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Employees with Criminal Records: Is It Time to Rethink Your Hiring Practices?

July 19, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Are you struggling to fill open positions within your company? If so, you’re not alone. More than 6.6 million jobs are going unfilled in the U.S. right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent jobs report. With the...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Emergency Preparedness Quiz: Is Your Workforce Disaster-Ready?

July 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Does your company have an emergency action plan—and, if so, are your employees familiar with it? According to a recent survey, while 70% of managers claim their company has an emergency action plan, only 50% of employees say they’re aware of one....

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6 FAQs about FMLA Rules

July 03, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

What’s your FMLA rules IQ? Although nearly everyone has a passing familiarity with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), misinformation abounds—and little mistakes can create big repercussions for unwary employers. 

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

Getting the Most from Reference Checks: Questions and Best Practices

June 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Is your company conducting professional reference checks for all job applicants? No matter how high your turnover…how entry level the open position…or how long your to-do list is at any given moment, reference checks are a uniquely-valuable...

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Paid Leave Tax Credit: What Every Employer Should Know

June 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company offers paid leave benefits—or is considering it—the Federal Paid Leave Tax Credit should be on your radar. This pilot program, created under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, went into effect January 1, 2018 and expires at the...

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OSHA Regulations Recap: Deadlines, Forms and Fines, Oh My!

June 14, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you electronically filed your 2017 OSHA Form 300A yet? Because for employers subject to OSHA regulations, July 1, 2018 is the final deadline. And for some companies, this comes as an eleventh-hour surprise—the latest twist in an evolving...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

EPAY's New Anywhere, Everywhere Time Clock: the Portable, Powerful WalTer S18

June 05, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

As of today, employers have a revolutionary new time clock option for tracking employee time and attendance—and it’s literally “off the wall.” That is, you don’t need to wall mount EPAY’s small, slim WalTerTM S18 time clock, although you can if...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Classification Mystifications

May 29, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Should your so-called independent contractors really be classified as employees? It’s a sticky question that has long plagued employers—and as the gig economy grows, it’s getting worse.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Workforce Management

Real-Time Alerts: A Field Manager’s Secret Weapon

May 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you manage an hourly workforce—especially one that’s distributed over multiple worksites—your company needs a robust workforce management program. One that not only tracks time and attendance but gives you cutting-edges tools to manage it...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking, Workforce Management

9 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pay Card Provider

May 22, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Once you understand how pay cards work and you’re sold on the many benefits of pay cards you’re ready to start researching pay card providers.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management