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June 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Immigration compliance is one area where being proactive today saves your company money down the road. Consistently verifying workers’ employment eligibility within three days of working for your organization helps avoid legal issues in the future. Find out how to use E-Verified services and how IES can help. Review I-9 Files Begin by reviewing the…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By Trevor Foster, VP of Finance Providing excellent customer service is touted by practically every service business out there. It makes sense – the company’s primary objective is to serve the customer (by very definition, considering it’s a service business). But that also opens up some issues. For our purposes, let’s assume your company really…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Sean Ring, Business Development Manager One of the most powerful and undeniable trends in the global economy is the perpetually transforming nature of the workforce. We have already experienced a vast shift over the past decade and experts in this field unanimously forecast the continued movement towards increased leverage of contingent labor. Contingent labor…

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June 20, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Forming new habits takes time and effort, but once you get there, it shapes who you are. Learn to implement seven daily habits that’ll increase your happiness level at work. Eat and Drink Healthfully Whether you’re too busy to eat, mindlessly snacking, or indulging in a colleague’s birthday treats, it’s important you eat healthfully daily.…

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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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June 16, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development According to a recent Research and Market report, “Global Human Resources Outsourcing Market 2016-2020,” analysts forecast human resources outsourcing to grow at a rate of 12.74% over the next four years. Human resources outsourcing is when a business contracts with a third-party organization to handle either a…

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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 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Workplace cyberbullying results in increased absences, lost productivity, increased medical costs, and higher turnover. It poisons an organization by undermining employee morale and eroding any sense of loyalty, trust, or teamwork. If the Healthy Workplace Bill is passed, employees will be able to sue workplace bullies, hold employers accountable, and compel employers to correct and…

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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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