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Farm-to-Table Restaurant B.GOOD Plants Roots in Spring for First Texas...

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Fast-casual Service Meets Locally Sourced Ingredients for Burgers, Bowls, Salads, and Smoothies

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StaffedUp Partners with Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

StaffedUp helps Hotshots hire better!

(PRWeb April 13, 2018)

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Brain Balance Achievement Center of Cooper City Will Celebrate Grand...

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Brain Balance helps children who struggle behaviorally, socially, and academically through a holistic and integrated approach that is customized to meet the needs of each child.

(PRWeb April 13, 2018)

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Pixel Film Studios Unveils TransWipe Shift for Final Cut Pro X.

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Developers at Pixel Film Studios, creators of visual effect tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced the availability of TransWipe Shift enabling film editors to create...

(PRWeb April 12, 2018)

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Solar Refrigerator & Solar Freezer Products By EcoSolarCool®

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

EcoSolarCool® offers Solar Refrigerator (Solar Fridge/ Freezer) Products in two categories: Upright and Chest type.

(PRWeb April 12, 2018)

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Alula Launches New Monitored Security Platform for Simple Installation...

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Alula Mobile Applications Combine with Alula Connect+ Alarm Panel and Hub, Alula Sensors and Accessories to Deliver a Fully Integrated Home and Business Smart Security Platform

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Tango Renews Joint Business Relationship with PwC

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Three major accounting firms all partner with Tango to ready customers for new lease accounting standards

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MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Signs Multi-Unit Development Deals...

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Better Burger Franchise to Expand Established Presence in Virginia and Florida with 6 New Restaurants, Continues Expansion with Existing Operators

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PrideStaff Earns Top 20 Spot on Forbes' 2018 List of Best...

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

PrideStaff, a national, franchised staffing organization, is pleased to announce that they were recently named to Forbes’ 2018 List of Best Professional Recruiting Firms.

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Paramex Capital LLC – Announces New Competitive Financing Products for...

PR Web - Tue, 2018-04-24 03:30

Paramex Capital the tailor of commercial financing solutions, is now joining the market with a new arsenal of highly...

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NYC bill would require anti-harassment training

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-04-23 20:48
Mandate for businesses with 15 or more workers awaits mayor’s signature

Flavor of the Week: Cayenne fires up dishes and drinks with spicy flavor

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-04-23 20:39
The ground red pepper is a piquant addition to a variety of foods, juices and cocktails

CDC expands warnings on romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz.

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-04-23 20:17
Businesses advised not to sell any romaine, unless certain it was grown elsewhere

Suspect in deadly Waffle House shooting in custody

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-04-23 18:00
The 29-year-old man is accused of killing four at Nashville restaurant

Boston Market adds prime rib on 3 nights

Nation's Restaurant News - Mon, 2018-04-23 16:42
Brand also debuts new ‘Rotisserie Kitchen’ logo

The Evolving Customer Experience: How to Connect with Guests in a Meaningful Way - Mon, 2018-04-23 16:28

Increased crowding and competition are forcing restaurants to quickly cook up new ways of doing business. Serving mouthwatering food, perhaps once the central ingredient in a restaurant’s recipe for success, is now just one must-have among many.

Do I Need a Business License for Remote Employees?

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2018-04-23 15:30
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Your small business is growing nicely, taking on more and more clients and gradually increasing revenue and profits. In order to sufficiently cater for its growth and additional workload, you’re contemplating taking on remote workers.

By recruiting remote employees, you’ll benefit from having access to a wider pool of talent without geographical restraints, and from a number of cost savings, such as no additional office space to pay for.

However, despite the many benefits taking on remote employees brings, it is not without its potential issues and problems. One primary issue is related to compliance and licensing, an important aspect of remote working that a small business might not anticipate.

If you are deliberating rolling out a remote team that operates from a different state than you do, take a look at some of the biggest compliance/licensing issues and what small businesses need to be aware of.

Be Aware of Payroll Requirements for Remote Workers

If members of your team work in different states than your own, the general rule of thumb is that the employees must pay taxes to the state where they are located and where the work is carried out.

Known as the ‘physical presence’ rule, you must withhold state and unemployment taxes in the state where your remote staff members work, even if your business or main office is located in a different state.

However, the same rules are not applicable in every state. In certain states, remote workers are subject to paying income tax in the state where they are located and work and the state in which their employer operates.

Things become even more complicated if an employer works part of the time from home and part of the time in the company office — in two different states! Due to the complex nature of such a situation, it is advisable to seek advice from a tax expert.

Consider Foreign Qualification Requirements

Foreign qualification involves companies applying to be able to carry out business in a state other than the one where their limited liability company or corporation was set up. Depending on the type of business you run, you may need to apply for foreign qualification if your employees work in states other than the one where your limited liability company or corporation was formed.

In addition to applying for foreign qualification, further compliance may also be required. For example, you may need to file an annual report through a registered agent who has a physical address in the state where your employees operate so you can receive legal documents on behalf of your business.

