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  • How To Win A Waiver If You Miss A Payroll Tax Payment

    We all make mistakes sometimes, but when you forget to make a payroll tax deposit, the penalties can be huge. Click through to find out the best tactics to use to get the IRS to forgive your mistake and waive the penalties.

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  • Keep Employees Happy with a Benefit Program

    Want to retain valuable staff? Click Full Article below to see how you can offer a benefit plan at your company.

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  • Inclement Weather and Your Payroll Obligations

    When the weather is truly bad, your business may be forced to shut its doors. However, you're still expected to pay your employees for work performed. Click through for insight into paying employees during this turbulent time.

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  • Three Cheers for Ten for Two

    The Payroll Department, Inc. proudly awards CASA in Colorado and Bear Smart Durango with this year’s 10.4.2 grants of $10,000 each. But what is 10.4.2 and how did it get started? Actually, it all began with a little boy and some shiny quarters many years ago.

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  • Health Savings Account Limits Change for 2017

    Early this year, the IRS increased the health savings account contribution amount for 2017. And there are other changes as well. Click through to see how these modifications may affect you.

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  • Roll with the Punches: Life Advice from Bobke

    If Bob “Bobke” Roll, the former Tour de France cyclist, could recommend one thing to improve your life, it would be this: suffer more.

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  • President's Remarks

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    We meet twice a year as a group away from the office. Our retreat serves many purposes such as:

    -Reviewing our company mission

    -Checking in with each other around certain core values such as trust, agreement to resolve conflict quickly among ourselves, our level of courtesy to each other as well as to our clients and vendors, and keeping  our enthusiasm for making each day the best it can be.

    -Strengthening the bond between us.

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  • What Taxes Do Small Businesses Pay?

    Sorting out the taxes you have to pay is rarely the fun part of running a business, but it is necessary. Click the full article right below here to get a better understanding of what taxes you will pay as a small-business owner.

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  • Knock, Knock. Anybody Home? -- Housing Solutions for the Southwest

    It can happen in the blink of an eye. A broken leg on the construction site. A huge leak in the roof. A cancer diagnosis. A blown CV joint on the car. Emergencies of all kinds are good at surprising us. They are also good at draining our bank accounts and knocking us off course. Sometimes, they knock us right into a crisis like homelessness. Luckily, there is a local resource.

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  • The Stray Heart: Lisa Parker's Puppies

    She saw him loitering at the gas station. Typical. Maybe hungry. Clearly thirsty. Was he really homeless or just a con-artist who had mastered the pitiful face? There was only one way to find out. Lisa opened the car door and, with it, her heart.

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  • Vital Rhythms: Stillwater Music

    Air. Water. Food. Love. These are essential for human survival and yet, you can live without any one of them temporarily. Interestingly, there is one thing you must have at all times or else your entire body (and being) shuts down instantly.

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  • President's Remarks

    Assumptions:

    We base our lives on them from the very basic: the sun will rise in the morning and I will be there to see it to my loved ones are healthy, my job is there when I arrive today, and my car will start and all the cars will stay in their lane.

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  • New from the IRS: ACA Filing Information and Deadline Changes

    Tax season is upon us, and among the many requirements is the need for Affordable Care Act filings. Fortunately, the IRS is providing guidance. Click through for some help getting started.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Learning about Workers' Comp

    Everyone has heard about workers' compensation, but there are important details both employers and workers need to know. Click through for a quick review of key details.

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  • Highway to the Danger Zone: M. Leeder Construction Leads Forward

    The same year Kenny Loggins crooned us along that “hiiiighwaaayy toooo the danger zone” Matt Leeder was revving up the engines of his new construction business in Durango. Thirty years later, M. Leeder Construction is now the leader in its field, adopting cutting-edge technology to provide sustainable asphalt paving, repair, and recycling. How did he do it? More importantly, how can your business be a leader?

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  • Durango’s Annie Oakley: Employee Spotlight on Sydney Oliver

    The gunmen used their hostages as shields. Crouched for safety, Sydney took a deep breath. She had trained for this. Practiced again and again. Now the time had come. Her hands shook. Her heart thudded. She had to master these nerves. Then…quick as a cat, she drew the 9mm pistol holstered at her side and fired!

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  • More Than a Walk in the Woods: Open Sky Wilderness Therapy

    Admit it—when you think of therapy, you most likely imagine a cozy office with a big chair for the therapist and a long couch for the patient. Well, to get a sense of the Open Sky Wilderness Therapy “office” you’ll need to think much bigger—like the vast Utah desert or the alpine woods around Durango! 

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  • How to Terminate an Employee Ethically and Productively

    Firing an employee is never easy, but there's no reason to make it harder than it has to be. Click the full article right below here for a few tips on letting someone go in a professional manner.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar: Including Virtual Events

    You'll always know where the fun's going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • President's Remarks

    What’s it like not to know where you’ll be sleeping tonight because you don’t have the money due to an unforeseeable event to pay provide housing for you and your family?  What’s it like to have no hope? As in, no hope.  That’s where the Community Emergency Assistance Coalition (CEAC) steps in.  

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  • Special Video Report: Keep Your Cool

    Sooner or later, everyone gets angry at the office. The big question is how you deal with it. Click Full Article below for some tips on dealing with anger constructively, so it doesn't become a long-term office problem.

