Have you ever read something and found yourself shaking your head in agreement through the entire piece? Well, when I saw a slide presentation from Accounting Today about the payroll errors commonly made by small business owners, I had to agree. I personally have been given these reasons for why some of my clients make the decision to outsource their payroll to The Payroll Department! These are costly mistakes when the IRS or other governmental agency gets involved – I know lots of people who will agree with that. Don’t be caught out! (more…)
Have you ever had an employee ask you to pay their wages in cash – unreported? Or, maybe you’ve thought about hiring employees and paying them “under the table” to simplify your bookkeeping. What does it really mean to pay employees in cash? And more importantly, what are the consequences? (more…)
Are you a small business employer who has a hard time figuring out which employees can be paid a salary and which must be paid hourly? If so, you’re not alone. Many small business owners often have trouble making these determinations. But it’s important that you know the difference between exempt and non-exempt jobs, otherwise you may have to pay hefty fines due to misclassification of workers in the workplace. (more…)
One of the most difficult decisions for a small business owner is hiring employees. It’s not just finding the right person for the position or wondering if the company is financially ready.
No, one of the biggest fears is the knowledge that the company has to follow federal, state and local labor laws; unemployment insurance (SUTA), social security and Medicare (FICA) and the income taxes and all the rules around that. It’s a scary proposition, that’s for sure. (more…)