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Equal Pay Laws by State

Equal Pay Laws by State

There are many laws in the workplace that govern employers and employees. You need to be sure you are in compliance with federal and state laws at all times as a small business owner. One prominent issue today is equal pay between men and women. Federal law and equal pay laws by state aim to […]

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When Does Direct Deposit Go Through?

When Does Direct Deposit Go Through?

You might have decided that you will pay some or all of your employees via direct deposit. Direct deposit helps simplify the amount of work you need to do when it comes to paying employees. But, employees might ask you when they should expect their wages to be deposited. When does direct deposit go through?

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Family Status Change

How to Update Payroll for an Employee With a Family Status Change

Your employees might have a change in family status while at your small business. An employee could get married, or another might give birth to a child. When your employees have a family status change, you need to update payroll records.

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Rehiring former employees

What You Need to Know About Rehiring Former Employees

Sometimes, you lose great employees. An employee could accept a new job offer, retire, be laid off, or move away. Whatever the case may be, there might come a time when you consider rehiring former employees. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of rehiring former employees. And, if you decide to rehire […]

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Joint Economic Development District

What Is a Joint Economic Development District?

Do you know what a JEDD is? If you are an employer in Ohio, you will need a basic understanding of a Joint Economic Development District (JEDD). This arrangement could affect how you pay taxes.

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FLSA Timekeeping Requirements

FLSA Timekeeping Requirements

When you run a small business, you need to track employee hours. You have a choice between different methods for employee timekeeping. Regardless of how you track employee hours, there are FLSA timekeeping requirements you should know about.  

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Do nonprofits pay payroll taxes

Do Nonprofits Pay Payroll Taxes?

Businesses can be categorized as nonprofits or for-profits. When it comes to payroll taxes, for-profit businesses have it pretty straightforward. For-profits pay payroll taxes. But for some nonprofit organizations, it’s not as simple. Do nonprofits pay payroll taxes?

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Form W-2 Box 12 Codes and Explanations

Form W-2 Box 12 Codes and Explanations

Each year, you need to file Form W-2 for your employees. You might need to use Form W-2 Box 12 codes to accurately fill out Form W-2. If you are not familiar with Box 12, there are currently 26 codes to report certain compensation and benefit amounts. The codes range from life insurance coverage to […]

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Apprenticeship vs. Internship

Apprenticeship vs. Internship

If you have ever seen the TV show The Apprentice or the movie The Internship, you know how common an apprenticeship or internship is in popular culture. But, do you know why these positions can be helpful to your small business? They aren’t only beneficial to workers. Employers benefit from having an apprentice or intern […]

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What Is an Apprenticeship, and How Does it Work?

You might be familiar with apprenticeships but not realize how many industries depend on them to thrive. Did you know that apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular in the United States? You can create apprenticeship programs at your small business, too! In fact, apprenticeships help more and more businesses employ skilled workers who meet their needs. […]

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