Bracket Changes and More From the IRS

You haven’t even filed your 2017 taxes yet, but the IRS has already announced changes that will affect your 2018 taxes, which you’ll be filing in 2019. The changes were announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, which runs 28 pages, but below are some key points. How do these changes impact you? The standard deduction for[…]

Managing a Unionized Workforce

You may have both union and nonunion employees. If a union is voted in by some of your employees, they are union members, not union employees — they are your employees. How to deal with them? Apply the same good management techniques you’ve always used in the past. Approach managing all employees the same way,[…]

The Major Tax Changes: An Overview

The new tax law has dominated political discussion for months and will likely continue to do so well into 2018. Consequences, both intended and otherwise, are still unclear. But for now, these are the big changes for both individuals and companies. In general, the changes to individual provisions expire at the end of 2025, but[…]

Mission Critical: Disaster Planning and Payroll

No matter whether the disaster involves fires, earthquakes, hurricanes or snowstorms, there’s a need for a comprehensive disaster plan. Sometimes, the disaster is so pervasive, no work can be done at all. However, it may happen that employees can work remotely, even when the office can’t be opened, which can last for days or even[…]

Flexible Schedules: A Benefit for the 21st Century

Working 9 to 5 is so last-millennium, when most white-collar workers were tethered to an office, and a clear line existed between work and home. That’s all changed. Today, companies are more flexible, employing workers connected to the mother ship only by their laptops and Starbucks’ Wi-Fi. For companies with flexible schedules, the “work day”[…]