Quarter End Reminder

March, 2011 Dear Client: We are swiftly approaching the end of another quarter. The last day of processing for this quarter will be Thursday, March 31, 2011. If you have any adjustments that need to be included in this quarter, please submit them to your Account Manager later than 1:00pm on the 31st.  Adjustments may include manual checks written by you, or any checks you may have voided. For our Clients who have “APPLIED FOR” State and Unemployment ID numbers, please send them in ... Read more

The IRS Offers Free Tax Help

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Is your employee considered an Exempt employee?

Countless organizations seem to struggle when distinguishing between Exempt and Non-Exempt employees, and rightfully so. The rules pertaining to exempt and non-exempt status are complex and rather confusing. Hopefully the below summary will provide helpful. Please keep in mind that the below information is a general outline. If you need further guidance regarding your employee’s status under FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) guidelines, please contact the US Department of Labor for clarification at 1-866-4-USWAGE. Administrative Employees: To qualify as exempt under FLSA ... Read more

Quarter End Letter

March, 2011 Dear Client: We are swiftly approaching the end of another quarter. The last day of processing for this quarter will be Thursday, March 31, 2011. If you have any adjustments that need to be included in this quarter, please submit them to your Account Manager later than 1:00pm on the 31st.  Adjustments may include manual checks written by you, or any checks you may have voided. For our Clients who have “APPLIED FOR” State and Unemployment ID numbers, please send them in ... Read more

House Bill Would Increase Tipped Employees’ Cash Minimum Wage

The APA's latest newsletter discusses possible changes regarding tipped employees' cash minimum wage. If implemented, these changes would increase tipped employees' cash minimum wage from $2.13 per hour to $3.75 per hour. Please see the below publication pertaining to "Working for Adequate Gains for Employment in Services Act" (WAGES Act) Read more

2011 SUI Rate Reminder

Did you remember to report your 2011 SUI rate to your Account Manager? 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 ... Read more

Pay as you go Workers’ Comp through The Hartford

Times are tough. As a business owner, would eliminating a large down payment for your workers’ compensation insurance interest you? You know how important it is to manage cash flow on a day-to-day basis and that’s not always easy when you have to come up with a down payment that may be as much as 25% of the premium for your workers compensation policy. Good News, DirectPay Payroll Services AND The Hartford have ... Read more