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Change to EEO-1 report is now blocked

on Sep 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has delayed implementation of the new wage and hour components of the EEO-1 Report, indefinitely. The OMB said the main reason for this decision is because it needs more time to review the burden this report places on employers - in comparison to how effective the new aspects of the report are.
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Best practices for hiring unpaid interns

on Sep 6, 2017 7:02:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
As we previously wrote about, every employee in the United States of America is entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay and other benefits - according to federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act. But there is one exemption - for people who work for their own personal advantage, rather than that of their employer. There's a 6-part test that employers can meet that would make them eligible to not pay their interns, which we explore in more detail here. This article will focus on best practices for organizations that choose not to pay their interns.
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The 6 rules for offering unpaid internships

on Sep 1, 2017 9:17:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Every employee in the United States of America is entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay and other benefits - according to federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act. But there is one exemption - for people who work for their own personal advantage, rather than that of their employer. So, for the purposes of federal law, these people may be considered trainees and don't have to be paid, provided the relationship between the employer and the trainee or unpaid intern meet the necessary criteria.
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Do I have to provide lunch breaks for my employees?

on Aug 30, 2017 2:12:52 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Recently a client asked us if they had to provide lunch breaks for their employees. So we thought it was a great opportunity to shed some light on what rules employers must follow when it comes to offering meal and rest periods for their employees.
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Timekeeping feature: Text notifications for managers

on Aug 14, 2017 10:16:45 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
We've published a lot of content about timekeeping and employee scheduling. Most of that content has focused on industry best practices and general suggestions. You can click here to find a list of articles that focus on time and labor. This article is meant to expose an important feature most time and attendance managers don't even know about.
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What does the average worker know about the details of their paycheck?

on Aug 11, 2017 7:15:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll
As a payroll company, we're obviously experts on paychecks. One day we started having a debate about how much we knew - or didn't know - about our paychecks before we started working in the payroll industry. So we decided to do some research to learn what the average person knows what goes in and out of their paychecks.
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Examining the minimum wage increases for fast food workers in New York

on Aug 10, 2017 7:19:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Fast food workers now have their own minimum wage rate in New York State. The first increase in the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York took place on December 31, 2015, and after a series of annual increases, it will eventually be $15.00 per hour.
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How to set up direct deposit

on Aug 9, 2017 10:40:45 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources
Direct deposit is an electronic payment of wages sent directly to your employee's bank account(s), as opposed to a physical check. And it's quickly becoming the most popular way employees are choosing to be paid their wages. We're going to explain how to set up direct deposit, and we even have a Direct Deposit Authorization Form available for free download.
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The NY Paid Family Leave Policy Outline | Free template download

on Aug 1, 2017 11:43:41 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Insurance Paid Family Leave
The New York Paid Family Leave law - which takes effect on January 1, 2018 - requires all qualifying employers to provide "proper written guidance" to all of their employees about the new law. This article will focus on the policy outline employers must update their employee handbooks with, to explain the law in greater detail.
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How to notify your employees about New York Paid Family Leave

We've been publishing a lot of content about New York's new Paid Family Leave program, that fully goes into effect on January 1, 2018. This article will simply focus on one of the key employer obligations - providing written notice to all employees about the new program.
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