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Common Payroll Jobs

on Jun 19, 2018 3:18:32 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries Human resources
Thinking of a job in payroll processing? Assembling your own in-house payroll team? Payroll only works if the people who make up the team are committed to serving clients, are highly attentive to detail, and take pride in their work. Here are a couple of very important positions that make up an efficient and prolific payroll department. 
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About the Equal Pay Act and why everyone's focusing on it

on May 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Salaries Human resources
The federal Equal Pay Act went into effect in 1963, but it hasn’t brought an end to pay disparities between men and women. Neither have state laws with the same objective. Long story short: the laws weren’t strong enough, and they didn’t account for all the causes of unequal pay. In many cases, it has been possible for an employer to comply with these laws while still giving unequal pay for equal work. 
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Court rules employers cannot use salary history to justify paying women less

on Apr 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Human resources
On the eve of Equal Pay Day, a landmark decision was reached in the case of Aileen Rizo vs. the Fresno County Office of Education. On Monday, April 9, an 11-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided unanimously that employers can no longer pay women less than men for doing the same job based on salary history, a common occurrence that has historically perpetuated the gender income gap.
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The money and salaries behind the PGA and professional golf careers

on Apr 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Salaries
In the $70 billion golf industry, salaries can make your head spin. Golf’s highest-paid player was Tiger Woods for 12 years, but that changed in 2017 when he made a mere $37 million. Injuries and endorsement losses sank Woods to number 3, behind Jordan Spieth at $52.8 million and Phil Mickelson at $50.8 million in total golf earnings.
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A breakdown of Major League Baseball player and front office salaries

on Apr 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 1 Comment | Salaries
Major League Baseball has seen a mixed bag in terms of salary growth over the past 30 years. While average player salaries have grown by leaps and bounds, front office job growth has varied depending on position and demand.
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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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Can you ask your competitors how much they pay?

on Dec 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries Human resources
Our clients often inquire as to whether their employee compensation and benefit packages are competitive with respect to current market conditions and industry standards. In fact, it is an HR best practice to evaluate the company’s compensation and benefit programs on an annual basis. So where do you begin to get accurate and timely industry data for benchmarking purposes?
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The money behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

on Nov 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 2 Comments | Salaries
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade costs over $10 million to produce. Being that it is the world's largest parade, it is ultimately seen as the kickoff of the holiday season. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an American tradition that most of us have taken part in in some way, whether it be volunteering, seeing the parade in person, or viewing from home.
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Fees, earnings and the financial side of UberEATS

on Oct 17, 2017 9:18:07 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Salaries
Two major aspects seeming to evolve with the lives of Americans are smartphones and ridesharing, add food to these and you have UberEATS. You may be familiar with our post from back in May examining the financial side of Uber. So we decided to look into UberEATS from a similar perspective. What is the average UberEATS salary in your city?  How much do UberEATS drivers make per delivery? What are the UberEATS driver requirements?
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NYC employers can no longer ask applicants about salary history

on Oct 13, 2017 2:42:36 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Salaries Human resources
In May, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro. 1253 into law, which prohibits all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history. Beginning October 31, 2017, New York City employers may not do the following:
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