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  • IRS Quietly Issues a New Form W-4

    Earlier in 2018, the IRS had promised a radically new Form W-4, then said it would postpone any major revisions until 2020. Now, the IRS has finally issued a 2019 Form W-4. Click through to see what, if anything, has changed.

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  • The Motherload of Laughter: Karissa Birdsell Employee Spotlight

    Most new moms find their lives abruptly overwhelmed with formula, diapers, and sleepless nights. Karissa Birdsell found her life suddenly full of something else entirely.

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  • President's Remarks

    "You saved our marriage." Chris. That's a pretty good testimonial for a client who switched to us to assist with their processing needs. I still get the warm fuzzies when I read it. A major driver and a reward to me as an owner of our company is the appreciation we receive. It means our service is valued and it means we're doing a good job at providing it. We strive to be at the top of our game every day. One way we do that is to do things together that are fun and create a higher sense of team.

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  • Better Than Googling: The Durango Chamber of Commerce

    Despite a recent NPR report showing nearly a quarter of online reviews are fake, most people still just Google search they need to find the best restaurant or hotel in a new town. The same unreliable information might be driving a business owner's important decisions. Luckily, there is a better solution—one that can do so much more than turn up a good place to eat and sleep.

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  • An EEOC Primer: A Guide to Hiring Policies

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has created several guidelines so companies can adhere to the best hiring practices. Click through for a quick look at how the EEOC affects your company.

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  • Special Report: Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Entity

    Special Report: Key Points to Consider When Choosing a Business Entity

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  • Manna Soup Kitchen Quells Durango’s Hunger Pangs

    A killer is on the prowl in Durango. Cloaked. Camouflaged. Stealthy. Merciless. Relentless. You can keep the kids home from summer camp, but odds are the killer already has an all-access pass to the playgrounds. You can lock your doors, but it won’t help. This predator does not come through doors or windows.

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  • Making a Success of Online Recruiting

    Is online recruiting the future of hiring? Knowing how to effectively do this can save time and help you get the best people for your business. Click through to learn more about online recruiting, its benefits and how you can make it work for you.

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  • How to Develop Your Staff

    You want to grow your company, and the best way to do that is to grow your staff. If your employees learn leadership skills, you'll reap the rewards. Click through for some insights into how best to help your employees.

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  • Day Care: A Winning Benefit for Employees

    Day care could be one of the most popular benefits you offer your staff, and it pays you back with a more committed workforce. Click through to learn how employer-provided day care can work.

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  • To Live with a Vengeance: Employee Spotlight on Vanessa Mytko

    You know how Lois Lane worked with Clark Kent, never realizing he was Superman all along? Or how all kinds of people worked with Bruce Wayne, never suspecting he was really Batman? Well, the same is true for Vanessa Mytko at the Payroll Department, Inc. You’ve probably worked with her these last two months and never known she transforms into a superwoman—a fully outfitted superwoman with a really cool alter-ego name, too!

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  • The Woman Who Asked a Question: Thrive! Living Wage Coalition

    Maureen Maliszewski was active in her local community and enjoyed being a grandparent. She was getting ready to ease into a comfortable retirement when an informative presentation changed everything. Now, Maureen confronts Durango residents with, perhaps, one of the toughest questions a community can answer. 

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  • 7 Essential Policies For Your Employee Handbook

    If an employee takes you to court, will your employee handbook help or hurt your defense? Click through to reveal seven essential policies for every handbook.

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  • Surprising Rules About Whom You Have To Pay For Overtime

    Paying an employee a salary doesn't mean you don't have to pay overtime. Click through to find out what the law really says.

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  • How to Differentiate Between 'Employee' and 'Contractor'

    Before you hire someone to work for you, the first step is to determine whether you are looking for an employee or a contractor. Click through to learn the difference between the two.

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  • Identifying Employee Performance Problems

    When things go right in your business, you can sit back and relax; but what happens when things go wrong? Click the full article right below here to see how identifying performance problems early in the process can help your business run smoothly.

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  • IRS Announces Pension Limitations

    The government has posted limitations and other changes affecting pension contributions in 2016. Click through for information essential to both employers and their staff.

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  • How Do You Evaluate Candidate Interviews?

    You may meet with three or five candidates for your open job, but how do you decide whom to hire? Click the full article right below here to learn the best ways to evaluate candidate interviews to make the best choice for your company.

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  • What Is the Additional Medicare Tax -- and Who Has to Pay It?

    If an employee's salary is above a certain threshold, the Additional Medicare Tax comes into play. Click through to learn more about this fairly new tax, who is affected, and how.

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  • Multitasking: A Myth or a Reality?

    Every office talks about multitasking, but is it really a thing or just a buzzword used to encourage staff to work harder? Click Full Article below to learn the myths and realities of multitasking.

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  • How Should You Train Your Staff?

    Should there be a formal training policy at your company to improve staff skills? A solid policy could have long-term advantages. Click Full Article below to learn the secrets of getting a well-trained staff.

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  • Setting up a Bonus Policy

    Should you give year-end bonuses? To whom? Under what circumstances? Click Full Article below for some tips and guidelines on setting up a system for giving bonuses that works for both company and staff.

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  • How to Develop a Compensation Plan

    Compensation plans act as incentives for employees to fulfill companies' goals. They are considered a win-win for all parties involved because there are benefits for the employers as well. Click Full Article below for some tips on getting one going at your company.

