New W-4 Form For 2020

Employees starting their new job in the 2020 work year may notice that the new form looks different than the old one… This new form will be using a different method for entering information. It will ultimately “require that the taxpayer enter dollar amounts, rather than simply entering the number of withholding allowances; and eliminates/replaces certain […]

Minimum Wage Increases

States have decided to take action, being that the federal minimum wage hasn’t increased in over a decade. The following 26 states will now receive the following rates: Alaska $10.19 The rate does not differ for employees who receive tips Arizona $12.00 $9.00 for employees who receive tips Arkansas $10.00 The rate will stay the […]

“Regular Rate” of Pay to Change in January 2020

It’s been 50 years since the US Department of Labor has updated the context of “regular rate of pay,” but that will finally change beginning January 15th, 2020. As an employer, you now have the ability to boost perks of your choosing. This allows owners to offer certain bonuses without having to factor their value into […]

Updated I-9 for 2020

What is the I-9 Form? The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated the Form I-9, which handles Employment Eligibility Verification. On January 31, 2020, the USCIS released the revised document. The form ensures one’s identity and authorization, permitting them to work in the United States of America. “All employers in the United States […]

Managing the Coronavirus in the Workplace

This first step to protecting yourself is to be informed of the background and nature of the widespread virus. What is the Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that typically cause disease in animal species, although the latest outbreak has made its way to the human population. The newest virus, COVID-19, has become widespread and […]

(CDC) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

In order to keep our clients updated with the latest news about COVID-19, we would like to pass along the following post published by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This interim guidance explains what is currently known about COVID-19 – the CDC “will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional […]

Colorado Overtime & Minimum Pay Standards (COMPS) #36

Effective March 16, 2020. The new Standard Order will change the state’s rules regarding overtime, minimum wage, and working conditions expectations. This new order will include expanding coverage to all employers accepting public entities. This entails that employers in Colorado are now required to provide paid rest breaks, unpaid rest breaks, and to pay overtime […]

I-9 Compliance Flexibility

In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced temporary changes/modifications to the I-9 form. “Any employers who were served NOIs by DHS during the month of March 2020 and have not already responded will be granted an automatic extension for 60 days from the effective […]

Tips For Working At Home

Tips For WorkingAt Home COVID-19 has led many companies to enforce that their employees work from home. Although for many, it isn’t all that easy.The following information does not solely apply to employees who are working remote because of Coronavirus; these tips are also applicable for when you are working remote due to an illness, traveling […]

The Pandemic: How It Made Me Fall In Love All Over Again

The Pandemic:How It Made Me FallIn Love… All Over Again By BRANDON DEBENEDET For all of our fellow Americans who are out of work and struggling to get by, or have tragically lost someone, our thoughts and prayers are with you through this more than abnormal time.  That being said, we are bombarded with media coverage […]