Payroll News

Can we force an employee to shave his beard?
19 Nov

2020

Can we force an employee to shave his beard?

Question: Our appearance policy has not been well-enforced in the past but requires all employees to be clean-shaven. One of our employees says he cannot shave his beard due to
Thanksgiving Dinner with Accurate Pay Systems Logos
11 Nov

2020

Several of our employees have talked about having Thanksgiving with large groups of extended family. What can we do to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading into our workplace?

Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR: Assuming you don’t want to make everyone quarantine or argue with employees about their Thanksgiving dinner plans, I’d follow the guidelines used for exposed healthcare
Michigan Small Business Payroll Services
11 Nov

2020

Can we require that employees give notice before quitting?

Answer from Megan, SPHR, JD: Requiring departing employees to give notice could jeopardize their at-will status (if applicable). To avoid this, I recommend requesting that employees provide notice instead of
Vets Returning Home of Roseville Fashion Show and Lunch - December 5th, 2020
11 Nov

2020

Vets Returning Home of Roseville Fashion Show and Lunch

We are very excited to announce that we are both sponsoring and modeling in an upcoming charity fashion show by Suzanne’s Closet, with lunch, benefiting the non-profit Vets Returning Home in
Downtown Street View - Accurate Pay Systems, Inc.
2 Nov

2020

I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean?

I’ve heard it said that termination always comes with risk. What does that mean?     Answer from Kyle, PHR: It means there’s always a risk that a terminated employee
Accurate Pay Systems Inc Logo on brickwall
2 Nov

2020

How to Improve Your Job Postings

A job posting is often the first impression a prospective job applicant has with your organization. It’s important for that impression to be an informative one. Your job postings should
Grieving or stressed employee
2 Nov

2020

How to Support a Grieving Employee

Everyone experiences grief at some point in their life, and yet for being such a common experience, it’s also one that few of us are fully equipped to navigate when
Do We Have to Provide Time Off to Vote in Michigan?
21 Oct

2020

Question: Do We Have to Provide Time Off to Vote in Michigan?

Question: One of my employees has requested time off to vote. My state doesn’t require voting leave, but this employee works in a different state, and we have employees located
American Flag for Voting Day Compliance for Small Businesses in Michigan
21 Oct

2020

Federal Law Alert: Voting Leave Compliance

Voting Leave Compliance Many employers are unaware of state voting leave laws, which we anticipate will be heavily relied upon this year given the challenges presented by the pandemic. Most
Frequently Asked Questions about Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
16 Oct

2020

Back-to-School: Frequently Asked Questions about Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Q. My employee’s child’s school is operating on an alternate day (or other hybrid-attendance) basis. The school is open each day, but students alternate between days attending school in person