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NYC passes law requiring sexual harassment training for workers

on Apr 19, 2018 12:18:24 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
With long-standing issues like sexual harassment and gender pay inequality finally bubbling to the surface in the form of movements like #MeToo, Time’s Up, and others, it is more crucial than ever for companies to stay current on shifts in legislation, standards, and even public sentiment. Recently, a number of legislative actions have been taken in the name of workplace culture and equality.
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The benefits of using an applicant tracking system

on Apr 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources
Do you dread hiring new people? If so, you’re not alone. U.S. employers consistently rank hiring among their most-disliked job tasks. Hiring new people costs more than $4,100 per hire, takes an average of 42 days, and adds stress during an already-stressful period of under staffing.
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Timekeeping best practices

on Apr 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Take a moment to think about what would happen if an employee sued you over a timekeeping disagreement. In addition to thousands of dollars in legal fees, you could be liable for many hours of back pay and stiff penalties from the federal government.
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Some tips for developing your first employee handbook

on Apr 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources
Your employee handbook is a road map for navigating your company. For new employees, it’s their first and most reliable way of understanding the company rules. Most of your workers will hang on to the handbook, referring to it many times over the course of their employment with you.
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The major differences between exempt and nonexempt employees

on Mar 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Often times, one of the most confusing aspects of personnel management is the correct classification of employees' exempt versus nonexempt. On the surface, the difference is merely whether or not the employees are entitled to overtime (exempt = no overtime; nonexempt = entitled to overtime).
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Timekeeping requirements for exempt employees

on Mar 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
How casual is your timekeeping system? Do employees jot down their hours and record them later? How do you treat exempt vs. non-exempt time tracking? These are important questions, when it comes to keeping your company within employment law. Exempt employees are handled quite differently from non-exempt. Let’s answer these questions and look at timekeeping requirements to keep in mind.
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What to do when a key employee leaves

on Mar 19, 2018 7:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Employees Human resources
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when a key employee leaves is that successful entrepreneurs quickly move on from the initial negative emotions, and frame the challenge as an opportunity.
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How to a handle an employee that's abusing your sick leave policy

on Mar 16, 2018 7:01:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources Time and labor
When you have employees calling out sick every few weeks, it places undue stress on the rest of your staff and affects your entire business. Your first reaction will probably be that the employees are abusing their sick time, and there's a good chance you're right. However, you still have to show some sensitivity and get to the bottom of any issues. You don't want to be accusatory, because there's always the possibility members of your staff could indeed be having serious health issues or a family crisis. Here's how to handle the situation.
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5 recommendations for when you're under-staffed

on Mar 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources
Hiring is a necessary aspect of business, but it is by far one of the most difficult to get right. No matter what you try, some new employees succeed while others fail. And just when you think you've figured out the formula, everything changes. So how do you know that you've made the best recruiting decision?
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Examining religious expression in the workplace

on Mar 13, 2018 9:27:31 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
It's difficult to balance the rights of the religious employee with the rights of others who don't share these beliefs. The employee is acting as he believes his faith requires, trying to convert others. But what if it's starting to negatively impact other employees?
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