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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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June 28, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO If you run a multi-state business, you see this all the time.  Inaction at the Federal of State level prompts local jurisdictions to take matter in their own hands.  Mandatory sick pay is the latest in a deluge of new laws passed at a local level that…

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June 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

The National Safety Council has published that almost 13,000 American workers are injured every day on the job.  It gets worse.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics published their study this spring regarding workplace injuries resulting in deaths in 2014 and for the first time since 2010, that number rose from years prior to 4821 people,…

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June 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small business owner, running payroll in-house may seem like a logical and time-saving move. However, considering the tax regulations, legal considerations, and lengthy amount of time needed to complete the process, tackling payroll yourself may not be in your best interest.  Common Mistakes When carrying out an essential business function that’s not your…

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