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Michigan New Minimum Wage Starts March 2019

Michigan will have a new minimum wage of $9.45 an hour with tipped minimum wage increasing to $3.59 an hour. This will be starting on March 29, 2019. That’s an increase of 20 cents. The state’s current minimum wage is $9.25.  For tipped employees, the increase is...

Changes to Tip Pooling

Some restaurants pool tips. Tip pooling is the practice of combining all tips earned by all servers and putting them into one lump sum for distribution later by means of a formula developed by the establishment. Tip pooling is not practiced frequently in restaurants...

Tip Reporting and Becoming Compliant

HOW TO REPORT TIPS PROPERLY Many years ago, tip reporting was easy and owners typically would tell their accountants or payroll company to just report tips up to whatever the minimum wage was at the time and that was sufficient. This was a good deal for the restaurant...

Save Money by Hiring Workers Under the Age of 18

If you hire minors (under age 18) you may be able to reduce your federal FICA, federal unemployment tax and state unemployment tax.  To get this benefit, let Kallas know when you hire a minor, and you need to give us their birthdate.  We will keep track of the minor’s...

2018 New Minimum Wage For Michigan

Goes Into Effect January 1, 2018 The new rate effective January 1, 2018 is $9.25 per hour. Employees who regularly receive tips may be paid $3.52 per hour as long as that person is claiming at least $5.73 in tips per hour. The law allows an employer to pay a newly...

Revised I-9 Forms Now Available

Article published 07/17/17 at www.USCIS.gov USCIS has released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on July 17. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through...

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