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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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Paying Employees Following Hurricanes Harvey & Irma: What Employers Must Understand

on Oct 3, 2017 12:50:17 PM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Time and labor
Today we're featuring a guest post from our timekeeping partner, Swipeclock. We thought it was an excellent analysis of how employers should be paying their employees following a natural disaster. You can find the original article link here.
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How to apply for an SBA loan

on Sep 27, 2017 6:58:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Benefits
Since 1953, the Small Business Administration (part of the Department of Commerce) has helped entrepreneurs get capital to start and expand their businesses. The SBA doesn't make grants to businesses, but rather provides loan guarantees to encourage participating banks to make loans to small businesses.
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What about labor law posters for remote employees?

on Sep 13, 2017 8:30:03 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Remote employees have become pretty commonplace in the workplace today. While there is no definitive law that requires employers to keep their remote workers up-to-date with labor law postings, employers are required to communicate the information in the postings to all employees - including those who work off-site or at home.
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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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Overtime rule changes doubling minimum salary threshold officially dead

on Sep 6, 2017 6:37:26 PM By | Complete Payroll | 5 Comments | Labor law Payroll Time and labor
Remember when the Department of Labor planned to double the overtime salary threshold? It would have qualified millions of workers as non-exempt, meaning they'd have to be paid overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a given week. Well, those rule changes are now officially dead.
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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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