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What is Certified Payroll?

on May 29, 2019 10:57:48 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Payroll Time and labor
If you hire contractors for federally-funded projects, you’ll want to become very familiar with Certified Payroll.
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How Private, Public, and Charter Schools Pay Teachers

on Apr 30, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Payroll
The topic of teacher compensation riles people up. Some think that all of the problems in our educational system are caused by low teacher wages. Others point to seniority-based salaries and the high cost of teacher pensions as evidence that, if anything, teachers are paid too much.
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Payroll Concerns for Remote Employees

on Mar 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Payroll Human resources
With modern technology there has been an increase in the number of workers who are working remotely. This is an attractive proposition for many businesses because remote workers can pose a substantial cost savings. There are a couple payroll concerns you need to keep in mind if you are looking to employ remote workers. There are implications for employers when withholding taxes and for employees when reporting them.
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Common Questions About the New FLSA Proposal

on Mar 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Time and labor
The Department of Labor has released a new proposed rule to increase the minimum salary for exempt employees. Here are some common questions we've received. 
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Department of Labor Proposes New Federal Overtime Rule

on Mar 11, 2019 11:12:40 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Labor law Employees Payroll Time and labor
The Department of Labor has released a new proposed rule to increase the minimum salary that an employee must earn to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime under a white collar exemption. 
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How to Negotiate a Starting Salary with a Job Candidate

on Mar 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Employees Payroll Human resources
Making an offer to a potential employee is a delicate balance. After all, you want to ensure that both parties feel the compensation is fair and agreeable. It’s stressful for the candidate, but it’s also stressful to you as a hiring manager. What are the best ways to keep the negotiation as stress free as possible?
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Hourly or Salaried? How to Design a New Job Position

on Mar 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 3 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Now that your business is achieving success, it’s time to grow your workforce. Should you hire hourly employees for the budget flexibility or should you hire salaried workers for the payroll predictability? What are the laws that might govern your decision? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of hourly positions and salaried positions.
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Setting Up a Timekeeping System for Your First Employee

on Feb 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 10 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
When it comes time to track your first employee’s hours, what is your plan? The options are nearly endless, but some ideas are much better than others.
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How to Set a Salary or Wages for Your First Employee

on Feb 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
When you’re ready to hire your first employee, there is one set of decisions that can seem pretty intimidating: everything that has to do with their salary and wages. If only it were as simple as deciding on an hourly wage and that’s all it takes!
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Setting Up New Hire Reporting for Your First Employee

on Feb 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Taxes Employees Payroll
New Hire Reporting is a federally mandated task that is accomplished on a state-by-state basis. In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) laid the groundwork for reporting, and every employer is required to report. That includes public, private, government, and non-profit employers. Although PRWORA does not require employers to report independent contractors; however, some states do, and you should check the state where you are hiring to confirm.
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