World Environment Day
World Environment Day

World Environment Day was established in 1974 and is operated by the United Nations Environment Program. This worldwide day of recognition has grown to become a global platform that is celebrated in over 100 countries. Annually, the theme and host changes and is observed each year on June 5th to raise global awareness to protect our great planet and nature – which also encompasses wildlife effor…

Rebranding or Entity Change?
Rebranding or Entity Change?

In the past couple years we have had several dozen clients go through the steps to either rebrand their business, or change their entity type. With a rebrand, this can be a great time to infuse new energy and excitement around their product. With an entity change, a business will update their registration with the IRS. For the majority of our clients, this also means creating a new FEIN (Federal I…

Hiring for the Summer: What You Need to Know
Hiring for the Summer: What You Need to Know

School is out, and teens and young adults are looking for work. For a business owner, this is an ideal time to hire a few spare hands and provide young adults the opportunity to develop valuable social and business skills, build a strong work ethic, and gain professional experience. The benefits of seasonal hires: Placing your teen or young adult on the payroll Your teen can learn the family busin…

Why is Supporting Small Business So Important?
Why is Supporting Small Business So Important?

Small business is the backbone of America and represents 99.7% of all employer firms. Now, that’s a noticeable contribution! Small business offers much to the US and are celebrated on both National Small Business Week, and Small Business Saturday. See the benefits that small businesses provide and why they are important to our economic status: Expansion Small businesses aren’t limited to keep…

Employee Exceptions
Employee Exceptions

Effective business owners strive for engaged and happy employees who will be more productive. However, in their attempt to cater to an employee who seems to need an exception (i.e., modified pay structure or PTO policy, cash loan, etc.), we’ve observed our clients painting themselves into a compliance corner that is oftentimes difficult, and potentially expensive, to navigate. However, before de…

Spring into Spring Cleaning
Spring into Spring Cleaning

Winter has left, Spring has sprung, and it’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s time to clean out your closets, update your home and office space, freshen and tidy up, and get rejuvenated! Remember to apply these same principals to your business operations so you can move forward with purpose, and achieve your business goals. As you tidy up and get things in order, now is the time to perform a…

What's the Value of a Dedicated Payroll Specialist?
What's the Value of a Dedicated Payroll Specialist?

Customer service and the overall client experience is paramount to our team. The Payroll Vault corporate culture fosters a helpful and positive environment that trickles throughout all departments to every employee. From sales to operations, our objective is to make you feel like family. Dedicated Payroll Specialists ensure your every need is addressed, researched, and resolved. They are your life…

It's Tax Time!
It's Tax Time!

Effective communication with your employees is paramount to their satisfaction, and ultimately to the success of your business. One basic and often neglected tool, is the humble pay stub. Most pay stubs will have detailed pay item information, deductions, W4 status, and the all-important TAX calculations. Employees who have access to their stubs online can easily update their W4 and other personal…

Green Payroll and Why It Matters: Help Your Business Thrive
Green Payroll and Why It Matters: Help Your Business Thrive

Going Green” is more than a buzzword. The trend that has been spanning decades and becoming a more sustainable business has incredible benefits to your company, to the environment, to your employees, and to your customers.

Small Business: Why Outsource Your Human Resources?
Small Business: Why Outsource Your Human Resources?

As a small business owner, you probably don’t have an extensive staff, are privately owned, and have less capital to work with than enterprise sized companies. Trying to manage multiple departments and workforce items in-house isn’t the most efficient way to cut your costs, or spend your time. This leads to long hours, compliance frustrations, and other time consuming details that take up prec…

Valentine's Day Campaigns Any Company Can Use
Valentine's Day Campaigns Any Company Can Use

February is the month of love. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, you can always use holidays to your marketing advantage to introduce more people to your business. Email Email is a powerful platform, especially if your database is fully loaded! By utilizing email, your company can offer vouchers or coupons, send a heart-felt or love-themed email, or offer a variety of date night/V-da…

New Year, Better You - Setting Yourself Up for Success
New Year, Better You - Setting Yourself Up for Success

Out with the old, in with the new. Typically, similar patterns occur each year; we set goals for what we want to accomplish over the course of the new year. Whether it be more exercise, learn new skills, or break old habits, we set goals or 'resolutions' that either stick, or don't. To be fair, many of us find it difficult to truly challenge ourselves. There has never been a better year to take yo…

Do You Have Employees Who are Considered 'On-Call'?
Do You Have Employees Who are Considered 'On-Call'?

