Tag: payroll

data breach

Prepare for Targeted Attacks on High-Value Data

With ongoing changes in the threat ecosystem and regulatory climate, employers need to be looking beyond the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other traditional breach laws to prioritize the organization’s critical knowledge assets, according to data security attorneys who spoke at a recent American Bar Association (ABA) conference.

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termination

How Can Your Company Save Money on Severance Pay?

Creating an effective pay program is challenging enough. It’s even more so with the emotion that comes into play when a company makes the decision to part ways with an employee. If your company is facing a reduction in force due to new technology, a merger, or another business reason, severed employees won’t be alone […]

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telecommuting

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—recently rejected an employee’s claim of disability-based harassment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding her employer’s good-faith efforts to engage in […]

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Someone Overqualified

When positions are tough to fill, it can be tempting to just hire any candidate simply to have someone doing the job. But we all know that hiring the wrong person can end up being more costly in the long run—especially if the new hire causes any problems.

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technology

Survey: HR Gaining C-Suite Influence by Building Tech Capabilities

According to the inaugural Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, more than two-thirds of HR leaders at small- and mid-sized companies say they have grown beyond serving a traditional administrative function to taking on a more strategic role within their respective organizations.

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payroll

Payroll Problems May Undermine Employee Experience, Says Survey

Payroll problems may be the fastest way to send top talent to the exits. According to a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, about half of the American workforce (49%) will begin searching for a new job after experiencing just two issues with their paycheck, an alarming rate that highlights the fragility […]

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payroll

Ask the Expert: How Should Gift Cards Be Recorded, Handled by Payroll?

Question: We have a point system for our employees in which we award gift cards. These amounts are updated on the payroll for each employee that is a recipient of these awards. Our question is how we need to file these documents for proper recordkeeping. Can we keep one file with a spreadsheet of names […]

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Minimum Wage Requirements for Tipped Employees and Piece Rates

In this article series, we provide a refresher on the basics of the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) requirements.  In our previous article, we explained FLSA’s minimum wage provisions and a few exemptions. In this article, we discuss how they apply to tipped employees and piece-rate workers.

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