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1095-c form

Your 1095-C Form Obligations, Explained

Do employers have to offer health insurance? Sometimes. And if you are required to offer health insurance, you need to send a 1095-C form to all full-time employees. If you’re unfamiliar with Form 1095-C and employer-sponsored health insurance requirements, you likely have questions like: What is a 1095-C form? How do I fill it out? […]

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Income Tax Withholding Tables

Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know

In 2018, the IRS adjusted income tax withholding tables to reflect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The IRS released changes to the income tax brackets for 2019. When you have employees, you need to stay on top of changing employment tax rates. Rates impact the amount of money you withhold from employee wages. Are […]

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negotiating salary increase

4 Tips for Negotiating Salary Increase With Potential Employees

Bringing on top talent is tough. With nearly 3.5 million employees quitting their jobs per month, you might notice more candidates negotiating salary increase. Why? Because they can. Job seekers aren’t afraid to explore other options if you can’t provide the salary or benefits they want. Salary raise negotiation might make the difference between a […]

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payroll audit

Rescue Your Business With a Payroll Audit

Running payroll accurately is arguably one of your most critical employer responsibilities. But even if you use a reliable payroll processing system, there’s room for user error. You might input numbers incorrectly, forget to add an employee’s pay raise, or fail to remove a terminated employee from your payroll. To combat these potential problems, conduct […]

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types of salary structure

3 Types of Salary Structure You Should Know

If you’re a fan of organization, consider adding structure to how you determine salaries and raises. Learn about the different types of salary structure you can use in your small business.

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California on-call laws

On-call Pay: California | Does Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc. Ruling Affect You?

If you want your business to be legally compliant, you must follow federal and state employment laws. California employers should know about the recent court case, Ward v. Tilly’s, Inc., and how it affects paying for on-call time. Read on to learn about California on-call laws.

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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.

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w-2 box 1

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 […]

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types of work shifts

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?

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how to read a w-2 form

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.

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