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  • Important Deadline: EEO-1 Pay Data Due by Sept. 30

    If you have at least 100 employees, you should be filing EEO-1 reports annually with the EEOC. Additionally, a recent court order requires EEO-1 filers to submit wage information to the EEOC by Sept. 30, 2019. Click through to uncover your responsibilities.

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  • What Are Performance Improvement Plans?

    When employees perform below expectations, termination isn't always the answer. Sometimes all they need is a performance improvement plan. Click through to learn about this performance management technique.

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  • Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

    The "work from home" phenomenon has taken the employment world by storm. But that doesn't mean it's right for every business. Click through to see whether it could be a good fit for your company.

    Saved on 07-18-2020 - Remove
  • Social Security: Note the Key Changes for 2020

    The Social Security Administration has released new numbers for those paying Social Security and those collecting it. Click through for the new maximum taxable earnings amount as well as COLA and other key adjustments.

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  • How to Move to Paperless Payroll

    The payroll process is always evolving. From this evolution, a groundbreaking system has emerged: paperless payroll. Click through to discover how the paperless payroll system works, and how to avoid pitfalls.

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  • Include These Notices in Your Open Enrollment Kit

    As a group health plan sponsor, you're required to provide participants with certain benefit notices upon their initial enrollment or on an annual basis. Click through for a roundup of notices that you might need to include.

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  • How to Figure Retroactive Pay

    When employees are due retroactive pay, it's often because there was a delay in their wage or salary increase. It's important to get them up to speed correctly. Click through for insight into figuring retroactive pay for both hourly and salaried employees.

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  • Group Health Plans: 3 Ways to Lower the Risk of a DOL Audit

    As the DOL continues to vigorously audit group health plans, it's critical that you avoid getting caught in the crosshairs. Click through for three ways to protect yourself and minimize the risk of a DOL audit.

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  • How to Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals

    Is your computer -- even your network -- at risk for remote takeover by hackers? What kinds of attacks might you be vulnerable to? Click through to see how you can protect yourself -- and your clients.

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  • Which Employees Are Exempt From Tax Withholding?

    Most employees are subject to tax withholding. Those exempt from withholding are in the minority -- but you should still know who they are. Click through for a list of employees who are excluded from tax withholding -- and why.

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  • 4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Pay Frequency

    Employees expect to be paid on time, based on the designated pay frequency. But before you choose a pay frequency, you must cover your bases. Click through for four things to keep in mind when selecting a pay frequency.

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  • 4 Tips to Prevent Workplace Violence

    Nearly 2 million American workers report being victims of workplace violence each year. Though no business is immune from this crisis, you can reduce the chances of it reaching your work site. Click through for four prevention strategies.

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  • The 3 Points of Switching 401(k) Plan Providers

    Your 401(k) plan provider plays a major role in managing your fiduciary responsibilities. If your provider fails to meet your expectations, it may be time to seek a replacement. Click through for three considerations when making the switch.

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  • Different Kinds of Bonuses -- And Their Effect on Overtime

    Bonuses are a form of variable pay that are used to inspire employee loyalty or reward performance, and it's essential to know about the different kinds. Click through for a primer on both types of bonuses, including their effect on overtime.

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  • Changes to 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2020

    Cost-of-living adjustments are affecting dollar limits for 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and other retirement plans. These changes affect both individuals and the businesses that manage company-sponsored plans. Click through to learn how the changes may affect you.

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  • DOL's Rules on Overtime Floor

    The DOL published new rules in 2019 that established a higher salary level below which employers must pay overtime. Click through to find out how these rules affect your company and what you need to do to comply.

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  • Watch Out for 'Restricted' Social Security Cards for Form I-9 Purposes

    Businesses must have all employees fill out a Form I-9 to ensure they are eligible to work in the United States. A Social Security card can be part of the proof, but not in all instances. Click through to avoid making a serious mistake.

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  • 5 Mandatory Registrations for Employers

    To legally become an employer, you must register your business with the federal and state governments. Click through for five types of registrations employers need to perform and what you have to do to stay compliant.

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  • 3 Essential HR and Payroll Metrics To Track

    How is the health of your HR and payroll departments? Staying on top of the right metrics will give you a heads-up. The trick is knowing which metrics to track. Click through for three HR metrics to watch closely.

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  • With Little Fanfare, IRS Releases Radically New Form W-4

    Although the new Form W-4 differs greatly from the previous version, it is almost the same as the draft version released earlier in 2019. Click through for a quick rundown of how the form works and where you can go for more details.

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  • Employers: Know Your Tax Forms

    Employers must report their federal employment taxes to the IRS on the appropriate tax forms. It's important to know which forms apply to your business. Click through for a list of required forms.

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  • GL Import File

    Did you know that PBS can provide an import file so that you can electronically import your payroll information into your accounting software?

    If you are interested in this service, please contact your payroll specialist for pricing and details. 

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  • How Much Do Employers Spend on Benefits?

    To determine whether you're spending too much or too little on benefits for your employees, you first need to know what your competitors are paying. Click through for insight into employee benefits costs.

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  • Labor Laws by Company Size

    Whether a particular federal labor law affects your business depends on several factors, including the number of employees. Click through for a roundup of employment laws, by business size, to help you decide what's relevant.

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  • The New Form W-4: What You Need To Know

    The new year has brought with it a long-promised — and heavily revised — Form W-4. It's very different from previous versions. Click through for a review of the changes and how they affect both businesses and employees. 

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  • 3 Strategies for Preventing Workplace Harassment

    Workplace harassment can cause substantial losses to companies stemming from litigation expenses, employee turnover and more. Therefore, every effort should be made to avert workplace harassment. Click through for three prevention strategies.

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  • Jury Duty Leave: Your Payroll Responsibilities

    If one of your employees has been summoned for jury duty, you must allow them to attend, since jury duty is mandatory. Click through to discover your payroll responsibilities when an employee goes on jury duty.

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