The Importance of Form I-9

    Completing Form I-9 is a requirement of all new employees.  In July 2017 the form was revised and employers are required to start using the new version of the form.  Below are some topics that can help you understand the importance of the form and what to do...

How Long Should You Retain Payroll Records?

Employers must exert a certain amount of time and resources to properly retaining their income tax records. But these aren’t the only documents you need to maintain. Retention of your organization’s payroll records is also important. Rule of thumb Most employers must...

Should you sail your 401(k) into a safe harbor?

Employers tend to feel like they have to offer a 401(k) retirement plan. But many organizations, particularly smaller ones, run into trouble with complex rules for discrimination testing. If all of this sounds familiar, you might consider adding a safe harbor feature...

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Many employers find it easy to bring on new talent and classify them as independent contractors.  The ease of processing payment to independent contractor is so tempting that it’s hard to pass by.   No federal or state taxes to withhold, no payroll...