Payroll

Can Your Employer Stop You From Discussing Wages?

discussing wages

Jul 14th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Employers are not legally allowed to stop their employees from discussing payroll, even amongst one another. Additionally, they are also prohibited from taking any adverse action against employees for such discussions, as doing so infringes upon the rights that employees have been given under the NLRA, or National Labor Relations Act, Section 7.

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A Smart Approach To Tackling Salary Increases

salary increases

Jun 14th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Today in the corporate world, most employees will expect employee benefits and salary increases over time. The wages they are paid should ideally be in line with inflation, and is a way of rewarding them for good work. However, figuring out the proper amount can be tricky. An employer should take into consideration their morale, schedule market averages, and their performance.

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How Is Severance Pay Determined?

severance pay

May 11th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

No legal mandate currently requires companies to offer severance pay to their employees. However, many businesses will provide it in the event that an employee terminates. In most cases the amount will depend on the length of time in which they’ve been with the company. Some companies will give a week’s worth of pay for each year someone has been employed, or a flat rate which is the equivalent of six work weeks. The severance may be split into separate payments or given all at once.

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Don’t Make Common Payroll Errors This Year

common payroll errors

Apr 12th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

While mistakes will occur from time to time, one area where it should be minimized most is payroll. Small businesses especially are susceptible to errors since they lack the personnel and resources of their larger counterparts, making it challenging for them to keep up with constantly changing regulations. The worst thing about these errors is that even if they are not intentional, if not quickly resolved they can land you in hot water with the Internal Revenue Service. Below are three common payroll errors to watch for this year.

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Protecting Your Payroll Data

payroll data

Mar 24th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Payroll departments handle a lot of sensitive data on a daily basis, including addresses, wages, bank account details and social security numbers. As a consequence should this payroll data become compromised the consequences can be absolutely devastating. Below are some steps to ensure it doesn’t happen.

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2018 Payroll And Tax Info To Know

payroll and tax info for 2018

Feb 15th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

There are a number of things that employers and their employees should be aware of for 2018. While the start of a new year can be a sluggish transition for some, for others it can be a storm of activities involving meetings, deadlines and the establishment of goals. Regardless of which spectrum you fall under, below are payroll and tax info for this year that you need to know. Read More

How To Successfully Negotiate Salaries

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Jan 23rd, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

To negotiate the most desirable payroll salary, you must emphasize the interests of each side, while maintaining principles which are ethical. It is best to avoid rigidity in favor of flexibility, and you should also do your research prior to beginning negotiations so you can be sure you have firm ground to stand on. Below are some additional best practices.

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How To Effectively Protect Cloud Payroll

cloud payroll

Dec 19th, 2017 by TRAXPayroll

Payroll data is highly coveted by cyber criminals today. Should it fall into their hands, the consequences will be horrific. The information will either be quickly sold to third parties or used to commit identity or digital theft. Companies which fail to secure their employee’s time and labor data and other salary information could find themselves hit with multiple lawsuits and crippling fines. As a consequence, many HR departments have looked for new ways to secure data, with cloud computing being one of the most popular. Below are some tips for effectively securing cloud payroll.

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Taking International Payroll To The Next Level

international payroll

Dec 12th, 2017 by TRAXPayroll

International expansion is a fundamental requirement for any business to become a multinational corporation. While this presents significant opportunities, it also increases responsibilities, one of which is managinginternational payroll. Below are some best practices for this process.

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How Documentation Can Be Used To Improve Payroll

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Nov 30th, 2017 by TRAXPayroll

One strategy used by payroll departments is to lower costs and boost productivity is documenting various department processes, finding components which are nonproductive and then altering or eradicating them entirely. Below are some reasons this method is effective, and ways in which it should be done.

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