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October 23, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

Thousands of truck drivers travel hundreds of miles in sometimes dangerous conditions without receiving benefits and proper worker protection, according to the North Jersey newspaper, The Record. The source reports that New Jersey lawmakers are cracking down on trucking companies that misclassify drivers as independent contractors. State assembly members released a proposal to set stricter…

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November 10, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

With the end of the year looming, a company's payrolling department must be up to date on all required employee forms, transcripts, healthcare benefits and more. Payrolling management representatives may want to attend a webinar that will be held later this month. The session, called Tips and Updates for Handling Year-End Payroll, will be hosted…

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October 24, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Human resources professionals and business owners have a lot of responsibilities, but payroll management doesn't have to be part of the equation if a company decides to outsource its payrolling services. According to Entrepreneur magazine, freeing HR administration from the duties of payroll can be the most cost-effective arrangement. If a payroll company is carefully…

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September 12, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

More than 50 percent of small businesses decide to outsource their payroll services at the beginning of each year to create a smooth transition following end-year calculations, Smart Business reports. With 2012 on the horizon, managers may want to consider shopping around for a provider of payroll outsourcing services. "The key benefits of outsourcing payroll…

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August 22, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Fluctuations in the economy, including the Dow Jones' most recent roller coaster ride on Wall Street, have persuaded employers to keep payrolling tight for permanent and contract workers. However, a recent survey of 773 U.S. companies from global professional services company Towers Watson found employers expect to grant moderate pay increases in 2012. Next year,…

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May 9, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Entrepreneur magazine explains that asking the right questions before adding a payrolling service can benefit businesses that are looking to outsource the burdensome paperwork. "Payroll is such an important piece of a business, with critical penalties if it's not handled correctly, so you need to be sure you're working with a skilled provider," Steven J.…

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March 8, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Outsourcing payroll and related tax duties to third-party payrolling services provides businesses with smaller staffs to handle their administrative responsibilities, but they must know their tax responsibilities as the employer as well. Payroll services can report, collect and deposit employment taxes on behalf of the businesses that hire them, but the main employer will be…

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