The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan

Evil HR Lady

So many businesses took out Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans that the program’s first tranche maxed out in a few days. Kiplinger’s laid out what the actual costs will look like : To keep reading, click here: The IRS Is Coming for Your Payroll Protection Loan.

Your Rights Regarding Wage Disputes


Wage disputes can arise in almost any work environment, even productive and happy ones which operate smoothly and without incident. Employers sometimes may even be unaware that a violation has occurred, which makes it all the more important that you as an employee have a strong understanding of employment law and your right to fair wages for the work you engage in. Career Advice Wage Disputes employee rights

Wage 140

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How to Detect and Prevent Payroll Fraud

The Undercover Recruiter

Payroll fraud is most simply defined as employees cheating the payroll system at their place of employment in order to receive funds to which they are not entitled. There are a number of ways payroll fraud can be committed, including from salary, hourly and commission workers, as well as ways to prevent and detect it. What is Payroll Fraud? The final common form of payroll fraud comes in false claims for expenses. How to Detect Payroll Fraud.

Payroll Problems

Evil HR Lady

The employee had already worked the altered shift for that week, but for some reason payroll said that they were not allowed to do that, and switched it to PTO time. Don't tell payroll. Here is what payroll is thinking: Bob is scheduled to work Mon-Friday. It seems like either the company is open (in which case you don't mention to payroll that Bob didn't work), or the company is closed (in which case everyone gets it off). To give payroll credit, though.

Payroll Problems

Evil HR Lady

The employee had already worked the altered shift for that week, but for some reason payroll said that they were not allowed to do that, and switched it to PTO time. Don't tell payroll. Here is what payroll is thinking: Bob is scheduled to work Mon-Friday. It seems like either the company is open (in which case you don't mention to payroll that Bob didn't work), or the company is closed (in which case everyone gets it off). To give payroll credit, though.

my boss wants to personally reimburse me for a payroll error

Ask a Manager

I brought it to the attention of my manager the next week; he said he would check with payroll to find out what happened. He waited too long to talk to payroll about the error, and by the time he did, they told him it was too late to correct that paycheck. It’s great that my manager wants to make sure I get payed at his own expense, and maybe that’s fair since apparently it’s his procrastination that prevented it from being corrected through payroll.

Fight for $15 Protests Planned Nationwide Today


Today thousands of fast-food and airport workers are protesting in favour of a big minimum wage hike. Fight for $15 is back, and food service workers, cleaners, hospital and home health care workers, drivers and other low-wage workers are demonstrating at restaurants, airports and other high-traffic areas to spread their message. Fight for $15 advocates for a hike in the minimum wage to alleviate poverty and the right to organize in unions and bargain collectively.

2016 55

5 Things to Watch Out for In Friday’s Job Report


In addition to key indicators like overall employment and wage growth, I’ll be digging into the report for information on regional and sector disparities, youth employment trends, underemployment and where America stands in the global employment picture. Wage Growth. Quarter after quarter, wage growth has been so slow as to be measured in single digit fluctuations, a little bit up, a little bit down, but for the most part, slow and steady.

2016 52

Daily Pay: Discount it at Your Own Peril As an HR Leader.

The HR Capitalist

After all we've long since settled into our 2 week cycles for payroll. Payroll is due!! What's our error rate on Payroll? Our 2-week payroll cycles make the concept of Daily Pay foreign to a lot us. Payroll technology in the app world makes the transition to daily pay easier than you might think. Walmart has announced it will begin allowing its workers to use an app called Even to access a portion of their wages before standard paydays.

2019 111

I’m not eligible for raises (but my coworkers are)

Evil HR Lady

All payroll raises for our direct care staff, along with their managers, directors, trainers, and in-house investigators, are billed back to the state or federal government for reimbursement. It’s legal as long as you’re making minimum wage. A reader asks.

2021 225

Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid


Some small business owners think it’ll be easier and cheaper to classify their employees as independent contractors, so they don’t have to pay payroll taxes or cover benefits like disability and paid leave. Even if an employee leaves your company on poor terms, you have to give him or her that last paycheck — to not do so is wage theft. Making Payroll Mistakes. You’re a small business owner, not an employment attorney.

