Trick question: Do you employ independent contractors (also known as freelancers), or have you thought about employing independent contractors? The Ecstasy of Hiring Independent Contractors Before we explain why that’s a trick question, it’s worth pointing out that 1 in 10 workers in the United States are full-time independent contractors. That number likely … Continue reading Read This Before You Hire an Independent Contractor
We all know the holiday that happens on the first Monday of September every year: Labor Day. It marks the end of summer, the beginning of football season, and a ban on white jeans. But have you ever thought about what this holiday means? A little background… Labor Day first became law in Oregon … Continue reading 3 Facts About Labor Day You’ve Never Heard Before
Wondering what’s going on in the payroll world these days? You’re in luck! We’ve got our monthly round-up of the payroll news and updates you need to know. This is Pay Matters – the September 2018 edition. Stay informed and in compliance with our monthly payroll alerts and insights. Happy Labor Day! FEDERAL PAYROLL UPDATES … Continue reading Pay Matters! September 2018
How to prepare your new employee for their first day There’s so much to think about when you have a new employee starting. Who’s their mentor? What is their training program? How long will it take them to get up to speed? Then of course, there’s the issue of compliance and the need to … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: New Employee Forms
What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? The twentieth century saw a lot of laws being passed to govern the state of the American worker – and the civil rights movement played a big part here. Established in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) set a number of rules that changed the employment culture of the … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
What’s going on in the payroll world these days? Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to have the answer – that’s why we put together our monthly round-up of the payroll news and updates you need to know! This is Pay Matters – the August 2018 edition. Check out the payroll alerts and insights in this … Continue reading Pay Matters! August 2018
2018 marks the 20th publication anniversary of Harry Potter for this side of the pond, and today is both Harry and JK Rowling’s birthdays. To celebrate, I thought it’d be fun to combine JK and HP’s wizarding world with our magical world of HR. When reading or watching the series, anyone with a mind inclined toward HR can … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Human Resources Nightmare
And Will Anyone Actually Read It? Yes, you do need an employee handbook. And no, your people will not read it — unless you make it interesting and relevant to their needs. Let’s face it: At many organizations, if you ask employees if they’ve read the company manual, they’ll most likely answer, “We have a … Continue reading Does My Company Need an Employee Handbook?
Summer is the time for pools, beach days, and fighting to control your hair in the humidity. It’s a time when people get together for backyard barbecues and rooftop happy hours with family and friends. But summer is also a great time for some team bonding! We’ve put together a list of things you can … Continue reading 8+ Ways to Bond with Your Team This Summer
The best manager I ever had viewed his job as finding good people, setting lofty goals, and getting out of their way until we needed help or needed him to fly cover for us with senior management. His goal was to work himself out of his own job by preparing his successor, and he managed … Continue reading Super Manager: Cape or Invisibility Cloak?