Top Three Ways to Track Employee Hours

May 19, 2020  

Tracking the hours your employees work is a critical aspect of the payroll process. It can be challenging to track employee hours in addition to monitoring sick and vacation time and ensuring nonexempt employees do not work unexpected overtime. There are several systems and processes you can implement to streamline how your company tracks hours. Here are […]

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The Difference Between Biweekly and Bimonthly Pay

March 12, 2020  

It’s easy to assume that biweekly and bimonthly pay are the same. They are both issued at least twice a month, and both are popular methods to process payroll. In fact, bimonthly and biweekly payroll are different, especially when it comes to the pay frequency. Each offers advantages and disadvantages for employees and those who prepare the payroll. […]

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Key Changes to Social Security in 2020

February 11, 2020  

Social Security policies are updated yearly to better reflect the concerns of an aging nation. The federal government makes adjustments for the many retired or soon-to-retire workers who will rely on Social Security as a large portion of their income. What will the coming year bring for Social Security changes? Here are five things you […]

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How to Avoid Open Enrollment Mistakes

January 28, 2020  

During open enrollment, employees can drop their health insurance or add to it during a short period each year. It’s a chance for workers to make any changes they need to their health insurance. Unfortunately, a lot of employees fail to take advantage of this limited window. Make sure you skip these common errors when you […]

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Managing Holiday Pay

January 14, 2020  

You want to give your employees a few days off for the holidays. Perhaps you want to offer July 4 and 5 this year, or you’re toying with the idea of shutting down on Black Friday. How do you manage your employees’ paychecks when you do this? Do you have to pay them for the […]

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4 Reasons to Switch to Paperless Payroll

November 19, 2019  

Paperless deposit offers huge benefits to you and your employees, and the first among them is convenience. After all, eliminating unnecessary trips to the bank while gaining instant access to funds on payday are major pluses. But aside from convenience, there are other important benefits to direct deposit that can significantly help your business. Here […]

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What Is a Payroll Tax Lookback Period?

October 21, 2019  

In general, the Internal Revenue Services defines a “lookback period” as the amount of time it can use to determine if the taxes you filed and paid are correct. These periods aren’t always the same — in fact, different types of lookback periods sometimes exist for different filings. Understanding the Lookback Period All business owners, […]

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Tips to Establish Employee Salary Ranges

June 27, 2019  

As an employer, it’s critical that you establish a salary pay scale that defines how you pay employees of various categories and seniority levels. Moreover, it’s also vital that you can explain the reasoning behind your pay structure in case any job candidate, employee or authority wants to know. The following steps can help you […]

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Payroll for Out of State Employees

May 31, 2019  

In our hyper-connected world, it’s becoming increasingly easy for both part-time and full-time employees to work remotely. As a result, a growing number of companies are hiring out of state employees. Yet, no matter how strategic this is when it comes to finding talented people — when it’s time to pay them their salaries — […]

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Benefits of Direct Deposit Payroll

February 26, 2019  

If you have just started managing a business, you are certainly aware of direct deposit services. Perhaps you have been slow to adopt it as part of your business payroll services because you are not quite sure if direct deposit is worthwhile. In fact, there are many great reasons why you should consider direct deposit […]

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