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NYC employers can no longer ask applicants about salary history

on Oct 13, 2017 2:42:36 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Human resources
In May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro. 1253 into law, which prohibits all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history. Beginning October 31, 2017, New York City employers may not do the following:
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Are your employees having an office romance?

on Oct 11, 2017 6:11:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Many employers are taking a hard look at workplace romances — that's what the Society for Human Resource Management discovered in its Workplace Romance survey of HR professionals. More than twice as many employers — 42 percent — have written or verbal policies on office romances than in 2005, when the rate was 20 percent. The survey canvassed 380 HR professionals July 9-26 in 2013.
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How to get your staff to work better as a team

on Oct 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
You may have good employees who are simply not working together well. This is a serious problem, and you can't grow until you address it. Here's how to get started.
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Paying Employees Following Hurricanes Harvey & Irma: What Employers Must Understand

on Oct 3, 2017 12:50:17 PM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Time and labor
Today we're featuring a guest post from our timekeeping partner, Swipeclock. We thought it was an excellent analysis of how employers should be paying their employees following a natural disaster. You can find the original article link here.
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How to handle court-ordered wage garnishments

on Sep 29, 2017 6:44:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll
When wages are garnished, an employer must withhold a portion of a person's earnings for the payment of a debt. Most garnishments are made under a local court order that creditors file a few months after debtors fall behind on payments.
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Payroll and budgeting for seasonal construction jobs

on Sep 25, 2017 7:06:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Although the construction industry can be quite profitable, it does have a major drawback: in areas where the winter season prevents construction projects from getting started, teams of workers and even entire construction firms have to be extremely careful when it comes to managing their budgets and making sure they don't come out short in January or February.
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Thinking about offering a student loan repayment benefit?

on Sep 20, 2017 6:36:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
Businesses looking to attract new employees must distinguish themselves from the competition, especially if they’re unable to pay salaries above the market value. Creative benefits often do the trick, particularly if they address specific needs.
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How to strategically manage vacation requests

on Sep 19, 2017 9:48:32 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Time and labor
You want to support employees by providing the opportunity for work/life harmony, but you also have customers to service and a business to run. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times, especially during the summer months and other holiday times throughout the year. Below we have provided a few tips, suggestions and best practices to help you strike the right balance based on your organization’s typical activity model. 
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What about labor law posters for remote employees?

on Sep 13, 2017 8:30:03 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Remote employees have become pretty commonplace in the workplace today. While there is no definitive law that requires employers to keep their remote workers up-to-date with labor law postings, employers are required to communicate the information in the postings to all employees - including those who work off-site or at home.
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New York City passes a new predictive scheduling law

on Sep 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Time and labor
New York City has joined San Francisco, Emeryville, Seattle and the State of Oregon in passing predictive scheduling laws, which require certain employers to give employees a minimum amount of advance notice of their work schedule. 
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