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Contractor or Employee?

Contractor or Employee?
Contractor or Employee?
Knowing the difference is important

Is a worker an independent contractor or an employee? This seemingly simple question is often the contentious subject of numerous IRS audits. As an employer, getting this wrong could cost you plenty in the way of Social Security, Medicare taxes, and other employment related taxes. Here is what you need to know.

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California - Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)

California - Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)

California - Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522)

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EMPLOYERS

Earlier this year, the California Legislature passed the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“HFA”) which requires all employers with employees within the State of California, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave to employees.

Starting January 1, 2015, employers must display a poster created by the Labor Commissioner informing employees of their rights under the HFA.

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Is your business using part-time workers?

Is your business using part-time workers?

Is your business using part-time workers?

 Recent job statistics indicate that more employers are using part-timers to deal with variations in workload and for short-term projects. Here are a few tips your business will find useful if you hire part-time workers.

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IRS issues "nanny tax" reminder

IRS issues "nanny tax" reminder

IRS issues "nanny tax" reminder

The IRS reminds taxpayers not to overlook their responsibilities under the "nanny tax."

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Employee attitudes affect customer service

Employee attitudes affect customer service

Employee attitudes affect customer service

The quality of the customer service your company provides will have an effect on the net profit of your business.

Even with the best of intentions, many companies only give lip service to this very critical area. It is necessary that every employee be tuned in to how he or she can contribute to outstanding customer service – the kind of customer service that keeps customers coming back again and again.

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Hiring family in the family business can cut taxes

Hiring family in the family business can cut taxes

Hiring family in the family business can cut taxes

As the summertime school vacation season approaches, young family members may be looking for a job - and having a hard time finding one. Hire them in your family business, and you get a double benefit: helping the kids gain valuable experience and garnering tax breaks for your company.

Here's what you need to know.

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Don't overlook the "nanny tax"

Don't overlook the "nanny tax"

Don't overlook the "nanny tax"

As you review your filing requirements for 2013, make sure you don't overlook the so-called "nanny tax." If you have a household employee, you could be liable to pay state and federal payroll taxes.

First, you must determine whether you have a household employee. Generally, this is someone you hire to work in or around your house. It could be a babysitter, nurse, maid, housekeeper, or gardener. It doesn't matter whether they work part-time or full-time, or whether you pay them hourly, weekly, or by the job.

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