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IRS Waives Penalties for Under-Withheld 2018 Taxes

When you file your tax returns this season, you may realize you’re one of the many taxpayers whose 2018 withholdings and estimated tax payments fell short of their tax liability. If you are, take heart, as the IRS recently announced it’s waiving tax penalties if you’ve paid at least 85 percent of your 2018 tax... Read more

Why It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Paper Checks

If you’re in the Midwest, Northern Plains or even parts of the Northeast, you’re now painfully familiar with 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 checks, they would’ve gotten... Read more

What Wisconsinites Need to Know about FMLA

Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult a legal professional if you have questions about FMLA compliance. Established in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal labor law that entitles eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. While the federal law sets the... Read more

The Key to Great Managers

Too often, companies today are accustomed to mediocre management. However, considering the significant influence managers have on a company’s success, this is not an area that any organization should overlook. In spite of this, nearly 70 percent of managers recently stated they are uncomfortable communicating with employees, so it’s safe to say most managers could... Read more

11 Essential Payroll Resources

If you’re a payroll professional or a business owner, you need to be in the know. While there are a lot of details to keep track of internally, it’s also critical to stay current on industry updates and regulations that impact your business. With the overwhelming amount of information available, it’s tough to pin down... Read more