When an employee leaves your business, you must follow an employee termination checklist. One of your employer responsibilities is giving terminated employees their final pay. But, how soon do you need to pay it out? Cue final paycheck laws by state.Read More Understanding Final Paycheck Laws by State (+ Ultimate Chart!)
PTO Payout Laws by State: Is Your Use-it-or-lose-it Policy Breaking the Rules?
Deciding whether you want to provide paid time off (PTO) is something you need to do before you hire an employee. Offering PTO also requires you to craft a policy that explains how your business treats accrued time off. But, PTO payout laws by state may restrict whether you can establish a use-it-or-lose-it policy. Sure, […]
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Offering competitive benefits attracts, satisfies, and retains top talent. Benefits include everything from retirement plans to health insurance coverage. When you dive into different small business employee benefits, you might consider a section 125 plan. But, what is a section 125 plan? Is it a cafeteria plan? Are section 125 plans pre-tax health insurance? Keep […]Read More A Section 125 Plan: The Overview for Employers
The Department of Labor (DOL) enforces more than 180 federal laws. These laws can vary depending on your business and employees. And, some states might have additional labor laws that business owners must follow. One state that has some unique regulations is California. Read on to learn about California labor laws and how they impact […]Read More 10 California Labor Laws Your Business Needs to Brush up On
Do you know your Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) responsibilities? Now, throw in a holiday. Do you still know how FMLA and holidays work?Read More FMLA and Holiday Pay: How Does a Holiday Impact Employee Leave?
Before adding an employee to your payroll, you need to fill out Form I-9 to verify they’re legally allowed to work in the United States. But, what if you want to hire someone who’s not authorized to work in the USA? You may be able to hire an H-1B worker, thanks to the USCIS’s H-1B […]Read More What You Need to Know Before Hiring an H-1B Worker
If you’re an employer with employees in Washington, listen up. Starting in 2022, you need to make an additional deduction from Washington workers’ paychecks for the Washington Cares Fund. But, what is the Washington Cares Fund, and how much do you have to deduct and remit? Get all of the answers about the new program […]Read More Get the Scoop on the Washington Cares Fund
Tired of how often you run payroll and pay employees? Before changing payroll frequency, there are a number of things to consider. Making this kind of change could do more than ruffle your employees’ feathers—it could land you in hot legal water.Read More If You’re Thinking About Changing Payroll Frequency, Read This First
If you have employees, you likely need to fill out and file Form 941 each quarter. Form 941 is jam-packed with different sections and calculations, which leaves room for errors. To avoid major mistakes, learn how to fill out Form 941 line by line.Read More How to Fill Out Form 941: Your Step-by-step Guide On the Revised 2021 Form
As an employer, you may decide to establish a paid time off (PTO) policy for your employees that they can use for vacation, personal days, sick time, etc. At some point, you may decide that you want to tweak your current policy. But, how do you go about changing your business’s PTO policy? And, can […]Read More Can You Change PTO Policies Mid-year?