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Are You Earning Less Than You Think At Your Job? Probably!

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Remember your first real job, when you stopped earning $7.25 an hour at the neighborhood's fast food chain and started negotiating a yearly salary? I bet you felt like a millionaire. I know I did. My first job out of college paid around $50,000. Almost $1,000 a week, or $25 an hour! That was more money than I had ever made. But after working for a few months, it didn't seem like there was much more money flowing in than before.

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your HR in Hawaii

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 08.20.2016 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

Whether your business is growing or you simply need to contain costs, outsourcing your HR can have a positive impact on productivity and profitability. Companies of all sizes in Hawaii outsource everything from bookkeeping and computer services to call center support. Why not HR?

5 Reasons Why You Need to Keep Your Payroll In-House

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Jamie Sutherland

Here are five reasons why you need to keep your payroll in-house:

First Impressions: Strong Payroll Gains Mark Another Solid Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While any one month's results from these "high-frequency" data should be taken with a grain of salt, I saw no obvious anomalies in the payroll data. Job growth was robust across industries, with almost 70 percent of private industries expanding.

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

Four Apps to Help You Run Your Business

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 08.13.2014 | Small Business
Shane Paul Neil

For most small business owners the day to day can be a hodgepodge of responsibility as you are forced to play marketing expert, accountant, and customer service all while selling a product you can be proud of and the public needs.

4 Reasons Why Your Payroll Costs Will Soon Be Exploding

Gene Marks | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In the next few years you will see an explosion in your payroll costs. They will rise, overall, between 5 to 10 percent depending on your industry and your region. Why?

In New York Times, Prepaid Fee Story Misses The Mark

Patrice Peyret | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Patrice Peyret

Finding a few people to say they're upset and citing the general growth of prepaid cards as a proof of the problem's scope just places all payroll programs under the same umbrella and paints them with a black brush.

A Big Payroll Doesn't Guarantee a Big Payoff

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.15.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

It would appear that building a strong minor league system that produces a consistent flow of young, homegrown stars who stay with a team for their careers is a formula which produces more winning franchises than relying on high spending for aging free agents.

John Celock

GOP Legislator's Unconventional Payment Plan | John Celock | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Montana who once supported U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) for president is asking to be paid in gold and silver coins t...

Obama, Romney Mum On Looming Issue

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Worry Obama Will Do Lame-Duck Deal On Social Security | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concern is mounting among some Senate Democrats that President Barack Obama will make a deal with Senate Republicans during the lame-duc...

Sam Stein

Obama Says He's Open To Raising Social Security Tax Cap | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama revived a 2008 campaign promise on Friday, telling the crowd at an AARP forum that he would be open to raising th...

City's Workers Get Back To A Full Wage

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

July 18 (Reuters) - City workers in cash-strapped Scranton, Pennsylvania, will receive their full pay this week, the first paychecks they will have ...

Small Businesses Remain Optimistic But Aren't Hiring

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses remained optimistic in May, but few had plans to hire more workers, according to a poll released Thursday by online payroll services ...

April Employment Showers

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

The first quarter of 2012 has been a wild ride. After an inexplicably strong late 2011 and early 2011 the flow of macro data has turned dramatically less encouraging.

Luke Johnson

House GOP Offers Deal In Big Fight | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House GOP leaders announced Monday they were putting forward a "backup plan" that would extend the payroll tax cut for 10 months, while ...

Top White House Economist On The Job Market's 'Encouraging Sign'

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - January U.S. jobs data shows the economy continues to heal, top White House economist Alan Krueger said on Friday, str...

Catherine New

Saving, Not Spending, For the Holiday | Catherine New | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- On the Wednesday morning before Christmas, there were no fir trees for sale in New York City's Flushing, Queens. The sidewalks were ...

Friday Talking Points -- Fine With Me!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to devote all the talking points this week to the efforts by Democrats to pass both the payroll tax holiday extension and a desperately needed unemployment insurance payment extension before the January 1 deadline.

When Is It Best To Hire A Contractor?

Donna Fenn | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Donna Fenn

When is it better to work with contractors rather than hire employees?

Prosecutors Charge CityTime Employees With $80M Fraud

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

That federal prosecutors charged consultants of CityTime, the city's payroll timekeeping program, in an $80 million fraud scheme is but the latest pro...

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich Extended

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Tax Cuts for the Rich ExtendedBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an ...

Open Letter to IRS: End Employee Misclassification Now

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

It's time for the IRS to get serious about the practice of employee misclassification, which will continue to add billions in tax losses if left unchecked.

Dean Baker: Job Sharing Could Ease Unemployment

The Atlantic Business Channel | Derek Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Krugman today solidifies his membership in the Job Squad, that growing contingent of bloggers and policy mavens calling for a new stimulus direct...