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Employee scheduling tips you can apply immediately

on Jun 20, 2017 12:00:09 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
Scheduling employees properly is yet another opportunity to increase your bottom line. It costs more to recruit and train new workers than it does to take care of the good ones you already have. So we've got some employee scheduling tips to help all the managers out there.
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Tax rules for part-time or seasonal employees

on Jun 16, 2017 7:46:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
Employers typically must file a quarterly Form 941 to report their employees' wages and withholding. Each quarter, if you pay wages subject to income tax withholding (including for sick pay and supplemental unemployment benefits) or Social Security (OASDI) and Medicare taxes you must file Form 941, with some exceptions.
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4 simple ways to track employee time

on Jun 15, 2017 12:38:37 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
If you have hourly (non-exempt) employees, then you already know the importance of tracking their time. But timekeeping is becoming more and more critical, even for businesses that only employ salaried workers.
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The 5 downsides of manual time and attendance tracking

on Jun 15, 2017 12:29:28 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
In 2017 we're seeing solar roofs and self-driving cars and still many businesses are tracking time and attendance manually. We're not judging; it definitely works for some people. But here's the simple reality: what you gain in comfort and familiarity you lose in efficiency. For example, have you ever considered how much money you're losing due to inefficiencies from your time and attendance process? What about how much time you're wasting and what that's worth to you and your business? This post will examine some of the most common downsides of manual time and attendance tracking.
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How often should you pay your employees?

on Jun 13, 2017 9:24:53 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Payroll
How often should you pay your employees? As a payroll processing company, we get this question a lot. The answer can be complicated because (1) your payroll processor is not allowed to make this decision for you and (2) depending on how your worker(s) are classified, you may be required by law to pay them at a certain frequency. (For example, manual laborers must be paid weekly.) The good news is, except for certain pay frequency labor law requirements, businesses can set their own wage payment schedule for the most part.
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State releases Paid Family Leave deduction rate

on Jun 2, 2017 2:14:48 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
Paid Family Leave in New York is an insurance policy that virtually all employers in New York State are required to offer their employees effective January 1, 2018. The program is being funded by the employees themselves through a mandatory payroll deduction on each employee paycheck. It is not the same as FMLA.
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Leveraging the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for your business

on May 25, 2017 7:50:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a tax credit the federal government provides to employers for hiring people who typically struggle to find employment. We're going to go over how WOTC works, the types of people employers can hire to become eligible for the credit, how the credits are calculated and how employers can apply for WOTC.
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Trump's budget plan reported to include National Paid Family Leave

on May 23, 2017 7:44:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
President Donald Trump is set to announce his first detailed budget request today. Here's a quote directly from The Washington Post... The president’s first detailed budget request on Tuesday will seek funds for the creation of a program to grant mothers and fathers six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, two senior White House budget office officials said.
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Buffalo Jills lawsuit update and the importance of worker classification

on May 22, 2017 3:53:40 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Do any Buffalo Bills fans remember this story? On April 22, 2014, five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders (nicknamed the Jills) filed a lawsuit alleging they were not properly paid for hours worked. Two days later the Buffalo Bills management "suspended operations" of the Jills and the organization hasn't had cheerleaders since. But last week a State Supreme Court Justice issued a ruling we found pretty interesting, so we're revisiting this story.
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Can NY employees now stack FMLA leave with Paid Family Leave?

on May 18, 2017 10:36:58 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance
FMLA and New York's Paid Family Leave are similar in that they both provide job-protected leave to qualifying employees to handle personal responsibilities like caring for a newborn or an immediate family member with a serious illness. However, they are two different programs and should be treated as such. That said, it still raises a lot of questions about how the two programs may interface or overlap with one another. Regarding this question, this post will set the record straight.
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