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Health Savings Account Limits for 2020

Health savings account (HSA) contribution limits for 2020 are going up. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently confirmed a $50 increase for self-only coverage and a $100 increase for family coverage due to annual inflation adjustments. For 2020, the annual limit on HSA contributions will be $3,550 for individuals with self-only coverage and $7,100 for […]

Safeguarding Your Company from Payroll Fraud

In any kind of business that issues payroll to employees, the possibility of payroll fraud exists. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners most recent Report to the Nations, payroll fraud can be financially devastating since it takes place over an extended period of time, and on average, goes undetected for 30 months. Like […]

Navigating EEO-1 Data Requirements

As you get ready to prepare your EEO-1 report this year, some events have occurred that may impact your filing. Following the government shutdown this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency responsible for collecting EEO-1 data, pushed the reporting deadline from March 31 to May 31, 2019. However, in March a judge […]

Protecting Payroll Data from Cyber Threats

In the eyes of a hacker, intercepting payroll data like employees’ bank account numbers, social security numbers, home addresses and wages would be like hitting the jackpot. A breach of this nature can cause irreparable damage to your employees’ trust and confidence, not to mention costly reputation and financial damages. These consequences don’t allow for […]

Preparing for Your Next Benefit Plan Audit: Getting Your Records in Order

For companies that provide benefit plans to over 100 eligible employees, spring usually means annual audit season is just around the corner. Undergoing a benefit plan audit can be a stressful time for any plan administrator — especially if you’re scrambling to compile the required documentation and meet deadlines. The best strategy for having a […]

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Revision to Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor recently recently announced a proposed rule to revise federal overtime regulations that would make more than a million new Americans eligible for overtime. Currently, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work over 40 hours per week. This proposal would boost […]

Encourage Your Employees to Do an Annual ‘Paycheck Checkup’

As the first federal tax returns for 2018 are starting to be filed by the early birds, many are unpleasantly surprised by their lack of refund this year. Why the surprise? Most people didn’t notice their paycheck in 2018 grew slightly based on the reduced withholding requirements set forth by the Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

The Power of a Good Onboarding System

Today’s workplace moves at a much faster pace. To help your new hires hit the ground running on day one and keep track of their evolution as an employee, you need to have the right tools in place from the start. That means having a proper onboarding process and system ready to go to capture […]

Leveraging Direct Deposit to Your Advantage

In today’s technology-driven environment, it is no surprise that more than 95 percent of U.S. employees receive their paycheck via direct deposits, according to the American Payroll Association. Given the numbers, if you are not paying your employees via direct deposit, you have to ask yourself why. Sure, you may have some lingering employees that […]

First Minimum Wage Increase Around the Corner for Michigan

Effective March 29, 2019 Michigan’s minimum wage will get its first boost in a series of increases through 2030. Employers will need to begin paying $9.45 per hour for regular employees and $3.60 per hour for tipped employees on this date. As the series of increases continue, you don’t have to take on coming into […]