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Clearing up how overtime pay works

on Feb 19, 2018 2:56:38 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Human resources Time and labor
In most circumstances, employers must pay overtime to nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours a week. (In some states, overtime is more than 8 hours a day.) But not everyone qualifies for overtime pay. In most cases, the line is drawn between hourly and salaried employees, and misclassifying your staff can be a problem in the long term. So how do you know which category your team falls into and whether or not you should provide overtime pay?  Here is a basic introduction to the classifications and how they might apply to your company.
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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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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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How the new tax bill will affect employers

on Jan 8, 2018 2:38:30 PM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Payroll
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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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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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IRS announces 401(K) contribution limits for 2018

on Dec 14, 2017 6:03:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Benefits
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just increased the 401(k) contribution limit for 2018. In 2018, investors will be able to contribute up to $18,500 of their paycheck to their workplace retirement plan. This increase is $500 above the previous limit. It's also the IRS's first increase since 2015.
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Department of Labor proposes new rule promoting tip sharing

on Dec 5, 2017 1:39:45 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Labor law Employees Payroll
The United States Department of Labor recently proposed a new rule that would allow employers to redistribute tips among more employees. We're going to take a look at this new proposal and what it could mean for restaurants and other employers of workers that regularly earn tipped wages.
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5 ways to bring seasonal employees up-to-speed quickly

on Nov 28, 2017 10:07:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources
With the holidays here and year-end quickly approaching, many businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce even more for the final holiday push. At least three key challenges exist for any business facing this need: (1) to figure out how much time and effort to invest in seasonal employees without sacrificing customer service and ongoing activities, (2) to motivate seasonal employees on the short-term goals, and (3) to utilize these opportunities to further your and their long-term needs and goals.
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When is it Time to Pay for Travel Time?

on Nov 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Human resources Time and labor
How to properly pay for travel time can be very confusing. Whether or not an employer needs to compensate a non-exempt employee for travel time depends much on the type of travel involved. In general, keep in mind the following four rules-of-thumb regarding employee travel:
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