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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 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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How to register a business in New York State

on Mar 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll
Is starting a business in New York your American dream? That’s terrific, but get ready to jump through some hoops. New York businesses must be registered. You’ll need forms, certificates, and licenses from multiple regulatory agencies.
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What tax incentives are available to New York employers?

on Mar 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Payroll
New York offers millions of dollars in tax incentives for employers. An individual employer might qualify for multiple incentives worth $2,000 to $20,000 each. These tax benefits are designed to help people who have faced barriers to employment, like veterans, low income earners, and workers with disabilities. They also boost long-term employer investment in New York commerce.
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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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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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What to do when you're overwhelmed by payroll regulations

on Mar 9, 2018 7:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll
When a company is growing, it often presents employers with a host of what's considered "good problems" to have. You now have an office full of employees—and the headaches that come along with that: figuring out each person's tax liability based on their W-4 forms, calculating overtime for nonexempt staff and more.
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Recordkeeping rules for construction companies

on Mar 5, 2018 3:51:03 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Human resources
When it comes to recordkeeping, construction firms have a lot to deal with: accounting rules, the need to make various claims, keeping track of different expenses for tax deductions, and maintaining viable employee records. Getting the most from tax deductions, making sure your company is up to date with report filing, and reducing the chance of having to deal with penalties that come with not paying the proper amount of taxes all depend on accurate recordkeeping and the ability to make legitimate claims based on your records.
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What New York State labor law says about jury duty

on Mar 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees
Jurors play a critical role in our country's democratic process. At the same time, many potential jurors claim that a loss of wages is a legitimate reason for why they wouldn't serve on a jury. The reality is both employers and employees need to make sacrifices when an employee is called for jury duty, so we decided to take a closer look at the New York State laws around jury duty.
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Second Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation is Protected by Title VII

on Mar 1, 2018 3:41:49 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources
Earlier this week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appellate court to rule that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the word sex includes sexual orientation. The first was the Seventh Circuit, which we reported on last April. 
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