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Tag: Compliance


Feb

19

2018
Top 10 Payroll Compliance Mistakes

Top 10 Payroll Compliance Mistakes

While ignorance is bliss, it won’t help you get out of an employment tax or labor law penalty.  We know business owners are juggling a lot of balls and under a great variety of pressures.  We compiled this top 10 list to help small business owners understand the most frequent payroll compliance issues they will inadvertently stumble upon. All payments you issue to your employees should go...

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Dec

11

2016
Poster Compliance

Poster Compliance

2018 ALL-IN-ONE POSTERS        Federal and state law requires employers to post labor law notices in the workplace. These mandatory postings include the OSHA Posting, Federal Minimum Wage, FMLA, USERRA and various state specific notices.  Failure to post mandatory labor law notices can result in hefty fines and lawsuits.   Pre-Order Yours Today! Order a single Poster one-time   OR    Choose your desired Compliance Package:...

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Aug

29

2016
FLSA Overtime Changes and Exempt Employees

FLSA Overtime Changes and Exempt Employees

New overtime rules are slated to go into effect DECEMBER 1, 2016. With this final ruling ANYONE who makes less than $913 per week ($47,476 per year) will be eligible for overtime (meaning you will be required to pay them overtime). In other words this will impact your workers currently classified as exempt (or rather in plain english – your SALARY workers).


Jan

31

2014
Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges

Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges

Effective January 1st restaurants that put service or automatic gratuity on bills for larger parties now have to show these charges as taxable sales/service charges (not as tips) and are subject to all payroll tax withholding. That added fee will need to be included with their payroll, meaning workers will have to wait to get the extra cash. Restaurants are required to report to the...

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Jan

15

2014

Risky Business > Employee vs. Independent Contractor

It is important that employers understand the distinctions between employees and independent contractors. Classification can be a complex task, prone to mistakes, myths, misunderstandings, and classification errors – whether innocent or intentional – can be costly to the employer. With today’s tax revenue shortfalls, government agencies are cracking down on misclassification of workers. Here are two examples that have made recent headlines: FedEx to Pay $2.3 Million...

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Jan

15

2014
Payroll Compliance 101

Payroll Compliance 101

While ASAP does not provide tax or legal advisory services, there are a number of items to review and discuss with your CPA and legal counsel, here are some basics resources any Employer should reference. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive – please refer to the IRS and State for additional resources. Payroll Recordkeeping Obligations – Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA),...

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Jan

01

2014

I-9 Compliance Basics for Employers

While ASAP does not provide tax or legal advisory services, there are a number of items to review regarding the NEWLY PUBLISHED federal Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive resource – please refer to the IRS and State for additional resources. (All content listed in blue/underlined below is a hyperlink directing you to the appropriate resource page). Resources...

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Oct

25

2013

Colorado Employment Verification Audits

The Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) is conducting more than a thousand audits on employers each year to enforce Colorado’s Employment Verification Law. According to a recent post by our friends at Jackson Lewis LLP, The Division has conducted approximately 200 compliant-based audits, 5,400 random audits, and 650 re-audits since the law went into effect in 2007. Colorado employers must make an affirmation...

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Aug

30

2013

ALERT! Employers Required to Send Mandatory Exchange Notice to Employees by October 1st

Employers are required to provide a Health Insurance Marketplace Notice to employees regarding the new insurance ‘exchange’ options. Earlier this month, the Department of Labor issued guidance regarding the notice about Connect for Health Colorado’s new insurance marketplace. The DOL’s release included two model notices for employers: one for employers providing health insurance and another for employers that do not offer health insurance coverage (see...

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Aug

23

2013

Back to School – Laws restrict hours of student employees.

With school back in session, it’s important to understand the legalities behind employing students. It is legal to employ students during the school year, however federal and state laws impose certain restrictions on the amount of time students can spend at your business. Resources: Federal overview >>FindLaw.com – Legal for Students to Work During the School Year Colorado Youth Employment Laws >>CDLE, colorado.gov



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