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DOL Wage and Labor Audit

What is a DOL Wage and Labor Audit?

Navigating the complexities of labor laws can be daunting for small business owners and HR managers. At one point or another, businesses may go through an audit by the state Department of Labor. This phrase, the the DOL wage and labor audit, may send shivers down your spine. Here, we’ll

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Beneficial Ownership Reporting

What is the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule?

In the vast landscape of regulatory compliance, small businesses need to stay informed about the latest rules and requirements that can impact their operations. One such regulation that has garnered attention in recent times is the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Rule. One of our goals at Paper Trails is to

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How do I calculate blended overtime?

For many businesses, overtime becomes a necessity. While certain strategies can help reduce overtime expenses, there are instances where it’s unavoidable. Calculating standard overtime pay is straightforward, but things get trickier when dealing with employees working multiple roles at varying pay rates. This scenario is known as blended overtime. In

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What is required of a massachusetts employer?

What is required of a Massachusetts employer?

Owning and managing a business is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Beyond the day-to-day operations, there are numerous aspects to consider, especially when it comes to human resources and compliance. As an employer in Massachusetts, it’s crucial to navigate both state

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What is COBRA?

What is COBRA?

Federal and state regulations present ongoing challenges for employers. Depending on the number of employees, businesses must adhere to various mandates. In this article, we will explore a specific challenge related to federal legislation that employers face. Let’s delve into what COBRA entails and discover how employers can navigate it.

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Maine severance pay

What are the changes to Maine severance pay?

There are many labor law challenges that Maine employers must be aware of and stay in compliance with.  Businesses of certain sizes must adhere to certain requirements. One of these laws has to do with severance pay.  Recently, Maine legislatures made updates to Maine severance pay.  Let’s take a look

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Why do employers fear payroll?

Why do employers fear payroll?

Payroll.  It is probably a business owner’s least favorite part about operating a business.  But why is this the case?  Well, there are a handful of reasons.  We like to think that there are 5 big topics that scare a business owner or HR manager when they think about the

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What do I need to include in my employee handbook?

What do I need to include in my employee handbook? With evolving HR compliance topics and employee demands constantly evolving, having an employee handbook is as important as ever. Not only should a business have an employee handbook, it is important to include as much information as possible. So, you

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HR Challenges Facing the Healthcare Industry

HR Challenges Facing the Healthcare Industry While the healthcare industry has always faced numerous stressors, the COVID-19 pandemic added extra layers of complexity for those in this field. Post-pandemic, significant changes to the workforce have occurred. These changes, along with added legislative compliance challenges, have enhanced the day-to-day stress of

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Reimbursing remote employees

Even with many businesses returning employees to the office, there are millions of Americans working remotely. The number of work from home jobs and employees is only expected to grow. When an employer has employees working remotely, there are many challenges that they must be aware of. From payroll taxes,

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Benefits of switching to paperless payroll

Payroll is more than just paying your employees. There are a number of different areas that make up the payroll process. Things like tracking employee time, withholding payroll taxes, setting up employee contributions and deductions, and so much more go into the entire process. That is why manual payroll is

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Labor Law Poster requirements

Labor Law Poster Requirements

The list of compliance requirements that employers are challenged with is extensive. One of the basic regulations in this long list of requirements is in regards to labor law posters and how businesses must deal with them. Federal and state governments require businesses to display certain labor law posters in

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How do taxes work for remote employees?

Work from home is here to stay. According to research from Ladders, 25% of workers in North America will be fully remote by the end of 2022. And those figures are projected to increase from there. Business owners often struggle with employee payroll taxes and remote workers increase the compliance

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What is State Unemployment Tax?

Tax compliance is one of the most important responsibilities that new business owners undertake. Every time a business processes payroll, the proper payroll taxes must be withheld from each employee or paid by the employer. Federal Unemployment Tax, or FUTA, and State Unemployment Tax, or SUTA, make up one portion

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What is Federal Unemployment Tax?

Tax compliance is one of the most important responsibilities that new business owners undertake. Every time a business processes payroll, the proper payroll taxes must be withheld from each employee or paid by the employer. Federal Unemployment Tax, or FUTA, and State Unemployment Tax, or SUTA, make up one portion

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Tips for making the payroll process easier

Tips for making the payroll process easier One of the most important factors in running a successful business is the overall satisfaction of your employees. Engaged employees are more likely to stay with your company for the long-term and to produce exceptional work results. The easiest way to continue to

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What are the HR features of isolved?

Human resources and payroll are both complicated processes. Many businesses struggle to keep up with changes in local and federal legislation and the evolving compliance challenges. Automating your human resources is a great way to assist you in managing your employees and their needs. The isolved HCM platform is a

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What is the Form I-9?

As part of a business’ employee onboarding process, each new hire completes the Form I-9. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, this document is required for each employee of any business. While all businesses use this form, many may not understand why. Let’s take a look at what

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payroll problems

Top Payroll Problems

One of the most important tasks in running a business is successfully managing a payroll management policy. From new employees being hired to old employees leaving, from changes in state and federal laws to updated forms and documents, managing payroll is tedious. There are many problems that may arise throughout

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