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Do you have to pay employees when you close for the holidays?

on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
When a company decides to close on Thanksgiving Day or for the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, is the employer required to compensate any of its employees? 
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IRS announces 401(K) contribution limits for 2018

on Dec 14, 2017 6:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just increased the 401(k) contribution limit for 2018. In 2018, investors will be able to contribute up to $18,500 of their paycheck to their workplace retirement plan. This increase is $500 above the previous limit. It's also the IRS's first increase since 2015.
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Does your vacation and PTO carry over to the New Year?

on Dec 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, many employers are reminding employees that the company’s policy does not allow for the carryover of unused vacation time or paid time off (PTO) to the next calendar year or that there is a limit on the amount of time that may be carried over from one year to the next.
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Department of Labor proposes new rule promoting tip sharing

on Dec 5, 2017 1:39:45 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll
The United States Department of Labor recently proposed a new rule that would allow employers to redistribute tips among more employees. We're going to take a look at this new proposal and what it could mean for restaurants and other employers of workers that regularly earn tipped wages.
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How to handle employees with attendance issues

on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
Attendance problems - not a situation a manager wants to face, but a situation a manager can handle quickly and successfully.
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Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

on Dec 1, 2017 9:46:59 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Last year, nearly 27,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations where employees went directly to an attorney, and many employees who are victims of sexual harassment or are affected by it never report the incidents at all.
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5 ways to bring seasonal employees up-to-speed quickly

on Nov 28, 2017 10:07:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources
With the holidays here and year-end quickly approaching, many businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce even more for the final holiday push. At least three key challenges exist for any business facing this need: (1) to figure out how much time and effort to invest in seasonal employees without sacrificing customer service and ongoing activities, (2) to motivate seasonal employees on the short-term goals, and (3) to utilize these opportunities to further your and their long-term needs and goals.
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How to handle sexual harassment by managers, customers or vendors

on Nov 27, 2017 7:01:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Much has been written and said about an employer's liability for sexual harassment by its own employees. However, you can also be liable when a non-employee harasses one of your employees. Both the courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have found that an employer may be held liable for sexual harassment of its employees by someone outside of the organization, such as a customer or vendor. 
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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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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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