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Can You Require a Switch to Direct Deposit?

It may not be long before paper paychecks go the way of the five-and-dime store and the VCR. They may soon become obsolete as "direct deposit" into bank accounts is the predominant method of paying employees. And why not? All of the banking — including depositing the amounts into the employee's account and acceptance of the funds — can be completed with just a few clicks of a [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

How Often Do You Pay Your Workers?

When you're running a business, you get to call the shots regarding your payroll practices, but only within limits. And by "within limits," we mean according to the laws in your state. For instance, you can pay employees on an hourly or salary basis according to federal law, but the prevailing state laws dictate the frequency of payments. In other words, if you prefer to pay employees just [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Another Massive Data Breach: How to Help Protect Yourself

The news of another massive online data breach may make you feel powerless to safeguard your financial privacy. But you can take some concrete steps to protect yourself in the aftermath of the recent Capital One case, as well as other breaches. "If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it," explains [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Nine Ways to Avoid Wrongful Discharge

An ex-employee's wrongful discharge action against an employer is more likely today. That's because laws and court decisions, protecting employees and expanding on employees' rights, have increased. So, what are the employer, manager and supervisor to do? Begin by understanding the concept of wrongful discharge. Wrongful, as in illegal and unfair. And discharge, as in termination. So the ex-employee, in filing a legal action against an employer and [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

IRS Explains the Differences Between Tips and Service Charges

Employers in the restaurant, hotel, casino and other service industries must comply with laws associated with tips, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Internal Revenue Code. To assist them, the IRS issued Fact Sheet 2017-8 that explains the differences between tips and service charges for tax purposes. Are the Payments Discretionary? The IRS emphasizes that tips are discretionary (optional or extra) payments determined by a customer [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Can Employees ‘Snoop’ in Their Files?

Let's say tomorrow, one of your employees asks to see his or her personnel file. Do you know today whether you would answer "yes" or "no" to this request? Does the employee have a legal right to see the file? What information -- if any -- can you rightfully keep from him or her? Can the employee take the file from your offices? You need answers to these [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

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