surprised to learn that, according to the NACHA...

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...

WASHINGTON -- President Trump's monthslong insistence on a payroll-tax cut continues to shape discussions over the next round of economic relief despite a lukewarm reception from economists and lawmakers in both parties. Mr. Trump's basic argument -- lower payroll taxes reduce hiring costs and put money in workers' pockets --...

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...

Payroll accounting is about recording your payroll expenses in your accounting system. These recordings are called "payroll journal entries," which can be made in your payroll journal and then posted to your general ledger. Or they can be recorded directly in your general ledger. To understand...

The fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime has been on the books for decades. The Supreme Court first approved the method in 1942, shortly after the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted [Overnight Motor Transp. Co. v. Missel, 316 U.S. 572 (1942)]. Moreover, Department...