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CJ Maurer

Professional communicator and connector. Fan of exercise, Indian food and the New York Mets.

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How to Write a Time and Attendance Policy [Free Template]

on Jul 17, 2020 7:00:00 AM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments | Time and labor
A time and attendance policy is a document for employees written by the company that outlines an employee’s responsibility in relation to work time and attendance. It often includes clear and consistent company expectations for employees, definitions of terms, and guidelines that explain how circumstances such as tardiness, no shows, failure to clock in or clock out, and excessive absenteeism will be disciplined or otherwise handled by the company.
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FLSA | How to adjust to the new overtime rules in 2016

on Oct 24, 2016 4:26:17 PM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments |
  UPDATE: The federal overtime rules are now delayed until further notice. Read more here.   Effective December 1, 2016 millions of American workers who were previously considered exempt will become non-exempt, which means they're entitled to overtime pay. These new overtime rules are part of a recent change to the FLSA, or Fair Labor Standards Act. We're pulling out all the stops. This article explains the new overtime rules in the simplest possible terms without skipping any of the critical points. It'll help you understand your options for getting compliant and we're even giving away a free PDF Guide as well as free phone consultations to get you squared away for December 1st and beyond. 
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How to track employee time

on Oct 18, 2016 10:23:53 AM By | CJ Maurer | 2 Comments |
  How does one track employee time? It's a good question - and one that's being asked a lot more frequently since the announcement of the new overtime rules that take affect on December 1, 2016. As you might already know, the exempt wage threshold is increasing from just over $23,000 per year to just over $47,000 per year.
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Paying taxes for seasonal employees

on Oct 11, 2016 9:14:21 AM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments |
  As an employer, you know all about Form 941, which you fill out every quarter to report your employees' wages and withholding. If you pay wages that are subject to income tax withholding (including withholding on sick pay and supplemental unemployment benefits) or Social Security and Medicare taxes, you must fill out Form 941 each quarter.
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The 5 Most Common Payroll Tax Penalties

on Oct 4, 2016 8:06:44 AM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments |
Today, we're skipping right past the part about how everyone - whether an individual or business tax filer - always wants to minimize their tax burden and getting right to an important fact. There are many ways the IRS can (and likely will) penalize a business for not paying payroll taxes.
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The new Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form

on Sep 20, 2016 2:14:31 PM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments |
The Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form is issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security. It’s essentially how employers verify an employee’s identity and establishes that the worker is eligible to accept employment in the United States.
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What is this EEO-1 report all about?

on Sep 8, 2016 10:01:43 AM By | CJ Maurer | 1 Comment |
  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires certain companies to submit a report that categorizes their company by race or ethnicity, gender and job category.
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3 key health care payroll tax requirements

on Sep 6, 2016 12:02:43 PM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments |
  Today we're taking a look at 3 very important health care payroll tax requirements. The health care industry is one of the most regulated industries in the United States. So it's not surprising regulations would apply to payroll and the taxes that are being withheld on every paycheck.
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Classifying and paying clerical workers

on Aug 23, 2016 10:48:01 AM By | CJ Maurer | 0 Comments |
  You've probably heard the term clerical workers many times. Clerical work typically involves daily office tasks such as answering phones, and entering data into spreadsheets. Clerical tasks can be performed by secretaries, office clerks and administrative assistants. Clerical workers are often known for...
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What to do after an employee dies

on Aug 16, 2016 11:24:53 AM By | CJ Maurer | 2 Comments |
  In the extremely unfortunate event when an employee dies, what steps as an employer are you required to take? In New York, requirements for paying deceased employees is outlined in Labor Law Section 191.
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