Part 1- The Differences Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee

Part 1- The Differences Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee

This is a two part blog post to help you identify a true independent contractor versus an employee and how to pay them.

In order to know how to pay staff for their services, you must first understand what their classification is. One of the things you need to know is what business relationship exists between you and the person performing services for your company.

10 More Interview Questions You Can't Ask and 10 Legal Alternatives

10 More Interview Questions You Can't Ask and 10 Legal Alternatives

We received such great feedback on our first post about certain questions that you cannot ask while conducting an interview that we decided to write about a few more!  Here are 10 question you cannot ask in an interview and what to ask instead.

10 Interview Questions You Can't Ask and 10 Legal Alternatives

10 Interview Questions You Can't Ask and 10 Legal Alternatives

Here at GetPayroll, we believe it is very important to know what to ask in an interview and what not to ask.  That is why this will be a two-part series on the most commonly asked interview questions and how to best avoid any kind of trouble or a headache  for you and your business in the long run.

Unemployment Rates and Ex-Employee Issues

Unemployment Rates and Ex-Employee Issues

Unemployment rates change every year whether you have had a claim or not.  Have you received yours for 2017 yet? Have you had to pay an ex-employee unemployment? Understand that there are people who deliberately get fired so they can claim unemployment benefits...

Do you know what to do with employee unclaimed checks? Well, the States do and they are called Escheat Laws.

Do you know what to do with employee unclaimed checks? Well, the States do and they are called Escheat Laws.

It may seem highly unlikely, but the problem of what to do with unclaimed checks that are un-cashed by employees is an ongoing payroll problem. Check out our list by State of unclaimed abandonment laws.

How To Handle Returned W-2s and W-2 Errors Like a Payroll Pro

How To Handle Returned W-2s and W-2 Errors Like a Payroll Pro

If your company gets back undeliverable W-2s or learns a W-2 contains errors or wasn’t received, know the IRS requirements to keep your payroll in compliance.

Topics We'll Cover in Payroll Academy

Each month we'll highlight different payroll topics. Here's a preview of topics we'll cover, but we reserve the right to add additional information we think will help you. (cue smile)

  • January: Employment Taxes and Rates

  • February: Payments, Payment, Payments

  • March and April: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes both Business and Personal 

  • May: The Labor Department and Details You Should Know

  • June: Compliance, Tax and Other

  • July: Independent Contractors and Employees. What's the difference? And Workers Compensation Review

  • August: IRS Practices, Tips and Budget 

  • September: Benefits Selections and Payments

  • October: PEOs and Other Related Topics

  • November: Changing Payroll Systems, The Ins and Outs

  • December: Year End Checklist, To-Do's and More

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