New, finalized W-4 form available for 2020

On Dec. 5, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released its final version of a modified 2020 Form W-4, the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate....

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Michigan minimum wage increases to $9.65

Michigan’s minimum hourly wage increased from $9.45 to $9.65 on Jan. 1, 2020. The minimum wage will increase again to $9.87 in one year, at the beginning...

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2020 can mean a profitable approach for your business

It's hard to believe there is less than six weeks left of this decade. Not just this year, but this DECADE! I have written multiple end-of-year blogs (...

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HR News Update! Final Overtime Rule Raises the Salary Minimum to $35,568 beginning January 1, 2020

The Department of Labor has issued a long-anticipated final rule to the overtime regulations within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective January...

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A 5-month checkup on your 2019 business goals

Back in December of last year I wrote a blog about setting goals for 2019. It starts out with “Yes, it is December already. It’s that time of year when...

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Consider year-end payroll as you make holiday plans

The holiday season will soon be here and while most people are thinking of planning holiday parties and gift-giving, it is also important to think about...

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Be aware of voter leave laws, talk with staff before Tuesday

With voter turnout expected to be higher than ever at the polls for 2018 mid-term elections on November 6, some employers may wonder about their...

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Fraudulent unemployment claims on the rise in Michigan

Back in November 2017, several staff members at western Michigan television station WZZM 13 had unemployment claims filed in their names and the problem...

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When can you dock a salaried employee’s pay?

Docking an exempt or salaried employee’s pay is only allowed in certain circumstances.

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Pet perks becoming more popular with employers and their staffs

The idea of pets in the workplace is gaining in popularity, particularly with the younger generation entering the workforce.  Millennials value...

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