Connecting The Dots–Rhode Island has changed poster requirements

To my RI friends. If you have employees be aware that you need to update your Workplace Posters. The quick summary from our friends at Poster Elite are as follows: Minimum Wage: The Rhode Island Department of Labor updated the Minimum Wage posting. Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage will increase to $9.60 per… Read More

Proud to Win the BRAGB 2015 Presidents Award

I am thankful to be a member of the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB).  I serve them by sitting on their Board of Directors and also as Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee. It is with great pride that I can announce that I have been selected by the Membership to receive the Presidents… Read More

Connecting the Dots–Worker Classification or 1099 vs. W-2 workers

Worker Classification Do’s and Don’ts I was recently asked by the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s to do a presentation on worker classification.  This is the age old dilemma of classifying workers as either W-2 Employees or Independent Contractors.  The presentation went over really well and I created a leave behind with the following Best Practices tips. … Read More

Connecting The Dots—Changes to RI–Paycards and Posters

Rhode Island Changes Hello Friends, particularly those of you in Rhode Island. Please find some important news for all Rhode Island based businesses. Poster Changes: Notice of Right to be Free from Discrimination Because of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Conditions: The Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights has released the Notice of Right to be… Read More

Connecting the Dots–Rhode Island Enacts Paycard legislation

Rhode Island Enacts Paycard Legislation Find the full text of the new legislation here: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0351.pdf For those not aware of Paycards, they are an alternative way to pay employees electronically.  Primarily used by the “unbanked”. The what???  Unbanked people simply don’t have a bank account.  Most states allow electronic payments to employees via direct deposit,… Read More

Important update for ALL Massachusetts Employers

MANDATORY POSTER UPDATE Note that all employers must update their workplace posters to reflect a change made to the maternity leave law.  All ConnectPay clients can view information on this in our HR Helpline portal, which you receive from us for FREE.  If you are not a client of ConnectPay, ask your payroll company if… Read More

Connecting The Dots–W-4 for 2015 Released

2015 W-4 The IRS has released the W-4 for 2015.  You can find it here. For Employee’s Did you get a bigger tax return than you expected last year??  Did you owe more money than you expected??  If so, you should consider updating your W-4 with your employer.  If you would like to have less… Read More

Interns–source of free help??? Hold on and read the rules

Paid vs. Unpaid Interns I’m often asked how to go about utilizing interns, particularly this time of year and over the summer.  For obvious reasons.  College students are on break and could be a great source of low cost or even free help and many of their schools require internships, such as my son’s school,… Read More