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April 27, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President and CFO The most dreaded event in HR? It’s not healthcare enrollment, job fairs, or even tax time. It’s employee review day.   Why? At many companies, “Can you pull last year’s reviews and performance raises?” is no simple request. It requires an HR generalist to spend hours searching for paper…

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April 5, 2017 Read time: 5 minutes

By Tania Fiero, VP of Human Resources On its surface, hourly employment is a simple concept. Your people put in the hours, so you pay them. Easy, right? Well, not quite. Federal, state, and local regulations create a mess of wage and hour regulations. Something as minor as a missing record or unkempt time card…

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April 2, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO This blog post is the second in a two-part series about employee time tracking. The prior post explained why some employers are asking their overtime-exempt employees to track time — even though they're not required to with the Obama administration's FLSA overtime rule blocked. In this content, we’ll discuss situations in…

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March 30, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO You probably know that the Obama administration's FLSA overtime rule has been temporarily blocked. So should you, the employer, still require your exempt employees to track their time? In this post, the first of a two-part series, we'll explore the reasons why you might still want to have them…

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March 8, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

On January 13, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs document to help companies develop their own anti-retaliation programs which allow employees to voice their workplace concerns without fear of being retaliated against. The document highlights five key elements to an effective anti-retaliation program that should include:…

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November 8, 2016 Read time: 4 minutes

IESConnect Article – November 2016 The December 1st increase in the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees is rapidly approaching. By now companies should have determined: 1) Which, if any, of their currently exempt employees fall below the adjusted salary threshold; and, 2) How they will address this – either through an increase in compensation…

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September 14, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a business owner, payrolling can be one of your most time-consuming responsibilities. Even the smallest error may result in IRS fines or potential lawsuits. Don’t spend any more of your valuable time processing payroll. Outsource your payrolling tasks to Innovative Employee Solutions instead. Timekeeping  Timekeeping can be tedious work. You have to determine exactly…

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September 9, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

It’s important that you stay updated and compliant with government notifications. Here are three areas you should focus on now. Code of Federal Regulations  The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) includes all rules regarding Department of Labor (DOL) programs organized by CFR chapter and the corresponding DOL agency. The CFR compiles the entire text of…

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July 27, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance When you need to hire quickly for jobs that are non-traditional, specialized or temporary, it may seem like paying someone as an independent contractor is the easiest choice. You negotiate a rate, describe what things you need done and then issue payments directly to the contractor – no…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Tania Fiero, PHR, SHRM-CP When onboarding a new employee there are a barrage of forms that must be completed and the Federal Form I-9 is one that has specific timeframes to adhere to or risk penalties of $110-$1,100 per violation. This is fairly easy for employers to manage when the employee hired is working…

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