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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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Pay Card Laws by State

Pay Card Laws by State and Regulations

You might be familiar with the concept of paying your employees with payroll cards. Pay cards are just one method you can use to pay employees, along with direct deposit, paychecks, and even paying employees in cash. With pay cards growing in popularity, some states have enacted laws prohibiting or allowing employers to use pay […]

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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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Is it Legal to Pay Employees in Cash?

Is it Legal to Pay Employees in Cash?

When you pass “GO” in Monopoly, you receive $200 in “monopoly money” cash. Easy. Simple. Done. That may be all well and good for a board game, but does it work in a business setting? Is paying employees in cash the easiest payment method? Is it legal to pay employees in cash? As a small […]

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