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Employers Have Questions and Concerns About Deferring Employees' Social Security Taxes

Posted by Amber Malik on Sep 15, 2020

The IRS has provided guidance to employers regarding the recent presidential action to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations.

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Your Guide to Local Income Taxes

Posted by Amber Malik on Aug 26, 2020

Local income taxes are imposed by local governments, such as cities, counties, or school districts. They are used to fund various locally provided services, such as schools, parks, social services, law enforcement, transportation, and community-improvement programs.  

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DOL Releases New Guidance on Employee Leaves

Posted by Becky Snedigar on Aug 07, 2020

The pandemic has affected both employers and employees, and everyone is trying to figure out how to work under new situations and new rules. The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act are all governing workplace rights and responsibilities, and the new DOL guidance will help everyone understand them.

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New OSHA Guidance on Tracking COVID-19 at Work

Posted by Amber Malik on Jul 01, 2020

Until recently, employers in only a handful of industries had to provide significant reporting on COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. But as of May 26, new Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines require a much wider range of employers to determine whether employees caught the coronavirus at work or while performing work-related activities. If so, managers must record the illness on OSHA Form 300.

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CDC Gives Guidance for Reopening Businesses

Posted by Amber Malik on May 19, 2020

No, there is no universal lifting of restrictions, but the CDC is looking forward to a time when every business can slowly start reopening. As the CDC explains: "It's important to continue to follow federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local guidance for reopening America." Its extensive guidance includes the need to develop a reopening plan:

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COVID-19: A Reminder of Why Cross-training Your Staff Is Key

Posted by Becky Snedigar on May 11, 2020

Imagine this scenario: A company’s controller is hospitalized, and she’s the only person inside the company who knows how its accounting and payroll software works. She also is the only person with check signing authority, besides the owner, who is in lockdown at his second home out of state. Meanwhile, payroll needs to be processed soon, and unpaid bills are piling up.

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Remote Work: FLSA Wage and Hour Implications

Posted by Amber Malik on Apr 22, 2020

Since 2005, remote work has soared 173%, according to 2018 data from American Community Service. Whether you recently adopted this remote work model because of the pandemic or have been utilizing it for years, you should know your wage-and-hour responsibilities.

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Rules and Guidance for Companies With Employees at Home

Posted by Becky Snedigar on Apr 02, 2020

Even though your employees are working from home, they still need good, open communication channels between you and them. As a manager, keep the flow of information transparent and available for everyone to see.

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E-Verify----The Basics

Posted by Amber Malik on Mar 06, 2020

Alabama is one of several states that does require employers to use a federal program designed to stop them from hiring people in the U.S. illegally.  The Alabama legislature passed in both houses legislation prohibiting employers from knowingly employing unauthorized aliens. The law is known as the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. The law requires all employers to enroll in and utilize E-Verify. 

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New Hires - Is Your Company Compliant?

Posted by Amber Malik on Jan 22, 2020

As a business owner/manager, you have many processes and tasks involved in your day-to-day workload. Scheduling, timekeeping, payroll, etc...How about new hire onboarding?

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