Tax Season Could Bring New Surge in Phishing Scheme.
The IRS, States and tax industry warn employers to beware of the Form W-2 Scam. All payroll personnel should be educated about the phishing scam “Form W-2” that has victimized thousands in 2017. Continue reading IRS ALERT: Form W-2 & Phishing Scams
No New W4 Form for 2018
Recent announcements from the IRS have indicated that instead of releasing a new W4 form in February, there will be no new W4 form this year. Continue reading IRS Delays New W4 Form
Why do you need an employee handbook?
An employee handbook is a powerful tool to communicate your organization’s policies and culture. It can also serve as your first line of defense in an employment lawsuit or investigation.
Join us as we discuss the most critical policies to have in your handbook and what makes them so important. If your organization doesn’t have a handbook, or it hasn’t been reviewed in the last year, this free webinar is a great place to start.
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm CST (11:00 – 11:30am PST)
Hosted by Kara Govro of HRAnswerLink
Kara previously practiced employment and bankruptcy law for five years, and was a human resources generalist at a mid-size civil engineering and architecture firm for two years prior to that. You don’t want to miss this event.
In the registration field that reads, “Please provide the name of the company that referred you to this webinar,” type our full company name, “Southwestern Payroll Service, Inc.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 15, 2018
– Banks are closed –
There will be no banking activity.
No direct deposits will settle or be initiated on this day.
– Southwestern Payroll is open –
Continue reading Banking Alert: MLK Day 2018
Starting January 1, 2018, many states have implemented a minimum wage increase. If you have employees in any of the affected states, all hours worked after the 1st of January must be paid at the higher rate.
For your convenience, we have provided a list of states and any changes made to their minimum wage: Minimum Wage Changes By State
Ready to work with a payroll company that keeps an eye on the details?
Are you ready to comply with FMLA regulations?
The Department of Labor reports that nearly 60% of employees meet all criteria for coverage and eligibility under the FMLA (source). Are you prepared to comply with FMLA regulations when employees take leave? Continue reading Webinar: How to Comply with FMLA Regulations
Attention Southwestern Payroll Clients
It’s time to start gathering all the details of the past year! Don’t forget to submit the following to us for processing by December 29th in order to be included on the employee’s W-2. Continue reading 2017 Year End Tax Prep
Christmas – December 25, 2017
Banks are closed – Southwestern Payroll is closed.
ACH, Wire Services, Direct Deposits, Deliveries, Check Dates and Processes may need to be changed. Continue reading 2017 Holiday Closings
Southwestern Payroll Closing Early December 15th!
With the holiday season in full swing, we will be holding our company holiday party on Friday, December 15th.
We will be closing at noon to enjoy food, games, and good company! Continue reading Holiday Party Closing – December 15
As magical as this season is for some, it’s time to remember all the little financial details involved in year-end accounting. Weeks are whizzing by and getting W-2s together is a task you can no longer put off. Continue reading 2017 Year-End Prep for Small Business