Tag: payroll

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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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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Ask the Expert: Can Employees Complete Personal Administrative Tasks Off the Clock?

Question: Can we ask a new hourly employee to complete paperwork in advance of orientation (W-4, Direct Deposit form, etc.) and not pay them for that time? What about if employees complete annual enrollment benefit paperwork at home on their own time? Or logging in to a time and attendance software system remotely to request […]

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hiring

Beyond the Résumé: Finding Talent Everywhere

For HR and hiring managers, finding new employees rarely goes beyond the traditional résumé and interview process. However, sometimes the best candidate for the job doesn’t know the opportunity exists.

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