This month, we feature articles discussing the importance for corporations to keep a record of all of their meetings and decision making processes, more on paid sick leave, and reasons why an S Corp should keep meeting minutes even if they’re not required by law to do so.
Does payroll drive you crazy? Payroll processing can be a time-consuming process. And if you are like most small businesses and have been handling payroll processing internally, you likely know that better than anyone. In addition to creating a more time efficient process so that you can get back to making money for your company, you need to be sure that your payroll processing is accurate and complies with all applicable laws so that your employees are paid correctly and on time, and so that your business is not vulnerable to any legal action. Unless your small business is an accounting company, it is likely that you are not entirely familiar with payroll processing and an even better chance that it is not a chore that you enjoy doing. In this article, we have gathered some of our favorite payroll tips so that you can confidently execute payroll processing with minimal time and hassle. [Read more…]
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is growing at an astounding pace, set to be a $40 billion industry by the year 2020. As AI grows in capability and availability, we will find it applied across many different aspects of business. In addition to applications for things like customer service, businesses may find ways to increase their efficiencies and reduce liabilities by utilizing AI in human resources applications. So how AI is transforming the workforce and what should you expect in the near future? Here are some predictions. [Read more…]
Obamacare repeal has failed — for now. But with Arizona small businesses still trying to navigate the ACA, to begin with, the potential for repeal is looming large — what would Obamacare repeal mean for those Arizona small businesses and what, if any, steps should they be taking to ensure that they are prepared for whatever Congress decides to throw at them? While we cannot tell you exactly how the issue of Obamacare repeal will ultimately shake out, we have been coaching clients on strategies to ensure that their company is compliant and ready based on analysis of multiple scenarios. So, let’s dig in! [Read more…]
As a business owner, the payroll company that you decide to hire to help manage your payroll services matters more than you think. Every payroll company not only offers different services but may also use different platforms and hold different policies that do not match up with your business plan. You should carefully consider which company will offer the most and keep good communication with your team so there are fewer problems in the future. Finding a long-term payroll company can help make managing your business a smoother process overall. Therefore, we find that asking these 10 crucial questions can help you pick the best payroll company for your business: [Read more…]
Three years ago, Seattle voters chose to implement an incremental increase in minimum hourly wage up to $15 per hour. With a similar measure passing last November in Arizona (Prop. 206), business owners have been eagerly looking to Seattle to understand what the long term consequences of the state’s minimum wage increase might be. In this article, we take a look at the latest data to see exactly how the minimum wage increase in Seattle has impacted the city’s economy and what it might mean for Arizona’s economic outlook. [Read more…]
The average time spent by recruiters looking at a resume: 5 to 7 seconds. [Read more…]