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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 handle court-ordered wage garnishments

on Sep 29, 2017 6:44:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll
When wages are garnished, an employer must withhold a portion of a person's earnings for the payment of a debt. Most garnishments are made under a local court order that creditors file a few months after debtors fall behind on payments.
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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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The 4 obvious benefits to outsourcing payroll

on Sep 21, 2017 7:40:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll
Whether you’re a small-business owner or an HR professional in a larger company, managing payroll can be a real hassle. The rules and regulations surrounding payroll can be complex, and often vary from region to region.
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New York City passes a new predictive scheduling law

on Sep 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Time and labor
New York City has joined San Francisco, Emeryville, Seattle and the State of Oregon in passing predictive scheduling laws, which require certain employers to give employees a minimum amount of advance notice of their work schedule. 
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Payroll and tax issues for healthcare employers

on Sep 8, 2017 6:17:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll
Healthcare companies are faced with some of the most complex and most difficult to optimize payroll and tax-related processes of all companies. The diversity of the workforce, the industry-specific overtime needs of these companies and many other difficulties, all call for special payroll management practices.
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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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