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We do payroll, HR, timekeeping and more for employers all over the country from a small, rural town in Upstate New York. And we're constantly publishing articles and other resources to help business owners, HR managers or anyone that helps manage a workforce. Welcome to Payroll Country!

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Paid Family Leave Is Coming to Massachusetts

on Oct 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Paid Family Leave
After years of preparation, starting Jan. 1, 2021, Massachusetts will begin offering paid family and medical leave to eligible workers.  When Governor Baker signed the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFMLA) into law, Massachusetts became one of six states that offer paid leave under specific circumstances. This leave is funded by employer and employee contributions alike. Payroll withholdings began in October 2019. 
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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Background Checks

on Oct 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
There is virtually no area of American life that the COVID-19 pandemic has not affected. Human resources and how they run have certainly not been immune to the impact it has had on how companies do business. 
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How Me Too Impacted Business

on Oct 20, 2020 9:15:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
If you’re not involved in the activist community, it may surprise you to learn that the “Me Too” movement has been around for almost a decade and a half. It was founded in 2006 by social activist Tarana Burke with the goal to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.  The movement was largely underground until 2017, when sexual abuse allegations regarding Harvey Weinstein came to light. Women (alongside men and nonbinary individuals) took to Twitter using #MeToo to highlight their own stories of sexual misconduct in the workplace. That’s when Me Too became part of the cultural vernacular.  
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What to Know About Voting Leave in 2020

on Oct 19, 2020 1:37:13 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Many employers are unaware of state voting leave laws which, given the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, we anticipate will be heavily relied upon this year. 
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Staying Compliant with New York State’s Sexual Harassment Training Laws

on Oct 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
In late 2017, a harsh light was shone on the problem of sexual harassment by people in power with the widespread allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The aftermath was more women and men stepping forward to make their own allegations of harassment at the hands of powerful people. With that, the “#MeToo” movement was born. 
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What You Need to Know About Background Checks for Remote Employees

on Oct 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
The number of employees who work remotely has grown 140% since 2005. With technological advances and an increasing amount of work that can be done at any location, remote work has become a win-win situation for both employers and employees.  In the current landscape in which we find ourselves—the world of COVID-19, social distance and quarantine—working remotely is an even more popular model for most companies. 
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NYS Paid Sick Leave vs. NYS Paid Family Leave

on Oct 2, 2020 9:08:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Paid Family Leave Paid Sick Leave
Starting  on September 30, 2020, employers can begin calculating accruals toward the new Paid Sick Leave law in New York State.  However, some employers are confusing this new law with the existing New York State Paid Family Leave Act that was passed in 2017. Here are some of the main differences between the two: 
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PeopleWork | Kevin Wicka & Austin Fish: NYS Paid Sick Leave [VIDEO]

on Sep 9, 2020 9:56:09 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Benefits PeopleWork
Kevin Wicka from Tarantino Law Firm and our CEO, Austin Fish sat down with CJ Maurer to discuss the new New York State Paid Sick Leave Law that takes effect on September 30, 2020. 
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How to Use the New Payroll Tax Deferral “Tax Holiday”

on Sep 3, 2020 4:27:13 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law
Are you using the new employee payroll tax deferral? The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced new guidelines that allow employers to stop withholding payroll tax temporarily.
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DOL Releases New Back-to-School FFCRA Guidance

on Sep 1, 2020 11:37:05 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Time and labor COVID-19
Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) would apply in the variety of new schooling scenarios. Yesterday, the Department of Labor released several new Questions and Answers that address those issues, quoted below:
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