Know Your Tip-Reporting Responsibilities

If tipping is customary at your business, then both you and your employees have to meet tip-reporting responsibilities. (Tipping is most common in restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels, resorts, and other similar service establishments.) The Fair Labor Standards Act...

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IRS Issues Long-Awaited Withholding Guidance for 2018

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. This is the first in a series of steps that IRS will take to help...

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Ban on Salary Pay History Inquiries May Become New Trend

California is expanding equal pay protections with its new statewide ban into inquiring about an applicant's salary history. The point is to take away any justification of disparity in compensation between workers of the opposite sex who are performing substantially...

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How to Explain Employee 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...

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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...

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How Do 125 Plans and HSAs Work Together?

How Do 125 Plans and HSAs Work Together? A cafeteria plan is a reimbursement plan governed by IRS Section 125, allowing employees to contribute a certain amount of their gross income to a designated account or accounts before taxes are calculated. Another kind of plan...

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Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Are Up

Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Are Up The IRS has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage...

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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...

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The Latest Thing: Automated Recruiting

Have you overly automated the recruiting experience at your business? Frustration is quite high, to the tune of 82 percent, says a new report from a large national staffing and human resources service organization, Randstad U.S., based in Atlanta. Through surveying...

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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...

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Offering Vision Benefits

Vision insurance may not be considered as essential as other aspects of medical benefits, but it can benefit a company's reputation and bottom line. Businesses should seriously consider offering it.Vision insurance may not be considered as essential as other aspects...

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7 Employee Award Programs to Boost Morale

Part of running a successful business is keeping not just customers happy, but employees too. Good employee morale will mean more productivity, so it's important that you design ways to show employees your appreciation and recognize their achievements. There are many...

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