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Payroll Tax Holiday and Unemployment Boost Are in Flux

On Aug. 8, the White House issued a series of memorandums and executive orders to provide relief while Congress continued to debate legislative action.

Paycheck Protection Program Gets One-Month Reprieve

The PPP loan program, slated to end on June 30, will now accept applications until Aug. 8, thanks to a last-minute bill passed by Congress.

Top 5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

The ramifications of payroll mistakes emanate from external and internal sources. Externally, the government can levy fines and penalties for payroll noncompliance. Internally, employees tend to become seriously concerned when an error shows up on their paycheck.

Special Report: A Quick Introduction to the World of OSHA

Even if employers aren't fully aware of it, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is something they should learn about – because its rules almost certainly apply to them. The Occupational Safety and Health Act covers many private sector employers as well as their workers.

Wage and Hour Implications of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of pushing the clock forward 1 hour during the summer so that daylight in the evening lasts longer. Each year, DST starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

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.

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.

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 or hours for each category. The time off, which is based on length of service, must be taken for the allotted purpose.

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. It’s therefore vital that you follow the law when firing or laying off an employee.

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 strategy.

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