Employees or Independent Contractors? You Need to Know.

In the past 5 years, officials from many branches of Government, from the Dept. of Labor and the IRS to Congress and the Executive branch, are more focused on workers issues, and, just as importantly, treasury revenue, than any other recent administrations. One major area of focus is on making sure that individuals are paid [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Employees or Independent Contractors? You Need to Know.

Over-The-Counter Employee Drug Testing

Employers need to be very aware of the integrity of their employees and new hires as well as the safety of the work place.  Many employers utilize drug testing to make sure they have an effective, reliable, safety conscious staff. Recently, a customer asked us if they could utilize over-the-counter drug testing to test their [...]

By | September 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Over-The-Counter Employee Drug Testing

Help Your Employees Determine Their Social Security Benefits

Are your employees setting aside enough for their retirement? As part of the payroll process, employees and their employers are setting aside something every payroll payroll period as both parties contribute to the employees' social security account. These contributions have been made for an individual's entire working life. But is it enough to support those [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Help Your Employees Determine Their Social Security Benefits

GSA Announces Per Diem Rates for 2015

The General Services Administration announced in a travel bulletin issued Aug. 6 that per diem rates will remain unchanged for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. The standard rate remains $129 for all states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. The lodging rate is $83 and the meals and the incidental expenses rate is $46. However, the [...]

By | September 9th, 2014|News|Comments Off on GSA Announces Per Diem Rates for 2015

Preliminary Instructions for Reporting Employee Health Coverage for ACA Released by IRS

The IRS has released preliminary versions of the instructions to Form 1095-A (Health Insurance Marketplace Statement), Form 1095-B (Health Coverage), Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage), Form 1094-B (Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns), and Form 1094-C (Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns). These drafts give taxpayers an advance [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on Preliminary Instructions for Reporting Employee Health Coverage for ACA Released by IRS