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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: Compliance, Workforce 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

When Is an Employee’s Final Paycheck Due?

April 19, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Every employer knows that it’s critical to pay employees correctly, down to the penny—and that includes a departing employee’s final paycheck.    

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Filed Under: Compliance, Employee Benefits

Is It Time to Update Your Company Drug Policy?

April 17, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Not long ago, maintaining a company drug policy was a fairly straightforward HR matter. But in the last few years, rapid changes to America’s social and legal landscape have left many employers feeling like they’re tracking a moving target.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Workforce Management

9 Performance Management Best Practices for Hourly Workers

April 12, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

Many employers seek ways to improve their performance management system—and for companies managing an hourly workforce, the challenge is even greater. How do managers connect with employees in a low-wage, high-turnover environment? How do...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management

What is the Cost of Hiring and Onboarding New Employees?

April 03, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

There are two primary reasons for the need to hire new employees:

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, Time Tracking, Workforce Management

Department of Labor Replaces Guidance on Employee Classification

March 13, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its 2014 guidance regarding the meaning and scope of the term "employment relationship" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 2014 guidance has been replaced with the guidance from 2008.

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News

2018 Payroll & Tax Changes – What You Can’t Miss

March 02, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

October is generally when the new rules for the upcoming year are released. However, keeping up with payroll and tax changes is, seemingly, an endless process—endless, time consuming, exhausting – but critical.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News

Do You Need to Pay Your Intern? New DOL Guidelines

January 17, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

When it comes to paying your employees, it’s important to use best practices for compliance but with many different minimum wage and overtime pay requirements factored in, it can quickly become complicated. When you add part time interns into the...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News

10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Payroll Systems

January 15, 2018 By Amber Tenuta - Leave a comment

If your company wrestles with the same frustrating payroll problems every single pay period, it’s time to see what else is out there. Because when it comes to payroll systems, employers have a dizzying number of options. So, where to start? These...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management