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IRS 2016 Payroll Penalty Stats

The IRS provides statistics that underscore the importance of payroll professionals to the integrity of the tax system.  Internal Revenue Service Data Book, 2016, 3-30-17; detailed information on this and other IRS statistics can be found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/16databk.pdf This source reports that of the $3.33 trillion that was paid into the Treasury for 2016, $2.28 [...]

By |2017-07-31T04:36:18-04:00April 25th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on IRS 2016 Payroll Penalty Stats

The latest developments in I-9 compliance

Employers are required to comply with I-9 verification for all employees. Failure to properly utilize the form may subject the business to liability and potential personal liability. • Enhanced enforcement is a priority • Increased civil penalties in 2016 • Criminal charges a focus Examples of Civil Penalties – 1st Offense: • Knowingly hiring or [...]

By |2017-07-31T04:36:18-04:00April 19th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employee Retention, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on The latest developments in I-9 compliance

Regulatory Compliance Can Limit Small Business Growth

It is not new news that the more government regulations a small business has to comply with, the more human and financial capital are drained away from the potential growth of that company.  According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 28% of small employers cited cost as their biggest regulatory problem, 18% cited [...]

By |2017-04-13T13:34:38-04:00April 13th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employees, Human Resources|Comments Off on Regulatory Compliance Can Limit Small Business Growth

Managing Workplace Distractions during March Madness

According to Nick Otto of EBN (March 19, 2017), March Madness is listed as one of the top employee distractions for business each spring.  It ranks third among tech-related causes for work delays following text messaging and facebook use.  According to Philippe Weiss, Seyfarth Shaw at Work; he offers these tips to minimize the mayhem. Bosses [...]

By |2017-07-31T04:36:18-04:00March 22nd, 2017|Business Ownership|Comments Off on Managing Workplace Distractions during March Madness

OSHA Post Accident Drug Testing

Are you aware that OSHA has published a final set of regulations “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”? OSHA included an announcement of a new drug testing policy requirement, stating in part, that employer drug testing policies should limit post accident (incident) testing to situations in which employee drug use is likely to have [...]

By |2017-07-31T04:36:19-04:00March 16th, 2017|Business Ownership, Employee Retention, Employees, Human Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on OSHA Post Accident Drug Testing