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Understanding employer pay obligations for travel time

Social media in the workplace

The top trending employment laws in 2018

How the new tax bill will affect employers

Does your business need a buy-sell agreement?

How Does Inclement Weather Affect Payroll, Scheduling and PTO?

Some ideas about employee recognition programs

A little bit about wage and hour classifications

Managing conflicts of interest in the workplace

Can you ask your competitors how much they pay?

Political expression in the workplace

The importance of a safety manual

A factual (and fun) look into holiday bonuses for employers and employees alike

Do you have to pay employees when you close for the holidays?

IRS announces 401(K) contribution limits for 2018

Does your vacation and PTO carry over to the New Year?

Some New Year's tips from Human Resources professionals

Department of Labor proposes new rule promoting tip sharing

How to handle employees with attendance issues

Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

The IRS is penalizing employers for Obamacare violations

5 ways to bring seasonal employees up-to-speed quickly

How to handle sexual harassment by managers, customers or vendors

C Corp or S Corp: Which is Best for Your Company?

The money behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

When is it Time to Pay for Travel Time?

The top 6 employee handbook policies to consider updating

About leave of absence employee terminations

3 Ways Small Businesses and Startups Can Benefit from the PATH Act R&D Tax Credit

Q&A - How does ACA affect me if we only have 30 employees?

How to conduct stay interviews with your employees

4 Misunderstood Terms in the Americans with Disabilities Act

Employers beware of new Form I-9 scam

Best practices for keeping your company data secure

ACA reporting deadlines for 2018

How exit interviews can help you increase employee retention

It's scary how much Americans spend on Halloween

Understanding how COBRA works

The Benefits of Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation Insurance

How Workers’ Compensation Insurance works in New York State

Qualified Research Activities (QREs) and the 4 Part Test

Fees, earnings and the financial side of UberEATS

Understanding the Research and Development Tax Credit

NYC employers can no longer ask applicants about salary history

Are you wearing both the HR and CEO hats?

Are your employees having an office romance?

How to get your staff to work better as a team

What Is a Payroll-Based Journal?

Actual take-home pay for NBA's highest-paid players

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

How to handle court-ordered wage garnishments

How to apply for an SBA loan

Payroll and budgeting for seasonal construction jobs

The 4 obvious benefits to outsourcing payroll

Thinking about offering a student loan repayment benefit?

How to strategically manage vacation requests

What about labor law posters for remote employees?

New York City passes a new predictive scheduling law

Payroll and tax issues for healthcare employers

Change to EEO-1 report is now blocked

Overtime rule changes doubling minimum salary threshold officially dead

Best practices for hiring unpaid interns

The 6 rules for offering unpaid internships

Do I have to provide lunch breaks for my employees?

Timekeeping feature: Text notifications for managers

Table: Choosing the right entity type for your business

What does the average worker know about the details of their paycheck?

Examining the minimum wage increases for fast food workers in New York

How to set up direct deposit

The NY Paid Family Leave Policy Outline | Free template download

The NY Paid Family Leave Employee Notification Letter | Free template download

Table: 2016 and 2017 state UI wage bases

How to notify your employees about New York Paid Family Leave

Table: 2017 federal income tax rates

How to determine if you must pay Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax

2017 federal unemployment tax (FUTA) rate

2017 federal mileage rates

Tax incentives for college and higher education

Is your at-home helper actually your employee?

The I-9 Form for Employment Eligibility Verification is updated again

The cash method and accrual methods | Tax rules for construction contractors

The tax differences between tips and service charges

IRS Form 4070 | Employee's Report of Tips to Employer

How to set up a small business payroll

Thinking about our Independence

How payroll management can be different for public sector agencies

5 business tax deductions all physicians should know about

Employee scheduling tips you can apply immediately

Tax rules for part-time or seasonal employees

4 simple ways to track employee time

The 5 downsides of manual time and attendance tracking

How often should you pay your employees?

State releases Paid Family Leave deduction rate

Leveraging the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for your business

Trump's budget plan reported to include National Paid Family Leave

Buffalo Jills lawsuit update and the importance of worker classification

Can NY employees now stack FMLA leave with Paid Family Leave?

What's the difference between FMLA and Paid Family Leave?

Waiting for the rate | Paid Family Leave NY

Who qualifies for Paid Family Leave NY?

Here's your overview of the Paid Family Leave coming to New York

Do you have to disclose wage guidelines to your employees?

