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People who participate in walking meetings are 5.25% more likely to report being creative at work than those who don’t and 8.5% more likely to report high levels of engagement with their jobs, found management professors Rus­­­sell Clayton, Chris Thomas and Jack Smothers. They surveyed 150 working adults to obtain that data and learn some essential elements of successful walking meetings.
Year-end Payroll duties can keep you from enjoying this holiday season. But it doesn’t have to be that way, if you get through these year-end duties.
The penalties for failing to file Forms 1099-MISC correctly and on time aren’t chump change anymore. Beginning with forms filed next year, the penalties jump to $50 from $30, and that’s only if you manage to file correct forms within 30 days of your mistake. Penalties leap further, the longer you wait to file correct forms, which puts a premium on good year-end prep. Here’s what you need to know for the upcoming 1099 filing season.

Meetings that consist of you standing up and doing all of the talking make it hard for your team members to engage and may just waste their time, says leadership expert Dan McCarthy. You’ll accomplish more if you let go of your power and become a meeting facilitator. McCarthy suggests taking these three steps.

Q: “Can the company legally assess an administrative fee to employees who have been issued a corporate credit card and have been told in writing that the card is to be used for business purposes only, yet continue using it for personal purposes? It means the accounting department must adjust their regular paycheck to deduct the monies used for personal expenses.” – MK, Oklahoma
Here's your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.
The closest office managers usually get to Payroll are their own paychecks. But beware. A federal trial court has ruled that an office manager was personally liable for 100% of her company’s undeposited payroll taxes, to the tune of $2.9 million.
Employers on the bubble of employing 50 full-time employees, and thus being subject to the play-or-pay requirements, may be looking for a strategy to ensure that they’re ACA compliant. One strategy that’s popped up on the Internet is forcing employees into the plan.

Are health deductions required deductions for garnishment? And must we tax employees who are paid to forgo health benefits?

First, the Department of Health and Human Services created a minimum value calculator that omitted inpatient hospitalization services. Oops. Then, the IRS issued guidance that concluded that in order to provide minimum value, group health plans must cover substantial inpatient hospitalization and physician services, or both. Proposed regulations were promised, which the IRS has now released. The regs also provide a detailed effective date.
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