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How do you keep track of all those W-4s? 4928 3264 PayReel

How do you keep track of all those W-4s?

  The infamous W-4 might seem like a simple little piece of paper on the surface, but it’s how employers calculate tax withholdings. And unfortunately, it has the less-than-magical power to multiply exponentially when you execute live events, produce multimedia content, or just simply employ a whole lotta people.   Here’s why W-4s are so dang hard to keep…

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DOL drops the hammer on worker classification

  If you’ve been paying attention to labor law (or more specifically worker classification) in the news or the grumbles of your last Uber driver, you may know that the on-demand driver provider is facing a three-headed monster. It’s not stoplights, stop signs, and lane changes—instead, it’s a mess of more than 70 federal lawsuits…

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Is preparing for April 15 a pain in your tax? We can help. 3502 2334 PayReel

Is preparing for April 15 a pain in your tax? We can help.

Doing taxes is as challenging as solving a Rubik’s cube but without any of the fun. Also like a Rubik’s cube, there are endless ways to get it wrong. For individuals, getting taxes wrong can be painful, but the stakes are even higher for businesses. One of the biggest challenges we’re seeing for businesses right…

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How to pay temp employees and freelancers fairly and accurately 4416 2676 PayReel

How to pay temp employees and freelancers fairly and accurately

  According to a study by Princeton University, 95% of the 10 million new jobs added during President Obama’s terms were temporary or part-time. Unfortunately, the reality for many such workers is difficult. Often, they lack access to benefits, work overtime without corresponding compensation, and deal with clients who pay late or don’t pay at all. On…

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Contractor payroll, overtime exemptions, and what Volkswagen’s scandal teaches us 5472 3648 PayReel

Contractor payroll, overtime exemptions, and what Volkswagen’s scandal teaches us

  Heads up: The way the production industry has traditionally approached contractor payroll just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Though currently stalled, new overtime regulations are questioning outdated payment practices—including day rates in the production industry. Wherever you find new guidelines radically changing previously-accepted practices, you will also find someone trying to get around them. But it behooves…

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How 2016’s overtime exemptions, minimum wage, and more will affect 2017 500 266 PayReel

How 2016’s overtime exemptions, minimum wage, and more will affect 2017

The ball has dropped and the confetti has settled. Now that we’re back to work, let’s talk about what changed—other than the year—when the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, 2016.   Minimum wage As of Jan. 2017, if you have employees working in one of the 29 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that passed a new…

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How much money will you save now that mileage rates have decreased? 6016 4016 PayReel

How much money will you save now that mileage rates have decreased?

  You love your freelancers because they go the extra mile. Now that extra mile is going to cost you less. Effective Jan. 1, standard mileage rates for using a personal vehicle for business purposes will be just a little lower than they were in 2016. Here is the CliffsNotes on how the mileage rates…

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Overtime exemptions are on hold. How will it affect you? 1756 1241 PayReel

Overtime exemptions are on hold. How will it affect you?

  A ruling slated to put an additional $1.2 billion per year in workers’ pockets is now on ice. Here is the state of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) and what it means for your business.   What exactly is the FSLA? The Department of Labor’s (DOL) FSLA includes new overtime exemptions. If and when…

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Paying non-exempt employees after the minimum wage increase 4131 2749 PayReel

Paying non-exempt employees after the minimum wage increase

  One hotly-contested topic this election year has been the minimum wage increase. While we still don’t know exactly how federal minimum wage will be affected once our new president takes office; what we have right now is a mashup of states who are implementing gradual increases, several whose increases depend on a litany of…

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The economy has election anxiety, too

It’s finally election day. Whether you spend tonight celebrating with a Mazel Tov cocktail (yes, it’s a thing) or working on your emigration papers, here’s a look at how the election may affect everything from the world’s economy to your own small business. Economic uncertainty Election season uncertainty knows no limits—it affects individuals as well as…