2022 Minimum Wage Changes
We know that keeping up with the myriad of ever-changing payroll tax and compliance issues can be a challenge, especially for small businesses.
Stay compliant with government payroll regulations by staying aware of the changing minimum wages that are in effect for 2022.
2022 Minimum Wage Changes
There are 20 states implementing some form of increase in their minimum wages for employees. If you have employees in any of the affected states, all hours worked starting the 1st of January must be paid at the higher rate. Find more information from the Department of Labor chart below.
Department of Labor Chart
Please email the Support Department with questions or call 918-388-3320 anytime.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 17, 2022
This is a banking holiday and the banks will be closed.
Consequently, no direct deposits will settle or be initiated on this day.
Southwestern Payroll will be open. Continue reading Banking Alert: MLK Day 2022
REMINDER: HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24, 2021
New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31, 2021
Banks are open and processing for settlement dates of December 24 and 31. However, no ACH transactions will be initiated on these days.
Continue reading 2021 Holiday Closings
Southwestern Payroll will be closed November 25, and open until noon on November 26
Thanksgiving holiday banking and payroll schedule! Continue reading Thanksgiving: Banking Holiday & Closings
Banks Closed Thursday, November 11, 2021
Veteran’s Day will be observed on Thursday, November 11th. This is a banking holiday and the banks will be closed.
Consequently, no direct deposits will settle or be initiated on this day. Continue reading Banking Holiday: Veteran’s Day
Daylight Savings Time ends at 2am on November 7, 2021.
This Saturday night, set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed.
Why This Is Important for Your Business
Continue reading DST: Fall Back This Weekend!
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 31st in order to be included on the employee’s W-2. Continue reading End of Tax Year Preparation 2021
Banks will close Monday, October 11, to observe Columbus Day.
Consequently, no direct deposits will settle or be initiated on this day. Continue reading Banking Alert: Columbus Day Closings
Recent developments regarding COVID-19 transmission and the Delta variant have caused us to reconsider what COVID precautions are necessary at this time.
The CDC is recommending that even vaccinated people wear masks when indoors with other people. Therefore, I have made the decision that we will return to wearing masks in our office and that all visitors will be required to wear a mask to enter the building. If you are picking up payroll and do not have a mask, we will happily bring your package to the door. Some reasons for this decision are outlined below:
- The Delta variant is spreading rapidly, largely due to it producing a higher viral load in patients. Viral load is a measure of how much virus is present in various parts of the body and accounts for much of the ability of the virus to spread.
- This increased viral load means that even vaccinated people who are exposed to the virus can potentially spread the disease even if they have no symptoms.
- Additionally, even some vaccinated people are getting sick from this variant. While they certainly do help protect from serious illness, vaccines do not provide 100% protection.
- According to the CDC data, Tulsa County and almost all of Oklahoma are in the highest levels of current virus transmission. Infection rates are the highest they have been since February of this year and on the rise. Less than 44% of Tulsa County residents are fully vaccinated.
We all look forward to the end of the pandemic and these needed precautions. But with people being infected and dying at increasing rates again, we feel these steps are necessary to protect our staff and visitors. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Southwestern Payroll Service
Summer Blood Drive July 20th
It is our honor to partner with the Red Cross for a blood drive! The Bloodmobile will be in our parking lot July 20th from 9am to 3pm.
Find available times and book your appointment from your computer or phone.
Please take a moment to find out what happens before, during and after donating blood, any questions you might have about the blood donation process, how the process works, and if you’re eligible to donate blood.
Download the App
Feel free to download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App and fill out the form on the day of the Drive. This Rapid Pass will help make your appointment go as smoothly as possible.
Share the Love
Please share our blood drive information with friends and family. Encourage them to book their appointment from their computer or phone.
Critically low levels due to the pandemic!
There’s a critical need for blood right now. With the ongoing pandemic, the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to meet the needs of patient care. Your donation is needed to help prevent a shortage!
COVID-19 Antibody Test Results
The American Red Cross is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. These results may provide valuable insight into a donor’s potential past exposure to this coronavirus or an antibody response developed after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Only those feeling healthy and well should be present to donate and appointments are strongly encouraged. Test results will be available to donors via the American Red Cross Blood Donor App or at RedCrossBlood.org within one to two weeks.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, all donors are required to wear a face mask even if vaccinated. Valve face masks are not permitted. Face shields can be worn in addition to face masks but not as a substitute.