How to Return to Work Safely During COVID-19 (with Checklist)

Preparing to bring your team back into work? Download our Return to Work Checklist Key Points about returning to work during COVID-19: New policies and practices will help you face the new normal, stay compliant, and keep your employees and customers safe. A comprehensive return to work plan includes policies for cleaning and sanitizing, social…
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EEO-1 Component 2: What You Need to Know

HR professionals can stop holding their breath: the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the due date and requirements for the EEO-1 Component 2. So, what now?  Key points: Despite ongoing litigation, the EEOC has decided to collect a snapshot of data from 2017 and 2018 for the newly required Component 2 of the EEO-1…
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Identify and Prevent Fraud: 4 Ways to Protect Your Business [Infographic]

By Dave Ignaski, Payroll/Tax Compliance Manager Think your business is immune to fraud? Think again. According to a recent webinar hosted by Schneider Downs, 61% of fraud attacks happen to organizations with less than 1,000 employees. Over the past few weeks, we’ve become aware of several of our clients being duped by fraudulent email scams….
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FAQs to Help Your Company File the EEO-1 Report, Due 3/31/2018

The March 31, 2018 deadline for employers to file the federally mandated EEO-1 report is quickly approaching, so we’ve put together a list of FAQs to help you know if and how you need to file to remain compliant. 1.  What is the EEO-1 report? The EEO-1 report is a compliance survey that employers must…
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New 1099 Tax Requirements in PA, Maryland Sick & Safety Leave Update

Below are a few recent and important updates to be aware of: New 1099 Tax Requirements in PA Pennsylvania has issued a new personal income tax withholding requirement alongside filing Form 1099. Here’s what it means for PA businesses: Effective January 1, 2018, PA businesses who pay non-employees who do not live in PA (such…
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The ACA Is Here to Stay. Now What?

After a change in administration and months of waiting on new legislature, we can confidently report that the ACA is here to stay. Well, for this tax year, at least. Sure, changes to legislation may come, but you – the employer – are still on the hook for 2017 reporting. This means it’s once again…
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Know Your 2016 ACA Codes

To help you better understanding of 2016 ACA codes, we’ve broken them down below by what’s new, what’s changing and what’s staying the same for each code group. Follow along below before you complete your year-end filings or feel free to use these details as a quick refresher to check the information you’ve already completed….
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6 Helpful ACA Links

  IRS Instructions for the Form 1095-C These instructions are a great place to start and definitely required reading for any organization that has to file year-end ACA paperwork. IRS.gov Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) The IRS breaks down everything an ALE needs to know. Not sure if you’re an ALE, the IRS…
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Getting to Know the California Fair Pay Act

By: Shannon Maggs, Manager of HR & Administration Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown effectively closed a major loophole in past legislation by signing the California Fair Pay Act. The Act, designed to close the wage gap between women and men, stands as the nation’s strictest fair-pay law currently on the books, requiring employers to…
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Common 1095-C Scenarios: 14 and 16 Codes

Since the IRS extended deadlines into March, companies continue finalizing forms 1095-C for employees. One of the biggest learning curves for almost every organization is around the code series in lines 14 and 16. As companies dig in, understanding common 1095-C scenarios, when to use specific codes, why some codes are used over others and…
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