Building diverse companies has always been an HR best practice, especially when it comes to the highest levels of leadership. With a law recently signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, it will soon be a state requirement.
Payroll isn’t for the faint of heart. Of those who are brave enough to tackle the intricacies of multistate taxation, FUTA credit reductions, and wage garnishment, only a select few earn the full endorsement of the American Payroll Association (APA).
Take it to the bank—these days, offering employees retirement benefits is an expectation, not an exception. Namely’s survey data shows that 90 percent of job applicants said they’d think twice about joining a company without 401(k) offerings. But when it comes to the nitty gritty, how many employees actually understand how retirement plans work?
Each year, Americans dutifully complete their annual tax returns to report what’s been paid to the federal government and what might still be owed. Your HR and payroll teams also have their own IRS filing obligations. Employee paychecks are subject to federal income taxes, Medicare, Social Security, and other withholdings.
While companies typically pay these federal taxes on a semiweekly or monthly basis, the IRS still needs a full account of what’s been paid. Enter the Form 941, or the Employer’s Quarterly Tax Return. If it isn’t already, a reminder to complete the four-page form should be on your HR calendar.
Score another win for the "Fight for $15" movement. Online mega-retailer Amazon delivered welcome news to employees last week, announcing that it would increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The change takes effect next month and applies to the company's more than 350,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees. Whole Foods, the upscale grocery chain owned by Amazon, will also be subject to the change.
For those wanting to see what cutting-edge HR looks like, this year’s HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas was the place to be. Boasting over 400 vendor booths, 150 sessions, and thousands of attendees from every industry and company size, the annual event offers something unique to the HR conference circuit.
Make no mistake, the workplace is full of questionable situations. That’s what our new Ask HR mailbag series is all about.
Over the past month, we’ve asked for your burning HR, payroll, benefits questions. Simply put, you delivered. There must have been something in the air, because we received a flurry of questions related to personal habits and hygiene.
While we believe in the value of all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits software, we understand how critical it is to integrate with the existing business solutions HR teams use. It’s for this reason that we built Namely with an open API, and why our platform connects seamlessly everything from popular applicant tracking systems like Greenhouse and retirement platforms like Vestwell.
While it's gone by many different names, the HR profession has existed for over a century. According to some historians, it might even date back to ancient times.
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