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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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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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Some New Year's tips from Human Resources professionals

on Dec 12, 2017 9:59:46 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
The beginning of a new year is a great time to internally audit some of your HR-related practices. So we thought we'd pull together some suggestions to help your business start 2018 off on the right foot from a human resources perspective.
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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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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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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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