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  • The Get Rich Quick Scheme: Employee Spotlight on Tanya Campbell

    Tanya Campbell took it as far as she could. She strived. She reached. She tried to just relax and breathe deep. But here she was, stretched to her limits again! Why did she ever agree to do this?

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  • Special Video Report: Fostering Teamwork

    Effective teamwork is often what separates the great companies from the merely average. But how to foster it? Click through for an introductory video on how to turn a group of individuals into a team.

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  • Unicorns in Durango (and Other Local Wonders)

    Anytime you’re having a “mustard river day”—you know, generally feeling toxic about Durango—go talk to Roger Zalneraitis of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance. Not only can he list a gajillion factors that make Durango an entrepreneurial powerhouse (Ska, StoneAge, Mercy), but also he can tell you all about the town’s first-ever unicorn!

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  • Minimum amount that is paid exempt employees may be increasing significantly

    If you have exempt employees, regulations may soon be coming that could greatly impact the amount you are required to pay your employees to keep them exempt. See below for an excerpt. The minimum an exempt employee can be paid increases from $23,660 a year to more than $50,000 a year. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

    Final Regulations on FLSA ‘White Collar’ Exemption Expected Soon

    On July 6,2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed regulations that

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  • 5 Tips and Tricks for Time and Attendance Sheets

    It can be hard to get your employees to complete time and attendance records. With these five tips, you may make your job a little easier. Click Full Article below to take the hassle out of time and attendance.

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  • Running Down Your Dreams: Brendan Trimboli and the Durango Double

    Precisely 183 days stand between you and the finish line of the Durango Double. According to Brendan Trimboli, president and chief organizer of the annual all-ages event, that’s more than enough time to start training for a half marathon. But there are at least 5 reasons why you must NOT kick your running shoes aside and say, “Plenty of time for that later.”

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  • President's Remarks

    April showers…bring

    Celebration.

    I think we should celebrate more. What would it be like if our presidential candidates focused more on celebrations? We focus so much on all that is wrong with (fill in the blank) our country, our children, our job, our parents, our town, our elected officials, our government and the list goes on.

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  • How to Offer Tuition Reimbursement

    Tuition reimbursement just might be the best investment you can make in your employees, because it can benefit everyone. Click Full Article below to see how this benefit can work for you and your staff.

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  • Should You Promote From Within?

    Could the best person for your open position already be sitting at a desk in your company? Click Full Article below to find out why promoting from within may be the best path to success.

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  • How You Should Check References

    Far too many companies skip the most important part of the hiring process: checking references. Click Full Article below for the key questions you need to ask to make sure you hire the right people.

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  • Reap the Benefits of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit gives employers tax benefits for hiring people who fall within certain qualifying categories. This can be a big boon to companies and employers! Click through to learn the ins and outs.

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  • A’chording to Musicians: The iAM Music Institute

    Have you ever lived a day without music? Babies hear lullabies. Kids sing their ABCs. Tunes spool out of our radios, devices, televisions…even neighbors’ windows. And even when we’re all alone, odds are good we’ll drum our fingers. Humans simply can’t live without music. As noted in Daniel Levitin’s This Is Your Brain on Music or Oliver Sack’s Musicophilia, music is woven into our biology. Lucky for Durango, the iAM Music Institute is here to nurture that biology in some pretty groovy ways!

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  • How to Conduct Annual Reviews

    Nobody seems to like annual reviews; they make both managers and staff anxious. But it doesn't have to be this way. Click Full Article below to learn how to conduct them so they're win-win events.

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  • New DOL Rule Means Major Changes in Overtime Policies

    The Department of Labor's new rule affects virtually every company and requires that millions of workers will now be entitled to overtime. Click through for an overview of the new rule and learn how it may affect your business.

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  • 5 Tips for a Smarter Employee Review

    Employee reviews don't have to be monotonous or time-consuming. Click through for five quick tips to help you conduct smarter, more productive reviews.

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  • Understanding Your Business Taxes: What You Need to Know

    Wise business owners know that even if they outsource their payroll and accounting, they need to understand key business taxes. Click through for an introduction to the basics.

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  • LIVE Strategic Creative for Purpose-Driven Brands

    Live Creative Studio Principal Claire Attkisson had an opportunity to sit down with Payroll Department Founder Bryan Dear to discuss purpose-driven brands. A powerful purpose-driven brand sets out how a company intends to be a force for good in the world. Some even strive for a triple bottom line business model where profit, people and the planet are drivers of the brand. Check it out here.

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  • IRS Adjusts HSA Limits for 2022

    The government has announced inflation-adjusted changes for health savings accounts. The new limits are a small increase over 2021. Click through for the details to remain in compliance next year.

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  • When Everyone Shares: The La Plata County Family Centers Coalition

    Whoever said raising a family doesn’t come with an instruction manual never heard of the La Plata Family Centers Coalition.

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  • 3 Ways to Reward Employees on the Job

    Employee satisfaction may be the key for the long-term success of your business. Click through to find out the best ways to reward your employees on the job.

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  • 4 Common Mistakes Employers Make Regarding Workers' Compensation

    Most employers look at workers' compensation as just an unavoidable cost of doing business. It's usually one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind things that many managers don't consider deeply until it becomes expensive. Click through to find out what you can do now to keep a lid on your workers' comp costs.