With the recent Fair Labor Standards Act updates to employment rules, more scrutiny is being given to certain classifications of employees to make sure they are being paid properly. One group that is often overlooked are those employees who are in an 'on-call' situation. Some of these employees may be answering phones in the evenings or weekends, covering emergency situations, or simply available …

Why Now is the Time to Outsource Your Payroll
Why Now is the Time to Outsource Your Payroll

Accelerating trends to outsource payroll and advisory services are continuing, and unlikely to slow down. Companies are swiftly realizing that outsourcing these services is creating enormous savings and improving efficiencies. Time is money! Though saving time and money is the core motivation for companies to move to an outsourced solution, they’re not the only motivating factors. Outsourcing is…

Compliance Alert! Colorado Voters Pass Incremental Minimum Wage Increase
Compliance Alert! Colorado Voters Pass Incremental Minimum Wage Increase

It happened; Colorado voters passed Amendment 70. It was close at almost a 50/50 split. The changes are scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2017 and will incrementally increase minimum wage annually $0.90 until it caps in 2020 at $12.00/hour. There were varying opinions and concerns from business owners about how this will affect their pricing structure, buying power, and their ability to keep …

Ho-Ho-Holiday Office Party Etiquette - What you Need to Know
Ho-Ho-Holiday Office Party Etiquette - What you Need to Know

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are here and that also means gifts, family time, and of course, office holiday parties. Regardless if you’re a rookie or veteran, going to a holiday party leaves a lot of room for error, especially when alcohol, your colleagues and superiors are involved.

UPDATE: UPCOMING OVERTIME RULE CHANGES BLOCKED
UPDATE: UPCOMING OVERTIME RULE CHANGES BLOCKED

On November 22, a federal judge in Texas, District Court Judge Mazzant blocked the Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule Change from taking effect on the proposed date of December 1. The judge agreed with arguments posed from states and business groups and issued an ’11th hour’ injunction that prevents the rule from being implemented on December 1.

FINDING THE BEST-FIT PAYROLL PROVIDER
FINDING THE BEST-FIT PAYROLL PROVIDER

There are numerous payroll providers on the market. How are you choosing the best fit for your company? Are you now looking to grow? Is price your number one priority? Is your concern quality of service? By answering the following questions, finding the best fit is easy. Here is a brief list of a few items to evaluate:

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PAYROLL PROVIDER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PAYROLL PROVIDER FOR YOUR BUSINESS

If you own a small to large business, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re in charge of everything from hiring new employees to timekeeping and payroll services. There’s no doubt that payroll is one of the most important aspects of your company, and if you’re currently struggling trying to handle all of the payroll functions on your own

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THANKS
NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF THANKS

November is about more than just football and gorging yourself on delicious eats your family has prepared. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on and be thankful for all of the great experiences you’ve had throughout the year, for the phenomenal people you know and love socially and professionally, and to give back to those that are less fortunate. Reflection brings refreshed perspective.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A SIGNATURE BLOCK IN YOUR EMAIL COMMUNICATION
THE IMPORTANCE OF A SIGNATURE BLOCK IN YOUR EMAIL COMMUNICATION

Paperless, digital, and instantaneous. This describes the modern day way in which we all communicate. In the world of digital communication, email is standard. With email also comes basic criteria for communicating effectively. A few of these are: Proper spelling and grammar, manners, addressing the person properly, a polite close to your letter, and your signature block.