2019 109

Homeland Security Issues New Non-Skilled Visas to Save Maine from Hiring Local

Evil HR Lady

Until Congress opens the door to more H-2B foreign workers, those businesses are finding ways to attract locals onto the payroll. The Department of Homeland Security just approved 15,000 new visas for low wage seasonal workers.Was this the real solution or should Maine and other states with high summer tourism employment needs have been forced to keep raising wages and benefits until they found US Citizens and Permanent Residents to fill the jobs?

2017 126

HEY HR FOODIES: Stop Dreaming About Opening a Restaurant - Here's Why.

The HR Capitalist

Rents are astronomical, the complaint goes; wages are rising, regulations are byzantine, and don’t even talk about the price of fresh produce. To further break down the formula, a healthy restaurant aims to spend about 10 percent of its sales revenue on rent, utilities and other occupancy costs; 30 to 40 percent on labor (your specialty if you're readying this blog) including payroll taxes and benefits; and 30 percent on food and beverages.

2016 124

Jobs Friday: The November BLS Jobs Report


Non-farm payroll increased by 271,000 in October and the unemployment rate is at a 7-year low of 5%. That’s thanks to rising nonfarm payroll employment and average per hour wages, combined with low inflation. That means that the wage gains are real, not inflationary. Like wages: “Last month’s rise in wages, which have been almost stagnant despite a tightening labor market, lifted the year-on-year reading to 2.5

2015 72

What Working Women Should Know About Disability Benefits

Ms. Career Girl

To qualify, applicants must have paid FICA payroll taxes for five out of the last 10 years, have a physical or mental disability that will prevent them from working for 12 months or more, and have strong medical evidence. It’s possible this monthly benefit amount, based on work earnings history, could be even lower for women who still seek wage parity in the workplace. Women have taken major strides in a workforce once dominated by men.

The Last Jobs Friday of 2015 Is a Good One – Mostly


The American economy added 292,000 non-farm payroll jobs in December, but wages fell by one cent. Slow wage growth and underemployment are two disturbing trends to keep an eye on. Wage growth was flat or sluggish throughout much of the year, as has been the case since the economic collapse. That slow wage growth is in part caused by underemployment – slack in the labour market making it easy to keep wages low.

2016 50

April Jobs Report Sees a Big Slowdown


April’s BLS jobs report shows a big slowdown in hiring with only 160,000 new non-farm payroll jobs. For several months the average increase in non-farm payroll jobs has hovered around 200,000, so this represents a drop of 40,000. As with last month, wages showed modest growth at 0.3%. While I’m not surprised about the slow wage growth or the sector by sector breakdown of job gains and losses, I am surprised at the overall hiring slowdown.

2016 52

How the Paycheck Protection Plan Can Help Save Your Business

Evil HR Lady

This allows you to borrow based on your payroll, rent, and utility needs. Payroll costs definition. They have no qualms at saying the Payroll Protection Plan includes “sole-proprietors, independent contractors, and other self-employed individuals.”

2020 236

Can I Dock Pay and Work Through Lunch?

Evil HR Lady

Although it is not my business I am the one doing payroll and I feel guilty for shorting her paycheck. Actually, the improper management of payroll is probably irrelevant to the quality of dentistry, but it still makes me nervous. As long as you are paid the minimum wage they aren’t required to give you a raise when you’re taking on extra work. I work in a small dental practice where out “office manager ” is salaried weekly and I work under her.

2016 160

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

According to Fortune , Benioff said that the company is spending about $3 million extra this year on its payroll to make these adjustments. “We In their efforts to bring wage equality to Silicon Valley, government officials have accused one of the tech industry's anchor firms of large-scale gender discrimination. Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job.

2017 81

my employees don’t want to return to work because they’re making more from unemployment

Ask a Manager

It is a considerable difference money wise, and I don’t think I’d be able to meet the wages they’re earning on unemployment. This doesn’t work for us, considering the repayment qualifications of the loan (we have to use most of it on payroll and maintain a certain number of staff).

