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    Are Gift Cards Taxable? A Guide for Employee Rewards

    When you want to show appreciation to your employees, can you give them a gift card without being taxed? The answer is not as straightforward as you...

    Does Your W-2 Look Wrong? It Could Be This…

    Does all the information on your W-2 look right? If not, is it a matter of tax nuances, or is there something wrong with your form?

    2024 Minimum Wage Rates by State

    Do you have employees working in any of these 26 states that have minimum wage rates increasing in 2024? Here’s what you need to know.

    The Complete Payroll Outsourcing Services Guide

    Get the most out of your payroll processes with our 2024 guide. Discover how outsourcing these services can lead to cost savings and improved...

    How is Overtime Pay Calculated?

    Discover how to calculate overtime pay accurately and fairly. Learn legal aspects, common errors, and special considerations in overtime calculations.

    How Often Should I Update My W-4 Tax Form?

    You just discovered you didn't have enough taxes withheld from your paycheck due to your W-4 tax form submissions. What can you do?

    Are Employee Gift Cards Taxable?

    If you give your employees a gift card, is that considered a "de minimis" non-taxable gift? What if it's more (or less) than $25 in value?

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    Putting the HUMAN back in Human Resources