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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 […]

Paid Sick Leave Changes: The Who, What and When

Senate Bill 1175 requires Michigan employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to many full-time employees starting on March 29, 2019. Check out the who, what and when details behind  the changes. Who is Eligible Private sector employees that work 25 or more hours per week. Exempt, seasonal and variable-hour employees […]

How to Comply With Payroll Record-Keeping Requirements

Payroll record keeping is important for every business, regardless of its employee size. But with all the forms, documents and regulatory agencies’ requirements, it can quickly become overwhelming for most employers. Unfortunately, to avoid regulatory and legal scrutiny, it must be made a priority. Federal Requirements First and foremost, it’s imperative an employer comply with […]