2020 57

All Quiet On the January Jobs Report Front


The January Jobs Report is in: nonfarm payroll employment is up by 151,000 and the jobless rate is now at 4.9%. Wage growth continues to be positive but slow, with an average increase in January of 12 cents. Happy Jobs Friday! We’re done here, right? Well, almost. As predicted, job growth slowed in January and some of the retail jobs the economy added in November and December have now disappeared.

2016 48

What Industry and Where You Live Helps in Finding a Job!

Resume Bear

Private employers added 158,000 jobs in March, the smallest gain in five months and short of economists’ expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists are projecting that non-farm payrolls grew by about 200,000 in March and the unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 That may be because construction activity fell even further than construction payrolls when the recession struck in 2007, leaving significant slack in the industry’s capacity.

2013 152

What to Do With Your First Adult Paycheck

Ms. Career Girl

If the abbreviations for all of the various taxes, health care expenses and deductions are confusing, schedule an appointment with your payroll officer to walk you through the check. No matter your salary or hourly wage, the best thing you have going for you today is your youth. The post What to Do With Your First Adult Paycheck appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You’ve made it to orientation, figured out where the lunchroom is and managed to remember almost everyone’s names.

2016 138

June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up


And although American firms don’t hire and fire based on UK politics, the increasing reliance on nonfarm payroll hiring numbers as an economic market, made many analysts argue that this June BLS report would be an important signal as to how the US economy is faring and what impact it would have on a shaken global economy. The US economy added 287,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June and average hourly wages rose by %0.02

2016 48

“Commission and Sales Bonus Plans: Read them or it will cost you.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

HR now tells me that the Sales Bonus plan requires a person to be on the payroll on the last day of the quarter to receive any Sales Bonus for that quarter. They do not, and employers don’t either, although some states are requiring so-called “wage disclosure” laws that require certain aspects of wage information. Question : My job was in a sales group. A significant part of the compensation was a quarterly Sales Bonus based on revenue from customers.

2011 130

The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September


The US economy added 156,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in September. Wage growth continues to be slow but has risen by 2.6% “The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised down from +275,000 to +252,000, and the change for August was revised up from +151,000 to +167,000. September’s much anticipated jobs report is here and the news is… ok.

Target Looking To Expand Its Team For The Holidays (And Beyond)

Career Realism

The company's hourly minimum wage has been $13 since June 2019, and plans on raising it to $15 per hour by the end of 2020. Company officials say Target has also invested over $1 billion in payroll for stores since 2016 and Target team members, on average, are working more hours today than they did three years ago. "We Tis the season for holiday jobs and one of the businesses at the center of the seasonal hiring is Target.

2019 57

Obama’s American Jobs Act: Job Seekers Should Target Small Businesses

Water Cooler Wisdom

On Thursday, September 8, President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve a nearly half-trillion-dollar plan called the American Jobs Act , which seeks to bolster the economy by cutting payroll taxes for employers and employees, aiding the long-term unemployed, and improving the country’s physical infrastructure.  This will be done by cutting employer payroll taxes to 3.1

2011 61

WITNESS THE 2017 SOUTH SNOWPOCOLYPSE: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

The HR Capitalist

Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I'm guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?) I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they're disposable jobs, etc.".

2017 76

WITNESS: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard. (Snowpocalypse Edition)

The HR Capitalist

Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I'm guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?) I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they're disposable jobs, etc.". Peeps - I'm rerunning this as I told my 2014 Atlanta Snowpocalypse multiple times over the last 4 days based on the big winter storm that hit Nashville/Nashvegas (as well as the northeast).

2016 81

Who Are the 5.6 Million Who Work in HR & Recruiting?


Payroll may or may not be the responsibility of HR. This includes wage and salary admins.). The number is misleading but often accounts payable is responsible for processing payroll checks while sometimes its the HR specialist.). Learn more about marketing, selling and working in HR and Recruiting industry. Join my free webinar on 12/19 at 11 AM EST, “7 Commandments of Selling & Marketing to HR & Recruiting.”

