11 Places To Find and Recruit Top Talent

  When you’re hiring, it’s common to turn to the same old places to find and recruit talent. While this approach has likely landed you some pretty amazing people in the past, it’s also beneficial to move outside of your comfort zone. By experimenting with different online, offline and in-person channels, you may discover that... Read more

Government Labor Compliance Resources That Are Actually User-Friendly

It’s tough to stay up on all of the labor laws and regulations that you’re responsible for as an employer. Pair this with government resources being notoriously difficult to use and interpret, and it’s understandable why compliance is such a headache for businesses. Thankfully, several government agencies are working hard to change this — the U.S.... Read more

Wisconsin Could Be the First State to Make Cash Tips Tax-Free

Wisconsin lawmakers introduced legislation that would eliminate income tax liabilities for tipped wages paid in cash. If it passes, Wisconsin could be the first state in the country to provide a state income tax exemption for cash tips paid to waiters, bartenders, taxi drivers, hair stylists and other service industry workers. Why did lawmakers propose... Read more

Your Top 10 HSA Questions Answered

If you have questions when it comes to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), you’re not alone. HSAs come with significant benefits, including tax advantages, but to make the most of them, you need to be clear on the rules. With a new tax year underway (and new HSA contribution limits), now’s the perfect time for an... Read more

What to Set Up Before Running Your First Payroll

As a business owner, it’s a major milestone when you’re ready to start hiring employees (or get yourself on payroll). While it’s an exciting time, it also means you’ve got a lot of preparations to make. Whether you plan to run payroll yourself or use a payroll service provider, you’ll need to complete some government... Read more

Why It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Paper Checks

Although spring is here, if you’re in the Midwest, Northern Plains or even parts of the Northeast, you’re still painfully aware of the term “polar vortex.” Thanks to this winter’s record-shattering temperatures, the USPS delayed mail delivery in 11 states. Unfortunately, if your employees had a payday during the delay and they rely on paper... Read more

Your EEO-1 Questions Answered

After much waiting, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on May 2 that employers must turn over 2017 pay data along with their 2018 data by Sept. 30 of this year. This decision comes after a flurry of federal rulings and criticism. With so much information circulating, it’s no wonder many employers are left... Read more

Wisconsin Cracks Down on Payroll Fraud Epidemic

Last month marked the end of the 2018 tax season, but it also marked the beginning of new statewide initiative in Wisconsin. On tax day, Governor Evers announced the launch of a task force dedicated to fighting payroll fraud throughout the state. And while there’s more than one type of payroll fraud, this task force... Read more