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Pay Policy for Mandatory Meetings

A source of irritation for employees can be the issue of pay -- or no pay -- for time spent attending meetings and training sessions. Tell employees they have to attend a meeting or training program, and the employees may raise questions like these: Is attendance mandatory, or can we skip it? If we show up, do we get paid? If we don't get paid for the time [...]

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Hiring Seasonal Workers

Nearly 600,000 people will take on holiday seasonal jobs this year, predicts the National Retail Federation (NRF). The usual pressure to bring them in the door, compounded by today's low unemployment environment, could be a recipe for trouble. So, it's important to take the time to properly vet seasonal workers, just as you would your permanent employees. Avoiding Potential Pitfalls About one-quarter of prospective seasonal workers whose references [...]

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Tied Down to Your 401(k) Plan’s Cost? Discover the Alternatives

Before 401(k) plans burst onto the employee benefit scene in the 1980s and traditional pension plans had not yet gone nearly extinct, there were profit-sharing plans. The purpose of these plans, as the name suggests, was to spread some of your profits around the workforce. But as 401(k) plans emerged, they were often incorporated into an existing profit-sharing plan structure, which shares the same "defined contribution" plan format. [...]

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What’s Reasonable for Accommodation

Employers who must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws sometimes wonder how far they have to go to accommodate a disabled applicant or employee. The ADA defines accommodation as any change in the work or work environment which enables a disabled employee to perform the essential functions of a job. Accommodations can range from improving physical or structural obstacles to easing rigid [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Time Clocks Play More than a Policing Role

If your company still uses a manual time tracking system, you are probably losing time and money, as well as opportunities to streamline payroll and labor management. Much of the extra cost comes from errors and the time that managers and payroll personnel spend on labor-intensive tasks, such as: Monitoring early and late sign-ins and sign-outs. Complying with federal and state laws, as well as union contract rules. [...]

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FAQs About Self-Employment Tax

Do you owe self-employment (SE) tax on non-wage income that you collect only occasionally or in a one-off circumstance? Some sources of income may not be subject to the dreaded SE tax. Here's what you should know if you earn income from "irregular" sources. What Is SE Tax? SE tax is the way the U.S.Treasury Department collects Social Security and Medicare taxes on non-wage income from business-related activities. [...]

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

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