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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 free-to-download mobile app. HCMToGo empowers Orbit Solutions users..

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CARES Act: Relief Options for Small Businesses

Up-to-date as of April 24, 2020

Going, going, gone — that was the theme for the first round of small-business relief funding set in motion under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Now, after some back and forth in Congress, the bill to allocate $484 billion in..

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What Paid Leave Looks Like Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Editor's note: Information is up-to-date as of April 20, 2020

In response to the growing health and economic crises introduced by COVID-19, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law on March 18, 2020. Designed to bring relief to American workers and..

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CARES Act: Employers To Stop Student-Loan Garnishments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers individuals temporary, short-term relief from their student debt obligations. That’s welcome news for any employees currently in the process of repaying their loans from school. 

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Combating COVID-19 Concerns with Paperless Pay

With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, businesses everywhere are taking action to not only keep their workforce safe and healthy, but to also alleviate anxiety around the financial implications for their teams. 

What if post offices close? With so much uncertainty, how can I be sure I'm paid on time?..

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The Revised Form I-9 Is Now Available: What to Know

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new version of the I-9 employment eligibility verification form, along with updated instructions. Despite its date of 10/21/19, the form will not become mandatory until May 1 of this year. While employers may start..

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How to Ensure Your 2020 SUTA Payments Are Accurate

Staying on top of employment taxes is a critical part of processing payroll. Withholding the right amount of taxes from employee wages is a must, of course, but that’s not your only tax-related responsibility. Contributing employer-funded taxes like SUTA, or State Unemployment Tax Act, is..

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2020 Minimum Wage Updates: What You Need to Know

On the first of the year, a minimum wage increase went into effect in 21 states. And later in the year, four more states and Washington, D.C. will raise their minimum wage requirements. Given the onslaught of changes, it’s no wonder many business owners are double and triple checking that..

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9 Payroll Changes Happening in 2020

With each new year comes legislative changes that may affect your business, and payroll is no exception. Chances are, if you have employees, your payroll requirements will be different in 2020. Here are 9 things you can do to prepare for the changes ahead:

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The Final 2020 W-4 is Here

Editor's note: Updated on 12.30.19 with the most up-to-date information.

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017, there’s been a whirlwind of W-4 changes aimed at both accommodating the new tax code and helping taxpayers improve the accuracy of their withholding. The 2020..

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