The greatest expense for small business owners is often payroll. Why? Because when you hire employees, you pay more than just their wages—you also pay payroll taxes, benefits contributions, and other miscellaneous expenses.Read More How Much Does an Employee Cost? [Infographic]
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. The numbers don’t lie: 99.9% of American businesses are small businesses, and almost half (46.8%) of US employees work for small businesses. But what makes a small business small? Read on to learn how many employees a small business has and why qualifying as a small […]Read More How Many Employees Does a Small Business Have? (+ Industry and State Charts)
Remote work is becoming more common. If you hire remote workers who work in a different state than where your business is located, you need to know how to handle pay and employment issues.Read More How to Handle Pay and Employment Issues When You Hire Remote Workers
When you hire new employees, you are responsible for collecting new hire paperwork. You must gather information, such as an employee’s name, address, and Social Security number (SSN). But, what happens when an employee doesn’t have an SSN? Can you hire someone without a Social Security number? Get the answers to all of your burning […]Read More Can You Hire Someone Without a Social Security Number?
Employees want the wages they deserve. Employers want to avoid penalties and fines. Want the best of both worlds? Understand the difference between exempt vs. nonexempt employees.Read More Understand the Difference Between Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees
Part of your job as a small business owner is ensuring your employees have what they need to succeed. Sometimes that means you have to handle employee requests when you’re busy. At other times, employees ask for important paperwork last minute. But, what if you don’t want to handle certain employee requests directly? An employee […]Read More Put HR in the Hands of Your Employees With Employee Self-service Portal
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 More What You Need to Know About Rehiring Former Employees
As a business owner, you might hire workers to help streamline your business processes. When you bring someone on board, one of your responsibilities is to decide whether they are an independent contractor or employee. If you have trouble with this determination, you can file Form SS-8. What is Form SS-8?Read More What Is Form SS-8?
In 2018, California came up with the ABC test to determine whether an employer could classify a worker as an independent contractor. And in September 2019, the court approved the new California AB 5 (Assembly Bill No. 5) to push the ABC test’s effects into motion.Read More What California AB 5 Means for the Gig Economy and Beyond