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[Upcoming Webinar] After the DOL Ruling: Paying Your Employees Properly

Posted by FrankCrum on Sep 26, 2016 2:00:00 PM


Now that the final ruling has been issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), millions more employees will be reclassified as non-exempt – which means employers will have more rules to be aware of in order to properly pay these employees.

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Topics: Payroll, Webinar

Who Can Vote? Voting Leave Laws for 2016

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Sep 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Many employees consider voting to be one of their fundamental rights and may even say that voting is their duty. Because of the immensely important status voting has in the eyes of the government and many citizens, most states have laws that protect an employee’s right to vote. 

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

3 Areas Where Payroll Best Practices are Key

Posted by Colleen Rowe on Sep 9, 2016 11:47:57 AM

Most people only think of payroll when it comes time to receive their checks, but the fact is that payroll is an ongoing process that takes place every day.  Much of that process is invisible to the average employee, but we all benefit from the team that consistently “gets it right.” Misunderstanding one aspect of the day-to-day payroll process can put a company out of compliance with state or federal laws or may cause an employee to not be paid correctly for the time they’ve worked.  

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Topics: Payroll

The DOL Rule Change is Happening! Here's How to Be Ready [Webinar]

Posted by FrankCrum on Aug 23, 2016 2:32:44 PM

Ready or Not……. employers need to be aware and ready for the new Department of Labor (DOL) rule change which goes into effect December 1, 2016. Under this ruling, the new minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be $913 per week (or $47,476.00 per year).

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Topics: Payroll, Webinar

Smokers Have “Protections” in Employment??

Posted by Christine Pahl, PHR on Aug 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Smoking is the largest cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It is estimated that workers who smoke each cost their employers $5,800 a year, and can range from $2,885 to $10,125 annually.  The biggest costs come from productivity lost to smoking breaks, followed by health care expenses in excess of what non-smokers end up paying.  

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Topics: Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

HR Technology: Determining the Best Time and Attendance Technology

Posted by Mike Oddo on Jul 21, 2016 2:30:00 PM

It’s an excellent time for businesses to re-consider which time and attendance technology it is, or isn’t, using as new processes and systems emerge. With the recent rule change from the US Department of Labor (DOL) that more than doubles the white collar overtime exemption pay threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) companies may want to take a look at how they are keeping track of personnel time and attendance. After all, it’s the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all hours worked by non-exempt employees are recorded and paid. The financial implications of compliance, accuracy, efficiency, and fraud have never been greater.

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Topics: Payroll