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Best practices for efficient new hire recruiting and onboarding

on Feb 27, 2018 10:20:25 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
The hiring and recruitment process is a time consuming one, but it is essential that an employer includes all of the crucial steps involved in getting a new employee acclimated to the organization. 
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Some tips on how to prepare for unemployment telephone hearings

on Feb 21, 2018 4:59:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
We speak with many employers who are shocked after they experience their first unemployment telephone hearing. In general, they report feeling unprepared for the formality of the proceeding, and overwhelmed by the legal procedures to which they were required to adhere. 
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Giving new hires a trial run as independent contractors

on Feb 20, 2018 5:34:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Human resources
Independent Contractors have been a common addition to many organizations for years, but have increased in use over the past several years as companies have shed their staff headcount.  Independent Contractors are secured either directly and work in a 1099 capacity or they are brought into an organization via the route of a third party staffing or placement agency.
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3 ways to hire for your company's culture

on Feb 6, 2018 8:59:24 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Ever hire that remarkably experienced, impressively skilled employee who just doesn’t fit in with your company culture? It happens. You assumed the new hire shared your values and would adjust well to your workplace, but for one reason or another the employee blends in no better than a hammock in a conference hall.
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Video: How will the new tax bill affect employers?

on Jan 29, 2018 1:36:55 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll Human resources
We connected with payroll expert Grace Ferguson to talk about the new tax bill and it's impact on employers. Grace was a payroll and HR administrator for two large organizations in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Now she's a freelance content writer that specializes in payroll, HR, benefits and labor law compliance.
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Department of Labor adopts a new unpaid intern test

on Jan 23, 2018 4:18:21 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a new test for unpaid interns. Employers should use this test—called the primary beneficiary test—when determining if a worker can be properly classified as an unpaid intern or if they need to be classified as an employee and paid minimum wage and overtime. The test adopted by the DOL has already been in use in four federal appellate courts, most recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The DOL’s switch to the primary beneficiary test creates a nationwide standard.
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OSHA 300A forms must be posted by February 1

on Jan 22, 2018 7:31:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers with more than 10 employees—except those in exempt low-risk industries—maintain a record of work-related injuries and illnesses. Those who are required to maintain these records should use OSHA’s Form 300: Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses or an equivalent state-specific form.
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Polygraph tests and labor law poster compliance

on Jan 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
As the U.S. Department of Labor explains, businesses may have to display one or more posters explaining various rights employees have, depending on the kinds of work the company does. Many of these companies will have to hang the "polygraph" or "lie detector" poster, which details the restrictions on the use of these devices. With few restrictions, "any employer engaged in or affecting commerce or in the production of goods for commerce" must display this poster.
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Understanding employer pay obligations for travel time

on Jan 18, 2018 2:16:23 PM By | Complete Payroll | 3 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources
For many employers, sending employees out into the big, wide world to perform their job duties is an everyday occurrence. However, many employers are not aware of the situational details that may make time compensable or not compensable for non-exempt employees. Employers must consider both state and federal law surrounding travel time pay and then apply the most generous policy to the employee.  
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Social media in the workplace

on Jan 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Time and labor
Social Media, the means by which individuals may post personal messages, photos and videos to the web, has exploded as a means of electronic communication.  Whereas this efficient, ever-present medium has magnified the concept of in the moment connectivity and communication, its impact on workplace policies as well as how organizations conduct business correspondence and advertising has becoming encompassing. 
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