"Just continue to take care of all the interfacing with tax concerns in a prompt and professional manner, and I will remain pleased. Your communication, in general is exceptional. I appreciate the prompt responses to my questions and concerns."
Some may call cSuite's capability to revolutionize the backend of every business across the nation, well, magical. But rest assured, the platform's easy-to-use yet complete interface is pure genius design. And the word is catching on..
Every since opening our doors in 2007, we have made our tech platforms a cornerstone of the business offering ... and for good reason.
Whether your company has 1 or 1000 employees, there are minimum HR requirements you must provide. Failure to provide some of these necessities may result in devastating fines. The problem is, however, that small to medium business owners are not aware of what these HR requirements entail.
As we previously wrote about in our September blog, the California state Senate (26-11) and Assembly (51-25) voted on Sept. 15, 2013 to raise the minimum wage from $8/hr to $10/hr.
However, this is to be done in two different phases.
The first phase occurs soon: July 1, 2014.
After a brief hiatus, we are pleased to announce a revitalized, retuned, and reorganized communication network to keep you informed with company services, products, and updates. In the coming weeks, the Coastal Payroll team will also steadfastly relay vital industry news, data, and other notable information as it relates to payroll, affordable care act, taxes, regulations, and much more.
So, let’s not waste any time getting started ... Time to CATCH-UP with Obamacare!
Insurers are Allowed to Continue Existing Policies even if they do not Comply with ACA Minimum Essential Coverage Requirements
When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law a few years back, 2014 was the 'big year' in which many mandates would take effect. Over the summer, we saw the delay of the Employer Shared Responsibility mandate requiring businesses with over 50 full-time employees to provide coverage. Four days ago, we witnessed another year-long punt of a mandate barring insurers from offering plans that lacked essential benefits such as free preventive care.
Some Surprising Statistics
When veterans return from service and reintegrate with civilian life, there are many misconceptions and stereotypes that need to be erased. Yes, unfortunately there is the reality that some troops return with PTSD and drug addictions that wreck the psychological state and thus quality of life. But in no regards can this be generalized. Veterans do make an astounding positive impact on our economy. Let's look at some statistics.
On November 4, 2013, Coastal Payroll CEO Jonathan Gallagher was inducted as President of the Executives' Association of San Diego, an organization founded in 1923 with intentions "to promote, facilitate, and further the interchange of business information - enabling members to secure new business and increase revenue."
"I have had the opportunity to receive some fantastic benefits as a member of the Executives' Association," said Gallagher. "Now, it's time to serve and give back."
When the recession hit the United States, the IRS uncovered an illicit widespread practice - the misclassification of workers as 'independent contractors' to avoid paying insurance, taxes, fair wages, and overtime.
In 2010, 23 states had already passed legislation against the misclassification of employees. This year, that number moved up to 30.
Why is this practice becoming so common amongst employers?
Why you should take Twitter seriously
Rarely are small or medium sized businesses on Twitter, stemming from the perceived notion that it is inefficient in producing leads. You may want to think again...
Twitter conducted a joint research project with Market Probe International, Inc., a global research firm, to provide reinforcement for the potential of this medium - thereby raising company value before the IPO. The results were quite surprising.
Let's get specific:
The only thing that is certain, is the uncertainty
Three things are plaguing business right now:
- Federal Government Shutdown
"The Labor Department said Thursday that 374,000 people filed first-time unemployment claims last week. That seasonally adjusted figure was up a whopping 66,000 from the previous week -- far above analysts' estimates -- and it was the highest count since last November after Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast." - LATimes, Don Lee, 10/10/13