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Learn the Difference Between Pretax and After-Tax

Pretax deductions are subtracted from employees’ wages before taxes are taken out, thereby lowering their taxable wages and increasing their take-home pay.

New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule updating the process for reviewing claims and appeals for disability benefits covered by...

Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets guidelines for whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt under federal law. Exempt means that the employee is excluded...

Establishing Accurate Timekeeping Practices

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers track hours worked by nonexempt employees, who typically are paid by the hour. Although you can...

Grasping the Complexity of Payroll Tax Withholding

The rules for withholding federal payroll taxes are quite straightforward, applying to most employees in the United States, regardless of location. The rules...

Traditional Leave Plans versus Paid Time Off

Traditional leave plans separate time off into different categories, such as vacation, sick, and personal time. Employees are allotted a specific number of days...

Terminating Employees the Right Way

The process of terminating an employee should not be taken lightly, as improper handling can lead to unpleasant results, such as the employee suing the company....

What Is a Total Rewards Package?

With millennials dominating the workforce and the next generation of workers gearing up to make their mark, employers are being forced to rethink their rewards...

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Learn the Difference Between Pretax and After-Tax

Pretax deductions are subtracted from employees’ wages before taxes are taken out, thereby lowering their taxable wages and increasing their take-home pay.

New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule updating the process for reviewing claims and appeals for disability benefits covered by ERISA. Initially, the final rule was supposed to apply to all claims filed on or after January 1, 2018.

Know the Rules on Classifying Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets guidelines for whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt under federal law. Exempt means that the employee is excluded from the Act’s overtime pay provisions and therefore does not have to be paid overtime for work hours exceeding 40 hours in a week.

Establishing Accurate Timekeeping Practices

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers track hours worked by nonexempt employees, who typically are paid by the hour. Although you can choose your own timekeeping system, it’s essential that the records you keep are accurate and complete.

Grasping the Complexity of Payroll Tax Withholding

The rules for withholding federal payroll taxes are quite straightforward, applying to most employees in the United States, regardless of location. The rules tend to be more complicated on the state side, however, as they are location specific and may even include local tax withholding.

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