How to measure and minimize employee turnover

Fares, driver pay and the financial side of Uber

A couple payroll and tax issues for multi-state companies

How to avoid a labor law poster scam

How to learn your labor law poster requirements

Who Do Celebrities Employ? The Beyonce Edition

Marijuana workplace policies in the era of "legal" marijuana

Breakdown: Salary data for SUNY professors

How to pay taxes on tipped wages

About the New York Minimum Wage Reimbursement Credit

What if your city or state passes paid sick leave?

What is the Farmer's School Property Tax Credit?

Who is a farm employer in New York State?

What is an eligible farm employee?

What is the Farm Workforce Retention Credit?

What is an eligible farmer?

Can you fire a pregnant employee?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The hot HR topics of 2017

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Current and historical salary figures for the President and other federal government leaders

Examining Women in the Work Force

The difference between a severance package and a severance agreement

Can you terminate an employee over the phone?

Can you terminate an employee on leave?

How to handle an immediate employee termination

How to address alcohol in the workplace

How to terminate an employee in New York State

An interesting look at some Super Bowl financial facts

Protect yourself from the latest W-2 phishing scam

Clarifying the employee vs. independent contractor

Trump's first executive order targets Affordable Care Act repeal

What is the W-4 Form?

IT-2104 Form | New York State income tax withholding

About the Wage Theft Prevention Act in New York State

Job description template | How to create a job description

How to onboard a new hire in New York State

Social Security wage base jumps to $127,200 for 2017

Update: New York passes its own overtime salary threshold increases

New York introduces its own overtime salary threshold increases

2017 business standard mileage rate decreases to 53.5 cents per mile

A quick overview of business mileage deductions

What is a payroll card?

First NY minimum wage increases coming up

New rules coming for wage payments in New York

Pay data now required on the EEO-1 report

The money and salaries behind the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Deduct business expenses the right way

It's giving season... How do the most popular charities measure up?

The new overtime rules are being delayed

Considering a charitable donation through a payroll deduction?

How will Donald Trump's tax plan impact your paycheck?

The highest-paid TV actors by episode

The new Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form is here

4 easy steps to hire an out-of-state employee

6 things about TIPS every restaurant owner should know and do

New Jersey Ends Reciprocal Tax Agreement with Pennsylvania

Let's explore the payrolls of the Clinton and Trump campaigns

So what's the penalty for employing illegal workers?

FLSA | How to adjust to the new overtime rules in 2016

How to track employee time

Paying taxes for seasonal employees

The 5 most common payroll tax penalties

Let's talk about time clock rounding

The new Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form

Do seasonal workers qualify for unemployment?

What is this EEO-1 report all about?

3 key health care payroll tax requirements

Guidelines for offering paid time off

Classifying and paying clerical workers

What to do after an employee dies

Determining pay frequency

Payroll for startups

Administrative worker payroll policies

How much do NYS politicians earn? | NY political salaries

Minimum wage in New York - What do the experts say?

Issuing a replacement check | NYS Labor Law

The PBJ CMS reporting requirements, explained

A simple breakdown of the FLSA changes

How to classify and pay an executive worker | New York State Labor Law

Substantial wages | Paying your high earners

NYS Employment Law - Classifying and paying "manual" workers

The most common ACA terms and what they actually mean

Can I mail my employees their paychecks?

Simple guide: Calculating payroll costs for your employees

The sharing economy from a payroll perspective


Paying a terminated employee their last payroll check

Employee or Independent Contractor: What's the difference?

News, insights and resources - Payroll Country style...

Who Is Eligible For Overtime Pay?

Should You Offer Company Equity to Employees?

Avoid These Common Workplace Violations

Should You Invest in an HSA for Your Small Business?

Benefit Trends for 2016: Part II

Workplace Trends 2016 – What’s New?

Which Payroll Method Works Best For Your Business?

Benefit Trends for 2016: Part I

Thank you from our CEO

How To Set Career Goals That Will Actually Stick In The New Year

Are You Paying Your Employees Enough?

Improve Your Hiring Practices In 2016 With These Tips

Better Job Postings = Better Job Applicants. Here’s How!

How To Defuse Office Conflict

Five Illegal Interview Questions

Great Ways To Say “Thanks” To Your Employees This Thanksgiving

The best way to let an employee go

Tips To Get More Out Of Your Paycheck

Are You Up to Date on the Affordable Care Act?

How to Connect To and Engage Younger Workers

The Shift From “HR” To Talent Management – to People Management?

How To Recover From Career Burnout

How do you calculate the cost of employee turnover?

How To Maintain Your Company’s Online Reputation

What are employees looking for in a healthcare coverage plan?

How to Find More Time In Your Work Day

Ask CPP: What are payroll withholding taxes?

Complete Payroll Optimizes Site for Enhanced User Experience

Tips For Holding Quick But Productive Meetings

What employers need to know about Forms 941 and 941-X

What Is The IRS Mileage Rate For US Business Use In 2015?