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  • Doing Background Checks? Know the Law!

    Employers can perform all kinds of background checks on current and prospective employees, but must follow stringent federal rules. Click the full article right below here for an introduction to EEOC and FTC regulations.

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  • When Employees Cross State Lines

    Even small companies can find themselves with employees who have to commute across state borders to work. This can make payroll difficult. Click through for an introduction to the complex tax rules.

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  • Founder's Remarks

    It is with great pride and confidence that I announce that Eric Malone is being promoted to President of our company and that Tanya Campbell is being promoted to Director of Operations. I am not moving or retiring to the back porch to sip on umbrella drinks all day. I will be involved on a limited basis...

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  • Can You Make All Employees Nonexempt?

    There's a wide swath of information available on what it takes for employees to qualify as exempt. Click through for some details on the flip side: Are you required to classify an employee as exempt if he or she meets all the qualifications?

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  • Is This Your Situation: Deciding if HSAs and FSAs Are Right for You

    Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts are two helpful ways to pay for medical expenses. Which should companies provide for their employees, and can they offer both? Click through to learn the pros and cons of each.

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  • Local Entertainment and Events Calendar

    You’ll always know where the fun’s going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos, and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • What You Need to Know About Social Security Taxes

    Every small-business owner should know the rudiments about Social Security payments. Click through to learn vital facts about your Social Security responsibilities.

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  • Total Life Concept Offers Revolutionary, Affordable Care

    High healthcare costs can be a barrier not only to individuals seeking care, but also to businesses wanting to offer employee wellness programs. Total Life Concept (TLC) offers an incredible three-for-one bargain to Durango’s residents and business community. And, their unique care model is proving to be as revolutionary as it is effective.

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  • Jim Gillaspy's Noteworthy Adventures

    Wax! The boy needed it stuffed in his ears. Wax had saved Odysseus from the intoxicating lure of the Sirens’ singing. Without wax, how could young Jimmy Gillaspy possibly thwart Led Zepplin’s squalling tunes or Paul McCartney’s thrumming melodies?

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  • How to Employ a Family Member in Your Business

    Thinking of employing a relative? There are some issues you need to consider before saying "welcome aboard." Click Full Article below to see how you can avoid some common pitfalls.

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  • And the winners are (for going to our new web site)...

    Ramos Construction - First Baptist Church of Durango - Stratified Environmental - San Juan Basin Health Department - Durango West 2 - Laura E. Hokanson, CPA - Animas Surgical Hospital - Advanced Mobil - ropulsion Test - Closets Plus - Law Firm of Marla Underell - First National Bank of Durango - Open Sky Wilderness Therapy - S & S Lock Service - New Country Auto Center - Circle J Ranch - Animas Valley Audiology - Alternative Horizons - And the winner of the ipod nano - Bethany McManus.

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  • Leap Years and the '53 Problem'

    In leap years, salaried employees might get an extra paycheck, depending on their payroll cycle. And since 2020 is a leap year, you're probably wondering how it could impact your payroll. Click through to find out.

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  • La Plata’s Health Care Dynamo: The Community Health Action Coalition

    We’ve all got one—that one friend who is supremely networked and well connected. That person you turn to and say, “I need X, Y, or Z,” and your friend says, “Oh, I know just the person you should talk to.” That’s pretty much how the Community Health Action Coalition (CHAC) is. 

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  • Special Video Report: Evaluating a 401(k) Plan for Your Business

    Do you want to offer a retirement plan to your employees? A 401(k) plan can be a powerful incentive to lure employees, and keep them on the payroll. Click through to learn the 401(k) basics for employers.

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  • President's Remarks

    It’s cold out there – while we have plenty of sunshine, it reminds me of our neighbor to the east. Alamosa – Land of cool sunshine - it was 22 below zero there yesterday. It’s a good time for us to be focused on our inside activities such as eating hearty food and watching that long list of movies we've been meaning to see. Oh, then there's the fabulous outdoors we live in - that's not a bad place to explore either.

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  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit - Are you Eligible?

    WHAT IS WOTC (WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX
    CREDIT)?
    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a
    Federal tax credit available to employers for
    hiring individuals from certain target groups who
    have consistently faced significant barriers to
    employment.

     

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  • The Adventurous Life with Stella: Employee Spotlight on Stephanie Bowden

    As far as Stephanie Bowden was concerned, Stella was amazing. She could go anywhere and do anything. Without her, adventure was not possible. 

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  • Is This Your Situation: Considering Pay-As-You-Go Workers' Comp Insurance

    Workers' comp insurance is essential for most businesses, but as an employer, you may have more options than you realize. Click through for an introduction to the pay-as-you-go model and the advantages of outsourcing it.

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  • How Do You Know If a New Employee Is Reliable?

    The hiring process can be complicated, but it is essential that you make the right decision the first time. Click the full article right below here to learn how you can measure a candidate's reliability.

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  • Job Applicants and Their Criminal Histories

    To make informed hiring decisions, employers need to request certain information from job applicants. But does this include their criminal histories? It's a complicated answer. Click through for the details on what to check.

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  • Tips on Working With Independent Contractors

    Did you know that there are right -- and wrong -- ways to work with independent contractors? Click through to learn the surprising facts about working with them, to maximize their value to your business.

