Entries by baronAdmin

Payroll and HR your way

Why is now a good time to review your payroll and HR service for 2021? Because you want to start the new year off on the right foot. As a small business, it is smart to want to tailor your payroll to your business, not have to fit a mold set out for you by national […]

Why Should I Evaluate My Payroll and HR Provider Now?

At this time of year, many business owners are evaluating the return on investment they get from their vendors.  Payroll and H R fall into that category and are sometimes one of the first areas business owners look to.  Here are some things to take into consideration when taking a look at your payroll and […]

Is it legal for employees currently collecting unemployment to come in and work?

I’m often asked by business owners who have recently furloughed or laid off employees, if it’s legal for employees currently collecting unemployment to come in and work?    The answer is yes.  It is possible for employees to collect unemployment even if they are still working. Unemployment is not an all or nothing thing, it can be partial.  Here’s the BIG qualifier: as long as the employee works […]

Is my PPP Loan Free Money?

I’m often asked by business owners if the PPP Loan is free money for me?   The answer is, it depends.   It’s either a loan you need to pay back, or free money depending upon what you do with it when you get it.  There are some conditions that need to be met for your PPP Loan to be forgiven.  One condition is, you must spend at […]

New Overtime Rules for NYS Effective 2020

In my conversations with business owners, I’ll ask them to name 2 major classifications of their employees. What I typically hear are things such as full-time and part-time; or hourly and salaried, but rarely hear the answer I’m looking for: which is EXEMPT & NON-EXEMPT.   Most business owners have no idea that they are required to classify all jobs at their company as either exempt […]

New York State New Minimum Wage Rates. Are You in Compliance?

Attention Business Owners and HR Professionals. It’s Larry Kagan from Baron Payroll with another red hot topic for year-end. NYS min wage has increased again starting December 31, 2019. Unlike most other states that have just one min wage rate, NYS has multiple min wage rates.  The new min wage rate for Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester is $13 […]