By: Mark Dresser, Employer Solutions Practice Director
As we come to the end of another year I need to reflect on where we have come with respect to our support for our customers. Like any business, we strive to maintain stability yet adapt to the changing needs of our customers.
What is time clock or time card fraud? Well, remember that kid from elementary school who was always trying to figure out a way to change the grades on his report card? He’s still out there. Only now he’s an adult, and he’s trying to figure out a way to scam his company time sheets. He’s adding to his pocket and taking away from your bottom line in the process.
It has been over 35 years since an HR and Payroll software called Abracadabra was released. Over three decades that product grew and evolved through DOS and Windows versions culminating in Abra Suite, the leading on-premise solution for small and medium size businesses for over 20 years. Abra Suite was built on the popular Visual FoxPro software from Microsoft. All good things, however, must come to an end.
Each year, employers are confronted with disasters that can interrupt the smooth functions of the HR and payroll department. At Net at Work, we have worked with many of our clients to mitigate disasters large and small, natural and man-made. Here are a few actual situations we worked on. (The details of the employer have been disguised to protect their identity.)
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers. This includes individuals who have received SNAP (Food Stamps), long term unemployed, ex-felons, and Veterans. There are ten (10) target groups overall, and the tax credit can range from $2,400 to $9,600, varying by category.