What does it mean to gross up a paycheck? It's the opposite of the typical payroll method whereby an employee is paid a gross amount and then incremental portions of money are withheld by the employer for tax purposes, social security and retirement/benefits contributions. In the case of grossing up a paycheck, the paycheck is inflated by a specific amount so the employee receives a guaranteed,...More info
The "Wage and Hour Questions Employers Often Ask" is a fact sheet that was published earlier in 2018 by the Washington State Department of Revenue. It was intended to be used for 'informational purposes only' but does give a good overview of common questions small business owners have regarding paid leave requirements. If you have specific questions/concerns regarding paid leave requirements, you can contact the...More info
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. *** Click HERE for more info Paid Sick Leave Mandate (PDF) *** 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...More info
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:More info
- Allow comp time for overtime hours worked
- Misclassification of workers
- Know the rules regarding the time you have to pay a leaving employee their 'last paycheck'.
- Payroll taxes should be a priority regardless of your cash-flow or...