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Contractor or Employee? The Rules for Classifying Workers

The difference matters – a lot. Be sure you’re using the correct classifications for your staff. Employees. Contractors. They both create and support products or provide services for your customers. They’re your company’s most valuable assets. But the IRS looks … Continue reading

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Boost productivity by offering feedback

A research study by a staffing agency reveals that younger workers want to know how the work they do affects the company they work for. If you’re a manager, taking time to communicate the ways an employee’s work benefits the … Continue reading

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Form 5500 due date is approaching

August 1, 2016 is the deadline for filing Form 5500 for retirement or employee benefit plans on a calendar year. (The usual due date of July 31, 2016, is a Sunday.) There are two updates to be aware of. First, … Continue reading

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Do younger workers value your company’s benefits?

You may consider the fringe benefits your company provides to employees to be a valuable recruiting and retention tool. But recent studies indicate that younger workers – those born after 1980 – may not agree. The studies show that these … Continue reading

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A Tour through QuickBooks’ Payroll Setup Tool

Getting QuickBooks ready to process payroll is a complex, time-consuming process. Here’s what you can expect. Payday. You look forward to it when you’re young and working at your first part-time job. But as a grown-up who needs to start … Continue reading

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Health care mandate extended

Rules just issued by the Treasury Department give a one-year extension to the health insurance mandate for mid-sized businesses. Companies with 50 to 99 employees will now have until January 1, 2016, to provide health insurance for employees or face … Continue reading

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Employees get more than a paycheck

Surveys show that employees tend to underestimate the amount of money that their employer is spending on employee benefits. It’s up to you to get them to realize their paycheck is only part of the compensation they are receiving as … Continue reading

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