When you hire an employee, things don’t always go as planned. You might forget to give a worker new hire paperwork. Or, your employee might make a mistake while filling out a new hire form, like Form I-9.
So, what happens when you or your employee make a mistake on Form I-9? How do you go about fixing it? To avoid penalties and legal problems, learn how to make Form I-9 corrections.
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Updates for Businesses & Employees
The information in this article is current as of March 30, 2020, 3:30 p.m. EST; items in bold were added at this time. As new details about the pandemic and coronavirus-related legislation emerges, this article will be updated. Bookmark this page for updates!
Our entire nation has been impacted by the coronavirus. Due to the quick spread of the virus, the economy has taken a hit. Business operations nationwide, particularly in small businesses, have been disrupted. Increased isolation means consumers aren’t buying and employees aren’t coming into work. To combat the effects of the virus, the government is working to pass legislation that would provide businesses and workers with financial relief. Continue reading “Small Business Relief During Coronavirus Pandemic”
Businesses big and small are changing up operations due to federal and state coronavirus-related mandates. One thing small businesses must legally do is offer paid sick leave to employees impacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Continue reading “FFCRA and Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave: Q&A for Employers”
Running payroll means staying on top of your employment tax responsibilities. In addition to withholding income and payroll taxes from employee wages, you must contribute employer taxes. Unlike some other taxes, state unemployment taxes do not have a standard rate. Read on to answer, What is my state unemployment tax rate? Continue reading “What Is My State Unemployment Tax Rate?”
No business owner wants to deal with penalties, fines, and lawsuits due to the hiring process. To protect your business from sticky legal situations, you need to know state laws, like ban-the-box. What are the states with ban-the-box laws? Continue reading “What Are the States With Ban-the-box Laws (and What Does That Mean)?”
Do you have nonexempt employees in your business? If so, you need an overtime policy to set some ground rules. Your employee overtime policy should address things like limits and who can work overtime. Continue reading “How to Draft Your Business’s Overtime Policy”
According to a 2019 Bank of America study, 68% of small business owners think payroll is their most difficult management task. Do you fall into this statistic? If so, try an easy-to-digest payroll process flowchart to help you gain confidence in running payroll. Continue reading “Visualize the Way You Pay Your Employees With a Payroll Process Flowchart”
Part of being an employer is withholding taxes from your employees’ wages before giving them their paychecks. That’s why you need to understand taxable wages before you run payroll. Continue reading “What Employers Need to Know About Taxable Wages”
As an employer, you’re responsible for keeping up with the latest tax news and withholding the correct amount of taxes from employee wages. One tax that you constantly need to keep up with is Social Security tax.
So, how often does Social Security tax increase? Read on to learn how frequently the Social security tax rate and wage base change.
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When your employees travel for work, you might consider covering some of their travel-related expenses. To do this, you can offer per diem pay.
You have a couple of options when it comes to reimbursing employees for business travel costs. Read on to learn about the IRS per diem rates and when and how to use the different rates.
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