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April 25, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO Published by:  Innovation Enterprise March 17, 2017 In today’s economy, there’s only one thing more in demand than on-demand workers: the skills needed to manage them. In January, the U.S. temporary help services employment sector added about 14,800 jobs, a gain of about 0.5%. At the same time, the penetration…

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April 25, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Every year, the IRS rakes in billions of dollars in penalties from U.S. small businesses – for mistakes they have no idea they’re making.  The treacherous trap for many business owners?  Payrolling.   It’s why more and more companies are turning to payrolling services.  These companies serve as the “Employer of Record” for your contingent…

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April 19, 2017 Read time: 1 minutes

By Tania Fiero, Vice President, Human Resources Published by HR.com More Americans are in business for themselves than ever before. By 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be contingent. What do HR leaders think of the shift? They love the gig economy for the heightened flexibility, reduced labor costs, and broader…

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April 6, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

By Peter Limone, President & CFO Like an old house with a dozen additions, U.S. employment law is a hodgepodge of regulations. Acts have been tacked on over the years, but the foundation upon which everything rests is the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last fall, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor chose to give the…

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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 3, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

Delivery truck drivers, accountants, software developers…even mystery shoppers.  The booming gig economy is rapidly changing how many workers make money.  Nearly 54 million Americans participated in some form of independent work in 2015.  That’s more than 33 percent of the entire U.S. workforce! In fact, some researchers project that half of the working U.S. population…

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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 14, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Sara Jensen, VP Business Development In life, you get what you pay for. Whether you bought a cheap trash bag that broke on your way to the dumpster or off-brand ice cream instead of your favorite brand, you’ve probably learned this lesson firsthand. Still, it’s tempting to skimp on quality to save money, and HR…

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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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