Are you correctly compensating your employees for overtime?

Believe it or not, when and how to pay overtime is a commonly asked question. Not a day goes by where we are not asked "When should I pay overtime, over 80 hours in two weeks?" Actually, the standard is over 40 hours in one week. However, some states pay overtime if an employee works more than 8 hours in one day. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates overtime pay to be at least 1.5 times an employee's regular rate of ... Read more

Tax Scam targets Senior Citizens, Working Families, College Tax Credit and Church Members

As in scams past, the most recent IRS Tax scam circulating brings promises of refunds to individuals of lower income, and most without a tax filing requirement. The fraudulent scheme claims the ability to acquire for their victims, frequently senior citizens, a false stimulus payment or non existent tax refund basing their claims on the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The perpetrators will claim eligibility of a College Tax Credit even if it has been decades since the victim has attended school. Likewise, ... Read more

5 Inexpensive Ways to Show your Employees you Appreciate Them

Let's face it, our employees are the heart of our business. I know mine are. Without them, our clients don't get the best service possible and your business does not function to capacity. So shouldn't you make it a point to show them how much they are appreciated? Here's a few ways to show your appreciation and keep the morale up! Praise: Take notice of your employee's hard work. Employee's want to be be recognized for their achievements. When you praise your employees ... Read more

Health Care Reform: How it Changes FSAs and HSAs

Starting on January 1, 2013 the amount eligible for contribution to your FSA account will be considerably lower than in the past.  A mere of $2,500.00 as opposed to no maximum contribution limit in previous years. However, many employers set a limit under $5,000.00. HSAs are facing fewer changes due to the Health Care Reform Bill, but the penalty for using funds for non-medical expenses before the age of 65 has doubled from 10% to 20%. The HSA minimum deductible will rise ... Read more

Attention Georgia Employers

On March 15, 2012 the Georgia Department of Labor issued a Notice of Tax Rate Recalculations. Your business should have received this notice from the GDOL either late last week or early this week. Please fax a copy to (704) 921-2718 or email a copy to payroll@directpaypayroll.com as soon as you possible. We will need this updated information no later than March 30th in order to include the rate increase with 1st quarter. Please note, the rate increases are not significant, ... Read more

DirectPay Payroll Services is looking for qualified Sales Representatives!

We are looking for Sales people in the Charlotte area. Please send resume via email only to beth@directpaypayroll.com Our objective is to provide full service payroll and tax filing services for small to medium size businesses in and around the Southeast. What makes our company an industry leader in the Charlotte area is our focus on excellence and our passion for impeccable customer service. Our sales team is the face of our company and needs to demonstrate these traits. Ideally, our candidate ... Read more

Can Your Business claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

April 17th is right around the corner, and with the business tax-filing deadline fast approaching, the IRS is urging small businesses offering health insurance to their employees to check out the small business health care tax credit and then claim it if they qualify. For information on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, please visit the IRS.gov page Small Business Health Care Tax Credit If your small business qualifies for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, you may be eligible for ... Read more

Why Outsource Payroll & Tax Filing?

Payroll outsourcing has turned into big business, and why not? Not only is it cost effective, it also has been proven to increase productivity, accuracy, and especially accountability. With most payroll services you can even submit your payroll data online at 2am if you so please. Not to mention the comfort of knowing that your tax payments are going to be made correctly and on time. Quarterly and Annual reporting will always be taken care of for you, and the proof ... Read more

Electronic Check Stub Delivery Through FileGuardian Express

Wouldn’t it be nice if your employees were proactively notified by e-mail when their check stubs were ready to be viewed? Better yet, wouldn’t it be convenient if these pay stubs could be securely viewed and accessed from any device (PC, Mac, or Mobile)? Now they can thanks to FileGuardian’s Electronic Check Stub Delivery. How does it work? On check date, employees will receive an e-mail notification that their pay stub is ready for viewing on their PC, Mac or Mobile device.  No ... Read more

US Department of Labor: News Release

News Release ETA News Release: [03/14/2012] Contact Name: Dave Roberts or Jason Kuruvilla Phone Number: (202) 693-5945 or x6587 Release Number: 12-0208-NAT US Labor Department announces new tools to help states reduce improper Unemployment Insurance payments Resources promote claimant and employer compliance with state UI laws WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of new tools to support state agencies in detecting, preventing and recovering improper Unemployment Insurance payments as well as combating UI fraud. The Fraud Tips and Leads Gateway, a new online tool, ... Read more
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