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Sometimes overtime is paid at one-and-a-half times an employee's regular hourly rate...but sometimes it's more complicated than that. Watch this free pre-recorded 30- minute webinar to refresh yourself on OT calculations.

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A prenote is a test transaction used by a banking institution to make sure the account information provided is valid before processing a live transfer. Prenoting is not typically required by most banks, however, there are perks that should be considered!  

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Although it may be an uncomfortable topic, being prepared to handle a deceased employee's wages and taxes will make the potential situation less complicated while keeping you in compliance with federal and state laws. 

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The IRS, states and localities issue updated publications regarding tax withholding, levy calculations, due dates, penalties and so much more. To make sure you are prepared for 2019, here are a few publications that are available for use on the IRS website...

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On November 26, 2018, the IRS released Notice 2018-92 regarding interim guidance on Income tax withholding and Form W-4 effective January 1, 2019.  Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA),  significant changes would need to be made by the IRS, Employers, Employees and software companies. These changes resulted in deferring major revisions to Form W-4 until 2020.

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As payroll and HR staffs prepare to capture and report private information on millions of employees nationwide, it’s critical that your HRIS personnel stay alert to any suspicious emails. 

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Every second, hackers are sending thousands of probes into the online world. They're looking for computers with holes in their security. If they find your computer and you don't have protection in place, you're in big trouble….don't give hackers a free pass into your network! Join Optimum Solutions for this free 30 minute webinar as we take a look at Business Continuity for your company, and specifically for your HRIS department.

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Effective January 1, 2019, California employers must make a reasonable effort to provide workers with a space other than a bathroom when they can express breast milk. Get the details here. 

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H.R. Manager Maureen Say, ADCO Manufacturing

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