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The election of President-elect Donald Trump could mean big changes to federal tax rules for small businesses, according to Sarah Schiltz, CPA, a manager at accounting firm MarksNelson. Among the possible developments:
Just when you thought you were completely in compliance with all the posting regulations, the US Department of Labor has issued two revised federal posters now required as of August 1, 2016.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) poster has been updated to include the requirement for employers to provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers for up to one year after the birth of their child and a private workplace location to accommodate these breaks other than a restroom. There is also a section advising workers of independent contractor misclassification. The poster explains the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. Information regarding a “tip credit” for employers is also included. Employers may claim a partial wage credit based on the tips received by employees, as long as those tipped employees meet specific requirements. A QR code has been added to assist with compliance and instructions for workers on how to file a complaint.
The revision to the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) poster eliminated reference to the amount of penalty to which employers could be subjected and places a QR code for agency contact information.
If you have any questions as to whether your workplace posters are current, please contact Meridian Business Services, LLC for assistance and other ways by which we may serve you.
BusinessCollective lists the benefits of outsourcing your bookkeeping to companies such as ours. Let Meridian Business Services ease your workload. Here are 10 reasons why.
How many times have you asked yourself that question while talking to an employee? If you are like most managers, it is a frequently asked question that may have a somewhat tricky answer. While documentation is an important part of managing people, recognizing the difference between good documentation and bad documentation is vital to protect your company from an unwanted lawsuit.
If you have asked yourself that question, then you probably already know the answer.
It has been said that bad documentation is worse than having no documentation. Examples of bad documentation that should be avoided are:
Click on the following PDF to learn more about the new rules regarding salary threshold for FLSA exemptions! Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this new rule and how it may affect you.
Have you ever made excuses like these for not having job descriptions? “I don’t have time to deal with those!” “I really don’t know where to start, let alone write the whole thing.” “We are a small company.” “Our employees know what to do.”
If you have . . . you are not alone! You might be surprised to know that job descriptions are one of the core documents of your organization. Often times, job descriptions are one of the first documents requested by a court when litigation comes calling. Here is why. Job descriptions not only communicate what the job requirements are and the expectations, but provide guidance and instruction to many HR practices in companies of all sizes. Some employment laws impact how job descriptions are written and how they are used.
Notice the areas of your company that are affected:
HR Practices Affected:
Employment Law Considerations:
As you can clearly see, job descriptions are worthy of your attention. So, if you find yourself making excuses, don’t postpone any longer! Meridian Business Services will be happy to discuss how we can help you write or update your job descriptions. Call us now!
Well, folks. It's almost that time of the year again: Tax Season! Here is the list of all the important due dates for this upcoming tax season. Mark it in your calendar, and give Meridian a call. We'll be sure to help you in all aspects of your taxes before these deadlines creep up!
Health Coverage Information Reporting Deadlines for Employers and Other Providers Extended; Guidance to Affected Individuals Provided
This article discusses important health coverage information for employers and providers. Click here for the full article.
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