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Payroll, New York HR/Payroll Compliance

The NYS Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus (HWB) Program

Frontline healthcare and mental hygiene workers are eligible for a new bonus program to help compensate them financially for their efforts during Covid.

Why Baron is Better, Best Practices

5 Red Flags to Spot a Bad Email

Scams are more sophisticated than ever, and small business owners are susceptible. Learn how to spot them before they become a bigger problem.

Why Baron is Better

Crawl Walk Run, Baron’s Step-by-Step Implementation Strategy Designed to Make Your Life Easier

Baron Payroll designed the crawl walk run implementation strategy to make switching payroll companies painless. Read on to learn how it works.


The 411 on the Spread of Hours Pay Rule in New York

The spread of hours pay rule in New York is unique to the area. Learn the ins and outs here in a New York minute.


The 3 Biggest Reasons a Local Payroll Company is Better

Payroll giants are top heavy, and their clients often get lost in the shuffle. Read on to see some key advantages of going with your local payroll company.

Business Owners, Here’s How to Survive a Recession in 2022

Things are tough. It rains on the just and the unjust alike. The savvy though, bring umbrellas. Read on for tricks on how to survive a recession in 2022.


How to Set Employee Expectations for Remote Workers

For your company to transition to the future, it is vital you know how to set employee expectations for remote work.


Are You Prepared to Pay the NY UI Mandatory New York State IAS 2022 Interest Assessment Surcharge?

The NY UI IAS 2022 (Interest Assessment Surcharge) is due for New York State business owners. Read this to make sure you’re compliant.


How to Handle Employees with Jury Duty, Voter Leave, and Military Leave in NYC

Not sure how to handle employees with jury duty, voter leave, and/or military leave in NYC? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered.

Baron News

Get a No Income Verification Mortgage with Empinfo, Baron Payroll’s Latest Complimentary Service

Getting financing is a bureaucratic nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Get a no income verification mortgage with our new service partnership, EmpInfo.

Baron News

Get Your Employees $255 Payday Loans Online Same Day with Baron Payroll’s New Service, ZayZoon the Instant Cash API

Disruptaphobes beware, there’s a new kid on the block, and they are taking the instant cash advance industry by storm with $255 payday loans online same day.


Step-by-Step Guide to filling out the New York IT-2104 Form

Onboarding employees and having trouble telling an IT-2104 from a W4, or frankly, a hole in the ground? Let us take you through the process step by step.

Employee Retention Credit

How to Check my IRS ERC Refund Status

Find out when you will finally get your ERC refund check, and how to check your IRS ERC refund status while you wait.


The Pros and Cons of Paying Employees with Payroll Paycards

Essentially a debit card, payroll paycards help employers pay workers who are unable to get a bank account. Like anything else, paycards have pros and cons.


Words of Wisdom from Payroll Manager Christine Campanella

Payroll Manager Christine Campanella shares her knowledge on payroll service portals, payroll taxes, labor law compliance, customer service, and more.


Why Employee Printback Checks are Good for Your Business

The ability to print checks on-demand with Printback checks can help your business avoid missing payroll while also saving time and money.


What is the New York City Salary Range Transparency Law?

The NYC Salary Range Transparency Law Intro 134 mandates that jobs paid an hourly wage, or an annual salary must disclose the minimum and maximum paid salary.


New York Ends COVID-19 HERO Act Workplace Enforcement

On March 17, 2022, N.Y. ended the COVID-19 HERO Act requiring private-sector employers to implement workplace measures designed to combat airborne transmission.


Why Should Payroll Companies Provide Payroll in Spanish?

By offering multilingual employee self-service portals in Spanish and other languages, payroll companies can help businesses recruit Spanish-speaking workers.


Do I Have to Pay Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax?

The MCTMT applies to your business if you’re withholding New York State income tax from wages and your payroll expenses exceed $312,500 in any quarter.


Is Your Business Reporting New Hires in New York State?

Failing to report new hires, including 1099 contractors in New York State within 20 calendar days could cost your business thousands of dollars in penalties.


How to Fill out the New York State Labor Law Form LS 54

Learn what your business must do to stay compliant with New York State Notice of Pay Rate Labor Laws, and how to fill out forms LS 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 59.


Was Your Local Payroll Company Sold to a National Company?

Few things are as disruptive to your business as when your local payroll company is sold to a national company, and you go from being a person to just a number.


How New York State Labor Laws Section 191 Affects Weekly Pay

New York State labor laws require employers to pay their workers on a regular weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. It all depends on the type of work performed by your employee.


How Will the New York State Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program Impact Your Business?

New York State Governor Hochul signs legislation requiring employees to be automatically signed up for the New York State Secure Choice Savings Program.


How to Choose the Best Payroll Company for Your Small Business

Choosing the best payroll company for your small business is a very important decision. HR and business payroll outsourcing is important.

Employee Retention Credit

Do Owner’s Wages Qualify for Employee Retention Credits?

Thanks to new IRS guidance, your small business owner wages may now qualify for receiving employee retention tax credit money.

Employee Retention Credit

Step-by-Step How to Guide to Filing Your 941-X ERTC

This step-by-step how to guide is designed to help you understand and file your Employee Retention Tax Credit 941-X payroll tax refund.

