Each year, legal and regulatory changes can impact everything from the amount of payroll taxes you have to pay and your withholding requirements to minimum wage and deductions for certain benefits—complicating an already challenging task. Here’s what you need to know to ensure correct calculations this year. Minimum Wage: While the federal rate remains unchanged

Physical checks may be the more traditional method of compensating employees, but they can also be costly to ship, delayed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, and cause inconvenience that creates stress for both employers and employees. That’s why many companies today are ditching their reliance on paper and offering paperless payroll instead. Here

One of the most popular benefits continues to be 401(k) plans. According to the latest SHRM annual employee benefits survey, 93 percent of organizations offer traditional 401(k)s or defined retirement savings plans, up from 90 percent the previous year. But while they’re a sought-after perk for employees, administering the plans can be a challenge for

Cybersecurity is a growing concern among businesses of all sizes, especially when even large companies like Equifax and Target are hit by data breaches. Tony Frye, Complete Payroll Solutions’ IT Director, answers common questions about ensuring the security of workers’ personal information.

Form 5500 is used by employers or pension or welfare benefit plan administrators to satisfy annual reporting requirements under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. The form requires information about the qualification of the plan, its financial condition, investments and operations. And if it’s not filed on time, the fines can add up: The IRS

The new FLSA ruling has many businesses needing to reclassify employee status to accommodate the new minimum salary level eligible for overtime pay. And, if this weren’t enough, companies are now finding it even more challenging explaining to an exempt employee that their position is going to be reclassified.