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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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Social media in the workplace

on Jan 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Time and labor
Social Media, the means by which individuals may post personal messages, photos and videos to the web, has exploded as a means of electronic communication.  Whereas this efficient, ever-present medium has magnified the concept of in the moment connectivity and communication, its impact on workplace policies as well as how organizations conduct business correspondence and advertising has becoming encompassing. 
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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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How to handle employees with attendance issues

on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
Attendance problems - not a situation a manager wants to face, but a situation a manager can handle quickly and successfully.
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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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What Is a Payroll-Based Journal?

on Oct 6, 2017 6:20:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Payroll Time and labor
High-quality nursing homes, long-term care homes, and other skilled nursing facilities recognize that their staff is one of their most important assets. It is no surprise to nursing facility management that there are connections between staff satisfaction and patient care. CMS (shorthand for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid) even considers staffing as one of the three major components of their Five-Star Quality Rating System, along with health inspections and quality measures.
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Paying Employees Following Hurricanes Harvey & Irma: What Employers Must Understand

on Oct 3, 2017 12:50:17 PM By | Guest Contributor | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Payroll Time and labor
Today we're featuring a guest post from our timekeeping partner, Swipeclock. We thought it was an excellent analysis of how employers should be paying their employees following a natural disaster. You can find the original article link here.
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Payroll and budgeting for seasonal construction jobs

on Sep 25, 2017 7:06:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Although the construction industry can be quite profitable, it does have a major drawback: in areas where the winter season prevents construction projects from getting started, teams of workers and even entire construction firms have to be extremely careful when it comes to managing their budgets and making sure they don't come out short in January or February.
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How to strategically manage vacation requests

on Sep 19, 2017 9:48:32 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Time and labor
You want to support employees by providing the opportunity for work/life harmony, but you also have customers to service and a business to run. Sometimes it is difficult to juggle multiple vacation requests around popular vacation times, especially during the summer months and other holiday times throughout the year. Below we have provided a few tips, suggestions and best practices to help you strike the right balance based on your organization’s typical activity model. 
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