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If you can’t show your time records are accurate, lawsuits claiming unpaid overtime can get costly. That’s because—absent reliable employer records—courts will let employees fill in the timekeeping details. Make sure your records are easily explained and tamper-proof.
How can an employer reduce its exposure to claims for off-the-clock work if employees use their own electronic devices for business purposes?
To pay for health care reform, high earners—single employees earning more than $200,000 and joint filers earning more than $250,000—will pay an additional 0.9% in Medicare taxes, for a total tax rate of 2.35%, beginning Jan. 1, 2013. The IRS has issued “Questions and Answers for the Additional Medicare Tax” to provide guidance.
As the hot, sticky air of summer clears out, now is the time for you and your employees to do some clearing out of your own. The payoff: A smoother year-end Payroll process.
You’ve probably seen reverse leadership in action: when someone not in a formal leadership role demonstrates great leadership ability, Scott Edinger, founder of Edinger Consulting Group, observes. Do you have the makings of a reverse leader? Here’s what admins should ask of themselves:
Question: We run a rural health clinic. We know that payments made under certain programs that encourage health care professionals to work in underserved areas are tax-free. Do these payments fall into that category?
Mentors are important to your success as an administrative professional—and they are easier to find than you fear, says Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream.
The most common and costliest wage-and-hour mistakes made by employers involve failure to correctly adhere to overtime pay requirements under the FLSA. Among the common mistakes: paying time-and-a-half for weekends and holidays; calculating overtime on a pay period basis instead of the workweek; and failure to pay overtime when employees weren't authorized to work the additional hours.
Credit-reduction states are listed on Schedule A of the 2011 Form 940. If you do business in one of those 20 states, and you receive a balance-due notice from the IRS, don’t despair.
Payroll expense is a usually a company’s largest deductible expense. That’s a huge impact on the bottom line. But there’s a world of difference between payroll and corporate taxes, according to consultant Gretchen Inouye, CPP.