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Timekeeping best practices

on Apr 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
Take a moment to think about what would happen if an employee sued you over a timekeeping disagreement. In addition to thousands of dollars in legal fees, you could be liable for many hours of back pay and stiff penalties from the federal government.
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Timekeeping requirements for exempt employees

on Mar 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Time and labor
How casual is your timekeeping system? Do employees jot down their hours and record them later? How do you treat exempt vs. non-exempt time tracking? These are important questions, when it comes to keeping your company within employment law. Exempt employees are handled quite differently from non-exempt. Let’s answer these questions and look at timekeeping requirements to keep in mind.
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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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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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