Tag: payroll

Compensation Administration: Why Make It Formal?

Not every company has a formal name for it, but every organization that hires employees has to have an idea of what they’re willing and able to pay those employees. Pay and benefits may be determined ad hoc in many organizations, but there are actually a lot of benefits to creating a more formal structure […]

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Paycheck Pitfalls – What’s in Their Wallet?

A couple of years ago, a group of employees working for a McDonald’s franchise filed a class action lawsuit in Pennsylvania alleging their employer required them to accept wages in the form of payroll debit cards—with fees for use of the cards assessed by the debit card provider.

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Infographic: What Are the Top HR Challenges?

Meeting corporate objectives and getting/remaining compliant are the top HR priorities this year, according to a recent survey. The BLR® survey, sponsored by NetSpend®, asked over 800 HR professionals about their everyday challenges on the job. This new infographic offers highlights from the results, with a spotlight on payroll systems. You can download the full […]

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Steve Jobs, ‘product guys’ and ‘sales guys,’ and your payroll

I have a complicated relationship with thick biographies. Intellectually, I know I should sit there and wade my way through the thick prose devoted to men and women of great consequence. In a way, it’s like broccoli: “Go on, eat it – it’ll be good for you, and what do you mean, ‘I’m not hungry’?”  […]

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2014 Minimum Wage Increases Loom in More than a Dozen States

Annual minimum wage increases kick in on Jan. 1, 2014, giving employers in many states just a few short weeks to get payroll practices in order before new minimum wage requirements take effect. As of press time, minimum wages in 14 states are slated to increase in 2014. Most are effective Jan. 1, but at […]

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Changes to West Virginia wage payment act go into effect today

by Susan Llewellyn Deniker Amendments to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) go into effect today, changing the rules on when discharged employees must be given their final paycheck. Under the old law, discharged employees had to be paid all wages owed within 72 hours of termination. This year, the legislature amended […]

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Calculating overtime for employees

Employers That Ignore Overtime Eventually Pay the Price

First, employers must determine whether a nonexempt employee has accumulated enough hours worked to become entitled to overtime pay. Now, let’s assume that the employee has worked enough hours and the issue is how much overtime must be paid. Mastering HR Report: Overtime Count on me Normally, calculating overtime is a pretty simple mathematical exercise […]

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Ask the Expert: A few years ago, we hired our 50th employee and updated the handbook to include FMLA. We just went down to 49 employees. Do we update the handbook again?

December 17, 2010 Determining whether an employer has 50 employees for purposes of the FMLA can be complex. As you are aware, under the FMLA regulations, an employer covered by FMLA is any person engaged in commerce or in any industry or activity affecting commerce, who employs 50 or more employees for each working day […]

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Ford Revolutionizes the Workplace

On October 1, 1908, Ford Motor Company introduced the Model T, generally regarded as the first affordable automobile and the car that industry experts say “put America on wheels.” The first Model T, produced for the 1909 model year, was assembled by hand and sold for $850. The demand for the cars was so high […]

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