Do You Need Insurance for Your Small Business?
Do You Need Insurance for Your Small Business?

If you have employees, you will need workers’ compensation coverage as well; most states require it. And you may need Commercial Auto if you or your employees drive for your business.

Scaling Employees and your Budget
Scaling Employees and your Budget

With as little as 1 employee and depending on which state you’re in, you are responsible for multiple duties in relation to labor laws. This may include the proper processing of payroll and taxes, labor law posting requirements, and worker’s compensation coverage.

How to Hire the Best Talent
How to Hire the Best Talent

Regardless if you’re about to hire your first employee or 100th, there will always be a sea of resumes that can blur your vision in selecting the candidate that will best fit your business. Here are a few tips to that will benefit you through the interview process.

Recent Federal Law Updates
Recent Federal Law Updates

There are many changes to take note of regarding employment law at the federal level. An FLSA update provides a decision on the tip-sharing discussion, HSA contribution limits are slightly increased, and the 2018 W4 form is released.

Why Outsourced Payroll is Growing
Why Outsourced Payroll is Growing

When a company outsources their payroll, they allow more time to focus and build their business – their legacy, and places their payroll in an expert’s hands, they are gaining peace of mind that they’ll always be compliant and will no longer be concerned about facing lofty fines and penalties for mistakes.

Federal Regulations And The 15th Employee
Federal Regulations And The 15th Employee

Companies will outsource their payroll and HR services to ensure they are in compliance. Check out the information below from HR Snapshot to learn more about hiring 15 or more employees.

Planning For Summer Hiring
Planning For Summer Hiring

Planning For Summer HiringThe end of 2018’s first quarter is approaching and if your company is looking for a few extra hands for summer work, now is the time for the big question of “Do we hire for summer?” This is the ideal time to begin planning for potential summer hires for several reasons - mostly, to provide time to decide if you need added workforce personnel and to formulate a plan.

Cyber Security And Small Businesses Risk
Cyber Security And Small Businesses Risk

Most enterprise level corporations have more sophisticated protection against serious risks than most small businesses. Nonetheless, it’s critical to protect your business – no matter how great or small - and here’s a list of basics to get you started. Software & Security Patch Updates Updates are released for software all the time.

I-9 Form Compliance
I-9 Form Compliance

Hiring new talent involves quite a bit of paperwork and due diligence. In your quest to hire someone and get started, we highly recommend having a solid onboarding process in place to ensure compliance. The Federal I-9 form is one of the forms that deserves extra attention. The I-9 form is the Employment Eligibility Verification form that must be completed for all new hires in the United States fo…

New 2018 Tax Tables
New 2018 Tax Tables

The IRS will be recalculating and publishing new tax tables to go into effect this year. These updates will affect new hires as well as existing employees, so please take note. For new employees, you will still need to use the 2017 W-4 form until the new one is published. Continue to check online to see when the form is updated here. For existing employees, they may notice a change in the calculat…

Filing Deadlines for Tax Forms Have Not Changed
Filing Deadlines for Tax Forms Have Not Changed

The IRS has had its fair share of fraud and identity theft issues over recent years. Fraudulent claims cost millions, if not billions of dollars annually, and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. In attempt to minimize fraudulent claims, the filing deadline for 2017 W-2 and 1099 forms is January 31, 2018 for the second year in a row. The suggested best practice is for employers to have …

Tax Reform and Payroll Update
Tax Reform and Payroll Update

Significant changes are on the way for withholding tables in 2018. Important items to note: Recalculations of withholding tables will take some time to put together and send to the public. Look to early February at the earliest to see this change. Supplemental wages (bonuses and commission) on any amounts under $1 million will have an increased standard rate of 28% up from 25%. Private sector empl…

Security and Your Company
Security and Your Company

As more of our lives and our businesses are conducted online and at a faster pace than ever, we need to slow down to consider what we are doing to safeguard our information. Is the information we are sending and sharing secure? What kind of network are we on? Can anyone else gain access to our information? Here are some topics of consideration for businesses both upstream and downstream from yours…

Minimum Wage Increase January 2018
Minimum Wage Increase January 2018

With 2018 around the corner, we would like to offer a small reminder that minimum wages may increase for regular and tipped employees in your state. If this is the case in your area, know your labor posters will need to be updated so your company remains in compliance. Don’t wait to prepare for the changes that are on the horizon. Keeping up on labor postings updates is a timely process that re…

The Benefits of Human Resources
The Benefits of Human Resources

A common statement echoed by many small business owners is, “I’m a small business. I manage all HR related tasks, and don’t need HR…yet.” And, the most common question asked is, “I’m a small business, why do I need an HR generalist when I can do it myself?” Many small and medium-sized businesses will take on human resource duties, as well as payroll and tax management, reception, a…

RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES FOR YOUR COMPANY
RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES FOR YOUR COMPANY

At Payroll Vault, many of our clients are young business owners looking to find appropriate applicants for their available job positions. While we have our own recruitment strategy when it comes to choosing the most qualified applicants for your company, below are a few recruitment tips to remember for entrepreneurs involved in the hiring process.