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What Is a Payroll Based Journal and Who Needs to Use Them?

on Aug 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Affordable Care Act Labor law Payroll Time and labor
If you’re not in the healthcare industry, then the term PBJ probably makes you think about peanut butter and jelly, not payroll based journals. For those within healthcare, however (and especially long-term care), payroll based journals have become a major tool in keeping timekeeping compliant with ACA regulations. Not sure what a PBJ is or why they matter? Here are the basics you need to know.
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Using Badge Cards for Timekeeping: Pros and Cons

on Aug 28, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Time and labor
Anytime you make a change to your timekeeping system, you’ll need to plan thoroughly and carefully. Can you afford it? Does it fit your business model? What are additional structural revisions that you’ll need to make in order to accommodate the change?
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Job Costing vs. Process Costing: Which is Right for My Business?

on Aug 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Human resources Time and labor
If you couldn’t keep your eyes open in managerial accounting class (or were never provided with the immense bounty of experiencing firsthand the magical adventure that is managerial accounting class), you might not remember that there are two different ways of looking at the costs associated with the work your business does: one that focuses on process, and another that focuses on jobs. Both have their place.
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4 Tips for Overtime Management

on Aug 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Time and labor
When you employ hourly workers, overtime can be both a dream and a nightmare. A dream because it’s a powerful tool to motivate employees to pitch in extra time when you need it most. And a nightmare because even minor scheduling mishaps can throw your month’s payroll budget into total disarray.
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5 Reasons to Switch to Electronic Time Card Submissions

on Aug 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
Even while businesses are getting increasingly technical with their time tracking, a surprising number of them are still relying on paper when it comes to approving and submitting completed time cards. While it’s not a practice that will ruin your business, it’s definitely less than efficient.
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Is Biometric Timekeeping Worth the Investment?

on Aug 21, 2018 12:03:33 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
There are upsides and downsides to any timekeeping system, but one of the hottest options in recent years are biometric systems. These can offer increased security and accuracy, but also come with a significant price tag. Is the investment worth it? The answer may depend on your needs and circumstances.
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Should You Bother Allocating Labor Costs in Your Business?

on Aug 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Human resources Time and labor
When you’re really small, you can often save time and money in ways that larger businesses can’t. Need an all-hands meeting? You can turn your chairs around and talk to all five of your employees easily. Not sure what your customers think about your new product? The odds are good you probably know many of them personally and can just ask the next time you see them around town.
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How to Set Policies for Time Off Requests

on Aug 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
When you begin to hire employees for your business, you’ll begin to encounter requests for time off. This is true even if you don’t offer paid time off as a benefit; most people will eventually want or need time off for holidays, medical appointments, vacations, or to manage responsibilities in their personal lives.
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How to Stop Buddy Punching

on Aug 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Time and labor
No matter your business’ size, type, or industry, timekeeping is a critical factor in managing both productivity and costs. And unlike many products and procedures, it requires input from employees on all levels and in all departments, multiple times a day. Even when everyone is acting in good faith, there are inevitably errors that need to be corrected, from missed punches to double punches to incorrectly categorized time.
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Features to Look For When Considering a Time and Attendance Software

on Aug 13, 2018 1:41:18 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Time and labor
Once your business gets beyond the solo stage and you start hiring employees, time and attendance software becomes a must-have. Without a good timekeeping system, everything from payroll to taxes to measuring productivity and growth goes a little haywire. Each business is different, and the features that will serve your needs best will differ somewhat depending on what they are.
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