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Employer Questions 2018 W4

The 2018 IRS Form W-4 Has Been Released. Now What Should Employers Do?

On February 28th, the IRS released the much-anticipated Form W-4 for 2018.  The updated form incorporates changes based upon the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act legislation passed in December 2017 with a number of provisions that went into effect January 1, 2018, including an overhaul of the withholding tax… Read More


OSHA Accident Free Workplace

How Safe is Your Workplace? It’s Time to Tell OSHA.

Most private employers with 10 or more employees who do not fall within a low risk industry (click here for a list of industries partially exempt from recordkeeping) are required to maintain records of any and all work-related illnesses or injuries using OSHA Form 301: Injury and… Read More


Payroll Tax Calculation

2018 Upcoming Legislative Changes Affecting Payroll Tax Calculation

As is often the case when we turn the page to a new calendar year, new laws and regulations take effect that dictate how payroll taxes (also known as withholding taxes) are calculated.  Below are some of the upcoming changes that will become effective in the new year: Federal Legislative… Read More

Employee Scheduling Software

Time to Shift Away from Employee Scheduling Nightmares

One of the greatest points of contention for employers and employees alike in industries with multi-shift workdays like retail, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing is the weekly work schedule.  It requires a fine act of balancing staff skills and availability with sales, production and/or service peaks and lulls to ensure sufficient… Read More


Cracked Pot

We’re All Cracked Pots: Managing Employees’ Weaknesses

Many years ago, I had a great manager named Kim who at one of our team meetings shared with all of her employees a great story about a cracked water pot.  There are a number of variations of this fable, but here is the version she shared as I best… Read More


New Employee Onboarding

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression When Onboarding New Employees

Congratulations!  In today’s competitive labor market, after a harrowing recruitment process, you have succeeded in attracting an ideal candidate to join your team.  After such a significant investment of time and resources, ensuring a successful employee onboarding experience is beneficial to both your new employee and your company as… Read More