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Why Paid Sick Leave Is Becoming More Popular

on Jun 12, 2018 9:48:39 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Benefits Human resources
We’ve all seen it—one of our employees has a bad cold, maybe even the flu, but they come to work anyway. In some cases, the employee has the option of taking time off, and you’d prefer they do so, but still they show up, putting everyone in the workplace at risk. The reasons vary. Sometimes the employee can’t afford the reduced hours. Sometimes they can take the financial hit, but they’re worried about falling behind on their projects, missing an important meeting, or looking bad next to their co-workers who never seem to take a day off.
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What is a Section 218 agreement?

on Feb 28, 2018 7:34:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Benefits Insurance
A Section 218 Agreement is a voluntary agreement between the State and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide Social Security and Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) or Medicare HI-only coverage for State and local government employees - authorized by Section 218 of the Social Security Act.
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How Does Inclement Weather Affect Payroll, Scheduling and PTO?

on Jan 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Benefits Payroll Time and labor Human resources Employees Labor law
How Does Inclement Weather Affect Payroll, Scheduling and PTO? Snow days are fun for kids, but a headache for adults. At businesses, it’s a struggle to sort out snow removal, public access, employee hours, and other weather-related issues. Even a few inches of snow or a short power outage can create a ripple effect of problems across the company.
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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 | Human resources Employees 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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IRS announces 401(K) contribution limits for 2018

on Dec 14, 2017 6:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Benefits Payroll Employees
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 | Human resources Employees 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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Understanding how COBRA works

on Oct 30, 2017 7:24:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Benefits
Losing their jobs can be a big financial hit for employees, but losing health benefits can be catastrophic. But the U.S. government has passed the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, commonly called COBRA, which gives some terminated workers the right to temporarily – for 18 months – continue participating in their former employer's group health plan.
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How to apply for an SBA loan

on Sep 27, 2017 6:58:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Benefits Taxes
Since 1953, the Small Business Administration (part of the Department of Commerce) has helped entrepreneurs get capital to start and expand their businesses. The SBA doesn't make grants to businesses, but rather provides loan guarantees to encourage participating banks to make loans to small businesses.
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Thinking about offering a student loan repayment benefit?

on Sep 20, 2017 6:36:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Benefits Employees Human resources
Businesses looking to attract new employees must distinguish themselves from the competition, especially if they’re unable to pay salaries above the market value. Creative benefits often do the trick, particularly if they address specific needs.
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How to notify your employees about New York Paid Family Leave

We've been publishing a lot of content about New York's new Paid Family Leave program, that fully goes into effect on January 1, 2018. This article will simply focus on one of the key employer obligations - providing written notice to all employees about the new program.
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