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6 Ways to Make Mentoring Matter at Your Company

09-25-2018
Terra Vicario

How are you celebrating National Learning and Development Month this October? What? You didn’t know? That’s OK. Because you know something far more important — than building skills is an ongoing process that should be happening throughout the year. And sure enough, there are countless employee and leadership development programs to help you do just … Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Mentoring Matter at Your Company

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Payroll Simplified: Garnishments

09-20-2018
Malka Trump, CPA

First things first – what is a wage garnishment?   If you owe a debt, the court may order that a certain amount of money be taken out of your paycheck each time in order to pay the creditor.  This order is called a garnishment.  Debts that might be garnished include unpaid taxes, child support, … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: Garnishments

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Payroll Simplified: Third Party Sick Pay

09-18-2018
Malka Trump, CPA

First things first – what is sick pay?     Sick pay is money paid to your employees if they are temporarily absent from work because of an injury, illness, or disability.  Often, that absence is due to either short-term or long-term disability.    How is sick pay different from workers’ compensation?    Big difference here!  Workers’ … Continue reading Payroll Simplified: Third Party Sick Pay

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Read This Before You Hire an Independent Contractor

08-30-2018
Malka Trump, CPA

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

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3 Facts About Labor Day You’ve Never Heard Before

08-30-2018
Rachel Yancius

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

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Pay Matters! September 2018

08-29-2018

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

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Payroll Simplified: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

08-23-2018
Malka Trump, CPA

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)

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Pay Matters! August 2018

08-02-2018

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

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Harry Potter and the Human Resources Nightmare

07-31-2018
Jeff Petescia

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

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Does My Company Need an Employee Handbook?

07-30-2018
Terra Vicario

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?

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