10 EEOC Tips for Small Businesses     

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1964 to eradicate discrimination in employment. The Commission enforces various statutes that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, retaliation, age, and disability or protected veteran status.

The EEOC has the authority to investigate charges of discrimination filed against ...

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Common and Costly Employee Benefits & HR Mistakes

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Mistakes in employee benefits and human resources can be quite costly to employers—in the form of extra benefits, complaints, lawsuits, government-assessed fines and penalties, and attorney fees, to name a few. Don’t learn the hard way what these mistakes are.

       1. Not timely depositing employee contributions into qualified retirement plans. Employers sometimes wait too long to deposit salary deferrals ...

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PEO Executives are Optimistic about Industry Growth in 2017

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Many Expect Significant Increase in Number of Worksite Employees

Jan. 9, 2017, Alexandria, VA — A new survey by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) shows that industry executives are optimistic about the prospects for strong growth in 2017, with 99 percent indicating they expect an increase in worksite employees this year, and 38 percent predicting a significant increase.

The quarterly survey, conducted ...

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2017 Federal and State Tax Tables

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* The withholding rate for FICA (social security) remains unchanged at 6.2%.

* Employee’s maximum contribution for 2017 is $7,886.40 on maximum wage of $127,200.

* The withholding rate for SUI (state unemployment insurance) remains unchanged at 0.425%.

* Employee’s maximum contribution for 2017 is $142.38 on maximum wage of $33,500.

* The withholding rate for DISABL (state disability insurance) is 0.24%.

* Employee’s maximum contribution for ...

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The 2017 Business Mileage Rates

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The 2017 business mileage rates and how much you can deduct if you use a car for business purposes will be decreasing again for 2017.

Here are the new rates…..

* Business use: 53.5 cents a mile
* Medical use: 17 cents a mile
* Moving use: 17 cents a mile
* Charitable use: 14 cents a mile

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Cell Phone Policy and Procedure

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Tips to control cell phone use in the office…..

1. Cell phones shall be turned off or set to silent or vibrate mode during meetings and in other locations where incoming calls may disrupt normal workflow.

2. Employees may carry and use personal cell phones while at work on a sporadic basis. If employee use of a personal cell phone causes disruptions or loss in ...

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Some Advice with Your Company’s Holiday Party

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You Are InvitedHoliday parties seem to generate a surge in sexual harassment complaints, with employees losing their usual professional demeanor  and falling pray to lack of inhibitions from drinking alcohol in the festive moment.

As a business owner, you must have some concern about employee behavior at your planned workplace holiday parties, as these can often bring about questionable and awkward behavior. Co-workers, holiday ...

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Why Choose a Professional Employer Organization (PEO)?

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Benefits for employees can improve through the use of a PEOProfessional Employer Organizations, otherwise known as PEO’s, offer some real advantages to companies of different sizes and industries. The ability to streamline operations of a business by having a professional employer organization assume responsibility for the HR function can be a boon to revenue, especially in small businesses. CPA’s often recommend PEO’s to ...

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