2013 111

Supreme Court’s DACA Ruling Will Affect Millions


billion in state and local taxes annually and $13 billion in payroll taxes, which helps strengthen our Social Security system (which, by the way, undocumented immigrants aren’t entitled to partake in). Unfortunately, they mostly work in low-wage occupations, due in large part to the fact that they don’t have lawful U.S.

2016 46

How to Reduce the Salary of Exempt Level Employees


Doing so is an alternative to common corporate payroll and wage expense reductions like furlough , layoffs, and reduced work hours. How to Reduce Company Costs Like Employee Salaries and Payroll. So keep these points clear as you navigate what may be some difficult times for you as you consider employee cost-cutting measures like salary reduction and payroll at your organization. Times have been tough, everyone knows that.

Understanding Domestic Partner Benefits


State and federal law don’t require employers to report their contribution to heterosexual employees as taxable wages earned. However, employers are required to report the value of a same-sex domestic partner’s health coverage as taxable wages earned (called imputed income). For employers, this also raises their payroll taxes. In 2012, 50 percent of U.S. companies offered domestic partner insurance coverage.

Intensions vs. Outcomes


Payroll’s tight at the location the manager is responsible for. In reality, the Manager’s intention is to save payroll, keep himself from being reprimanded by his boss, and while doing what he sees is a favor for his friend allowing him to keep his job. Department of Labor , the Wage and Hour Division. It’s no secret that things don’t always work out the way you expected or intended.

2011 85

WITNESS: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

HR Capitalist

Even thought the roads were enough to keep most people from work, at least 12 employees (I''m guessing that location has 30-35 people on the payroll?) I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they''re disposable jobs, etc.". How hard is it to be a manager of people at McDonalds? Like riding a bike on the freeway hard.

2014 82

August Jobs Report: Let’s Talk Labour Statistics for Labour Day


However, wage growth lost the progress seen in previous months, dropping to 0.12%. Nonfarm payroll job growth: +151,000. “Over the last five years, the initial release of August payrolls reports has undershot forecasts by an average of 52,000. They have missed expectations nine out of the last 12 years, according to Deutsche Bank economists, who project an increase in payrolls of 160,000.”

2016 46

Third Party Providers: The Job Seeker’s New Best Friend

Corn on the Job

Most entrepreneurs and small business owners haven’t had the proper financial training to manage their own accounting and payroll. Even those who have gone through that training often choose to outsource to companies like because they simply don’t have the time to deal with wage payments and payroll costs. Here’s the thing that nobody else will tell you: the world is weird—especially for job seekers and entrepreneurs.

2014 46

we’re not allowed to bring coffee to work, my coworker is faking his expertise, and more

Ask a Manager

I’m sure there is a record of the intern on our payroll but am not sure it will detail what he did. I’m being converted to volunteer status due to a payroll error. I was hired a month ago and was told via email by payroll that since I had previously held a job on campus, I did not need to submit any paperwork to their office. Illinois requires wages to paid no later than 13 days after the end of the pay period in which the wages were earned.

2016 40

my employer wants me to come back at half my pay, coworker posts awful things on Facebook, and more

Ask a Manager

They’ve asked me to return to a 40/hour work week at a reduced rate of $13.50/hour (nearly half my prior wage), stating I’ll lose unemployment benefits if I turn them down. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My employer wants to bring me back to work — at half my old pay.

2020 41

Put a Ring on it. 2012 Employment & Jobs Outlook.


As the economy slowed in the beginning of this recession, companies buckled down and made payroll cuts laying off millions of workers freeing up much needed cash flow to account for the decreases in sales and revenue. Companies are responsible for offering benefits to employees in addition to paying for social security, unemployment insurance, and employment taxes in addition to the employee’s salary or hourly wage. Job Seekers to Employers: Put a Ring on it.

2012 96

Why I Support Illegal Internships

Career Realism

What followed was a groundbreaking lawsuit that led to the district judge ruling in favor of Eric getting at least minimum wage, and opened the door to a bunch of successful illegal internship lawsuits in a variety of industries. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. In 2009, Eric Glatt had what sounded like the opportunity of a lifetime.