Tried and True Worker Classification Solutions to End Your Audit Concerns 150 150 PayReel

Tried and True Worker Classification Solutions to End Your Audit Concerns

If you are a consumer of HR newsletters, you are well aware that 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. It behooves any business to pay attention before infractions hurt a business’s reputation or their bottom…

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The Closest Thing to an Easy Button For Contingent Workforce Management 800 534 Alicia East

The Closest Thing to an Easy Button For Contingent Workforce Management

Ask anyone who manages a contingent workforce and the answer will be swift: an easy button to make it simple, convenient, and organized would be worth an awful. Any system or company that handles contractor payroll should include certain features (like online timecards, approvals, benefits-tracking, and more) to get as close to an easy button…

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In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Without College 2560 1658 Alicia East

In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Without College

P.S. They pay well, too. If you’re already freelancing, you may be looking to either improve the disciplines you already offer or to add to your skillset to make your total package that much more valuable to your clients. Businesses used to consider proficiency in Microsoft Word foundational, but recent years have seen the addition…

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10 Worker Classification Mistakes That Land Businesses in Hot Water 2560 1920 Alicia East

10 Worker Classification Mistakes That Land Businesses in Hot Water

Employee misclassification is becoming an increasingly big deal for government and an equally bum deal for businesses that don’t take it seriously enough. Back in 2000, Microsoft paid $97 million, plus legal fees, in a benefits dispute with its long-term temps. More recently, FedEx shelled out $228 million. Of course, there’s also Uber, which has…

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W-2 vs. 1099: Which workers get which? 2560 1708 Alicia East

W-2 vs. 1099: Which workers get which?

The way the IRS distinguishes between employees and independent contractors guides what benefits a worker is entitled to, what tax obligations they’re subject to, and which paperwork is required to make their status legally sound. Worker Classification (The BIG Question) While the paperwork is important, the most important aspect of this whole conversation is making sure…

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Questions to Ask When Onboarding Your First Employee 2560 2560 Alicia East

Questions to Ask When Onboarding Your First Employee

If you’re looking at onboarding your first employee, congratulations! It’s a big step in the life of any business. Since you’re dealing with paying someone else, you need to be extra sure you do it correctly! You’re dealing with someone else’s livelihood, which in itself is a big responsibility, but you’re also subject to government…

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Check Out What We’re Up To (Spoiler: We’re Improving The Client Experience) 2560 1707 Alicia East

Check Out What We’re Up To (Spoiler: We’re Improving The Client Experience)

We’ve improved our client experience so to simplify worker classification/compliance, onboarding workers, and obtaining more customized reports. PLUS, we have new updates around the corner. Here’s How We’ve Been Working to Continually Improve Our Processes Streamlining Compliance Independent contractor payroll management can be complicated, but a good partner specializes in simplifying it. With California’s AB5…

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Does Outsourcing Payroll Make Sense For Your Business? 2560 1799 Alicia East

Does Outsourcing Payroll Make Sense For Your Business?

For some businesses, getting out from under onboarding, vendor payment, classifying temporary employees, and other hiring/payroll demands makes all the difference. It can free them up to focus on the central aspects of their business.  Some of the top issues intertwined with payroll are overtime rules, federal and state compliance, insurance requirements for workers, benefit eligibility…

Worker Classification: The Billion Dollar Dispute 150 150 Alicia East

Worker Classification: The Billion Dollar Dispute

While many things remain in question right now, one thing we know for sure is that each year takes us ever further from the traditional employment model of our ancestors. As always, when things rapidly change, there’s a period of trial and error (emphasis on the trial) while we figure things out. What’s been changing…

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Are You Thinking About Freelancing? Here’s What I Wish I Knew A Decade Ago 2560 1709 Alicia East

Are You Thinking About Freelancing? Here’s What I Wish I Knew A Decade Ago

I was one year and two weeks into teaching high school when I realized it was–without a doubt–not a good fit. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I’d won awards in the position I had left the previous year but, while I was certainly happier in sales than in teaching, that profession didn’t…