Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?

Not sure if your new worker and Independent Contractor or an employee? The IRS has very particular guidelines when making this decision. Please see the below information posted on IRS website: (http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=99921,00.html) It is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have ... Read more

Have you reported your 2011 SUI rate to your Account Manager yet?

Were you aware that your state unemployment tax rate may change from year to year? Each year, your state employment security commission mails your annual tax rate to your place of business. It is crucial that you forward your rate each year to your Account Manager either by mail, email, or fax. If we do not have the correct rate in the system, you could be over or underpaying your unemployment tax. If you have not forwarded your rate to us yet, ... Read more

Monday February 21st is a Federal Holiday

Checks and direct deposits cannot be dated for Monday. Likewise, ACH files cannot be processed on Monday. This means we will require an extra day for payroll processing. Direct Deposits dated for Tuesday February 22nd will need to be reported before 3pm today. Direct Deposits dated for Wednesday February 23rd will need to be reported before 3pm on Friday. If you have any questions, please feel free to call  your Account Manager at (704) 921-2730 or send an email to payroll@directpaypayroll.com Read more

Did you know?

Did you know that in addition to our regular payroll and tax filing services, we also offer a myriad of other services? For example, did you know that you could manage your employee’s information as well as key your payroll online through our Online Employer product? In addition to Online Employer we also offer: Employee Self Service (ESS): A secure and easy resource for your employees to manage their personal information as well as view their pay stubs and W-2s. Time & Attendance ... Read more

elaws – Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

- Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor provides employers and employees with the information they need to understand Federal The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor provides employers and employees with the information they need to understand Federal minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping requirements. The child labor section answers questions from youth, parents, teachers and employers about Federal child labor rules. This Advisor was developed by the Wage and Hour Division of the ... Read more

2011 Minimum Wage Changes

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