The Road to IRS Hell is Paved With Preventable Mistakes 2560 1707 Alicia East

The Road to IRS Hell is Paved With Preventable Mistakes

A case involving embezzlement, tax liability, and good intentions added up to a nightmare for one man. Dr. Robert McClendon’s story proves there’s no amount of caution too intense when it comes to payroll tax liability. IRS Mistakes Cost Big (Even When They’re Not Your Fault) In a sobering case reported in Forbes, a man…

How To Improve Client Relations (An Uncomfortable Take) 150 150 Alicia East

How To Improve Client Relations (An Uncomfortable Take)

Olympian Abby Wambach said the thing that concerns athletes the most is when the coach ignores you. If the coach didn’t give feedback, it meant they’d given up on her. On the other hand, if she was getting coaching–even difficult or rough-around-the-edges coaching–she knew she was relevant and they believed in her. It’s time to…

How (And Why) to Give Workers What They Want Most in The COVID World 150 150 Alicia East

How (And Why) to Give Workers What They Want Most in The COVID World

What’s most important to workers in the COVID world? To no one’s surprise, COVID-19 has impacted people’s career choices and preferences. A recent poll shows 53% are currently looking for a new job that would allow them to avoid offices altogether. The poll shows most respondents are doubtful that office jobs will return even after the…

Do you know if you need to pay local taxes? If you don’t, it might be time to hire a payroll service. 150 150 Alicia East

Do you know if you need to pay local taxes? If you don’t, it might be time to hire a payroll service.

Would you rather think about federal, state, and local (yes, local—such as in NYC and LA) taxes more or less? A) More B) Less If you answered A, you have found your life’s work: Become a CPA and you can spend your days researching tax laws and perfecting the art of the deduction. We are forever grateful…

The Two Most Important Ways to Earn Temporary Workers’ Trust And Loyalty 2560 1707 Alicia East

The Two Most Important Ways to Earn Temporary Workers’ Trust And Loyalty

If the internet was the spark that started the digital revolution fire, COVID-19 certainly fanned the flame. Humans did what we do. We stretched our resources to adapt to the new reality. Technology carried the flag and enabled many companies and workers to stay afloat with remote workplace solutions. But, as always, technology has limits.…

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Here’s Why The Time to Fix Employee Misclassification Problems is Now 550 459 Heidi McLean

Here’s Why The Time to Fix Employee Misclassification Problems is Now

If you’ve come anywhere near a Human Resources newsletter in the last six months, you know the government is serious about targeting misclassification of employees as independent contractors. More attention on worker classification means an already risky business is about to get riskier. Businesses like to work with contractors because it helps them avoid paying…

Do You Really Need Payroll Services? Ten Questions to Help You Decide 2560 1707 Alicia East

Do You Really Need Payroll Services? Ten Questions to Help You Decide

Time is money. And when you have a tendency to get buried under onboarding, vendor payment, classifying temporary employees, and other hiring details, time is priceless. Here’s a brief quiz to determine if hiring someone to handle your payroll services might be worth the investment. Ten Questions to Help You Decide if You Need Payroll Services Do you…

Managing a Contingent Workforce? Here’s Your Audit Prevention Checklist 150 150 Alicia East

Managing a Contingent Workforce? Here’s Your Audit Prevention Checklist

If you work with independent contractors, you know the draw. You get to tap into outside creative resources and outsource work that is not central to your main line of business. It often allows companies to better meet budget. On the surface, the barometer for identifying independent contractors is easy. They are self-employed and hired…

The Art of Delegating: How to Multiply Your Bandwidth 150 150 Alicia East

The Art of Delegating: How to Multiply Your Bandwidth

The adage goes “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” If you are the person that always gets asked, it might be time to think about how to multiply your time using the art of delegating. Engaging a partner for events, worker management, and payroll is one of the quickest ways to increase bandwidth…

What Do Fuel Shortages, Cryptocurrency, and Stolen Health Information Have In Common? 2560 1765 Alicia East

What Do Fuel Shortages, Cryptocurrency, and Stolen Health Information Have In Common?

To quote the Fiddler on the Roof. “That I can tell you in one word.” Ransomware. It’s an ever-growing global threat where the attackers hide behind computer screens and everyone from governments, industries, and individual private citizens is affected. It’s here and it goes way beyond the short-term inconveniences of skipping beef for Father’s Day or waiting…