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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: Workforce Management, Compliance

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: Workforce Management, Time Tracking

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

Hourly Workers? Here’s 5 Reasons to Switch to Pay Cards

May 17, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

More and more companies are replacing printed paychecks with electronic pay cards, especially those managing an hourly workforce.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

The Least Employers Should Know about Pay Cards

May 15, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Are you still paying your hourly workforce via paper paychecks? If so, you’re making payday harder and more expensive than it needs to be—for you and your employees.  

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

2018 Tax Credits Every HR Pro Should Know

May 10, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

You’re an HR professional, not a company accountant. So it’s not often you can directly improve your company’s bottom line. That said, there are three federal tax credits in 2018 that edge into HR territory—and they can save your employer some...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

How Much Do I Have to Pay My Employees? Overview of Minimum Wage by State

In 1938 Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), creating for the first time a federal minimum wage. This federal minimum wage supersedes any state minimum wage rulings lower than the federal minimum wage. If the state minimum wage is...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Are Your Job Descriptions Effective at Recruiting Hourly Workers?

May 04, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Chances are, your company has been using the same job descriptions and job titles forever. But just because they’re familiar and easy to use doesn’t mean they’re as effective as they could be, particularly when it comes to recruiting hourly...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Keeping Up with Trumps Department of Labor: The Issue of Opinion Letters

April marks the first opinion letters from President Trump’s Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, the first newly issued letters in almost ten years. After announcing the return to opinion letters from the Obama-era practice of...

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Filed Under: Compliance

Solving Your Construction Labor Shortage

April 30, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

70 percent of contractors report that they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions according to the National Workforce Survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management