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  • How To Create a Compensation Plan

    Don't be casual about how you compensate your employees — you need a formal compensation plan that includes wages and benefits. Click through for some tips on how such a plan might look at your business.

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  • Does Workers' Compensation Cover Remote Employees?

    More and more employees are working outside their employer's office. Are they entitled to the same workers' compensation coverage if they are injured on the job? Click through for the answer to this complex question.

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  • Now Showing...

    We are rolling out ESS (Employee Self Service). This provides your employees a secure web portal where they can retrieve all their pay stubs and W2s. They have the ability to change their personal information pertaining to their W4 (which you then are notified and can approve). They can also request PTO, Vacation, and Sick Time to their supervisors which their supervisor may confirm or deny.  Like to see a demo?  Give us a call at 259-6960.

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  • Special Video Report: How to Work with Your Employees

    An evaluation process doesn't have to be dreaded by both manager and staff. When done right, it can benefit everyone. Click the full article right below here for a special video full of tips for an effective review system.

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  • The 6 Toughest HR Problems

    No one said managing employees was an easy proposition, but what are the most common problems and how can you avoid them? Click Full Article below to learn about the toughest HR problems and how to find the right solutions.

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  • How to Celebrate Holidays in the Office

    There is nothing like a festive celebration to put everyone in a happy mood -- and it's not too early to think about December festivities. Click the full article right below here to find out the best ways to celebrate the holidays in your office.

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  • How to Motivate Employees to Use Wellness Programs

    Wearable devices -- activity trackers -- are possible good tools to increase participation in employee wellness programs. Click through to obtain other tips used by employers around the country.

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  • New website launch - fun prizes galore

    We are launching a new website – and with a few clicks you can win Fabulous Prizes!

    After a few months of development our new website is live and we would love you to check it out!  Our primary goals with the new site are that it is a resource for essential payroll information for you and that it will let you get to know us a little better! Click on "Full Article" to win prizes (and find out more).

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  • Big Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans for 2018

    Every year, the IRS and Social Security Administration tweak essential numbers for Social Security and retirement plans — and this year is no different. Click through for the need-to-know numbers for 2018.

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  • New Standard Mileage Rates For 2019

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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  • Voluntary Correction Programs for Benefit Plans

    If your employee benefit plan is not compliant with regulations, you could face audits and penalties. Click through to learn about voluntary correction programs that can help you avoid or minimize the consequences of noncompliance.

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  • The Payroll Department - Honorable Mention from Outside Magazine!

    Every year Outside Magazine features "The 50 Best Places to Work", and in 2021, The Payroll Department earned an honorable mention!

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  • Learning to Count: Meet Carly Miller

    Carly Miller’s grip on the craggy rock wall was slipping. Her legs shook with strain while she struggled to reach the next bolt. As the lead climber, she felt pressured to ace this ascent, which meant she’d overlooked the solid stone slab protruding from the mountainside beneath her. If she fell, her rope would not save her from slamming into that ledge.

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  • Are Robots Coming to HR?

    The need to focus on higher-value human resources tasks is fueling employer adoption of robotic process automation. But is RPA always the answer? Click through to learn what it means for the future of HR.

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  • 3 Ways To Prepare Your New Hires for Success

    New-hire turnover cuts into organizational profits and disrupts business performance. You can avoid these pitfalls by helping your new hires achieve their goals at work. Click through to learn how to keep staff for the long term.

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  • Can You Be Exempt and Nonexempt at the Same Time?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act has two categories of employees: exempt and nonexempt. But can an employee have two jobs at a company, one in each category? Click through to see how the rules would work in this situation.

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  • The Rules for Hiring Minors

    Thinking of hiring minors? These young workers can be great additions to your staff, but federal and state rules impose a lot of limitations. Click through for a regulatory overview to make sure you're in compliance.

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  • Do Employers Have to Pay for New Hire Orientation and Training?

    Whether new hires should be paid for orientation and training is determined by federal law and applicable state regulations. Click through for the Fair Labor Standards Act's stance on this issue.

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  • HR AnswerLink - Get a professional HR Answer

    Need an employee handbook? Or answers to your HR questions? Two levels of service, depending on your needs, contact The Payroll Department to get started!

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  • Free Monthly Webinar - New Manager Survival Guide & HR Essentials

    Being a new manager often comes with a steep learning curve, especially when you’ve transitioned from peer to boss. No one can become an expert in all areas of employment law overnight, but being aware of key management best practices is important for managers—new and seasoned. We’ll give you a crash course on how to avoid common pitfalls and build productive teams, then we’ll focus on the legal requirements for employers, including wage and hour, leave, and harassment laws.

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  • Save Time with Excel Chart Templates

    Excel's ability to create charts from data is one of its best features, but it can be time-consuming if you don't know the details. Click through to learn some useful shortcuts.

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  • Payroll Compliance for the Multistate Employer

    A multistate payroll is like a double-edged sword. On one hand, it's often a sign that the business is growing. On the other hand, it comes with an army of legal implications. Click through for tips on navigating cross-border payroll.

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  • Key Metrics for Measuring Employee Performance

    Employee performance and organizational success are conjoined. Therefore, it's vital that you keep tabs on your employees' output. Click through for essential metrics to measure employee performance.

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  • Should I Offer Commuter Benefits?

