21 07, 2023

Let PayPlus, not scammers file your ERC

July 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes for businesses affected by the 2020 government-mandated shutdown. You have likely seen or heard ads for companies proposing to file ERC (Earned Income Credit) applications for you, claiming you can get back $27,000 per employee. Be aware that many of those [...]

14 07, 2023

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: What They Mean and Why They’re Important

July 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Though we’re all different, we can all thrive in the same workplace. That’s the motivating belief behind efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). When done well, these efforts redesign the workplace from an environment that holds certain people back to one that empowers everyone to succeed. Together, they create an environment where [...]

7 07, 2023

6 things HR needs to do now for diversity retention

July 7th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Great job, HR! Diversity recruitment is up — exactly what many companies prioritized in recent years. But, there’s a glitch. And it’s a big one. Diversity retention is down. Companies are getting a more diverse workforce, but they aren’t keeping the employees. Read more.

30 06, 2023

Tax benefits to help offset the cost of making businesses accessible to people with disabilities

June 30th, 2023|Uncategorized|

IRS Tax Tip 2023-66, May 11, 2023 When employers hire people with disabilities or make their business accessible to employees and customers with disabilities, they may be eligible for certain tax benefits. These tax benefits encourage employers to hire qualified people with disabilities and off-set some of the costs of providing accommodations. Disabled Access Credit [...]

28 06, 2023

Beware of Employee Retention Credit scams

June 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|

The IRS continues to see third parties aggressively promoting Employee Retention Credit (ERC) schemes. In News Release IR-2023-105, the IRS renewed an alert for businesses and tax exempt groups to watch out for warning signs of aggressive Employee Retention Credit marketing.  These promoters may lie about eligibility requirements. In addition, taxpayers using these companies could be at risk [...]

23 06, 2023

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (new law)

June 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Accommodations required for these employees The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) will take effect June 27, 2023. The PWFA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations– e.g., additional break time to use the bathroom, eat and rest – to employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. An existing law, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act [...]

9 06, 2023

IRS tools and resources to help small businesses

June 9th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Small businesses play an important role in the nation's economy. During National Small Business Week, the IRS reminds taxpayers that has resources and tools to help small businesses understand and meet their tax responsibilities. Bookmark these important webpages Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center: Resources for small businesses with assets under $10 million and for [...]

2 06, 2023

When Not to Worry About Turnover

June 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Most HR professionals would agree that turnover is a source of stress. Losing an employee can feel like losing an investment, and replacing that person has its own costs—advertising, onboarding, training, and coverage to name a few. But we also know that turnover is a manageable cost of doing business, and sometimes even welcome. In [...]

26 05, 2023

What Employers Should Know About Generative AI

May 26th, 2023|Uncategorized|

A generative AI system (artificial intelligence software that answers questions), like ChatGPT and Bard, provides immediate responses to prompts based on the information it knows—much of the internet or a smaller content library if that’s what it’s been told to use. These responses usually look and sound authoritative—like a real human wrote them— although the [...]

19 05, 2023

2023 penalties for violations of federal laws

May 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Several federal agencies released final rules, announcing increased amounts for 2023. Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Failing to furnish reports to certain former employees or maintain employee records: maximum penalty is $36 per employee per plan year. Failing to file a plan annual report: up to $2,586 per day. Failing to provide requested documentation [...]