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Stop Terminating Your Employees (Until You’ve Read Our Essential Guide)

It’s inevitable. The employee you thought would rocket to the top of your corporate ladder has been consistently slipping. Performance is taking a nosedive and careless mistakes are adding up. Eventually, it becomes clear you can’t...

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Taxes, Wages and ACA Compliance:  Don’t Drop the Ball in the New Year

 

2018 is coming fast!  Are you paying attention to the changes and deadlines that are right around the corner? Our tips will help you navigate...

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End Your HR Year by Setting Up 2018 for Success

Ask anyone who works in human resources about the signs of autumn - chances are, leaf colors and pumpkin spice beverages aren't at the top of the...

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Boomerang Employees: Tips for Rehiring

It used to be that once an employee left a job, they were cutting ties with the organization forever. However, it’s becoming more common for...

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Strong US Economy Heading into Q4

In July the Dow hit a record high of 22,000 and it continues to climb as 2017 rolls on. While the stock market is volatile and influenced by many...

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Exit Interviews: Let Departing Employees Get the Last Word

Employees facing exit interviews need only look to Google for article after article offering guidance on what to say and what not to say....

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Reduce Overtime Monitoring to Just Minutes a Week

Are you a business owner? Or maybe a supervisor with hourly employees? Are you running shifts that vary according to your staffing needs? Then you're...

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Hiring Minors? Follow These 5 Best Practices

In October 2015, 23.7% of US high school students age 16-19 had jobs. Where are these young people working? According to Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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When Is An Independent Contractor Really An Employee?

In our blog last week, we explored the general problem of employee misclassification.  This week we're taking a closer look at independent contractor...

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Can You Afford to Misclassify Your Workers?

 

It’s Monday morning: Employees make their way to their workstations, the Keurig whirrs in the break room and the office starts to hum along as...

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8 Reasons You Need Automated Timekeeping

 

Think you don't need automated timekeeping? Think again. But what exactly is it and how can it help your business?

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The New I-9: What You Need to Know

The US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security, released a revised I-9 Employee Eligibility...

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Get On Board with Onboarding: Why The Way You Hire Matters

Most of us can remember being the new person on the job. Even if you’re excited for a change, it can be a little scary when you don’t quite know what...

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How to Evaluate Your Labor Audit Liability

Why Worry?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),

"Employers should keep in mind that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...

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Employee Social Media Posts: Should You Go There?

 

“Social media has irreparably blurred the line between one’s personal persona and one’s professional persona,” says Jon Hyman in Workforce...

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$3.8 Million Disney Fine Underscores Importance of Accurate Timekeeping

When businesses run afoul of labor provisions, the fines can be sizeable.

Recently, Walt Disney Co. reached an agreement with the Department of Labor...

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Your 7-Point Plan for Choosing a Payroll Partner

If you dread payroll processing, you’re in good company. In fact, it’s becoming pretty common to outsource all or part of an organization's payroll...

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High Turnover Does Not Have To Mean High Cost

 

The restaurant industry is known for its high employee turnover rates. According to the National Restaurant Association,  "the turnover rate in...

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Attention New Employers: Avoid These Top 3 Payroll Mistakes

 

Owning a business, especially after being someone's employee, can be very rewarding. You're the captain of the ship and can chart your course...

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What At-Will Employment Really Means

 

At-will employment basically means that the employer or the employee can terminate their relationship at any time, for any reason. 

What this says...

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