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How to Stop Buddy Punching

on Aug 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Time and labor
No matter your business’ size, type, or industry, timekeeping is a critical factor in managing both productivity and costs. And unlike many products and procedures, it requires input from employees on all levels and in all departments, multiple times a day. Even when everyone is acting in good faith, there are inevitably errors that need to be corrected, from missed punches to double punches to incorrectly categorized time.
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When Your Family Business Outgrows the Family - Tips for Hiring, Onboarding and Beyond

on Aug 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources
Family businesses can bring both joy and pain to the families that own and run them. They can foster family unity, give members a common goal, and ensure that the business itself is built on shared values. They can also become a point of dissention as familial relationships and business relationships experience constant muddling. Differentiating between Janet-my-mother and Janet-my-manager can be tricky when both are frustrated with you.
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Know Your Forms: Employees vs. Independent Contractors

on Aug 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources
When you’re bringing someone on board to do work for you, there is always a fair amount of paperwork involved. Tax forms, contracts, non-disclosure agreements … the list goes on and on.
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Best Practices For Onboarding and Orienting Re-Hires

on Aug 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
These days, it’s not unusual to see “boomerang” employees, those who leave for positions or opportunities elsewhere, only to return later on. Sometimes this is just a matter of practical circumstances; people leave to pursue school or full-time caregiving, as a result of a layoff, or because there are no current opportunities for advancement at your organization. Other times, they leave for greener pastures (whether that means more money or a different sort of work environment) only to discover they actually prefer to work for you.
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From Owner to Employer: Tips For Hiring Your First Employee

on Jul 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources
After the transition from traditional employee to self-employed individual, there is no greater transition than the one from a solo business owner to an employer of one. One moment you’re responsible to yourself and for yourself. The next, you’re not only strategizing for two, you’re actually having to (gasp!) delegate.
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Best Practices for Onboarding Remote Employees

on Jul 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources
Onboarding is a tricky enough process when you’re working with folks who work at your location. For more and more employees, though, remote work is becoming the norm. This can mean working at a satellite office, working from their home across town, or working from a cafe with WiFi halfway around the world.
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Employee Termination Script | How to Script Your Termination Meeting

on Jul 17, 2018 11:43:56 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when tackling difficult conversations, and terminations are no exception. Who hasn’t experienced a conversation, either in their professional or personal life, that derailed once heightened emotions came into play? When you anticipate challenging conversations like this, one of the best ways to prepare is to have a script.
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Some insight into employing minors

on Jul 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Human resources
It’s summertime! It’s also the time many teens across the US are seeking summer jobs which can even become regular part-time work for some…which means a regular part of your business. If your company employs or plans to employ anyone under 18, be aware of how federal child labor laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) play a key part in your business success. (Note: State child labor laws may differ from the federal regulations. In turn, go with the rules offering more protection.)
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When Should You Fire an Intern?

on Jul 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Internships can be an amazing experience, both for interns and for employers. As a business, offering internships allows you to tackle temporary projects, scout out new talent, and offer supervisory experience to individual contributors who aspire to transition into management.
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Can You Fire an Independent Contractor?

on Jun 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources
Short answer: No. Longer answer: You can get rid of an independent contractor if they’re not holding up their end of the contract. But it’s not “firing” because independent contractors don’t work for you, they work for themselves.
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