So, you’ve created your job listing, posted your open position, and started receiving applications. The next step is to figure out who to bring in for an interview and how to interview candidates. That means learning some interviewing techniques. Take a look at some interview techniques that can help you narrow down your candidate pool […]Read More Interview Techniques to Consider During the Hiring Process
As employees head back into the workplace, you may be asking yourself what to do to keep your employees safe. Between mask rules, social distancing, and vaccines, you have a lot to consider. But when it comes to new requirements you set, can employers require COVID vaccines for their employees?Read More Can Employers Require COVID Vaccines? What to Know Before Mandating
Payroll has a lot of moving gears. From collecting time cards to withholding taxes, it can be, well, a lot. To simplify your payroll responsibilities and put more time back into your day for other tasks, you may consider getting payroll software. But, what’re the kinds of payroll system features you need to look out […]Read More 7 Payroll System Features to Put on Your Wishlist
So, you ran payroll and noticed a big oops. You overpaid an employee. What can you do? You can start by learning how to correct a payroll overpayment.Read More Oops—You Paid an Employee Too Much. Here’s How to Correct a Payroll Overpayment
Hiring new employees is exciting, but it’s also filled with a lot of paperwork. From Form W-4 to Form 1-9 and all the forms in between, there’s a lot to record. But, there is one more to add to the list, and you don’t want to forget it: new hire reporting.Read More What Is New Hire Reporting?
Thanks to COVID-19, 2020 and 2021 were jam-packed with big changes and new legislation for many employers. Some states, like Massachusetts, began making adjustments to provide employers with temporary relief options.Read More What’s the Deal With the Massachusetts COVID-19 Recovery Assessment?
So, you’ve decided to give your hard-working employees paid time off (PTO). You’ve drafted a clear PTO policy that details the benefit. But, nobody’s taking their time off. What gives? In an effort to force workaholics to take a vacation, some businesses are shifting gears and implementing mandatory time off.Read More Is Mandatory Time Off the Cure for Workaholics?
ERC extension alert! The American Rescue Plan (signed into law on March 11, 2021) expands and extends the Employee Retention Credit. This article was updated to include information about ERC changes under the new plan, including changes applicable to Quarters 3 and 4 of 2021. Due to the coronavirus negatively affecting businesses nationwide, there are […]Read More What Is the Employee Retention Credit, and How Does It Work for Employers?
Part of your title as “employer” also includes “payroll processor.” When you hire employees, you have to add them to payroll, withhold the proper taxes, and pay employees. It’s all part of the job. But if you’re new to this employer role, you may not be exactly sure how to process payroll. Well lucky for […]Read More How to Process Payroll in 8 Straightforward Steps
Withholding allowances used to be a way employees could adjust how much money employers take out of their paychecks for federal income tax. Although the IRS removed withholding allowances for federal income tax in 2020, they’re still out there—through pre-2020 W-4 forms and state income tax.Read More Federal Withholding Allowances Still Axed, but Some State Allowances Live On