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A Memo From Wanda (Nov 2017)

When Your Health Plan’s Up for Renewal, Don’t Forget Your Former Employees Eligible for COBRA Among the gotchas that lurk at year-end, it’s easy to forget your COBRA population. Not the snakes, but the former employees eligible to stay in your health plan. ...

How to Prepare for Q4 and Year-End Payroll Tax Reconciliation

If reconciling Q4 and year-end payroll taxes has you stocking up on aspirin and Pepto Bismol or in a firm state of denial, there’s hope and a better way.We’ve got decades of experience guiding our clients through the challenges of quarter-end (QE) and year-end (YE)...

New York City Prohibition on Salary History Inquiries

New York City Prohibition on Salary History Inquiries Takes Effect October 31, 2017: In May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro. 1253 into law, which prohibits all New York City employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history....

How Work-Life Balance Can Benefit Your Organization

October is National Work and Family Month so we wanted to dedicate this month’s blog post to the topic of Work-Life Balance.Have you ever heard someone say, “Happy wife, happy life?” In our brief review of the subject of work-life balance it seems the same thing can...

You’ve Outsourced Your Payroll, So Why Not Your Bookkeeping?

This month guest blogger, Roger Borek from My Accounting Team, explains the ins, outs and advantages of outsourced accounting.What’s one of the most efficient, cost-effective ways to run your business, while reducing your operating costs, and freeing yourself and your...

Are you ready? Here comes 2016!: A Task Checklist

Believe it or not 2016 is here! We've compiled a list of a few tasks you can still get done before 2016 really gets rolling. Happy New Year!COMPLIANCECheck with your State Labor organization to see if there are any new State and/or Federal laws that may impact your...

The Affordable Care Act Part 1 of 2: What Employers Need to Know

Our guest blogger, Jeff Curl from Summit Benefit & Actuarial Services, Inc., explains what employers should know about The Affordable Care Act. This is part one of a two-part discussion on the topic.Right now, employers are overwhelmed by the new Affordable Care...

Buying holiday gifts for employees? Keep it professional.

The holidays are here again and somehow Black Friday has become THIS FRIDAY. You might have the itch to get all your shopping done ASAP in an attempt to relax and celebrate the holidays early for once. If your shopping list includes getting gifts for your employees,...

IRS is Offering Employers Three Affordable Care Act Webinars

Three free IRS webinars designed for business owners, tax managers, employee benefits managers, health coverage providers answer your questions about ACA employer responsibility and information reporting. August and September 2015. This series of educational webinars...

PSNW Celebrates Direct Deposit Month with Paycards

Are you interested in simplifying your payroll processing, saving money, and boosting your company’s environmental friendliness? You can do all three when you celebrate Direct Deposit Month in May! Direct deposit is a timely topic for employers, especially...

‘Heartbleed’ Bug: Eight Tips to Protect Yourself Online

The "Heartbleed" bug has sent businesses and individuals into attack mode in order to prevent passwords from being disclosed, personal information from being compromised -- and ultimately, assets from being stolen. The problem, which was disclosed last month, involves...

Aiding your employees with Form W-4

Employees don't always take the task of filling out their W-4 forms seriously. They may write "exempt" on the withholding portion of the form, or even claim a false high number of withholding allowances to ensure that no federal or state tax is withheld. Here are some...

Important ACA Dates

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s important to stay informed about important, upcoming dates for 2014. Navigating new regulations can be a daunting task, and the tax penalties given for failing to do so are intimidating, particularly for a...

Paid Sick Leave soon to be Oregon-wide?

The Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2015. At the same time Family Forward Oregon, a grass roots organization supporting the issue, plans to take the battle for paid sick-leave to the state legislature. The battle over paid sick leave...

IRS Introduces ACA Wizard to Help Employers Navigate New Regulations

For employers, addressing and planning around the changes that come with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is crucial. Failure to comply with the ACA can result in harsh penalties and choosing a health care policy for your company can be difficult. Fortunately, this...

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