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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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New York Court Approves Significant Rule Changes to FFCRA

on Aug 8, 2020 2:08:48 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law COVID-19
A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor (DOL) rules related to the leaves provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a result, certain aspects of the FFCRA are now more favorable to employees.
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6 Tips for Managing Stress in the Workplace

on Aug 7, 2020 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
We’re all supposed to feel stress from time to time. It’s the way the body responds to demands and dangers. A stressful event triggers the release of hormones. These hormones, according to Psychology Today, “increase heartbeat and the circulation of blood to support quick action, mobilize fat and sugar for immediate energy, focus attention to track the danger, prepare muscles for movement, and more.” This fight-or-flight response helps us overcome these challenges. It can save our life before we realize we’re in danger.
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Advice for Creating an Effective Employee Attendance Improvement Plan

on Jul 27, 2020 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
An important part of any supervisor’s job is tracking and managing employee attendance. Especially for industries that rely on customer-facing jobs, a good employee attendance record ensures customers will benefit from consistent service with no wait time or gaps in personnel. 
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Everything You Need to Know About Shift Work Scheduling

on Jul 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Time and labor
From small businesses to large corporations and every type of company in between, strategic employee scheduling is what makes America’s enterprises run smoothly. 
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How to Reward Employees for Good Attendance

on Jul 15, 2020 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
Employees who have a perfect or near-perfect attendance record are showing commitment to their jobs and to the companies they work for. Their example can inspire an entire workforce and help raise the company standard for managers who worry about the impact poor employee attendance can make on the business’ bottom line. 
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Public Termination: Where Jerry Maguire Got it Wrong

on Jul 13, 2020 4:23:01 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Remember that scene in the movie "Jerry Maguire", where Jerry's protégé Bob Sugar takes him out to lunch and - SPOILER ALERT - fires him?  "In a crowded restaurant. So I won't make a scene..." Jerry responds.  On paper, this may seem like a good way to conduct an employee termination. After all, terminating an employee can be a tense, emotional situation that an already volatile employee may escalate quickly with an unruly outbursts. It may seem logical that conducting the termination in a public place, and with no warning, may seem like a good recipe for mitigating such a reaction.
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6 Benefits of Time and Attendance Management Systems

on Jul 7, 2020 9:41:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Human resources Time and labor Human Capital Management
If you’re a business that believes your employees are your most precious asset, then you’ll do everything in your power to make sure their work informs how your business operates. Tracking employee time and attendance is one of the best tools in your toolbox for improving productivity and efficiency. 
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Significant Changes to PPP Signed into Law

on Jun 10, 2020 2:44:42 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | COVID-19
Congress has passed a bill with significant changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, which has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill was only four pages long, but it will have a significant impact on small businesses that were able to obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan under the CARES Act. We've outlined the key points of this new legislation below.
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US Chamber of Commerce Guide to PPP Forgiveness and Application

on May 22, 2020 9:42:42 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
A main concern among small businesses has been the Paycheck Protection Program and it's many complicated moving parts, particularly when it comes to PPP forgiveness. At long last, both the PPP Forgiveness Application and a guide to understanding it are finally here. 
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New I-9 Policy Due to COVID-19

on May 18, 2020 2:39:25 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources COVID-19
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a temporary policy to allow employers to accept expired List B documents when completing the Form I-9 beginning May 1. This policy is intended to account for the fact that many people are unable to renew their driver’s licenses or state ID cards at this time due to stay-at-home orders. While some states have extended the expiration of drivers’ licenses and state identification cards, which are common List B documents, others have not. The temporary policy addresses both situations.
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