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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 you wearing both the HR and CEO hats?

on Oct 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
“I don’t need an HR department!” the CEO said. “I’ve been handling hiring, firing, payroll and taxes for years. It’s better if I handle both jobs. It’s easier for me to keep an eye on costs if I’m in charge of both.”
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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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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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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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