2 12, 2022

Help wanted? Know about the work opportunity tax credit

December 2nd, 2022|hiring|

Help wanted? Businesses that are hiring should know about the work opportunity tax credit Businesses hanging up their Help Wanted signs should be sure to check out the work opportunity tax credit. This credit encourages employers to hire workers certified as members of any of ten targeted groups facing barriers to employment. The credit has [...]

14 11, 2022

New onboarding product

November 14th, 2022|hiring, New hire|

PayPlus is pleased to announce the launch of a new Employee Workforce Management product that will make your life as a business owner so much easier. Eliminate onboarding paperwork for new employees. Employees enter their details themselves (everything on the New Hire form!), plus I-9, W4, etc. and their information is automatically loaded into the payroll [...]

30 09, 2022

Independent contractor or employee? Know the difference

September 30th, 2022|Independent Contractor|

IRS Tax Tip 2022-117, August 2, 2022 A business might pay an independent contractor and an employee for the same or similar work, but there are key legal differences between the two. It is critical for business owners to correctly determine whether the people providing services are employees or independent contractors. Here's some information to [...]

23 09, 2022

Do you offer “free training” with conditions attached?

September 23rd, 2022|Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)|

PetSmart promises “free paid training” for dog groomers, but employees are stuck with $5,000 in debt unless they stay with the company two years, a California lawsuit alleges. This practice violates a core tenet of labor and employment law that the employer pay for the cost of doing business, according to Rachel Dempsey of Towards [...]

16 09, 2022

Dunkin’ Do-nots labor practices

September 16th, 2022|Department of Labor, labor regulations, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Overtime, Recordkeeping, Timekeeping|

Dunkin' Donuts franchises have been cited several times over the years for violations of labor laws. If you run a business that hires hourly shift workers or minors, pay particular attention so that you don't run afoul of these laws yourself. Here's a summary of the violations: Wage theft in 2016: for changing employees' time [...]

9 09, 2022

Aspiring entrepreneurs learn the basics of setting up a business

September 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Aspiring entrepreneurs: learn the basics of setting up a business IRS Tax Tip 2022-128, August 22, 2022 New entrepreneurs can start out on the right foot by making sure they understand the tax responsibilities of running a business. The process can seem daunting, but has resources to help new business owners. Here are a [...]

29 08, 2022

“I was scared they would fire me.” Worker says she was scheduled to work 7-hour shift with no break

August 29th, 2022|Department of Labor, labor regulations, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)|

A worker claims she was scheduled to work a 7-hour shift with no break: The article doesn't mention what state this employee works in so whether the employer broke the law is unclear. While the FLSA does not mandate a work break, state laws often do. New Hampshire and Massachusetts limit the number of [...]

18 08, 2022

Company fails to do background check, liable for $7 billion in damages

August 18th, 2022|hiring|

A cable company in Texas was ordered to pay more than $7 billion in damages to the family of an 83-year-old woman murdered by an employee, an installer, who was not on duty at the time. The cable company was found to be grossly negligent because during the hiring process it ignored several red flags [...]

8 08, 2022

Do you know the laws for paying final wages to workers who resign or are fired?

August 8th, 2022|compensation|

If you terminate an employee, or if an employee quits, do you know the laws regarding their final pay? These laws, which vary by state, cover: When workers must be paid. This can depend on whether the separation from employment is voluntary or involuntary, final or temporary, and sometimes even the type or work or [...]

29 07, 2022

Mobile app for on-the-go timekeeping

July 29th, 2022|Timekeeping|

We offer a wide assortment of timekeeping solutions: time clocks, web clocks, biometric clocks, voice clocks, and more. But the solution that has our clients buzzing with enthusiasm is our mobile app for Apple and Android users, for companies who track time with TimeWorksPlus. The TimeWorks Plus Mobile app lets employees report hours on-the-go from [...]