    To help employees with commuting, some employers offer pretax commuter benefits. But not all employers do this voluntarily, as some are mandated by law to do so. Click through for insight into commuter benefits.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

    You’ll always know where the fun’s going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • Is This Your Situation: You Don't Know How to Figure Out Your Breakeven Point

    As a business owner, it is essential to know how much you need to sell to cover all of your costs. Click through to learn how to perform this important task using QuickBooks.

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  • Terminating Employees the Right Way

    You've made the decision to let an employee go. Have you covered all the bases to ensure that the termination is legal?  Click through for a primer on how to lawfully end an employment relationship.

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  • When Should You Fire Someone?

    The signs may have been there all along, but how do you know when it's the right time to cut loose an employee who isn't cutting the mustard? Click through to find out when you need to fire a problem employee.

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  • Deducting Negative Leave Balances From Final Wages

    A departing employee took more paid time off than they had available, leading to a negative balance. Click through to see what the rules are for deducting the outstanding amount from the employee's final paycheck.

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  • Wage-and-Hour Rules During the Pandemic

    Pandemics often cause major economic disruptions, leading many businesses to fully or partially close. Regardless of the upheaval, employers must abide by wage-and-hour laws. Click through for wage-and-hour rules to consider during pandemics.

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  • SBA Gives Guidance and Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness

    One of the key features of the SBA's popular Paycheck Protection Program is a forgiveness provision for companies that maintain their workforce levels. Click through for information on the forgiveness application.

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  • The 7 Reasons to Hire an Accountant

    Most working professionals can use the help of an accountant. Click through for seven reasons to hire an accountant for your personal finances.

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  • Does Your Employee Handbook Need an Upgrade?

    You know your business needs an employee handbook, which is why you created one. But it shouldn't be a static document—you need to revise it periodically. Click through for tips on updating your employee handbook. 

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  • Rethinking the Way We Communicate

    We may find that COVID-19 has accelerated the trend toward new ways to communicate and new styles of communication. Click through for insights into getting the most out of the many choices we are using now — and will continue to use going forward. 

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  • Essential HR - Paperless Onboarding now available!

    With Essential HR, there is no need to meet face-to-face with your new hires. You can easily onboard new employees at your own convenience and eliminate the need to store paperwork by saving and managing all documents online. Save time by allowing employees to manage their own direct deposits and tax details through the secure employee portal. 

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  • 2021 CO Healthy Families and Workplaces Act - Webinar with Michael Santo

    Beginning January 1st, 2021, Colorado employers with 16 or more employees are required to have a Paid Sick Leave plan in place.  On December 2nd, The Payroll Department will be hosting a webinar along with employment attorney, Michael Santo, to learn more and make sure you are in compliance.

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  • Pay-As-You-Go Workers' Compensation: Right for You?

    It may be a better way to think about workers' comp: making adjustments every payroll cycle instead of once a year. Click through for details on how this works, and how it may eliminate surprise insurance bills at year-end.

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  • What to Know About the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

    The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help pandemic-affected restaurants. Click through to see if your business is eligible, and how to take advantage.

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  • Are Your Labor Law Posters Current and Pandemic-Compliant?

    Labor law posters inform employees of their rights in the workplace, so it's essential that your posters are current. It seems obvious, but poster decisions can get complicated. If you don't have it already, contact The Payroll Department for your poster compliance subscription that compliments the payroll services we provide. 

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  • Monthly Webinar - Employee Recordkeeping: Know Your Requirements

    When it comes to the storage and retention of employee files, what you don't know can hurt you. In fact, proper recordkeeping is an essential aspect of being a compliant organization. Join us for a dive into general federal recordkeeping compliance, including required retention times for employment documents, payroll and tax information, and other important employee file recommendations. Presented by: Kara Govro, JD             

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  • What Employers Need to Know About FICA Taxes

    Whether you have one employee or 1,000, you have to take responsibility for withholding and remitting Social Security taxes. Click through to make sure you know the basics and comply with the rules.

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  • 2022 CO Healthy Families and Workplaces Act - ALL Employers are required to put in place

    Beginning January 1st, 2022, ALL Colorado employers are required to have a Paid Sick Leave plan.  Contact The Payroll Department to get your plan in place before the new year!

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  • Free Monthly Webinar - Independent Contractors: Avoiding Misclassification

    Do you currently assign work to independent contractors or plan to do so in the future? It’s a good idea to examine the reasons you have for classifying these workers as independent contractors instead of as employees. Join us for a look into the differences between these two classifications, as well as a review of the related DOL and IRS tests. We'll provide tips to help you avoid misclassifying your workers. 

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  • Blowing Up: TNT Tech Internet Explodes in Southwest Colorado

    Nigel Peck sipped his beer, enjoying a little pandemic downtime when his neighbor approached him with a radical idea. How about they build a bomb? Not just any bomb, but one that could drastically improve people’s lives and businesses across southwest Colorado.

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  • Accurate Timekeeping Records: 4 Essential Takeaways

    The implications of employing hourly workers are significant. A worst-case scenario is employees suing you for unpaid wages due to timekeeping mistakes. Click through for insight into why flawless timekeeping records are a must. Contact The Payroll Department to get timekeeping in place!

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  • Free Monthly Webinar: Retention: How To Keep Top Talent Retention

    Join us as we discuss company culture, workforce engagement, and total rewards so you can keep your top talent in-house.

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  • What Is a Hiring Freeze?

