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June 16, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO Payroll processing companies simply provide a software platform, either by licensing the software or by providing software as a service to enable your company to process your own payroll. The platform is updated by the payroll processing company with the latest rates for all payroll related taxes…

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June 13, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Hilary Hager, Corporate Counsel On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations significantly changing the rules governing which employees can be classified as exempt from overtime laws.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee must satisfy a three-part test to qualify as exempt.  They must: Be paid on a…

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June 7, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Tania Fiero, PHR, Vice President, Human Resources – Part II In part one of this two part article (click here for part I), I summarized some of the reasons why it is a good business strategy to have a strong safety program in place.  In this article, I share some of the things you…

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June 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By Tania Fiero, PHR, Vice President, Human Resources – Part I The National Safety Council recently 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…

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June 7, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO There are a wide variety of risks associated with managing human resources (HR).  HR Risk comes in many forms and cannot be ignored in a sound enterprise risk management plan. How would not having the right talent at the right time impact your business? As the economy…

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June 3, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Darlene Bruder – Vice President of Operations Providing Payroll across multiple states may present many unknowns and raise various questions. Below is a sampling of questions that might come to mind. I have only listed 10 questions here, as there are many others we can explore at another time. What state do I report my…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By Katherine Duru Amid the patchwork of federal, state and local laws, there are an increasing number aimed at providing some paid sick leave for all employees.  High profile outbreaks of communicable infections such as norovirus have convinced lawmakers that it is in public health interest to allow workers, especially those in food service, to…

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May 25, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Peter Limone, CPA, CGMA – President and CFO In the world of employment there’s no bigger risk than being uninformed.  As a way of example let’s presume you did not keep up with ACA mandates and you have 80 full time employees in 2016. If you are not compliant with this law, you may be…

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May 23, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

After the new overtime laws go into effect on December 1, 2016, you may have to notify your exempt workers that their salaries don’t meet the new federal threshold of $47,476 for remaining exempt. Your now-exempt workers will have to start tracking their start times, break times, and end times. Since this will be a…

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May 20, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

Tania Fiero, PHR, SHRM-CP, Vice President, Human Resources In Part I of this two part article, I provided a summary of programs and policies implemented by best in class staffing and payrolling companies that help to avoid legal and investigatory claims due to harassment, discrimination and injuries.  In this article I will explain how staffing…

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