Encourage and influence your employees to lead them to excellence

Foster A Culture Of Work-Life Balance For Employees During The Summer Months

How To Help Your Employees Be More Productive

The Top 5 Things That Zap Employee Productivity

Ask CPP: Should You Outsource Your Payroll? How to Decide

Ask CPP: Are employee performance reviews worthwhile?

10 Best Practices for HR

Stress Busters For Your Work Day

Harassment in the Workplace – What it is, and how you can prevent it

Top HR Trends for 2015

What's the Latest News in 401K Contributions?

The Pros and Cons of Offering Flexible Working Arrangements for Your Employees

Are your hiring practices discriminatory?

CPP Best Place to Work in WNY -- 2 Years Running

Why Failing To Screen Applicants Can Put Your Company At Risk

Does March Madness Make Managers MAD?

Ask CPP: Can you fire an employee in New York State without due cause?

Leadership Strategies of the Nation’s Top Financially Performing Companies

Tips For Responding To Positive Or Negative Online Reviews

Ask CPP: What Are The Rules For Vacation And Sick Time In New York State?

Can You Force an Employee to Retire?

Heart Health Month: Make Health a Priority for your Employees

How To Create Job Postings That Attract The Best Candidates

Do You Run a Small Business? Thinking of Dropping Health Care Coverage?

Ask CPP: What are the rules for employees working overtime?

Will President Obama’s Immigration Plan Impact Your Company in 2015?

Do You Have Questions About the New Rules Regarding Overtime? We Have Answers

Never Mind the DOL! Conduct Your Own Review of FMLA Practices to Ensure Compliance

Holiday Stress Busters from Complete Payroll Processing

Best Practices For Managing The Aging Workforce

Have a Technology-Free Thanksgiving! Here's How

Can Employers Turn Down Applicants Who Smoke?

What are reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees under the EEOC?

Does Your Company Plan to Give Raises In 2015?

Warning Signs Your Best Employee Is About To Jump Ship

Illegal Interview Questions

Dos And Don’ts For Giving Annual Performance Reviews

How much does an employee REALLY cost an employer?

Strategic Planning Tips For 2015

September 2014: What’s new in payroll?

Tips For Hiring Seasonal Help For The Holidays

How to Stick To A Budget When Planning Your Company's Holiday Party

Coffee – America’s Favorite Office Drink

The Benefits Of A Diverse Workforce

Disability Claims Linked To Obesity Are On The Rise – How This Can Affect Your Company

Dos And Don’ts Of Using Social Media To Check On Current And Potential Employees

How to effectively measure employee engagement

Over the top benefits from top employers

Are your employees tired of the 9-5 grind?

Happy 4th of July from CPP!

Use Summer Months to Build Team Morale

Worker’s Comp Claims – What are your rights as an employer?

Tips to help attract top college grads to your company

Top interview questions from successful CEOs

Should Your Company Implement Summer Hours?

Why You Should Run Background Checks On Potential Hires

An important announcement from CPP

The Dos and Don'ts of Job Offer Letters

Should Your Company Implement A Wellness Program?

What To Do If Your Best Candidate Rejects Your Salary Offer

Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

Update from CPP Regarding the Heartbleed Vulnerability

How a Workplace Safety Program Saves Money On Workers' Comp

HR plays an important role in the growth of your company

Tips to Help Reduce Turnover in Young Employees

Top U.S. Employers Giving Employees More Choice When it Comes to Healthcare Benefits

Complete Payroll Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Buffalo by Business First

2014 IRS 401(k) and Pension Plan Limits

Payroll news that will impact your company

New York State Updates State Unemployment Insurance Rates

Affordable Care Act Update -- Delay to Employer Mandate

How to Negotiate Severance Pay With Your Employees

Incentive Ideas for Short-Term Employees

7 Easy Ways To Be More Productive During Your Workday

Cold and Flu Prevention in the Workplace

State Minimum Wage Increases Mean Changes for Businesses

What do employers need to know about payroll changes in 2014?

Workplace Trends for the New Year

Not Just a Temp – Tips to Motivate Short-Term Staff

5 Employee Benefits Trends for 2014

Turn your employees into loyal advocates for your company

Tips and Etiquette for Giving Holiday Bonuses

Keeping Your Best and Brightest On Board: The Benefits of Employee Recognition

Should your company outsource its HR Function?

Why manual timekeeping is costing your company thousands

SSAE-16 Compliance and Your Business

Ask CPP – Small businesses and the impact of the Affordable Care Act

Should your company outsource its payroll?

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