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Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive HR solution or a la carte payroll, staffing, or workers’ comp coverage, our friendly team can put together services tailored to your unique business needs.


Let us handle all your employment needs, from hiring to payroll to workers’ comp and more.


Hire right the first time! Bad hiring causes a high percentage of business failures.


Gain relief from administrative and regulatory burdens with our payroll options.

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Since 1984, our specialists at Cardinal Services have been helping local businesses get back to doing what they do best -- while we take on the paperwork and headaches of being a business owner. Our staff has an average tenure of 10-years which shows in the range of professional solutions we are able to provide.


Choose full HR package OR Essentials Only
  • Cardinal becomes Employer of Record
  • Workers' Comp & Risk Management
  • Employee Benefits


Find and screen employees
  • Recruiting/Staffing services
  • Application and Screening programs

Payroll Only

Full Service Payroll Processing
  • Quarterly and Year-end reporting
  • Automatic payroll tax filing
  • Experienced Specialized Team
  • Time Tracking

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HR Alerts

Five Tax-Time Employee Perks

Offering tax filing help can relieve workers’ stress and provide a unique advantage for out-recruiting the competition! Everybody hates doing taxes. Filing a tax return—whether state or federal—without some kind of help is stressful. More than half of U.S. adults who file tax returns (57%) find the do-it-yourself approach nerve-racking, according to a study conducted […]

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POLICY REVIEW 2024  | The California Privacy Rights Act 

If you employ workers or do business in California, here is a brief review of the recently updated California Privacy Act.    What is it?  The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) provides comprehensive regulation of the personal information (PI) of California residents. PI includes any “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of […]

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Governmental Affairs Alert: Information on the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) 

Cardinal Services continues to focus on employment-related laws, new court cases, and regulatory changes that impact our business community. While the news about FinCEN is not directly employment-related, some employers could be subject to this new reporting rule. However, the new FinCEN reporting requirement has not been well publicized, but we think it is universal […]

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Coming in 2024 | E-Verify NextGen 

The Feds combine the eVerify and Form I-9 into one digital process.    E-Verify NextGen—scheduled for incremental release in 2024—integrates the Form I-9 process with E-Verify, the federal government’s electronic employment verification system, revolutionizing the employment verification process for the business community!  This new combined system from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will […]

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DOL Issues Final Rules on Independent Contractor Classification

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule on January 9th that changes the criteria for classifying independent contractors.  The final rule requires companies to weigh various factors to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The final rule will take effect on March 11.    Background to the […]

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Do employers need to pay for worker commutes? 

A recent memo from the Federal Office of Personnel Management  has raised new questions for the private sector.    New Federal guidance:  On Aug. 22, 2023, the Federal Office of Personnel Management issued guidance regarding whether the Fair Labor Standards Act requires federal workers to be compensated for their commute to work. This new guidance also […]

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NEW IRS Mileage Rates for 2024  

 The IRS just announced the per-mile reimbursement rates for 2024. Beginning January 1, 2024, here are the new rates for the following business categories:   67 cents per mile driven for standard business use [an increase of 1.5 cents from 2023].  21 cents per mile driven for qualified active-duty Armed Forces members for medical travel or […]

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Remote/Hybrid Workers Challenge 

  Remote Working by the Numbers   27% of U.S. employees work remotely as of 2023, according to a new US Census study.  16% of U.S. companies are fully remote in 2023.  15% of work opportunities in the US are categorized as “remote jobs.”  From 2018 to 2021, the number of fully remote workers grew 4x […]

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California Employers – New Labor Laws For 2024 

Increase in Number of Employee Paid Sick Days | SB-616 Effective January 1, 2024  The new law guarantees employees five paid sick days per year, up from three days.     New Leave for Reproductive Loss | SB 848 Effective January 1, 2024  A subset of California’s bereavement leave law allows up to five days off […]

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