New Form I-9 Released

New Form I-9 Released The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has made changes to Form I-9: On Aug. 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a revised version ofForm I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (PDF, 899.28 KB). Among the improvements to the form is a checkbox employers enrolled in E-Verify can use to indicate they remotelyContinue reading “New Form I-9 Released”

How to Manage a Payroll Schedule

How to Manage a Payroll Schedule Learn how to create an effective payroll budget to avoid wondering how and where your money was spent. Creating a payroll budget helps you understand what percentage of your budget should go to payroll and enables you to stay on track throughout the year. Generally, payroll should account forContinue reading “How to Manage a Payroll Schedule”

Is This Your Situation: Considering HR Outsourcing

Is This Your Situation: Considering HR Outsourcing Outsourced HR services are designed to streamline functions, reduce expenses and help meet your firm’s operational goals. You may hire a third party to oversee some or all of your HR functions, including payroll processing, employee benefits administration and talent acquisition. Outsourcing is a partnership between your companyContinue reading “Is This Your Situation: Considering HR Outsourcing”

HR and Payroll Self-Service: Essential Features and Best Practices

HR and Payroll Self-Service: Essential Features and Best Practices Self-service platforms let employees view and manage certain HR and payroll tasks themselves, which eases pressure on the HR or payroll team. Studies show that the vast majority of employers offer self-service HR or payroll. In National Payroll Week’s 2020 “Getting Paid in America” survey, 84.45%Continue reading “HR and Payroll Self-Service: Essential Features and Best Practices”

FLSA Mistakes To Avoid

FLSA Mistakes To Avoid Enacted in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act governs federal minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping laws. Failure to follow these laws may come with a price. The U.S. Department of Labor, which oversees the FLSA, says that it recovered an average of $706,000 in back wages per day inContinue reading “FLSA Mistakes To Avoid”

Improve Your Payroll Audits With Automation

Improve Your Payroll Audits With Automation Payroll is a core feature of all businesses, and it is very important as it heavily impacts the morale of employees. After all, if employees aren’t paid appropriately for their work, you can expect them to leave.  Payroll also impacts a number of business processes, including human resources andContinue reading “Improve Your Payroll Audits With Automation”

Navigating Open Enrollment in the New Normal

Navigating Open Enrollment in the New Normal Open enrollment is usually a challenging time for employers. However, the COVID-19 pandemic added another layer of complexity, forcing employers to modify many aspects of their business — including open enrollment. In short, open enrollment is a period of time during the year when employers allow employees toContinue reading “Navigating Open Enrollment in the New Normal”

Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes

Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes As an employer, you are required to uphold the responsibility of payroll taxes. As such, you must also ensure that you understand what the rules are, especially due to how complex they are in nature. First and foremost, a good place to start is by ensuring that you are awareContinue reading “Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes”

Do You Have a Pay Strategy for Your Remote Workforce?

Do You Have a Pay Strategy for Your Remote Workforce? A 2021 survey by the consulting agency beqom found that 80% of U.S. workers expect their employers to let them work remotely multiple days per week. Most respondents, 65%, also said they would accept a pay cut to work remotely. Additionally, a 2021 survey byContinue reading “Do You Have a Pay Strategy for Your Remote Workforce?”

Can You Be Exempt and Nonexempt at the Same Time?

Can You Be Exempt and Nonexempt at the Same Time? You can allow an employee to work two different jobs for your company. However, under the FLSA, you cannot classify an employee as both exempt and nonexempt — it must be one or the other. To know which one to use, you must first combineContinue reading “Can You Be Exempt and Nonexempt at the Same Time?”