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Understanding employer pay obligations for travel time

on Jan 18, 2018 2:16:23 PM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | 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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The top trending employment laws in 2018

on Jan 11, 2018 10:44:05 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
When a city or state passes a new kind of employment law or practice, you can expect other locations to follow their lead. We’ve seen this with paid sick leave, ban the box, social media privacy laws, and other legislation. This year will have its own trending employment laws and best practices. Here are a few to keep your eye on:
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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 | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Time and labor
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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Some ideas about employee recognition programs

on Jan 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Employees Human resources
One of the most important aspects of successful retention is an effective employee recognition program. When examining what employees are looking for in terms of benefits and pay, organizations often overlook employee recognition programs, which can be a very low-cost benefit that not only builds positive corporate culture, but also contributes to an overall high morale. 
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A little bit about wage and hour classifications

on Dec 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Did you know that just because you are paying an employee on a salary basis, it does not immediately make that employee ineligible for overtime? The crucial distinction is whether the employee is exempt or non-exempt from wage regulations that cover overtime. The employer’s method of payment such as hourly, salary, or commission, is only one element of the exempt classification.   
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Managing conflicts of interest in the workplace

on Dec 28, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
A challenging subject for many employers involves the intricate balance between establishing solid relationships with clients, customers, and vendors and ensuring that those relationships do not transition to one that is an actual or perceived conflict of interest.  
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Can you ask your competitors how much they pay?

on Dec 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries Human resources
Our clients often inquire as to whether their employee compensation and benefit packages are competitive with respect to current market conditions and industry standards. In fact, it is an HR best practice to evaluate the company’s compensation and benefit programs on an annual basis. So where do you begin to get accurate and timely industry data for benchmarking purposes?
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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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