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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”

6 Ways to Save Precious Time Processing Payroll

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If you’re an employer, you know that processing payroll can suck up a lot of your precious time. You might have to follow certain steps like inputting employee information, double-checking payroll and withholding tax calculations, and distributing pay stubs.

With so many responsibilities and so little time, it can be hard to keep up. Instead of letting payroll pull you away from your small business, use the tips in this article to save time processing payroll.

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Which Payroll Taxes Are the Employee’s Responsibility?

which payroll taxes are the employee's responsibility

As an employer, you’re well aware of which payroll taxes are paid by employers. You know you’re responsible for contributing to things like FICA, SUTA, and FUTA taxes. But how familiar are you with employees’ payroll tax liabilities?

Read on to find out the answer to Which payroll taxes are the employee’s responsibility? and check out a handy chart that breaks down the different employee payroll taxes.

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How Will Leap Year Payroll Impact Your Business in 2020?

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Every four years, February magically has 29 days instead of 28. Ok, so maybe it’s not magic. But it is a leap year. And when leap year rolls around every four years, your business needs to be prepared. Read on to learn about leap year payroll and steps for handling payroll during a leap year.

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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”