Payroll Data Services Blog

Preparing for Your Best Year-End Starts Now

There’s a funny thing about year-end. It seems to never really end. Between the preparations leading up to it and the final to-dos after, there’s a lot to take care of in the days and months before and after closing out the fiscal year. 

So even now — when the sun is shining and summer is in..

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What To Do Before Bringing an Intern on Board

For many businesses, summer is the height of internship season. And since summer’s in full swing, perhaps you have interns on the brain. If you’re thinking of bringing an intern on in the future, now is the time to get your ducks in a row. As with any new hire, there are a lot of preparations to..

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Our Mobile App Provides On-the-Go Access to Your Most Vital HCM Tools

With the ever-increasing number of remote workers and people using smartphones and tablets, it’s more important than ever for businesses to prioritize mobile-friendly technologies. That's why at Payroll Data we offer HCMToGo, a versatile mobile app. HCMToGo empowers Orbit Solutions users to..

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Your EEO-1 Questions Answered

Under normal circumstances, employers would’ve been required to file their EEO-1 reports by March 31, 2020. But so far, 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. Since the pandemic has upended day-to-day operations for many employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will not..

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Getting Through the Coming Months by Going Beyond the Expected

If you’re like many of us, you’ve had to face an onslaught of critical decisions these past few months. And since we’re all in this together, Payroll Data Solutions remains ready to support your efforts with important information related to the pandemic, its aftermath, racial equality, employee..

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Temporary Flexibility in I-9 and E-Verify Policies Due to COVID-19

Up-to-date as of July 22, 2020

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making it easier for employers operating remotely to use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the United States...

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What Records Must Employers Keep to Get Their FFCRA Paid Leave Tax Credits?

As employers across the country provide paid leave to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), many of them have the same question: How am I going to pay for this? 

According to FFCRA regulations and guidance from the IRS, qualifying employers offering paid leave are..

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Easing Does It: How Government Agencies Are Relaxing Policies and Compliance During the COVID-19 Crisis

Getting through a crisis as challenging as COVID-19 requires help on many fronts. From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), government agencies are taking steps to ease long-held policies and help everyone find light at the end of the long tunnel...

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Preparing for the Next Normal: Strategies for a Post-Lockdown Workplace

Dealing with uncertainties and unknowns has become standard operating procedure for businesses during this new normal. 

But the changes will undoubtedly keep coming. What opportunities and challenges wait on the other side of the current situation? Will it be a whole new way of doing business?..

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Tips to Steer Clear of Phishing Scams

It’s like clockwork. Crisis hits — and the scammers go wild. Using email, text, robocalls, and other phishing tactics, criminals hit the (digital) pavement, manipulating employers and employees to hand over passwords, social security numbers, and other information that’ll grant them access to..

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