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IRS announces 401(K) contribution limits for 2018

on Dec 14, 2017 6:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just increased the 401(k) contribution limit for 2018. In 2018, investors will be able to contribute up to $18,500 of their paycheck to their workplace retirement plan. This increase is $500 above the previous limit. It's also the IRS's first increase since 2015.
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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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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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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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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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Best practices for keeping your company data secure

on Nov 3, 2017 7:08:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll
Small businesses are a popular target of cyber criminals. Thousands of attacks happen every day, successful ones can cost organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars, and over half of small businesses soon close following a successful cyberattack.  
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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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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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