2020 Leap Year: What An Extra Pay Period Means for Your Payroll (and How Our Checklist Can Help)

Make Managing Leap Years and Extra Pay Periods Easier! Download our Payroll Checklist Key Points: As a leap year, 2020 increases the chance of an extra pay period, but this change isn’t exclusive to leap years! The number of pay periods you have can actually vary each year depending on pay date and frequency.  You…
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Background Checks Made Easy: Screening Services Integrated With Your HRIS Help Keep Your Organization Safe

Key points about background checks: Background checks screen prospective and current employees, providing information that can help you determine whether someone will be able to safely and successfully fulfill a job’s responsibilities. Background investigations can help keep your organization safe and offer some protection against negligent hiring claims. They can give you access to candidates’…
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DOL Raises Minimum Salary Requirement for Overtime Exemption

Key Points: Starting January 1, 2020, employees who are currently classified as exempt but earn less than $684 per week ($35,568 per year) will become eligible for overtime compensation To comply, employers can increase salaries to the new standard of $35,568 or retain current employee salaries and compensate any overtime hours Employers can prepare for…
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The New 2020 W-4 Is Here (Infographic)

The IRS just released the finalized W-4 for 2020 and it’s ready to be used! If you didn’t see the initial draft of the W-4, click here to learn more about what changed from the version you’re familiar with. If you did see the first drafts, you’ll be happy to know that no drastic changes…
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The 2019 Sentric Thanksgiving Cookbook

With Thanksgiving just two days away, we are excited to share our 2019 Sentric Thanksgiving Cookbook! We asked the Sentric team to share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes and memories, and they didn’t disappoint. Click here to checkout the recipes–you might even find a last-minute dish to bring to your next holiday gathering! Happy Holidays from all of…
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New Decade, New Form

The W-4 is set to get a makeover in 2020. The IRS believes this reboot will help employees avoid withholding the wrong amount on their W-4s. While it’s still just a draft, it’s clear that these updates will streamline and simplify this essential tax form. Here’s what you need to know. How it Looks Click…
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