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Understanding how partnerships are taxed

on Apr 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes
Partnerships are considered pass-through entities by the IRS — they are not separate from their owners. All profits and losses pass through the business to the partners; each pays taxes on his or her share of the profits or deducts his or her share of the losses on individual income tax returns. The portion paid depends on each partner's distributive share  the share of profits the partner is entitled to under the partnership agreement.
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NYC passes law requiring sexual harassment training for workers

on Apr 19, 2018 12:18:24 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
With long-standing issues like sexual harassment and gender pay inequality finally bubbling to the surface in the form of movements like #MeToo, Time’s Up, and others, it is more crucial than ever for companies to stay current on shifts in legislation, standards, and even public sentiment. Recently, a number of legislative actions have been taken in the name of workplace culture and equality.
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What are the highest-paid professions in 2018?

on Apr 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll
Would it surprise you to learn that all of the top 10 highest-paid professions are in the medical field? Perhaps not. But many other top-paying jobs are actually quite surprising, as you look further down the list. Here are 2018’s leading U.S. jobs, in terms of pure pay.
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PeopleWork 03 - Kevin Wicka from The Tarantino Law Firm

on Apr 17, 2018 10:14:55 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | PeopleWork
In this episode of PeopleWork, we are joined by Kevin Wicka from The Tarantino Law Firm in Buffalo, N.Y. Kevin is an experienced employment and labor law attorney who came on the show to discuss the complicated topic of sexual harassment in the workplace. 
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The benefits of using an applicant tracking system

on Apr 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources
Do you dread hiring new people? If so, you’re not alone. U.S. employers consistently rank hiring among their most-disliked job tasks. Hiring new people costs more than $4,100 per hire, takes an average of 42 days, and adds stress during an already-stressful period of under staffing.
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Timekeeping best practices

on Apr 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Take a moment to think about what would happen if an employee sued you over a timekeeping disagreement. In addition to thousands of dollars in legal fees, you could be liable for many hours of back pay and stiff penalties from the federal government.
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What is a General Ledger?

on Apr 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Payroll
Decades ago, a general ledger was a book that sat on your accountant’s desk. Today, it usually sits in a virtual space, like in an accounting software platform. Old and new, both formats have the same goal: to track financial transactions over the life of a company.
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Some tips for developing your first employee handbook

on Apr 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
Your employee handbook is a road map for navigating your company. For new employees, it’s their first and most reliable way of understanding the company rules. Most of your workers will hang on to the handbook, referring to it many times over the course of their employment with you.
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The money and salaries behind the PGA and professional golf careers

on Apr 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries
In the $70 billion golf industry, salaries can make your head spin. Golf’s highest-paid player was Tiger Woods for 12 years, but that changed in 2017 when he made a mere $37 million. Injuries and endorsement losses sank Woods to number 3, behind Jordan Spieth at $52.8 million and Phil Mickelson at $50.8 million in total golf earnings.
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PeopleWork 02 - Jeff Leyonmark from The Wolf Agency

on Apr 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Insurance PeopleWork
On this episode of PeopleWork, we are joined by Jeff Leyonmark of The Wolf Agency for an interesting discussion about the liability that employers face when employees drive for business-related purposes. Jeff explains why employers may want to consider updating their employee handbooks with a policy that requires any employee that would drive for the company to increase their coverage limits on their personal auto insurance policies - as well as other commercial policies that employers can take out to further protect the business from loss.
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