Monthly Archives: October 2021

Paying employees for military leave

Employers may want to evaluate their paid leave policies for workers who serve in the military after the outcomes of two recent court cases. Two different service members sued their employers when they weren't paid for absences related to military service, but other employees received paid leave for various reasons. In each case, a district [...]

October 29th, 2021|compensation|

Taxable wage base for Social Security in 2022 and beyond

You can expect to have more Social Security tax withheld in 2022. The estimated 2022 number is $146,700, an increase from the current taxable wage base of $142,800. The final number is due in October. At the 6.2% rate, the maximum employees and employers would each need to pay in Social Security tax next year [...]

October 22nd, 2021|Social Security Limits|

Have you checked our social media lately?

We carefully curate articles of interest to small businesses and share them every weekday on Facebook. Here are some examples of recent topics: Can you require employees to be vaccinated? Can you fire employees who are not vaccinated?How to retain employees with the "great resignation"Is your business taking over your life?Effective and creative ways to [...]

October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Update on COVID tax credits

Federal Tax Credits for COVID Have Ended The Federal program that enabled employers to take a tax credit for paying employees who were absent for COVID-related reasons ended on September 30. There is no more so-called "COVID pay" as we have processed for many of our clients for the last year and a half.  COVID [...]

October 8th, 2021|2021 Tax Changes, Covid-19|

Juneteenth: how newest federal holiday affects you

Your company may or may not have celebrated Juneteenth this year, but now that it's a federal holiday, it'll likely impact your payroll process going forward. President Biden signed legislation on June 17, 2021, making Juneteenth (June 19) a legal public holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. Here's what that means [...]

October 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|