Along with other COVID-19 relief measures, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) took the world by storm in 2020 and 2021. Eligible employers who are able to keep employees on payroll can claim the credit (up to $28,000 per employee in 2021) through the end of 2021. But, what about shareholder wages? Are you able to […]Read More Employee Retention Credit Owner Wages: Do They Count for the Credit?
How to Handle a Tipped Employee and Their Pay
As a business owner and employer, there may be times when your employees receive tips. But, does receiving a tip from a customer automatically make an employee a tipped employee? And if so, what are the laws, regulations, and requirements for tipped employees and their wages? Keep reading to learn more about how to handle […]
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As a business owner and employer, you need to know about the Department of Labor (DOL), labor laws, and more. That’s a lot of information to remember. Plus, you might have questions. Specifically, you might be asking, What does the Department of Labor do? And, you may be wondering how the DOL’s laws impact you […]Read More What Does the Department of Labor Do?
Do your employees use company-owned or leased vehicles for personal reasons? If so, you need to know how to handle reporting personal use of company car for wage and tax purposes.Read More Your Guide to Navigating Through Personal Use of Company Car Rules
If you’re looking for a new benefit to offer employees, you might consider employer student loan repayment. The benefit itself isn’t new, but it got a tax-exemption makeover thanks to the CARES Act and Consolidated Appropriations Act.Read More Employer Student Loan Repayment: 2021’s Hottest New Benefit Is Here to Stay Tax-free (for a While)
At some point or another, you may find yourself looking to bring a new employee on board. But before you can find a picture perfect candidate for the job, you need to learn more about posting job openings. Read on to learn the do’s and don’ts of getting the word out about an open position […]Read More The Do’s and Don’ts of Posting Job Openings for Your Business
With direct deposit being the most popular payment method for employees, you may decide to jump on the bandwagon at some point. But if you’ve never paid employees via direct deposit before, you probably have a few questions about the setup process. To ensure your direct deposit is ready to roll, learn how to set […]Read More How to Set up Direct Deposit for Employees in 6 Steps
If you’ve seen a recent Form W-4 (i.e., 2020 and after), you know the IRS removed personal allowances. But, some states still use personal allowances on the state W-4 forms.Read More Personal Allowances: What Employers Should Know Inside and Out
Here’s a fun little employer riddle: an employee receives a day of holiday pay during a week they already worked 40 hours. Does that employee get overtime? To answer that, you need to know the rules on holiday pay and overtime in same week.Read More How Employers Should Handle Holiday Pay and Overtime in Same Week
If you have employees through a staffing agency or share your employees with another employer, you are likely a joint employer. And if you’re a joint employer, you need to know about joint employment.Read More What to Know About Joint Employment