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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
by David L. Johnson On May 11, Governor Bill Haslam signed a new law that gives private employers in Tennessee more flexibility in paying wages and other compensation. The law took effect immediately. The new law specifies that private employers must pay wages and other compensation only once per month. Companies that issue paychecks once […]
New research published in 2017 suggests that a simple payroll loophole could cost U.S. employers more than $373 million every year. The loophole is well-known and widespread. It’s called buddy punching. Recently, TSheets—a cloud-based time tracking app—released new insights into buddy punching, and ways employers can curtail this trend.
As Americans file their Form 1040 U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) income taxes ahead of the April 18 deadline, a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated reveals an estimated 82 million Americans—more than half of the U.S. workforce—have experienced a problem with their paycheck during their career. The survey also finds payroll […]
Organizations are always looking for ways to retain their client base; after all, they are one of the main drivers of profit and business growth. While many businesses hold tight to traditional customer relations practices, many overlook the secret weapon right under their own roof – their current employees. This idea is simple but powerful: By keeping employees happy, business leaders can keep their client base happy.
This article series addresses some of the most confusing real world problems surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In the last installment, we focused on employees who do not have job restoration rights once they return from leave. In this article, we’ll focus on managing U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigations surrounding FMLA […]