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June 7, 2018

Why Choosing a Payroll Schedule Isn’t So Simple

While many are familiar with a bi-monthly pay schedule — typically on the first and fifteenth of the month — there are actually a few ways to structure a payroll schedule. Like most decisions business owners make, the way you structure your small business payroll schedule depends most on your small business needs and the […]

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April 10, 2018

How Did We Get Here? Solving the Gender Wage Gap in 2018

According to 2017 legislation, this April marks the deadline for all UK companies with over 250 employees to release their wage data to the public. The #PayMeToo movement is well underway, and while it’s past due, it’s finally making visible progress. Without similar legislation keeping US businesses transparent, we’re here to offer some insights and […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

January 31, 2018

How Does the New Tax Overhaul Impact Payroll and Your Paycheck?

The sweeping tax bill (H.R. 1) signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017, will impact almost every area of taxation, including corporations, pass-through businesses, and individuals. How will the tax bill impact payroll and your paycheck? Employers and employees can expect to see changes to wage withholding in 2018 because of […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

January 8, 2018

Hiring an independent contractor: what forms do I need?

In my last blog post, I wrote about the important first step of determining a worker’s status. Once you’ve hired an independent contractor, there are some important considerations to ensure your payroll processes are up-to-date. Here are some important independent contractor forms that businesses should have on file:  Form W-9 Form W-9, the Request for Taxpayer […]

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Minimum Wage Increases

December 19, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases Going Into Effect for California, Washington, New York, & More

Minimum wages are set to increase across a variety of states and jurisdictions in the new year. Arizona, California, and Washington will all see minimum wage increases on January 1, 2018, while New York will go into effect on December 31, 2017. Read on for further information on minimum wage increases in these states, and […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

November 20, 2017

LLC, C Corp or S Corp? How to Decide the Best Business Structure for You

There are so many exciting things that come with starting a business. While it can seem overwhelming at first, there’s a lot of joy to be had in bringing your hard work to life. As I wrote about previously, one of the first steps in getting a business off of the ground is to obtain an […]

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November 7, 2017

Zenefits Payroll: Now Available in 47 States and The District of Columbia

Zenefits Payroll makes running payroll effortless – and now it’s available to businesses in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Here’s what makes Zenefits Payroll different: Radically efficient: Anything you choose to manage on Zenefits – HR, benefits, hours, vacation – flows into Zenefits Payroll automatically, keeping your earnings, deductions, and taxes up-to-date without you lifting […]

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Understanding your W2 forms

October 6, 2017

Understanding Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) & How to Tackle Making Changes

Whether you’re building a business for the first or seasoned by years of experience, there are a myriad of terms to know when it comes to remain in compliance. Whether you’re brushing up on your knowledge or navigating employer waters for the first time, we’re here to break down complex processes to make kicking off […]

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September 29, 2017

Introducing Zenefits Pay Connect

As a platform that’s built to empower people, Zenefits delivers a best in class employee experience to your team–regardless of role, department and experience level. At SHIFT, Zenefits’ first ever Culture Conference, we revealed how we’re architecting workplace software of the future that gives your employees the tools they need to be successful (both in […]

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September 7, 2017

Alleviating Year End Payroll Stress with the Special Accounting Rule

Use the Special Accounting Rule to relieve future Year End Stress As we find ourselves rounding the curve into the latter half of 2017, it’s the ideal time to start forecasting for the many to-dos that come with the quickly approaching year’s end. While the final calendar months are laden with fun, it also comes […]

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August 9, 2017

Introducing James Brown, The Godfather of Payroll Tax Compliance

When you think of the Godfather, what comes to mind? Actually, wait…err..that’s not the image we’re trying to invoke. But one of a figure of authority? Now that’s the notion we’re channeling. Cue James Brown, the Godfather of Zenefits Payroll. In the office, James is a boss when it comes to everything tax related. Have […]

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May 23, 2017

Zenefits Payroll: Now Available in GA & IL

We’re pleased to announce that businesses in Georgia and Illinois will be able to sign up for Zenefits Payroll software in June for July start dates. Our payroll service – which is also available in California, Texas, Florida, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, and Colorado – connects to your HR, benefits, time off, […]

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