You May Need Permits for Remote Workers

Certain states require employees who are working from home to acquire a home occupation permit. It is important to check county zoning or local city laws where your remote employees are operating to see whether a permit for remote workers is required.

Be Mindful of Issues Related to Tax Nexus

‘Tax nexus’ refers to the scenario in which a business has a tax presence in a state which is not its principle location. Your business may need to comply with the income, sales and use and other tax laws of the states where your remote employees are operating. This does however depend on the type of work your remote employees are doing.

Be Compliant with Privacy and Data Security

Remote employees rely on wireless networks, mobile devices and other technology and practices potentially making business and employee data vulnerable via public WiFi and other networks. In short, the greater number of remote workers you have working for you, the greater risk of your business becoming victim of a cyber-attack.

It is therefore vital that your business has the correct security, privacy and data policies in place to protect important data and prevent data loss.

Consider Worker’s Compensation

It is typical for states to require businesses to provide worker’s compensation coverage for their employees. If a situation occurred where a remote worker was injured at work, it is important for you to set out clear guidelines involving the duties and working hours of your remote employees. This is so if work-related claims for compensation are made, it is easy to define what is a true work-rated accident.

It is also vital for small businesses with remote workers in other states to get the appropriate guidance and advice on complex licensing issues. This is important for avoiding the potential problems non-compliance could cause.

One way to help ensure you are managing your business licenses properly is to purchase a license research package.

CT Corporation understands that growing a business requires a minefield of legal hoops to jump through. With more than 125 years of licensing and compliance experience, they can provide you with the guidance and support to ensure your business stays on top of statutory requirements when recruiting remote teams.

From Foreign Qualification guidance to Business License Compliance Research, CT Corporation can provide you with the resources you’ll require to expand your business and take advantage of the benefits remote employees provide.

POST DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CT Corporation. The opinions and text are all mine.

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This article, "Do I Need a Business License for Remote Employees?" was first published on Small Business Trends

#ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown

Topix - Mon, 2018-04-23 14:14

The minimum wage was initially supposed to be introduced on May 1. However, this has been delayed. In a press conference ahead of the national strike on April 25, general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions , Zwelinzima Vavi, called the national minimum wage and new amendments to the Labour Relations Act a "full frontal attack" on workers' rights.

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Service Companies Bolster Small Business Job Totals, ADP Reports

Small Business Trends - Mon, 2018-04-23 13:30

The March ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) Small Business Report revealed the service-providing sector was greatly responsible for the 47,000 jobs small businesses created in March. Although the number for small businesses came in 19,000 lower than February. Still, overall the national employment numbers were higher at 241,000, compared to 235,000 last month.

March 2018 ADP Small Business Report

There are fluctuations in the different segments of the employment report, but the economy has been generating well over 200,000 jobs for the past four months. According to Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, this is double the pace of the labor force growth, which is further tightening the labor market.

Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute, commented on the job market in a press release. Yildirmaz said, “We saw impressive momentum in the first quarter of 2018 with more jobs added per month on average than in 2017.  Midsized businesses added nearly half of all jobs this month, the best growth this segment has seen since the fall of 2014. The manufacturing industry also performed well, with its strongest increase in more than three years.”

The ADP National Employment Report is a monthly publication produced in collaboration with the ADP Research Institute and Moody’s Analytics. The data for the report comes from ADPs payroll data by measuring the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The report measures around 24 million U.S. workers with statistical methods similar to the ones used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Small Business

The lion’s share of the ADP Small Business Report saw the jobs for March coming from very small businesses of 1 to 19 employees, which created 35,000 of the 47,000 jobs. The remaining 12,000 jobs came from larger small businesses with 20-49 employees.

Regarding the sectors responsible for the jobs, service providing businesses generated 36,000 jobs, while the goods-producing sector delivered only 11,000 jobs.

National Employment

Nationally, the employment numbers were driven by midsized businesses with 50-499 employees. This segment generated 127,000 jobs, which is a 3+ year high as Yildirmaz pointed out in the release. Large businesses delivered 67,000 jobs, a 3,000 decline from February compared with the 47,000 jobs created by small businesses.

Here too, the service sector produced the highest number of jobs at 176,000 with the goods-producing sector creating the remaining 65,000 jobs.

National Franchise Report

According to ADP, its National Franchise Report is the first and only report of its kind. The report provides a monthly snapshot of U.S. nonfarm private franchise employment based on actual transactional payroll data.

March 2018 ADP National Franchise Report

The numbers for March were lower with restaurants seeing the highest decline. Compared to February when it was at 19,600 jobs, this month the number was at -7300. Food retailers also came in lower but this  segment wasn’t hit as badly as restaurants going from 500 to -400.


Regional Report

The regional report provides a glimpse into the way the total 241,000 jobs created break down by region. The South and West are faring much better than the rest of the country, accounting for 174,000 of the jobs created for the month.

California and Texas were responsible for creation of 33,000 and 35,800 jobs respectively.

Images: ADP

This article, "Service Companies Bolster Small Business Job Totals, ADP Reports" was first published on Small Business Trends