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The WOTC is a federal tax credit employers can receive for hiring individuals with barriers to employment.
The DOL has developed tools and programs to help employers understand employment laws, and to encourage compliance.
Employers may be required to withhold child support payments from an employee’s wages.
A cafeteria plan must offer employees a choice between at least one taxable benefit (e.g, cash) and one nontaxable benefit.
As alternative payment methods increase, payroll cards have become an increasingly appealing option for many employers.
Distributing Form W-2s electronically to employees is highly recommended because it saves time and money.
Learn the pros and cons of providing employees with total compensation statements.
The Taxpayer First Act, passed in 2019, contains some important yet little-known provisions impacting small businesses.