Tag: Social Security

Is Your Applicant Tracking System a Security Risk?

When it comes to making sure your employee data are secure, it never hurts to be aware of the ways they can be breached. Today we’ll hear from Raquel Lawrence, content strategy associate at iCIMS about how applicant tracking systems (ATSs) can be a major source of potential insecurity.

Cybersecurity Training Part I: Awareness of Significance of the Threat

As the global economy becomes increasingly computerized and interconnected, cybersecurity threats are increasing dramatically. This trend means that there are both increasing points of vulnerability—as more connections are formed and more data is transmitted over those connections—and greater incentives for cybercriminals—as more money changes hands over the Internet and more sensitive data are stored and transmitted […]

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Update: Social Security Wage Base Limit Raised to $128,400

The maximum wage base for Social Security tax will be $128,400 in 2018, up from $127,200 in 2017, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced. (Note: The original 2018 wage base announced on October 13 was $128,700; this amount was revised by the SSA in late November.)

Companies Pledge to Support Dreamers

On September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects approximately 780,000 undocumented immigrants, known as dreamers, from deportation.

Need More Help? Hiring Contingent Workers a Possible Solution

Need flexibility in how you schedule workers? Maybe you need to keep a lid on labor costs by avoiding the financial burden of employee benefits. Or maybe you have other reasons for bringing on more workers without hiring traditional employees. Contingent workers may be your answer.

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Buddy Punching Costs Employers $373 Million Annually, Tips to Combat This Trend

New research published in 2017 suggests that a simple payroll loophole could cost U.S. employers more than $373 million every year. The loophole is well-known and widespread. It’s called buddy punching. Recently, TSheets—a cloud-based time tracking app—released new insights into buddy punching, and ways employers can curtail this trend.


Is 70 Becoming the New Retirement Age?

Is 70 becoming the new retirement age? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 30% of U.S. workers ages 60 and older plan to retire at age 70 or older. Another 20% don’t believe they will ever be able to retire.