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How to Fill Out Form W-4 in 2024

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Form W-4 is crucial to employee tax reporting and employer withholding. This form got a major overhaul from the IRS in 2020, but there are some updates for 2024 as well. Many employees don’t know how to fill out Form W-4 correctly– which can lead to an unpleasant surprise when they owe more taxes than expected.

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HR Soft Skills: How to Listen with Intention

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HR soft skills, like knowing when and how to listen, are critically important to improving your HR role and increasing employee trust.

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BerniePortal and MetLife Announce Solution to Help Small Employers Compete in the War for Talent

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BerniePortal and MetLife, leader in employee benefits, announced a new solution to enable small employers to offer broader benefits packages to employees.

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What Is the Equal Pay Act?

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Before 1963, wage and employment decisions were frequently made on the basis of sex, marital status, and other factors that did not measure merit. Newspapers even wrote separate columns segregating help-wanted ads for men and women.

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Top 5 HR Metrics and Why They’re Important

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What Is an HR Metric? HR needs data insights now more than ever. HR Metrics are key sets of data points that measure the effectiveness of an organization’s HR initiatives. As the HR function at a small to midsize employer, you can compare those metrics to other SMBs in your industry. Additionally, you should aim to improve those metrics within your organization each year.

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HR Employee Record Retention Guidelines in 2024 | BerniePortal

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Employers are required to keep employee records and documentation for a certain amount of time. However, federal guidelines differ depending on the type of documentation. Some documents or records must be kept under lock and key years after someone departed your organization; others, you can toss much sooner. So, we have formulated a comprehensive guide that will explain which documents HR pros should hold onto, how they need to be maintained, and for how long.

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Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Minimum Wage Increases in 2024

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Federal contractors must follow certain requirements to be compliant while fulfilling federal contracts. One of these requirements includes paying a minimum wage to employees that may differ from current wage rates. Read more to learn the new minimum wage rate for federal contractors, what executive order to follow, and how HR professionals can adjust their payroll needs to accommodate it.

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