In many types of service industries, employees can receive tips in addition to their regular wages. If your employees earn tips, you may consider giving tip pooling a try. Keep reading to learn all about tip pooling, including how it works and tip pooling laws you need to follow.Read More Ready to Dive Right Into Tip Pooling? Read This Before You Take the Plunge
Must-know Pay Frequency Requirements by State
When it comes to paying your employees, you can’t pay them all willy-nilly. Instead, you must give them their wages on a consistent basis (e.g., weekly) and stick to one pay frequency. When you choose a paycheck frequency for your business, you need to follow state and federal payment laws. Learn about pay frequency requirements […]
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Worker classification can be ambiguous and confusing. Classify your workers as independent contractors when they’re actually employees, and you’ll get hit with penalties. That’s why it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest independent contractor guidelines … like the withdrawal of the 2021 new DOL rule.Read More What the Biden Administration Means for the New DOL Rule on Contractors
When it comes to running payroll, you have a lot of things to mark off on your to-do list. From gathering timesheets to distributing pay stubs, there can be a lot of steps that go into paying your employees. But after you pay employees, your payroll checklist isn’t finished just yet. You also need to […]Read More 7 Payroll Reports Employers Need to File
As your business grows, so do your responsibilities as a business owner. Once you have 20 full-time equivalent employees and offer health insurance, you need to know about COBRA. What is COBRA? Do you have to offer it? Read on to get answers to these questions and more.Read More COBRA Health Insurance—Do You Need to Offer It?
When an employee comes to you to request time off, you may start asking yourself what kinds of leave you should offer. Perhaps you have a paid time off (PTO) policy. Or maybe your state has paid sick leave laws you must follow. You may also need to provide Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave […]Read More An Employer’s Ultimate Resource to Intermittent Leave
When you run a business, the word taxes might fill you with dread—especially if you have employees. You pay some employment taxes (e.g., unemployment), while others are taxes you deduct from your employees’ wages and pay on their behalf. One of the taxes you must withhold is federal income tax. So, what is it, and […]Read More The Employer’s Guide to Federal Income Tax Withholding
When an employee needs to take time off, you may start asking what you need to do as an employer. What are the different types of leave? Do you need to offer FMLA leave? What about PFL? Or, does the FFCRA come into play? With so many different laws (and acronyms!) about sick leave, your […]Read More FMLA vs. PFL vs. FFCRA: Different Types of Leave for Your Employees
Notice something fishy about an unemployment claim that you receive? If so, one of your employees might have fallen victim to unemployment fraud … which means you could, too.Read More A Rise in Unemployment Fraud Requires Quick Employer Action
When you hire an employee, you need to have them fill out new hire paperwork. One form you must have new employees fill out and keep in your records is Form W-4. So, what is a W-4 form? What is the purpose of Form W-4? Read on to find out the answers to these W-4 […]Read More What Is a W-4 Form, and What Is it Used for?