    You may need to stop hiring new people due to unforeseen business circumstances. This is called a "hiring freeze." Click through for insights into when to implement one and how to manage it for best results.

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  • Free Monthly Webinar: OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

    Confused about which OSHA reporting and recordkeeping requirements apply to your organization? This free webinar can help answer that question! 

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  • The FMLA's Key-Employee Exception

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides job-protected leave, meaning that employees who take FMLA leave must be reinstated at the end of their leave. But there are exceptions.  Click through to learn more about how the rule actually works.

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  • Crushing It: EsoTerra Ciderworks Pops Up in Durango

    Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick’s partnership should not have worked. He was in forestry and she was a city planner. Few are the locations where these Montagues and Capulets can work and live together. Luckily, Romeo had a surefire love potion to woo his Juliet.

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  • Free Monthly Webinar: Taking Care of Business: Employee Handbooks

    If your company doesn’t have a handbook, or it hasn’t been reviewed in the last year, this webinar takes a deep dive into the most important policies for your handbook and what you'll want to consider when drafting them. Register for this free webinar on February 17th at 11 am MT.

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  • How To Choose a Financial Wellness Vendor

    Employees are demanding financial wellness benefits, and employers are answering the call. If you’d like to join the chorus of employers, a key step is sending a request for proposal to potential vendors. Click through for more on the RFP process.

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  • Increase Diversity at Your Business

    When you hire diverse people, you demonstrate inclusion, which helps both employees and employers. Click through to see how you can increase workplace diversity by acknowledging bias and taking strong action to create a company that respects and celebrates differences.

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  • Encourage Your Employees To Review Federal Withholding Each Year

    Each year, employees may undergo life changes that could affect their income tax withholding. This is why it’s important to remind your employees to review their withholding every year, especially as they're currently filing income tax returns. Click through to learn what employees should do once a year.

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  • IRS Announces Mileage Rates for 2022

    Each year, the government announces the mileage rates taxpayers can use when applying for reimbursement. Click through for the new rates and for information on when you can legally take the deductions. 

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  • Key Rules--And Extended Deadlines--for PPP Loan Forgiveness and the ERC Tax Credit

    As business owners who received a Paycheck Protection Program loan prepare to file their 2021 taxes, they need to consider whether they are also eligible to claim the Employee Retention Credit. Click through for an introduction to the complex tax situation and the ERC deadline rules, extended as far as 2025.

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  • 3 Ways To Show Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional intelligence is more important than ever in this era of rapid change and remote working. Have you given thought to how you can improve yourself? Click through for tips on how you can strengthen your work relationships.

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  • How To Offer Internships

    Internships provide real-life training to recent college graduates and workers transitioning to new careers. But there are rules: You can't simply use interns as underpaid workers. Click through for best practices and labor law requirements.

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  • Lucky Breaks: Meet Danielle Zambeck

    “Give me a sign!” Danielle Zambeck broadcast the urgent thought across the universe as she drove the winding road between Pagosa Springs and Durango. Bailey, her very travel-anxious dog, panted in the passenger seat. Together, they’d recently abandoned the Hollywood scene in L.A. with a vague plan to “drive around” the country. However, car-life was taking its toll on Bailey’s health. Danielle pressured the gas pedal. Minutes later, the car died.

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  • Special Tax Rules for Rehiring Staff

    In these rapidly changing times, you may want to rehire, at least on a temporary basis, staff who have formally retired. But does that change their pension status? Click through to learn how to follow the complex tax rules in this situation.

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  • Integrated Timekeeping: A Strategy for Preventing Payroll Errors

    Are you capturing your employees' time and processing their wages via separate systems? This is a recipe for payroll errors because the two systems need to communicate with each other. Click through to see how integrated timekeeping can help.

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  • Karel Longan’s Appel-ly Ever After

    From the picturesque vineyards of Sonoma, California to the majestic Rockies of Colorado, Karel Longan has seen her fair share of American beauty. However, the true apple of her eye is found in the simplicity of domestic life.

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  • How To Help Depressed Employees

    Depression is a major cause of disability worldwide, and one of the top three workplace issues in the U.S. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help employees suffering from depression. Click through to see how a company can help depressed workers.

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  • The Winds of Change Bring New Leadership

    Waves splash the ship’s hull. Sails flap as the breeze shifts its momentum. A crew assembles on deck and issues a hearty cheer to simultaneously salute the departing captain and welcome the new commander at the helm. Such is the scene at The Payroll Department, Inc. this month.

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  • A Home Where the Buffalo Roam: Meet Tim Dionne

    Tim Dionne trekked across Utah’s remote Henry Mountains. Suddenly, the invisible needle of his inner compass urged him to take a detour. Although renowned for its wayward directions, that inner compass had never let him down before. So Tim obeyed its haphazard tug.

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  • Navigating Open Enrollment in the New Normal

    Open enrollment has seen many changes in recent years, including a drastic shift to the virtual sphere. Every company will need to find a way to manage this change. Click through for tips on adjusting to this new normal.

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  • Top Cybersecurity Issues For HR

    The rise in HR technology poses a number of cyberthreats to the human resources function. Are you ready to counter them? Click through for some of the most prevalent cybersecurity concerns so that you can guard against them.

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  • Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes

    You know that you have to pay your employees regularly. But did you know you also have an obligation to the IRS to report and remit employment taxes? Click through for an overview of the rules to make sure you stay compliant.

