Minimum Wage May Increase

Minimum wage. Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to (i) $8.00 per hour effective July 1, 2019; (ii) $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2020; (iii) $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2021; and (iv) $11.25 per hour effective July 1, 2022, unless a higher minimum wage is [...]

By |2019-11-27T18:01:48+00:00November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Round of Social Security “No-match” Letters Sent

  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently issued a second round of Employer Correction Requests, commonly known as social security number “no-match” letters. These notices alert employers of mismatches between submitted W-2 form information and SSA records. Employers should NOT ignore the Employer Correction Requests. Failure to take action on the Requests could serve as [...]

By |2019-11-27T17:59:10+00:00November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

January 31st Filing Deadline

From the IRS Newswire:   The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act requires employers to file their copies of Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, [...]

By |2019-01-30T15:29:43+00:00January 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virginia Minimum Wage update

On Monday, the Virginia Senate defeated SB1200 which would have raised the Minimum Wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $15.00 an hour by July 1, 2021. Afterwards, Virginia FREE conducted a conference call with one region's business leaders and they asked about SB1200. Discussion was had about the future of this issue.

By |2019-01-23T14:37:06+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28th

IRS Newswire January 7, 2019 WASHINGTON ― Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the [...]

By |2019-01-08T21:37:25+00:00January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inclement Weather? Do you pay your employees… yes or no?

When snow arrives and covers the streets 3"-10" or a Hurricane warning of possible evacuations scan the Televisions, do you still pay your employees that cannot work? When this question comes up in conversation just know that there are two different types of employees, non-exempt and exempt: Non-exempt employees (subject to overtime pay) it is [...]

By |2018-12-20T16:29:45+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employer Responsibilities When Hiring Foreign Workers

The Social Security Administration has been making changes for Employer’s to hire Foreign Workers. It begins with the application process by the foreign workers and asking the question have you applied for a social security card. Below are 4 questions asked by employers the Social Security Administration has answered to hire foreign workers? What causes [...]

By |2018-12-05T16:56:30+00:00December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments