Payroll and Benefits

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18th, 2020, Congress signed the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act into law to provide additional benefits to those impacted by COVID-19, giving employees paid leave, who may not...

The Importance of Tying out 941 to W2s

The new year is an exciting and busy time for small businesses.  You are analyzing and reviewing the past year as well as planning for a successful year.  With all...

New Salary Requirements for 2020!

A few years ago, the Department of Labor (DOL) was set to increase the minimum salary requirement for allowing an employee to be exempt from overtime requirements.  The increase was...

Employment Applications – Salary History

On May 23, 2019 the Kansas City, MO City Council passed a law prohibiting employers in KCMO to ask applicants about their salary history. This ordinance is effective as of...

Crossing State Lines – Employment Considerations

Crossing state lines can grow your business.  However, as an employer, it also means you must be aware of the different laws related to employment and business in each state....

Personal Use of Company Vehicles

If your employees are driving a company-owned vehicle, it is important that they keep detailed records of the miles driven for business and those driven for personal use. The breakdown...

Employee vs. Contractor:Control and Relationship

Sometimes in small business, the idea of paying those who work for you as contractors sounds ideal.  But, how does a business owner know to correctly classify a worker as...

Paycheck Checkup!

As we near the end of the year, it’s important to do a “Paycheck Checkup” so you’re not surprised by your tax bill come April. The Tax Cuts and Jobs...