Never Mind the Feds: States Do Their Own Thing on Minimum Wages

Not only has California raised minimum wage rates in 2018, but other states across the country have passed increases as well. In Vermont, for instance, the minimum wage went up from $10 per hour to $10.50. New York has gone from $9.70 to $11.10. In some states, various municipalities have different rates from the state[…]

How to Write a Great Want Ad

Want to write a job ad that gets noticed? Here are eight simple steps: Use a killer job title — Add the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant. Include an emotive introduction — In a single paragraph, give three to five details that make the job exciting.[…]

How to Explain Benefits

The first thing employees are looking for during the hiring process is employee benefits. Yes, the benefits package is sometimes even more important than salary. Employees now expect comprehensive benefits packages tailored to their personal needs—not just to broadly defined demographics. But personalizing benefits packages starts with you truly understanding what your employees value and[…]

Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Do

There’s an official-looking letter on your desk: a court has informed you that a debtor is employed at your firm and you will have to start withholding the employee’s pay accordingly. There are instructions for handling this, and a notice that you will be held in contempt if you don’t respond. You will most likely[…]

February Featured Employee: Lori Jones

Autopaychecks’ February, featured employee is Lori Jones. Serving as a Customer Success Specialist at Autopaychecks, Lori has been with the company since August 2013. Prior to joining the Autopaychecks team, Lori gained five years of experience in payroll and human resources at a local, Grand Junction non-profit. Lori works in operations and is on the front[…]

Big Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans for 2018

From 401(k) plans to individual retirement accounts to Social Security, the federal government has been busy in recent weeks adjusting numbers for 2018. Whether you’re an employee or business owner, senior management or nonexempt staff, these changes may affect how you approach retirement in the coming months and years. Social Security: New ceilings First, let’s[…]

When Should You Hire Temporary Help?

You’re doing everything possible to keep your business moving forward. However, does interviewing, hiring and recruiting top talent always get put off? Using temp-to-hire positions has a number of benefits. Bringing workers on temporarily gives you the chance to see if new employees are a good fit for your company without committing to them long[…]

February 2018 Featured Client – CASA of Mesa County

Do you love to hear encouraging stories? An encouraging story is created each time a person gives of himself or herself to journey with and love someone in need. Autopaychecks’ February featured client, CASA of Mesa County, has worked towards acting as a source of encouragement and light in children’s lives since its founding. Court[…]

Is This Your Situation: Trying to Figure Out the New Tax Law

The tax bill signed into law at the end of 2017 changed the tax landscape for almost everyone, whether you have a modest income or are wealthy, whether you’re a business owner or an employee, whether you’ve been itemizing or taking the standard deduction. Below are some of the most significant changes. Taxes for Individuals[…]

Make Employees Smile with Dental Benefits

Employees with dental benefits are more likely to visit dentists to receive regular treatment, and employers want plans offering more frequent dental cleanings at 100 percent coverage, especially for pregnant workers and their children, since dental exams are an early detector for gestational diabetes and early childhood diabetes. Employees have become more astute health care[…]