IRS Explains the Differences between Tips and Service Charges

Employers in the restaurant, hotel, casino, and other service industries must comply with laws associated with tips, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Internal Revenue Code. To assist them, the IRS issued Fact Sheet 2017-8 that explains the differences between tips and service charges for tax purposes. Examples from the IRS Example: A restaurant’s menu…

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Putting a Lid on Harmful Gossip

Every workplace has some amount of “workplace chatter” among employees. But when this idle, trivial talk turns into malicious gossip about coworkers, management or confidential workplace matters, the employer can do something about it. Gossip Worldwide Gossiping — from the idle chatter to malicious rumor-mongering — is a workplace activity throughout the world. For example, an…

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Check the Benefits of Payroll Cards

If your company has a lot of employees who don’t have bank accounts or who work on the road or in remote locations, a payroll card system could save your business money in processing costs while making it easier for employees to access their wages.  An Employer’s Checklist    Before signing with a payroll card provider,  Consumers Union…

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