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3 Essential Payroll Management Tools

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 26, 2017 8:25:05 PM

Payroll professionals and HR managers use a number of tools and resources. But you should always make use of these essential payroll management tools.

[A previous version of this post was published in January 2015. While software and online apps continue to evolve, change and multiply, certain tools remain essential to effective payroll management.]

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Topics: payroll management, payroll process, payroll compliance, business payroll, wage and hour compliance

California Minimum Wage Increases Are Coming in 2018

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 26, 2017 3:17:24 PM

In addition to the statewide minimum wage level increase, there will be increases in a dozen municipalities in California beginning January 1, 2018. Are you prepared?

The minimum wage for the state of California is currently $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more workers. For those employers with 25 or less, the current wage is set at a minimum of $10.00 for 2017. This will change beginning January 1, 2018 when those hourly wage amounts increase to $11.00 and $10.50 consecutively. 

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Topics: minimum wage law, ca labor laws, minimum wage San Francisco, california labor laws, california minimum wage, payroll compliance

IRS Announces Cost Of Living Adjustment Limits For 2018

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 24, 2017 3:24:36 PM

The Internal Revenue Service announced its cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) which affect dollar limitations for pension plans and other items for the 2018 tax year.

Among the key changes for tax year 2018 is the increase of the contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan. The limit has been raised from $18,000 to $18,500 for 2018.

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Topics: payroll management, IRS, payroll compliance, 401k, pension plans, COLA

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

California Labor Laws and Minimum Work Hours per Day [Update]

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 7, 2017 3:36:46 PM

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Topics: california labor law, overtime pay, payroll compliance, employee scheduling, Online shift scheduling, Schedule maker

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