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Political expression in the workplace

on Dec 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
There's no denying political conversations are more common (and polarized) in our society of late. This can pose a challenge for employers - as they try to walk the line between allowing all employees to hold and express (within reason) their own political views and not creating any hostilities or distractions within the workplace. Many surveys have revealed most employers don't have policies about workplace political expressions, so we decided to take a deeper look into this interesting subject.
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The importance of a safety manual

on Dec 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace environment for their employees free from harm, health hazards, harassment, etc. Enforcement of workplace safety compliance is an issue that has gained increased attention from federal and state governing agencies.  
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A factual (and fun) look into holiday bonuses for employers and employees alike

on Dec 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
Wouldn't it be nice if your boss stuffed some extra cash in your stocking this holiday season? Who doesn't love a nice holiday bonus? However holiday bonuses can be a bit tricky for employers. There's no set of rules or policies to follow. So we've decided to take a closer look at how holiday bonuses are given, and how employees are likely to spend them.
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Do you have to pay employees when you close for the holidays?

on Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Human resources
When a company decides to close on Thanksgiving Day or for the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, is the employer required to compensate any of its employees? 
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IRS announces 401(K) contribution limits for 2018

on Dec 14, 2017 6:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just increased the 401(k) contribution limit for 2018. In 2018, investors will be able to contribute up to $18,500 of their paycheck to their workplace retirement plan. This increase is $500 above the previous limit. It's also the IRS's first increase since 2015.
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Does your vacation and PTO carry over to the New Year?

on Dec 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Benefits
With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, many employers are reminding employees that the company’s policy does not allow for the carryover of unused vacation time or paid time off (PTO) to the next calendar year or that there is a limit on the amount of time that may be carried over from one year to the next.
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Some New Year's tips from Human Resources professionals

on Dec 12, 2017 9:59:46 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Human resources
The beginning of a new year is a great time to internally audit some of your HR-related practices. So we thought we'd pull together some suggestions to help your business start 2018 off on the right foot from a human resources perspective.
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Department of Labor proposes new rule promoting tip sharing

on Dec 5, 2017 1:39:45 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll
The United States Department of Labor recently proposed a new rule that would allow employers to redistribute tips among more employees. We're going to take a look at this new proposal and what it could mean for restaurants and other employers of workers that regularly earn tipped wages.
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How to handle employees with attendance issues

on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
Attendance problems - not a situation a manager wants to face, but a situation a manager can handle quickly and successfully.
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Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

on Dec 1, 2017 9:46:59 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Last year, nearly 27,000 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations where employees went directly to an attorney, and many employees who are victims of sexual harassment or are affected by it never report the incidents at all.
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