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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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PeopleWork | Kevin Wicka & Austin Fish: NYS Paid Sick Leave [VIDEO]

on Sep 9, 2020 9:56:09 AM By | Complete Payroll | 3 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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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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Creating a Cohesive Team With a Remote Workforce

on Aug 27, 2020 1:45:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human Capital Management
The number of employees who work remotely from home continues to be on the rise. A recent study by Upwork titled “Future Workforce Report,” predicts that 73% of all teams will have remote team members by the year 2028.  With recent events involving COVID-19 and efforts to protect employees, those numbers could grow yet again as working remotely becomes a new normal.
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The Best Ways to Engage Your Remote Workforce

on Aug 21, 2020 1:15:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human Capital Management
Working remotely is becoming an ever-growing trend whose benefits are numerous.  Working remotely not only can help an individual achieve better work/life balance, but it also can save a company both time and money in the cost of doing business.
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From Office to Home: How to Successfully Transition Your Workforce to Remote Work

on Aug 12, 2020 3:00:00 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human Capital Management
In the current COVID-19 world, statewide shelter-in-place orders have changed the way people work.  Moving from an office setting to remote work isn’t just a temporary solution, however. Global Workplace Analytics predicts that by the end of 2021, 25-30% of the population will work from home at least a couple days a week even after the pandemic ends.
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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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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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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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