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  • How Familiar Are You With Federal Legal Holidays?

    posted by Mike Kappel
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    Bimonthly Payroll: A Rare Unicorn, Is it Even Legal, and More

    posted by Rachel Blakely-Gray
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  • How Familiar Are You With Federal Legal Holidays?

    As a small business owner, your doors likely aren’t open 24/7. And if you’re like most businesses, you might be closed on federal legal holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full-time employee receives approximately 7.6 paid holidays annually.

    Bimonthly Payroll: A Rare Unicorn, Is it Even Legal, and More

    You’re trying to figure out a decent pay frequency for your business. There are a number of popular options, like weekly payroll, and some that are a little more out there, like bimonthly payroll.

    Your Go-to Guide on How to Convert Minutes for Payroll

    If you have hourly employees, you likely have them track their hours. But, what happens if they only work a fraction of an hour? How do you know how much to pay them?

    If you want to pay hourly employees for partial hours worked, you need to learn how to convert minutes for payroll.

    Read on to learn all about converting minutes for payroll, including payroll conversion steps to follow and methods for tracking converted minutes.

    Pre-employment Questionnaire: How to Successfully Weed Out Unqualified Applicants

    Sorting through applicants is no easy task. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience.

    Self-employed Payroll: Paying Yourself When You’re the Boss

    If you’re self-employed, you need to have a game plan when it comes to payroll. Self-employed individuals are responsible for withholding and remitting different taxes than other workers. If you want to ensure you’re compliant, learn more about self-employed payroll.

    Read on to discover the ins and outs of self-employed payroll, including how to calculate self-employed payroll taxes and what steps to follow.

    How to Hire Employees Who Are the Best of the Best

    Do you know how to hire employees? What all goes into the hiring process? For starters … a lot. Too much for one regular article to cover, which is why I’ve written this mega article.

    Are You Correctly Calculating Overtime for Tipped Employees?

    One major blunder small business owners make is not paying their tipped employees the correct wages. And when it comes to you paying tipped employees overtime, things can get a little more complicated.

    So, are you using the correct overtime rate for your employees who receive tips? Read on to learn the right way to calculate overtime for tipped employees.

    Oregon Paid Family Leave: Everything You Need to Know About the New Law

    More and more states are jumping aboard the paid family leave bandwagon. The newest state to get in on the trend is Oregon. Read on to learn more about the new Oregon paid family leave program and how it impacts your business.

    Reevaluating Your Payroll Processing Procedures: How to Know When It’s Time for a Change

    It’s always a good thing to reassess your business processes every once in a while. What can you improve on? How can you make processes easier?

    One process that many businesses struggle with is payroll. If your process is making you suffer, it’s time to switch things up by reevaluating your payroll process procedures.

    Minnesota Wage Theft Law: New Employer Obligations You Can’t Ignore

    Most Minnesota employers accurately pay their employees. However, some purposely withhold wages from their employees. These employers are committing wage theft.

    According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), approximately 39,000 workers suffer from wage theft each year. And, businesses owe more than $11.9 million to workers because of it.

    To help prevent more wage theft cases from occurring, the state has established the Minnesota Wage Theft Law. Read on to learn more about this new law and your employer responsibilities.

    How Familiar Are You With Federal Legal Holidays?

    As a small business owner, your doors likely aren’t open 24/7. And if you’re like most businesses, you might be closed on federal legal holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full-time employee receives approximately 7.6 paid holidays annually.

    Bimonthly Payroll: A Rare Unicorn, Is it Even Legal, and More

    You’re trying to figure out a decent pay frequency for your business. There are a number of popular options, like weekly payroll, and some that are a little more out there, like bimonthly payroll.

    Your Go-to Guide on How to Convert Minutes for Payroll

    If you have hourly employees, you likely have them track their hours. But, what happens if they only work a fraction of an hour? How do you know how much to pay them?

    If you want to pay hourly employees for partial hours worked, you need to learn how to convert minutes for payroll.

    Read on to learn all about converting minutes for payroll, including payroll conversion steps to follow and methods for tracking converted minutes.

    Pre-employment Questionnaire: How to Successfully Weed Out Unqualified Applicants

    Sorting through applicants is no easy task. It takes a lot of time, energy, and patience.

    Self-employed Payroll: Paying Yourself When You’re the Boss

    If you’re self-employed, you need to have a game plan when it comes to payroll. Self-employed individuals are responsible for withholding and remitting different taxes than other workers. If you want to ensure you’re compliant, learn more about self-employed payroll.

    Read on to discover the ins and outs of self-employed payroll, including how to calculate self-employed payroll taxes and what steps to follow.

    How to Hire Employees Who Are the Best of the Best

    Do you know how to hire employees? What all goes into the hiring process? For starters … a lot. Too much for one regular article to cover, which is why I’ve written this mega article.

    Are You Correctly Calculating Overtime for Tipped Employees?

    One major blunder small business owners make is not paying their tipped employees the correct wages. And when it comes to you paying tipped employees overtime, things can get a little more complicated.

    So, are you using the correct overtime rate for your employees who receive tips? Read on to learn the right way to calculate overtime for tipped employees.

    Oregon Paid Family Leave: Everything You Need to Know About the New Law

    More and more states are jumping aboard the paid family leave bandwagon. The newest state to get in on the trend is Oregon. Read on to learn more about the new Oregon paid family leave program and how it impacts your business.

    Reevaluating Your Payroll Processing Procedures: How to Know When It’s Time for a Change

    It’s always a good thing to reassess your business processes every once in a while. What can you improve on? How can you make processes easier?

    One process that many businesses struggle with is payroll. If your process is making you suffer, it’s time to switch things up by reevaluating your payroll process procedures.

    Minnesota Wage Theft Law: New Employer Obligations You Can’t Ignore

    Most Minnesota employers accurately pay their employees. However, some purposely withhold wages from their employees. These employers are committing wage theft.

    According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), approximately 39,000 workers suffer from wage theft each year. And, businesses owe more than $11.9 million to workers because of it.

    To help prevent more wage theft cases from occurring, the state has established the Minnesota Wage Theft Law. Read on to learn more about this new law and your employer responsibilities.

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