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  • Managing Your Business and Staff After the Pandemic

    Can you lay a strong foundation for a flourishing, long-lasting small business in the post-pandemic world? Click through to learn how to seek out and seize opportunities and integrate resilience into your business plan.

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  • Retirement Plan Startup Costs Tax Credit

    You may be able to claim a tax credit of up to $5,000 when you set up a SEP IRA, a SIMPLE IRA or a 401(k) plan. Click through to see how the tax credit reduces the amount of taxes you owe.

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  • Keep the Human Touch in Benefits Communications

    Digital solutions are trending in the workplace. But when it comes to benefits communications, employees also want the human touch. Click through to see why human interactions are vital to employee benefits.

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  • Should You Pay an Employee Who Resigns With Two Weeks' Notice?

    When an employee hands in their two-week notice of resignation, it triggers payroll questions, including whether the employee should be paid at all. What are the rules and best practices for this situation? Click through for information to help you create a policy.

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  • Detective Digit: Meet Robbin Shackelton

    “You’ve got the NASA control center in here,” Terry remarked of the three computer monitors, cables, paper stacks, and a ringing phone newly occupying the home office. Robbin Shackelton leveled her gaze at her husband over the monitors. She had no sooner laughed off the comment than she was deeply immersed in her work once more. She was an inspector with a mystery to solve, and she had the test results to prove it.

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  • Banished and Blessed: LaShell Jackson's Amazing Journey

    “Here’s your bus ticket,” Dad said to LaShell.

    She took the thick paper strip from him. It was a one-way journey. No return. Dad’s face set, stern and serious. He was not going to let her stay in the small Texas town. At age 19, was she to be banished, cast out to some remote Colorado outpost called…Durango?

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  • Wired Differently: Matt Gomez Reboots Payroll

    The Labor Day weekenders swarmed the trails at Mount Rainier in Washington state. Suddenly, the Disneyland hubbub hushed as the crowds stopped to gawk at several mysterious figures descending from the peak. Strange gear. Strange clothes. Aliens?

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  • DOL Expands Delivery Methods for 401(k) Electronic Disclosures

    Electronic delivery is the quickest, most cost-effective way to send retirement plan documents to participants — but there are rules. Click through for insight into DOL guidance on expanding electronic disclosure for retirement plans.

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  • Active vs. Passive Benefits Enrollment

    To get employees to participate in your benefits program, you can actively or passively enroll them. Click through to find out which strategy is best for your company.

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  • What Is Employee Attrition?

    Employees come and go. When an employee's term of service ends and you decide to leave the position vacant, the occurrence is called "employee attrition." Click through for insight into this type of employee departure.

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  • Jodie Mahnesmith's Stable Insights

    Jodie Mahnesmith has unique eyes. First off, her eyes can hear. At the sight of a single gesture—a head tilt or ear turn—Jodie comprehends an entire, nonverbal conversation. Second, her eyes feel. They sense ambition, impatience, talent, and pluck. Finally, her eyes detect invisible treasures, such as a million dollars in a rural stable.

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  • Characteristics of a Healthy Workplace Culture

    Do your employees seem unhappy? Are they leaving in droves? These are signs of an unhealthy workplace culture — which you need to avoid at all costs. Click through to see what makes a wholesome workplace culture. 

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  • Take a Look at the Alternative Workforce

    Are staffing-related concerns plaguing your business? You may want to consider giving the alternative workforce a try. It might just be the very thing your company needs! Click through to see how these workers are changing the way we’ve conventionally viewed the workplace. 

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  • 7 Key Players in 401(k) Administration

    Your employees want a 401(k) plan, but it seems very complicated. However, you have a team to help you—the key is knowing who does what. Click through for an introduction to the retirement plan team.

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  • How To Achieve Excellence in HR Service Delivery

    The way by which you deliver human resource services to your employees can affect the overall performance of your company. For the best results, aim for excellence when it comes to HR service delivery. Click through for insights into this HR practice and how to successfully implement it. 

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  • The Ink-credible Misadventures of Jocelyn Zemach

    Which of the following statements about The Payroll Department’s newest processor is true? A.) Jocelyn Zemach was a producer for The Moth-Up storytelling podcast. B.) She has injected amphetamines into mice. C.) She has performed standup comedy in Montenegro.

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  • Get Swol’ and Floss: Getting to Know Gary Sorich, Inside and Out

    Gary Sorich wanted a chair. Nothing else in the world would satisfy him so much as a chair. After five months spent sitting on rocks and logs or lounging in the dirt, a chair was Golden Fleece.

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You are ultimately responsible for payroll tax payments: The IRS asks us to remind you that you are responsible for insuring your payroll tax payments are made. There have been shoddy payroll companies, CPAs, and bookkeepers who have been in charge of this task only to take the money and spend it on everything except the payroll taxes. The companies are then incredibly surprised and justifiably angry to find out that they get to make their tax payments twice. You can verify that all your federal payroll tax payments have been made. These are the payments we have pulled from your account and then made on your behalf. It's a great way to monitor your account on a periodic basis. You should have what is called an "Inquiry Pin" from the IRS – if you don't have one, please let us know. We can help you have one assigned to you. And just so you know -we go through a rigorous audit process called a SSAE 16. We reconcile our tax account every day. We use dual controls. We take our role of paying your taxes VERY seriously.
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