Personal Information Protection in Virginia (VA)

Virginia law imposes duties on employers and others who collect and store personal information. The chart below gives a general overview of these requirements; additional requirements and exceptions may apply. Types of Protected Information Personal information means: The first name (or first initial) and last name in combination with and linked to any unencrypted or…

How to Conduct a Job Interview

The most important tasks in conducting a job interview are preparing questions and evaluating candidate answers. However, there are other key items you can attend to that will ensure a successful job interview. Learn the action steps you need to know by watching this video.    

Deadline Extended for EEO-1 Filing to May 31, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has extended the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 Reports for 2018. The reports are now due by May 31, 2019.   What is the EEO-1 Report? The EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated survey that collects workforce data from employers. The data is categorized by race, ethnicity, sex…

Calculating OT? Double-Check Your Math

Overtime, or OT, is typically calculated by multiplying an employee’s hourly rate by 1.5–pretty easy, right? It depends who checks your math. The Department of Labor (DOL) recently published an opinion letter on pay rates, as they relate to calculating OT. According to the letter, you can vary employees’ average hourly rates from week to…

2019 Minimum Wage Rates

The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate. The list below outlines states (and the District of Columbia) that have adopted new…

Gen Z is Coming: Are You Prepared?

Soon, Generation Z—those born between 1996 and 2010—will be entering the workforce. Is your company somewhere they can thrive? Is it somewhere they would even want to work? If you want to attract this budding workforce, you need to understand Gen Z-ers’ motivations. For instance, Gen Z-ers have never known a life without technology. This means if…

New Year Payroll Checklist

On behalf of your payroll team we hope you have a Happy New Year! To get your year started off on the right foot, please review the New Year Payroll Checklist, review each item listed, and determine whether or not it applies to your specific payroll needs.  If you have questions, you can contact a…

Plan Ahead for Holiday Payrolls!

SIMA will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Your payroll must be processed a day earlier than normal by 12:00 pm to ensure timely processing. Is your pay date on Tuesday, December 25 or Tuesday, January 1? There will be no direct…