April Featured Client

  Professional. Ethical. Customer-service oriented. These are just a few words to describe Autopaychecks HCM’s April featured client, Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C. (KDRM). A client since 2009, KDRM utilizes our payroll, labor poster, general ledger, and HR Support Center services, and we are grateful for our business partnership. Founded in 1991 by Keith[…]

What Every Employer Must Know About State Unemployment Tax

  Although most wages are subject to SUTA tax, certain wages may be exempt. In New York, for example, wages paid to babysitters under 18 years of age, church employees, and certain family members are exempt from SUTA tax. Therefore, it’s essential to check with your state unemployment agency to determine which wages are related[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Is This Your Situation: You’re Facing Court-Ordered Wage Garnishments

When wages are garnished, an employer must withhold a portion of a person’s earnings for the payment of a debt. Most garnishments are made under a local court order that creditors file a few months after debtors fall behind on payments. By the time you, as an employer, receive the garnishment order, the court should[…]

When Should You Provide Employees Education?

When is providing an education fringe benefit advantageous to the employer? I know other employers who give their employees financial help to attend college or higher education courses. Also I think some of my employees would like to take some courses at the community college. What kind of educational assistance should our company be giving[…]

Follow the Law When Using Background Checks for Hiring

More and more employers are using background checks as a regular part of the hiring process, and it’s easy to understand why. When it comes to the need to protect your business, your workforce and your customers, the stakes are high. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) spells out a few good reasons why[…]