Coronavirus Small Business Loans: What You Need to Know

Managing a small business in the midst of an economy reeling from coronavirus is stressful. The Federal Government has recently passed several measures to make more loans available to small businesses. Navigating all of the legalese and provisions of these recent acts, however, can be highly daunting. We’re here to help you sort through the […]

Payroll During Coronavirus: How Pandemic Relief Bills Affect You and Your Employees

If you’re wondering about how payroll during coronavirus is going to function for your small business, you’re far from the only one. This global pandemic has altered the existing structures of companies in countless ways, including the new federal mandates requiring small business owners to give their employees COVID-19 sick and family leave. In this […]

Payroll Taxes for Remote Employees: Everything You Need to Know

Whether your business is growing or you need to alter your work environment during trying times like the coronavirus pandemic, payroll taxes for remote employees is a potential hurdle your business may encounter. Keeping track of your remote employees for payroll reporting can be somewhat confusing, especially as your remote team expands.  Understand that payroll […]

What Does a PEO Do?

Business leaders who are overwhelmed with administrative human resources tasks often consider outsourcing to a professional employer organization, but many wonder first, “What does a PEO do?”  A PEO is a professional employer organization that establishes a co-employment relationship with companies. This business-to-business relationship allows company leaders to continue to run and manage their business […]

Outsourcing Workers’ Compensation: The Top Reasons

Outsourcing workers’ compensation is becoming increasingly popular among employers today. When you outsource your company’s workers’ compensation insurance, you can hand off the responsibility of maintaining compliance and cost to a professional employer organization, or PEO, such as Canal HR.  Workers’ compensation is an exceptional security blanket for both employees and employers. If your employee […]

Workplace Violence

All employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a workplace free of threats and violence.   Employer violence prevention measures can include the following: Develop a workplace violence policy and prevention program and communicate such to employees. The policy should include reporting and investigation procedures.  Require that any incident of violence, even threats be […]

Did you know Canal HR offers the following services?

Online Employee Access Our client’s employees can login online and access their own pay stubs and payroll history including W-2’s. Check stubs and W-2’s can be viewed and reprinted by the employee. Free Discount Prescription Drug Card The card offers discounts on prescriptions at most pharmacies and savings on eyeglasses and others products and services. […]

Suggested Safety Topic July: Working Outside in Hot Weather

If you live in the south, summer means high temperatures combined with high humidity. That is also the recipe for heat stress.  We offer the following suggestions and precautions for employees who work outside. Try to avoid really heavy work during the middle part of the day. You can help prevent heat illness by drinking […]

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Parking Lot Safety

Would you like some suggestions on how you can improve employee parking lot safety at your workplace? Do you know what hazards your employees may encounter when driving, parking and walking through the company parking lot?  As a business owner, you are legally responsible to maintain a safe work environment for your staff. Employee parking […]

How about giving your employees a raise that costs you nothing?

Do you currently have an individual medical insurance? Are you thinking of purchasing a policy? Did you know that you could pay this through payroll deduction and save money in the process? Here’s how taking advantage of a Canal HR Section 125 Cafeteria Plan can put money back into your employees’ paychecks. In the following […]

Where else Can You Earn 2% on Savings for Christmas Spending?

Contrary to popular belief, Christmas Club Accounts do exist. Also, contrary to popular belief, if your company was a client of Canal HR, you and your employees could earn an extremely competitive return of 2%A.P.R. on Christmas savings.These days, that’s unheard of! Benefits of Canal HR’s Christmas Savings Club account: Join with any amount. You […]

Why wage and hour claims are growing and how to avoid them

Wage and hour claims under federal and state law continue to grow at alarming rates. From 2004 to 2007, Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits against employers grew over 40 percent each year, and FLSA class actions were up 98 percent during the same period. Preliminary statistics indicate this trend continued in 2008, and in 2009 […]