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    Creating a Code of Conduct for Your Small Business

    posted by Maria Tanski
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    As a small business owner, you must decide whether to hire part-time workers, full-time employees, or a mixture of both. And, it’s your responsibility to understand the differences between part-time and full-time workers. Read on to learn about part-time vs. full-time employment and which is best for your small business.

    Creating a Code of Conduct for Your Small Business

    As a small business owner, you have certain behavior expectations for employees. To guide workers on ethics and how to represent your company, consider creating a code of conduct.

    What Is Imputed Income? | Payroll Definition and Examples

    As an employer, you are likely familiar with reporting regular wages and taxes withheld on Form W-2. But, are you aware that you must report other amounts or payment types, such as imputed income? Learn what is imputed income, types, and how to report imputed income.

    QSEHRA Plan: Health Insurance Alternative for Qualifying Small Employers

    Do employers have to offer health insurance? Under the Affordable Care Act, you must provide health insurance if you have 50 or more full-time equivalent employees. If this requirement doesn’t apply to you, you might decide to establish a QSEHRA plan.

    Are You Required to Give Employees Time Off to Vote?

    As a small business owner, you may offer types of paid or unpaid time off to employees. But when election day rolls around, do you give employees time off to vote? Read on to learn about offering time off to vote, state requirements, and whether you can refuse voting leave.

    Form W-2 Box 1: A Guide for Navigating Through Confusing Discrepancies

    You’ve finished distributing Forms W-2. Just when you think you’re done, an employee comes up to you, hands you their form, and asks, Why are my W-2 Box 1 earnings less than my Box 3 and Box 5 earnings?

    Panicked, you glance over the W-2. That doesn’t help.

    You do a quick search of Form W-2 on the web, but you’re too overwhelmed to get a quick, specific answer to your employee’s question.

    Were you wrong? Do you need to issue a corrected W-2? Most likely, no. But, you need to understand why Form W-2 Box 1 values are higher or lower than other values on the form.

    How Many Types of Work Shifts Does Your Small Business Need?

    To operate your business, you may need employees working varied hours in the day. Some industries and positions require different types of work shifts outside typical business hours. What shifts do you need employees to work in your small business?

    Your Guide to Take-home Pay

    As an employer, you are responsible for withholding various taxes from employees’ wages. After you subtract all of the taxes and other deductions, money left over is considered take-home pay. Read on to learn more about what is take-home pay and how to calculate it.

    How to Read a W-2 Form: Box-by-box Breakdown

    Once you send Forms W-2 to your employees, you don’t have to worry about the annual form until next year. Or, do you? If you don’t know how to read a W-2 form, you may run into problems.

    Form 943: What to Know About Agricultural Withholding

    Various types of employers must withhold taxes from employees’ wages, including employers hiring farm workers. If you are an agricultural employer, you likely withhold taxes from your employees’ pay. And, you are responsible for reporting wages on IRS Form 943. So, what is Form 943?

    Part-time vs. Full-time Employment: Determining the Status of Your Employees

    As a small business owner, you must decide whether to hire part-time workers, full-time employees, or a mixture of both. And, it’s your responsibility to understand the differences between part-time and full-time workers. Read on to learn about part-time vs. full-time employment and which is best for your small business.

    Creating a Code of Conduct for Your Small Business

    As a small business owner, you have certain behavior expectations for employees. To guide workers on ethics and how to represent your company, consider creating a code of conduct.

    What Is Imputed Income? | Payroll Definition and Examples

    As an employer, you are likely familiar with reporting regular wages and taxes withheld on Form W-2. But, are you aware that you must report other amounts or payment types, such as imputed income? Learn what is imputed income, types, and how to report imputed income.

    QSEHRA Plan: Health Insurance Alternative for Qualifying Small Employers

    Do employers have to offer health insurance? Under the Affordable Care Act, you must provide health insurance if you have 50 or more full-time equivalent employees. If this requirement doesn’t apply to you, you might decide to establish a QSEHRA plan.

    Are You Required to Give Employees Time Off to Vote?

    As a small business owner, you may offer types of paid or unpaid time off to employees. But when election day rolls around, do you give employees time off to vote? Read on to learn about offering time off to vote, state requirements, and whether you can refuse voting leave.

    Form W-2 Box 1: A Guide for Navigating Through Confusing Discrepancies

    You’ve finished distributing Forms W-2. Just when you think you’re done, an employee comes up to you, hands you their form, and asks, Why are my W-2 Box 1 earnings less than my Box 3 and Box 5 earnings?

    Panicked, you glance over the W-2. That doesn’t help.

    You do a quick search of Form W-2 on the web, but you’re too overwhelmed to get a quick, specific answer to your employee’s question.

    Were you wrong? Do you need to issue a corrected W-2? Most likely, no. But, you need to understand why Form W-2 Box 1 values are higher or lower than other values on the form.

    How Many Types of Work Shifts Does Your Small Business Need?

    To operate your business, you may need employees working varied hours in the day. Some industries and positions require different types of work shifts outside typical business hours. What shifts do you need employees to work in your small business?

    Your Guide to Take-home Pay

    As an employer, you are responsible for withholding various taxes from employees’ wages. After you subtract all of the taxes and other deductions, money left over is considered take-home pay. Read on to learn more about what is take-home pay and how to calculate it.

    How to Read a W-2 Form: Box-by-box Breakdown

    Once you send Forms W-2 to your employees, you don’t have to worry about the annual form until next year. Or, do you? If you don’t know how to read a W-2 form, you may run into problems.

    Form 943: What to Know About Agricultural Withholding

    Various types of employers must withhold taxes from employees’ wages, including employers hiring farm workers. If you are an agricultural employer, you likely withhold taxes from your employees’ pay. And, you are responsible for reporting wages on IRS Form 943. So, what is Form 943?