Rachel Blakely-Gray, Author at Patriot Software

Patriot Software Rachel Blakely-Gray

For the Love of Your Small Business: 11 Wage Violations You Need to Avoid

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The Department of Labor recovered $304 million in unpaid wages in 2018 due to wage violations. Employers who use illegal payroll practices not only owe back the money they “steal” from employees, but they’re also subject to hefty penalties. Plus, these businesses lose the trust of their workers and harm their employer brand. Continue reading “For the Love of Your Small Business: 11 Wage Violations You Need to Avoid”

Business Identity Theft: Fighting it Off and Fighting Back When it Strikes

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Your business is unique. It’s one of a kind. Without you, it would cease to exist. But wait, why’s your business’s name on an email you didn’t write? Why are customers upset with something “you” said that you didn’t say? Unfortunately, there are only three words to describe these two scenarios: Business identity theft. Continue reading “Business Identity Theft: Fighting it Off and Fighting Back When it Strikes”

Don’t Forget to Collect State W-4 Forms from New Hires

State W-4 Form

When you hire new employees, you need to collect information to verify employment eligibility and run payroll. Federal Forms W-4 and I-9 are just the beginning when it comes to new employee forms. You may also need to collect state-specific forms, including your state’s W-4. What is the state W-4 form? Continue reading “Don’t Forget to Collect State W-4 Forms from New Hires”