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What to Do When Time Off Gets Out of Control
Virtually every employer we work with offers its employees a certain amount of time off represented as sick days, personal days, and vacation time. This is standard operating procedure in the U.S. As such, there are going to be certain times...Read more
What to Do If Your Company Received IRS Letter 226J
Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance remains a requirement for qualifying employers irrespective of the repeal of the individual mandate. More importantly, the repeal of the individual mandate does not repeal the employer mandate. ACA regulations...Read more
Tips for Productive Employee Evaluations
By the time W-2s are distributed and W-3s are filed with the Social Security Administration, the heavy lifting of January payroll will be mostly done. Come February it will be time for HR personnel to begin the annual performance reviews that could...Read more
These 2 Technologies Could Change Payroll in 2018
Articles written around the first of the year to address potential changes to payroll almost always focus on federal and state laws. That is understandable. The legal environment surrounding payroll changes so frequently that one cannot help but...Read more
Paying Employees: Options for Hiring Temporary Help
Bringing on temporary help to get through busy seasons is standard operating procedure for business. Companies may also bring in temporary help to cover leaves of absence, maternity and paternity leaves, sabbaticals, and any other circumstances that...Read more
New Year's Resolutions for Payroll Departments
The Christmas season is officially behind us. Now we start looking for the credit card bills we know will eventually come due. In the meantime, many of us are also working on keeping those New Year's resolutions made in the waning hours of 2017. As...Read more
New DOL Internship Test Creates National Standard
The U.S. Department of Labor has just done employers and interns a big favor. They have issued a new test for determining whether an individual is classified as an intern or a paid employee. The test creates a nationwide standard as well as...Read more
Creating Employees Who Care About the Company
If we have heard it once, we have heard it a million times: a comment by an HR staffer to the effect that the company does not care about a certain employee who left because that employee did not care about his/her job. In such situations, it is...Read more