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Beware: 1099 Scams May Target Your Payroll

Beware: 1099 Scams May Target Your Payroll

1099 scams are one of the most common ways that cybercriminals target payroll systems. Typically, these scams are perpetrated using a phishing attack on an unsuspecting victim at your company or a third-party vendor. If they are successful, the criminal can easily end...

The 3 Key Ways SECURE Act 2.0 Helps Employers

The 3 Key Ways SECURE Act 2.0 Helps Employers

While there have always been tax benefits of 401(k)s for employers, SECURE Act 2.0 is changing the way businesses and workers save for retirement. As a business owner, it’s important to understand how these 401(k) benefits can impact your bottom line and your ability...

Top 5 Things Businesses Need to Know About Payroll Security

Top 5 Things Businesses Need to Know About Payroll Security

“In some cases, you're smaller, you're more vulnerable.” In episode #108 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash, compliance, and the War for Talent, Vice President of Information Security at Asure, Josh Gohman, sits...

The Top 10 Steps for Making Compliant Job Descriptions

The Top 10 Steps for Making Compliant Job Descriptions

When was the last time your small business audited your job descriptions for legal compliance? As a part of your standard HR practices, you should regularly update your job descriptions. Each job should have its own job description. These descriptions are the...

10 Reasons Why Background Checks Are Linked to Fast-Growth Companies

10 Reasons Why Background Checks Are Linked to Fast-Growth Companies

Is your company using background checks to weed out undesirable applicants? If not, you could be missing out.  Background checks are a useful way to narrow down your list of applicants. They go beyond simply ensuring a safe work environment for your employees. You can...

What Does It Take to Make Your Job Postings Legally Compliant?

What Does It Take to Make Your Job Postings Legally Compliant?

Are you confident your company’s job postings are legally compliant?  As a small business, the right HR practices can make or break your company. Beyond ensuring legal compliance, your HR team helps you find highly qualified, productive workers. Your job postings...

Employer-Provided Health Coverage During Employee Leaves of Absence

Employer-Provided Health Coverage During Employee Leaves of Absence

By Tia Martarella, Jackson Lewis Attorneys at Law When an employee is on an extended leave of absence, there is often confusion regarding whether and to what extent the employer must continue to provide coverage to the employee under the employer-provided health plan....

8 Tips for Making Your Interview Process Compliant & Effective

8 Tips for Making Your Interview Process Compliant & Effective

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a startup on a shoestring, there are a few things you can do right now to make your interview process more compliant. Fast-growth companies are more likely to know what it takes to create effective, compliant interview...

HR Benchmark Report: Chapter 1

HR Benchmark Report: Chapter 1

“No company is going to be successful without the right people.” In episode #107 of Mission to Grow, the Asure podcast that serves as small business owners' guide to cash, compliance, and the War for Talent, VP HR Compliance and Learning and Development at Asure...

Understanding the I-9 Form: Compliance, Components & Changes

Understanding the I-9 Form: Compliance, Components & Changes

The I-9 form, officially known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form, is a critical document used in the hiring process within the United States. Introduced as part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the I-9 form is designed to verify both...

10 Ways HR Adds Value to Your Small Business

10 Ways HR Adds Value to Your Small Business

Human Resources (HR) is a multifaceted discipline that often goes unnoticed in its depth and breadth of expertise. Many small business owners might see HR as merely administrative, but it plays a crucial role in shaping the culture, efficiency, and overall success of...

Building Community Over Family: Why It Matters in Business Culture

Building Community Over Family: Why It Matters in Business Culture

In the realm of business culture, the concept of fostering a "family-like atmosphere" has long been idealized as a way to promote unity, loyalty, and collaboration among employees. As workplaces evolve and dynamics shift, there's a growing recognition that nurturing a...

OSHA Pushes Outdoor and Indoor Heat Rule

OSHA Pushes Outdoor and Indoor Heat Rule

by Courtney M. Malveaux, Denaa J. Griffin & Adrienne M. Wood, Jackson Lewis Attorneys at Law The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has moved a step closer to a final rule for “Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work...

What Is an Empowerment Zone Employment Credit?

What Is an Empowerment Zone Employment Credit?

As an employer, you are expected to pay a range of payroll and income taxes. Through employer tax credits, you can effectively reduce your tax bill and save money. Depending on where you are located, the Empowerment Zone Employment Credit can save you up to $3,000 per...

How the WOTC Works

How the WOTC Works

By using the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), employers can save money on their income or payroll taxes. To qualify, you just have to give employees a short questionnaire. Then, the employee must get WOTC-certified by your State Workforce Agency (SWA).  Through the...

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