Paid Sick Leave

Bellingham, you may have already heard but in the Fall of 2016, Washington State voters approved paid sick leave. It takes effect on January 1, 2018. Along with three other primary changes, "employers in Washington State will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave" directly affecting how small and midsize businesses will have to prepare their employees' payroll in QuickBooks. Questions/Concerns? Avoid large payroll service...
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Payroll – It’s on you

What you don't know definitely can end up hurting you because ultimately reporting and paying payroll taxes correctly and on time is an employer's responsibility. Some common payroll mistakes:
  1. Allow comp time for overtime hours worked
  2. Misclassification of workers
  3. Know the rules regarding the time you have to pay a leaving employee their 'last paycheck'.
  4. Payroll taxes should be a priority regardless of your cash-flow or...
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DIY or Outsource Employee Payroll?

If you own a small to medium size business and you've grown to the point where you need to hire employees, congratulations! This IS exciting news. However, with new hired help, payroll enters into the conversation and with it the dilemma to do it yourself or outsource it to a payroll service provider. Many business owners are savvy QuickBooks users and familiar with bookkeeping and financial...
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QuickBooks Payroll Support

Having a reliable payroll process is so critical to small business owners and their employees but payroll is VERY complex.  This is why it's imperative business owners have someone they can count on, to call and who can answer their questions with authority and expertise (... and not always have the 'meter running'). Based in Bellingham, WA, Business Support Services (BSS) Northwest, LLC is proudly providing payroll, managerial...
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