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What to do when a key employee leaves

on Mar 19, 2018 7:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when a key employee leaves is that successful entrepreneurs quickly move on from the initial negative emotions, and frame the challenge as an opportunity.
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How to a handle an employee that's abusing your sick leave policy

on Mar 16, 2018 7:01:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Time and labor
When you have employees calling out sick every few weeks, it places undue stress on the rest of your staff and affects your entire business. Your first reaction will probably be that the employees are abusing their sick time, and there's a good chance you're right. However, you still have to show some sensitivity and get to the bottom of any issues. You don't want to be accusatory, because there's always the possibility members of your staff could indeed be having serious health issues or a family crisis. Here's how to handle the situation.
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5 recommendations for when you're under-staffed

on Mar 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Hiring is a necessary aspect of business, but it is by far one of the most difficult to get right. No matter what you try, some new employees succeed while others fail. And just when you think you've figured out the formula, everything changes. So how do you know that you've made the best recruiting decision?
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Examining religious expression in the workplace

on Mar 13, 2018 9:27:31 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
It's difficult to balance the rights of the religious employee with the rights of others who don't share these beliefs. The employee is acting as he believes his faith requires, trying to convert others. But what if it's starting to negatively impact other employees?
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What to do when you're overwhelmed by payroll regulations

on Mar 9, 2018 7:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
When a company is growing, it often presents employers with a host of what's considered "good problems" to have. You now have an office full of employees—and the headaches that come along with that: figuring out each person's tax liability based on their W-4 forms, calculating overtime for nonexempt staff and more.
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Protecting against company theft

on Mar 8, 2018 10:29:32 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
No matter what type of business you run, you’re vulnerable to employee theft motivated by greed, anger, dissatisfaction, or an "above the rules" attitude.
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Recordkeeping rules for construction companies

on Mar 5, 2018 3:51:03 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Human resources
When it comes to recordkeeping, construction firms have a lot to deal with: accounting rules, the need to make various claims, keeping track of different expenses for tax deductions, and maintaining viable employee records. Getting the most from tax deductions, making sure your company is up to date with report filing, and reducing the chance of having to deal with penalties that come with not paying the proper amount of taxes all depend on accurate recordkeeping and the ability to make legitimate claims based on your records.
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What New York State labor law says about jury duty

on Mar 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Jurors play a critical role in our country's democratic process. At the same time, many potential jurors claim that a loss of wages is a legitimate reason for why they wouldn't serve on a jury. The reality is both employers and employees need to make sacrifices when an employee is called for jury duty, so we decided to take a closer look at the New York State laws around jury duty.
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Second Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation is Protected by Title VII

on Mar 1, 2018 3:41:49 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Earlier this week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appellate court to rule that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the word sex includes sexual orientation. The first was the Seventh Circuit, which we reported on last April. 
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What is a Section 218 agreement?

on Feb 28, 2018 7:34:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Benefits Insurance
A Section 218 Agreement is a voluntary agreement between the State and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide Social Security and Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) or Medicare HI-only coverage for State and local government employees - authorized by Section 218 of the Social Security Act.
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