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The Ultimate Guide to HR & Employee Compliance

I know…human resources is a taboo topic.  If you don’t talk about it, it won’t happen.

 

Problem is that kind of thinking will get you into hot water.

 

With over 1800 employment codes looming over you, just interviewing a candidate can cause trouble… say one thing wrong and you could find yourself in a lawsuit.

 

Keeping up with the employee compliance can be a full-time job.  Which means you either invest in a good HR person, outsource it or like most:  roll the dice…

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Don’t Let Year End SMACK You in the Face…Get The Year End Master Checklist

It’s year-end, which means holiday parties, vacations and yes, managing W-2’s.

 

If you’re dreading the extra work, you are not alone.

 

Becoming an expert year-end planner just isn’t in the cards for everyone.

 

And let’s face it, one mistake could lead to costly reprinting of tax returns and W-2’s… or worse.

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The New I-9 is Here. Get Your Copy

Important Deadline: The New I-9 is Here… Get Your Copy

What’s new

The I-9 employment verification form was updated again in June.  The USCIS deadline for using the new form for all new hires is 9/18/17. Using the old form after the September deadline is considered out of compliance and could subject you to fines and penalties.

 

Here’s a link to the new form

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

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5 Foolproof Ways to Get Payroll & HR Started on the Right Foot

THE NEW EMPLOYER CHECKLIST… AKA YOUR PERSONAL “TO-DO” LIST  

 

It’s probably a good idea to master the rules BEFORE hiring employees.

 

I mean we all get excited when our business is growing… and then we’re ecstatic when we can actually hire people to help with the load…

 

But the last thing you want to do is get caught up in the hoopla and get yourself in a payroll, tax or God forbid an HR dilemma.

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Misclassification of Employees

3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid with 1099s

Employee or independent contractor?

 

Are you playing a dangerous game? Or just in the dark on this potential HR disaster?

 

“Of course my independent contractors aren’t employees”… at least that’s what FedEx, GrubHub, and All Star Staffing said before they had to pay millions in back pay, penalties, fines, and legal fees.

 

Regardless of the situation, it’s time to get clear on the rules…

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The 5 Big Lies of In-House Payroll

The 5 Big Lies of In-house Payroll

You have 3 employees lined up to see you, a looming deadline, and payroll is tomorrow…

Sound familiar?

Today business owners and managers wear multiple hats.  Days are filled with deadlines and meetings… and well, more meetings.

And while this can be stressful, the truth is… you can outsource a lot of your work.

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What Do You Mean The Minimum Wage Didn't Go Up?

Wait… What Do You Mean The Minimum Wage Didn’t Go Up?

If you’re a business owner, you’ve most likely already heard the good news…

The minimum wage for exempt employees didn’t go up on December 1, 2016. Because on November 22, 2016, a federal judge granted an emergency preliminary injunction blocking the new Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Final Rule.

So, what does this mean for business owners and employees?

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The 5 Most Common Employee On Boarding Mistakes

The 5 Most Common New Employee On Boarding Mistakes

We’ve all been there…

You just made a world class hire. The kind that gets the whole team excited.  Now it’s time to cement the hire and make a great first impression. And I’m not just talking about the cool work space and unlimited snacks in the kitchen.

You want your new first round draft choice to make it through day one with the same enthusiasm they showed in the interview.  This means smooth sailing through the on boarding process.

Of course, what it really means is deftly maneuvering the small mountain of new hire and benefits paperwork that faces every new employee. This comes in the form of legal requirements, including federal and state forms, handbooks, company policies, and job descriptions.

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