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When is it Time to Pay for Travel Time?

on Nov 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Human resources Time and labor
How to properly pay for travel time can be very confusing. Whether or not an employer needs to compensate a non-exempt employee for travel time depends much on the type of travel involved. In general, keep in mind the following four rules-of-thumb regarding employee travel:
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The top 6 employee handbook policies to consider updating

on Nov 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources Paid Family Leave
Every business should consider providing or updating their company employee handbooks to reflect current trends that are highly relevant in today’s workplace. The perception that employee handbooks are bland stacks of standard policies lead some employers to become static in routines and forget to employ creative and strategic policies that can provide important benefits to the company. 
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About leave of absence employee terminations

on Nov 16, 2017 10:07:08 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Many times employers are hesitant to take action when an employee has been on an extended leave of absence due to a workers’ compensation claim arising from an injury or illness occurring while in the course of work duties or when the employee is unable to return from a protected leave, such as the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or a state’s equivalent leave.
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Q&A - How does ACA affect me if we only have 30 employees?

on Nov 14, 2017 10:06:25 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Affordable Care Act
The other day we fielded the following question for one of our clients. And we thought the answer could help a lot of people, so we're publishing it here...
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How to conduct stay interviews with your employees

on Nov 13, 2017 7:02:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
A couple weeks ago, we discussed the reasons for conducting exit interviews. When employees leave, the exit interview can help you understand why. You may not be able to convince the departing employee to stay, but you may be able to make improvements that help you retain others.
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4 Misunderstood Terms in the Americans with Disabilities Act

on Nov 10, 2017 7:01:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to a lot of organizations—all public employers and any private employer with 15 or more employees. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of confusion about what the law requires and what its terms entail. A big reason for this confusion is the language of the law itself; the ADA speaks of nebulous concepts like undue hardship and reasonable accommodation. Words like undue and reasonable are by their nature open to some interpretation, which is not exactly a comfort to employers.
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Employers beware of new Form I-9 scam

on Nov 8, 2017 8:41:04 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
Many employers are receiving scam emails that appear to be coming from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requesting Form I-9 information - even though employers are not required to submit I-9 Forms to USCIS.
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Best practices for keeping your company data secure

on Nov 3, 2017 7:08:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll
Small businesses are a popular target of cyber criminals. Thousands of attacks happen every day, successful ones can cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars, and over half of small businesses soon close following a successful cyberattack.  
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ACA reporting deadlines for 2018

on Nov 2, 2017 12:52:24 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Affordable Care Act
It seems like a lot is up in the air with healthcare in America, and many employers are asking about the Affordable Care Act and their responsibilities moving forward. While the current administration - and Congress - continues to make efforts to repeal (and possibly replace) the ACA, the current law remains in place. The IRS is proceeding with ACA reporting for the 2017 tax year with 2018 deadlines, so we want to make sure you're aware of them. Employers should NOT wait to see how things play out in Congress, because the risks of not complying with the current rules and reporting requirements are too high.
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How exit interviews can help you increase employee retention

on Nov 1, 2017 9:02:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
The exit interview is a conversation with a departing employee about their time at the company and the reason for their departure. It’s completely optional, but some employers conduct them to learn about workplace issues they may want to address. Exit interviews can shine a light on toxic management practices, hostile work environments, departmental conflict, and employee concerns that haven’t been shared with management or HR. They’re often more informative than regular check-ins because departing employees have little to lose in being candid. Exit interviews are only useful, however, if you’re willing to act on the information you receive. 
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