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PAYROLL TAX SERIES PART 3: UNEMPLOYMENT TAX FILINGS

FUTA The Federal Unemployment Tax Act

When employees lose their jobs through no fault of their own, typically they file for unemployment compensation from their state to ensure that they continue to earn at least a portion of their income while they find a new job. The funds for this compensation come from employers themselves, who pay both federal and state […]

Is your company eligible for small business health care tax credit?

healthcare tax credit

Tax season is upon us, which can be an incredibly stressful time for small business owners who aren’t incredibly familiar or comfortable with filing taxes. Even personal taxes can be confusing and overwhelming, so if you’re trying to file for your company, there are a lot of factors that go into the process. Because there […]

STREAMLINE THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

unemployment tax filings

An important part of any business, whether it’s large or small, and whatever industry it’s in, is hiring. For a successful company to grow and to continue to be competitive, it takes the right team of people who know how to work together toward a common goal. It takes seeking out and recruiting knowledgeable, talented, […]

Expert Insight: How to Improve Office Morale & Keep Employee Retention High

office morale

Employers hear a lot about the importance of employee engagement and keeping morale high. And with good reason: Engaged, happy employees are among the best assets that any company can have. Not only are they less likely to leave (limiting costly turnover), but they are more productive, have lower rates of absenteeism, and are more […]

WHY HR MANAGEMENT DISTRACTS YOU FROM GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

Small to mid-sized business owners find themselves consumed by HR-related tasks, like payroll and workers comp, on a daily basis. Trying to wear all the hats in the business, these owners are unable to sit down and truly grow their brand as they worry about housekeeping chores that keep their attention and focus elsewhere. It’s […]

FOLLOW THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S BEST CRANE SAFETY PRACTICES

Construction industry safety

Cranes handle crucial construction activities from transporting large, heavyweight beams to raising tall buildings. Technological advancements may have improved productivity and thus profits, but hoist operators and nearby workers still face safety issues. Adverse events like oversights, mistakes, and malfunctioning equipment cause most crane accidents. Major dangers are power line contact, overturned lifts, employee falls, […]

OUTSOURCING ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS

WHY YOU SHOULD OUTSOURCE ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS TO ENHANCE YOUR BUSINESS Too often, talented entrepreneurs think that they can handle every back-office duty on their own, but letting busywork sidetrack you can stall business development. Enlightened leaders recognize the value of outsourcing essential organizational aspects that they don’t need to handle personally, says entrepreneur David Walsh. […]

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF FRAUDULENT RESUMES

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF FRAUDULENT RESUMES? Dishonest resumes are rampant with up to 80 percent containing lies. Even more feature misleading or embellished information from job titles and responsibilities to licensing credentials and salaries. High unemployment and tough competition for limited job openings are contributing to this alarming trend. In desperation, applicants without […]

KEY START-UP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TIPS

KEY START-UP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TIPS Establishing a new enterprise is an exciting adventure. But like other firsts, owners learn important lessons when initial attempts require modifications. Three business founders share their real-life examples for you to consider as you undertake your new venture. Pursue Your Passion — and Revenue Will Follow Many enthusiastic entrepreneurs’ top […]

MANAGING EMPLOYEES WITH SECOND JOBS

MOONLIGHTING MADNESS: DOES YOUR COMPANY NEED A POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES WITH SECOND JOBS? Employees take second jobs for several reasons. Usually, they need extra income. However, some might do so to build their skills, or simply for the enjoyment of it. Regardless of the reason, though, there could be some ramifications for you. Most companies […]