Employee Retention Credit

Welcome to Baron Payroll’s ERC Resource Center

Updated information on how to get your employee retention tax credit, calculate qualified wages for ERCs, get stimulus checks, 941-X instructions, and ERC FAQs

Employee Retention Credit

Helpful IRS Employee Retention Credit Information Links

Here are some helpful ERC-related IRS website links recommended by Baron Payroll that can make your ERC journey easier, while also helping you save money.

Employee Retention Credit

How I Got All the Stimulus Money My Business Was Entitled To

An interview with a business owner whose payroll company helped him get all the ERC and PPP loan stimulus money his small business was entitled to.

Employee Retention Credit

Do you Qualify for Employee Retention Credits in 2021?

The key to learning if you qualify for Employee Retention Tax Credits in 2021 is comparing your quarterly gross receipts from 2019 to 2021.

Employee Retention Credit

Let Baron Be Your Personal ERC Accounts Receivable Department

Outsourcing your Employee Retention Tax Credit business needs to Baron Payroll will lead to an easier, faster, streamlined, and less stressful ERC process.

Employee Retention Credit

Top 20 Employee Retention Credit FAQs

Find out more about getting and increasing your employee retention tax credits, PPP loans, and filing amended 941X forms from Baron Payroll’s top 20 ERC FAQs.

Employee Retention Credit

6 Top Myths About Getting an ERC

Debunking these 6 top ERC myths will help you qualify for, and easily collect the Employee Retention Tax Credit money your small business deserves.

Remote Workers

Have Employees Working Remotely from Other States?

It's more and more common for New York companies to allow employees to work remotely from another state. These six steps will help you stay legally compliant.


Is Your PEO Actually Saving You Any Money? Hidden Fees and Costs Add Up

You joined a PEO to save some money. After a few years, you may be surprised to learn your savings have eroded. Leaving the PEO might be the right choice.

Baron News

Baron Has a New Website, and It's Tailored Toward Helping New York Business Owners

Get free access to New York's most focused HR & Payroll Learning Center. Watch videos, read blogs, learn and stay up-to-date with all the regulations.


Top Five Reasons NY Business Owners Switch Payroll Companies

Especially in New York, HR and payroll are more complicated now than ever before, and every year it becomes even more challenging.

Baron News

Top 10 Payroll Companies in New York

With so many choices, how do you pick which payroll company is the best fit for you and your business?


How Much Payroll Services Cost in 2022 for New York Businesses

For New York businesses trying to make decisions about payroll services options, learn about the different pricing models, costs, and benefits for your company.

Employee Handbook

This Task Should Be #1 on Every New York Business Owner's To-Do List

Especially in New York, you should update your handbook every year with all the new employment laws and changes.


Struggling to Hire Workers Within Your Budget?

Have employees now without social security numbers? Learn how to include ITIN workers on your payroll even though most payroll companies refuse to let you.

Baron News

Baron vs. ADP: Why New Yorkers Are  Switching to Baron In Droves

Baron vs. ADP: Why New Yorkers Are Switching to Baron In Droves

Sick Leave

Most NY Business Owners Have No Idea You Must Give Employees Paid Sick Time

Most NY Business Owners Have No Idea You Must Give Employees Paid Sick Time. What are the rules?


Getting This Wage & Hour Regulation Wrong Can Wreak Havoc on Your Business

You must classify your employees correctly as exempt or non-exempt from overtime. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as deciding to make them hourly or salaried.

Baron News

Hear From Other New Yorkers Why They Switched to Baron Payroll

In New York, HR & Payroll is more complicated now than ever before. Hear from other NY buisness owners why they switched to Baron.

Employee Retention Credit

You May Be Eligible for More Free Stimulus Money and Not Know It

Employee Retention Credit or ERC. What is it and how to claim it? You may be eligible for more free stimulus money and not know it.


Why Baron is Better With UKG

Get serious support from local people you know and trust. With UKG providing all the cloud-based infrastructure, your personal data is safe and secure.

HR Experts

Considering a Professional Employer Organization? Here's What You Need to Know

PEOs offer enticing packages for small businesses, but joining one carries some major drawbacks that you may not be aware of.

Employee Handbook

An Employee Handbook is Critical to Your NY Business. Here's Why You Need One

An Employee Handbook is Critical to Your New York Business. Here's Why You Need One

Sick Leave

New York State Now Requires Paid Sick Leave. Is My Business Complying With This Law?

A new law took effect that requires most New York companies to provide paid sick leave to employees. Let Baron help you comply in a way that saves you money.


Learn the Hassle-Free Way to Handle Your Employees Whose Identification Numbers Start With “9”

Most payroll providers won't allow you to add employees with a SSN starting with "9" on the books. It's too dificult for them. But Baron can and will.

Baron News

Did You Know Your Employees Can Report Violations Using a Free App Provided By the Department of Labor ("DOL")?

Even if you're operating your business in all the right ways, New York business owners are still at risk. The DOL has vast resources to investigate you.

Baron News

How to Safeguard Your Business Against Scammers Who Want to Steal Your Employees' Direct Deposits

Don't fall prey to a direct deposit diversion scam. Learn about the mistakes other New York businesses made and implement these best practices now.

Time & Attendance

The Best Time Clock for NY Businesses. No Human Contact Required.

A face clock provides a touchless way to clock in and out. But its benefits extend far beyond germless surfaces. Learn how the face clock works.

Payroll, Time & Attendance

Do I Have to Pay My Employees Overtime? Here’s What New York State Law Says

Keep these New York laws in mind when classifying an employee as exempt or non-exempt from overtime pay. Getting this wrong can be costly for your business.

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