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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 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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3 Ways Small Businesses and Startups Can Benefit from the PATH Act R&D Tax Credit

on Nov 15, 2017 11:04:11 AM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
This blog post was originally published by the accounting firm Skoda Minotti. You can view the original post here. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 permanently extended the traditional research and development (R&D) tax credit and also introduced new ways that small businesses can utilize the R&D credit.
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Employers beware of new Form I-9 scam

on Nov 8, 2017 8:41:04 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
Many employers are receiving scam emails that appear to be coming from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requesting Form I-9 information - even though employers are not required to submit I-9 Forms to USCIS.
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The Benefits of Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation Insurance

on Oct 27, 2017 7:43:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Payroll Insurance
As an employer, you likely already know about your responsibilities when it comes to workers’ compensation: provide coverage for all of your employees, don’t ask them to contribute in any way to the premiums, and don’t ever allow a lapse in coverage. You know that workers’ compensation provides you with important protections should one of your employees experience an unfortunate injury or illness on the job.
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How Workers’ Compensation Insurance works in New York State

on Oct 19, 2017 3:04:01 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Insurance
It is always tense and stressful when a worker is injured on the job. As an employer, you care about your employees. Of course, this means that your first concern is that the worker gets the medical attention needed to make a full recovery. But after you know that’s taken care of, you’re left wondering how the injury will affect your business. What is going to be the fallout of the injury for the worker, the worker’s team, their department, and the company as a whole?
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Qualified Research Activities (QREs) and the 4 Part Test

on Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
The Research and Development Tax Credit incentivizes certain research activities by reducing a company’s liability for spending money on research. The credit is equal to a percentage of a business’ qualified research expense (QRE) in excess of a base amount.
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Understanding the Research and Development Tax Credit

on Oct 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
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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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What Is a Payroll-Based Journal?

on Oct 6, 2017 6:20:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Payroll Time and labor
High-quality nursing homes, long-term care homes, and other skilled nursing facilities recognize that their staff is one of their most important assets. It is no surprise to nursing facility management that there are connections between staff satisfaction and patient care. CMS (shorthand for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) even considers staffing as one of the three major components of their Five-Star Quality Rating System, along with health inspections and quality measures.
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