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non-compete restrictions

How Will Recent Changes in Non-Compete Restrictions Impact Your Small Business?

By Company Culture, Employee Onboarding, Small Business

Requiring new employees to sign non-compete agreements has been standard practice for decades, and non-compete restrictions have been established to follow. By signing a non-compete agreement, employees agree not to conduct business that acts as direct competition to their employer within a specific geographic region. The agreement is enforceable throughout the duration of the worker’s…

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flexible benefits

How Offering Flexible Benefits Helps Smaller Companies Compete for Talent

By Company Culture, Employee Onboarding, Human Resources

Starting salary is just one of many variables people consider when deciding to accept a job offer. Offering flexible benefits is one way that smaller businesses can compete with larger companies for top talent. For many people, benefits such as health insurance and paid time off are even more important. However, they also value choice when…

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overtime requirements

Understanding Employee Overtime Requirements as a Small Business Owner

By Human Resources, Outsourced Payroll, Payroll Processing, Payroll Tax Responsibilities, Reporting, Small Business, Time Keeping

Under federal labor laws, employees classified as hourly satisfy their overtime requirements after working 40 hours in one week. While working overtime, employees must receive one and one-half times their normal hourly salary. This sounds simple enough on the surface, but small businesses often find themselves facing fines and other legal consequences because they do…

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salary vs hourly employees

Should You Pay Your Employees Salary Or Hourly Wages?

By Company Culture, Payroll Tax Responsibilities, Small Business, Time Keeping

The question of whether to have salary vs hourly employees is one that all business owners face. Both options have pros and cons, which can make it difficult to choose one over the other. Most companies offer salaried positions to some employees and hourly positions to other employees after considering which is best for each…

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How to File Required 1099 Reports Electronically

By Accounting, Payroll Processing, Payroll Tax Responsibilities, Small Business

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires employers to provide a 1099 income reporting form for all independent contractors who earned more than $600 in a calendar year. Starting in 2020, the IRS required employers to select one of two types of 1099 forms rather than defaulting to the 1099-MISC form used in previous years. If…

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Human Resources Trends and How They Can Impact Your Business

By Human Resources, Outsourced Payroll, Payroll Processing, Small Business

The year 2020 was like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that much of the country has returned to normal, those in human resources management are discovering that some trends that emerged during the pandemic are here to stay. We outline some of three of these trends below. Virtual or Hybrid Working Arrangements…

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Receive The Maximum Benefits From Your Payroll Provider

By Accounting, Outsourced Payroll, Payroll Processing, Payroll Tax Responsibilities, Small Business, Time Keeping

Whether you are searching for a company to perform payroll services or have worked with the same provider for years, you need to ensure you are getting the most for your investment. This blog explores questions to ask your current or potential payroll provider to give you peace of mind that your company is receiving…

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Outsourcing Payroll Brings a Quick Return on Investment

By Human Resources, Outsourced Payroll, Payroll Processing, Payroll Tax Responsibilities, Small Business

Small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners often feel caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to payroll. On the one hand, the task is taking up too much staff time. At the same time, owners of SMBs may worry about the cost of outsourcing payroll and entrusting another party with the…

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