February 3, 2020
4 Ways Your Employees Can Save on Prescriptions
Prescription drug prices continue to be a thorn in the side of those trying to rein in healthcare costs. Indeed, rising prescription prices constitute one of the single largest contributors to rising health insurance premiums.
January 31, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Helping Employees Set Goals
Setting goals is part and parcel of the professional business environment. Employees are encouraged to set goals for the coming year, then track them along with management over the next 12 months. The process is seen as a way to increase employee engagement and productivity.
January 17, 2020
Top 3 Changes for Payroll in 2020
With the start of each new year come changes in how we pay taxes. Some years, the changes affect employer payroll departments. 2020 is one of those years. There are numerous changes at both the federal and state levels that your clients should be aware of. This post highlights the top three.
December 20, 2019
New W-4 Released: APA Offers Resources
The final version of the new Form W-4 has been published and the IRS is asking professionals to become familiar with it so you can determine proper withholding in 2020.
December 6, 2019
Out Now: The Latest Data on Payroll Salaries and the Profession
The American Payroll Association has just released its 2019 Survey of Salaries and The Payroll Profession, which offers a comprehensive inside look at payroll departments across the U.S.
November 15, 2019
Revisions to IRS Form W-4: Are Your Clients Ready?
We have known for several years that a new W-4 is coming. The 2019 W-4 is slightly different from its predecessor, but the 2020 form is completely different. The IRS intends to simplify the process with its new form. Whether or not it works out that way remains to be seen. The question now is whether or not your clients are ready for the coming changes?
November 1, 2019
Open Enrollment 2020: What Your Clients Need to Know
We are quickly approaching the annual open enrollment period for health insurance benefits. Whether your client provides health insurance or not, employees need to know what this is all about. They also need to begin preparing for open enrollment now. You can help by educating your clients about this important topic.
October 18, 2019
Payroll Security: More Important Than Ever
The IRS calls payroll security a “critical concern” and has once again provided advice to payroll professionals on how to secure data, avoid identity attacks, create a security plan and report breaches and thefts when they happen.
October 4, 2019
Maintaining Compliance with Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws
Paid family and medical leave is a hot topic of discussion among legislators at both the state and national levels. The fact is that the United States remains an aberration in a world where most developed countries mandate paid leave for things like childbirth and having to care for a disabled family member.
September 13, 2019
Are You Adequately Protecting Employee Data? Take A Look at the “Security Six”
The IRS and its Security Summit partners – a coalition of federal agencies and private industry – have a new checklist for professionals who use, manage and store sensitive taxpayer information.
August 9, 2019
Performance-Based Hiring: Why It Works in a Tight Labor Market
Today's labor market is so tight that it is becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to find top talent in their respective industries. If your client’s company is struggling to recruit and hire, we have a suggestion: embrace performance-based hiring.
July 26, 2019
6 Ways to Improve Your Client's Employee Retention
Recruiting and hiring new staff is a time-consuming and costly enterprise. As such, it is wise to retain employees so as to avoid unnecessary recruiting and hiring. But how do your clients do that? How do they retain employees when so many other employers are looking to steal them away?