Category Archives: Wage Payments

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The Environmental Benefits of Paycards

More and more companies are recognizing the potential cost-saving benefits that paycards have to offer, and more and more employees are following suit and opting to receive their payroll funds via paycards as opposed to the traditional paper check. In fact, Pew Charitable Trusts found that the amount of money loaded onto prepaid cards had…Read More »

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Why Payroll Cards Are Worth Celebrating

September 1-5 was National Payroll Week in the United States—a whole week dedicated to recognizing wage earners and payroll professionals. Though this week recognizes all the business benefits of a quality payroll system, recent research shows that electronic payroll and paycards are often in the spotlight among employers. Nearly 97 percent of employees are paid…Read More »

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Celebrity Paycard Blunders

Paycards continue to grow as an industry trend, with big financial cohorts like JP Morgan Chase and American Express recently venturing into the space by offering prepaid cards of their own. The paycard expansion doesn’t stop there, however. A number of celebrities have tried (and failed) to use their likeness as a jumping-off point into…Read More »

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New Hawaii Law Allows Employers to Continue Using Payroll Cards for Wage Payments

Hawaii recently passed a law allowing employers to continue to offer payroll cards as a form of wage payment to their employees. The bill was signed by Governor Neil Abercrombie and is scheduled to go into effect Sept. 1, 2014. In April 2014, the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations issued an amended notice suspending…Read More »

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Rise in Prepaid Card Usage Offers Opportunity to Employers

For many consumers, paying with plastic no longer means using a credit or debit card. According to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the amount of money loaded onto reloadable prepaid cards has more than doubled in the past three years. In 2012 alone, Americans added $65 billion to their prepaid cards. Five…Read More »

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Three Tips for New Hire Reporting – And Why It Matters

Keeping current on New Hire Reporting may potentially help save employers from incurring significant noncompliance penalties. Failure to report a new hire can result in federal fines as much as $25 per employee, or as high as $500 if the failure to report is intentional. States may also charge non-monetary civil penalties. Despite the risks…Read More »


Compliance Continuum: Optimized [Infographic]

On one end of the “Compliance Continuum” are companies that become so overwhelmed with managing employment-related tax and payment compliance that they choose to avoid it altogether. Companies in the middle of the continuum do just enough to get by and avoid penalties and fines. When companies choose to meet employment-related tax and payment compliance head…Read More »


Compliance Continuum: Organized [Infographic]

Many businesses recognize that compliance with state and federal laws is a must. Rather than avoiding the issue, companies at this point on the “Compliance Continuum”  have taken some steps to get organized and deal with employment-related tax and payment compliance, but have done just enough to keep their heads above water. A new survey…Read More »

Severe Weather Serves as Reminder of Benefits of Electronic Pay

It only takes quick glance at the U.S. Postal Service’s “Service Alerts” page to see the impact severe weather can have on mail delivery. After a massive nor’easter hit the East Coast earlier this month, the USPS was reporting weather-related mail delays from Georgia and the Carolinas to New York and Massachusetts1. While states in…Read More »


Compliance Continuum: Paralyzed [Infographic]

The regulatory landscape is complex and always changing, often leaving companies in a perpetual game of catch-up. With so many moving pieces, it’s no surprise that some businesses become overwhelmed and choose to avoid compliance management altogether. Companies on this end of the “Compliance Continuum” may think: Why tackle a problem that can’t be fixed? In…Read More »


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