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Independent Contractor VS Employee: Are You Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 19, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Determining the employment status of workers can be a process fraught with with risk. Being clear on a worker's status is a matter of being up to date on the law.

There is still some confusion on the part of employers and managers regarding the "rules" for classifying workers as either an independent contractor vs employee. Much of this has stemmed from government agency's shifting interpretation of the existing guidelines.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee classification, IRS, DOL, dol fsla

Food For Thought: Payroll Outsourcing And Restaurant Payroll Services

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 12, 2017 11:14:57 AM

Every business with employees has to manage payroll. But every business payroll is a bit different. Especially those for restaurants. 

Payroll for the restaurant industry can be somewhat more complicated than other industries. Although there are some options in how you manage payroll for your restaurant employees, outsourcing to a payroll service can provide a number of advantages.

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Topics: payroll management, meal and rest breaks, IRS, payroll compliance, tip reporting, payroll outsourcing

Do You Have Employees Or Independent Contractors? Why It Matters.

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Clarifying the status of certain employees has always been a challenge for employers. And the importance of proper classification for independent contractors cannot be over emphasized. 

Today's world of recruiting and hiring has become increasingly complex. HR managers and business owners must navigate through a number of compliance requirements regarding employee classification.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee classification, IRS, employee lawsuits, payroll compliance, DOL, fsla

2017 Labor Law And IRS Updates

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Every tax year seems to bring changes, small and large, that businesses must stay apprised of. Being proactive and informed is one of the best strategies for payroll tax filing compliance.

It pays to be well-prepared when it comes to payroll taxes. Some of the new changes businesses need to be aware of involve deadlines, tax credits, and W-2 forms.  This is not a comprehensive list of changes and updates, however, and every HR professional should stay on top of this information by checking for the latest updates at IRS.gov.

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Topics: payroll tax filing, IRS, payroll compliance, labor law, tax forms

The FUTA Tax Rates For California Increase For 2016

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Dec 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

According the U.S. Department of Labor, employers in California and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be paying far higher FUTA taxes in January 2017 because of their unpaid federal loans.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that employers in the state of California and in the Virgin Islands will pay their Federal Unemployment Tax Act, or FUTA, taxes for calendar year 2016 at a higher tax rate than employers in other states.

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Topics: payroll tax filing, UI filing, FUTA credit reduction, IRS, tax forms, DOL

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