Payroll and benefits today would have been unrecognizable a century ago. A direct deposit wasn’t even a thing your grandpa could do, and your parents were skeptical about it when it was introduced. Yet, tons of today’s workers haven’t known anything else. Payroll taxes and compliance have changed wildly since World War II. The benefits packages that are common in the United States today were unheard of a generation ago. In this course, we will look at how payroll and benefits have changed over the past 100 years and explore the senseless things that exist in today’s payroll environment.
Caleb Newquist is Editor-at-Large at Gusto. In 2009, he became the founding editor of Going Concern, the one-of-a-kind voice on the accounting profession, serving in the role for nine years. Before Going Concern, Caleb worked as a CPA for nearly six years in New York and Denver. He lives in Denver with his wife, daughter, and two cats. You can follow him on Twitter at @cnewquist.