New W-4 for 2020 Finalized!

In the wake of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has substantially changed Form W-4 for 2020. The new form is designed to more accurately capture how taxable wages are calculated on the Individual Income Tax Return.

Payroll Fraud Alert

Digital fraudsters target company payrolls for the same reason the notorious bank robber Willie Sutton robbed banks –  “because that’s where the money is.” While payroll – the people who pay it, the people who process it and the people who receive it – have long been the target of various schemes and frauds, today, … Continue

Washington State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

Washington State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program will begin collecting premiums from employers and employees beginning on January 1, 2019. For employers, this means new reporting requirements about employees who are based in Washington State, as well as a new withholding from those employees’ pay statements.

Free Webinar: Complex Wage & Hour Calculations

Please join us for a free webinar discussing the requirements to produce the perfect paycheck every time, even in complex payroll situations. Employee wage calculations are complicated, even before you start considering unique pay situations. In some cases, unique pay structures like piece rates and non-discretionary bonuses make sense for an organization, but require complex … Continue

Free Webinar Opportunity: Properly Paying Exempt Employees

We’re always happy to connect our friends and clients with expert advice relating to payroll and HR. Hosted by Kara Govro of HRAnswerLink, this free webinar discusses the specific guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that allow employers to classify employees as exempt from overtime.

Five Critical Questions to Determine Your HR and Payroll Compliance Readiness in 2018

Are you prepared for the next wave of tax, healthcare and regulatory changes affecting payroll and HR? Managing compliance can be complex and tricky for any business today. It can be overwhelming trying to stay current on proposed guideline changes, updates to existing regulations, and rollouts of new legislation. Despite the complexity, a recent survey … Continue

PayNorthwest and Pacific Continental Bank Partner to Provide Local SMBs with Best-in-Class Banking and Payroll Services

Provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management solutions joins forces with local bank to deliver secure paycheck services to small- to medium-sized Pacific Northwest businesses Seattle, Wash., October 3, 2016 – PayNorthwest LLC, a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management solutions (HCM), announced today that it has partnered with Eugene-Ore.-based Pacific Continental Bank … Continue

PayNorthwest Ranks #1627 in 2016 Inc. 5000

PayNorthwest is proud to announce that it ranks #1627 in the 2016 Inc. 5000, an elite list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The company’s revenue increased by 231% from 2012 to 2015 when it reached $3.4 million. “This is our first year being featured on the prestigious Inc. 5000 ranking and we are very honored … Continue