Payroll News and Blog

Why You Should Care About Your Employer Brand
3 Dec

2021

Why You Should Care About Your Employer Brand

Lots of HR leaders today are talking about the importance of using marketing techniques to build an effective employer brand. What is an employer brand? To answer that question, it
Should we cancel our annual holiday party again this year?
30 Nov

2021

Should we cancel our annual holiday party again this year?

Ultimately, that’s your decision. Some companies are forgoing an in-person holiday party again this year, while others feel like it’s safe enough to celebrate in person. Unfortunately, COVID cases and
What is a workweek? Is it just our hours of operation?
22 Nov

2021

What is a workweek? Is it just our hours of operation?

A workweek is not the same thing as your hours of operation. Rather, it defines the 168-hour period (i.e., seven 24-hour days) in which you track your non-exempt employees’ time
When does the Form I-9 need to be completed?
16 Nov

2021

When does the Form I-9 need to be completed?

All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on (or before) their first day of employment. Then, within three business days following their start date, they must submit
An employee worked unauthorized overtime. Do we have to pay them the time and a half for these hours?
16 Nov

2021

An employee worked unauthorized overtime. Do we have to pay them the time and a half for these hours?

Yes. Any overtime worked by non-exempt employees must be compensated, regardless of whether the overtime was authorized. We recommend communicating with the employee about work expectations outside of their scheduled
Court Halts OSHA’s Vaccination-or-Testing ETS
10 Nov

2021

UPDATE: Court Halts OSHA’s Vaccination-or-Testing ETS

On Saturday, November 6, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals placed a temporary hold on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVID vaccination or testing for employees of employers
OSHA Has Published Its Emergency Temporary Standard
5 Nov

2021

Federal Law Alert: OSHA Has Published Its Emergency Temporary Standard

OSHA published its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring COVID vaccination or testing for employees of employers with 100 or more employees. Employers must start following the ETS requirements by December
What are effective ways to manage remote employees and monitor their work?  
2 Nov

2021

What are effective ways to manage remote employees and monitor their work?  

Managing remote employees can certainly be a challenge. Here are some of the practices we recommend: Set measurable goals around quality of work. Whether employees get their work done to your satisfaction is
How to Design a Powerhouse Team
29 Oct

2021

How to Design a Powerhouse Team

Many Americans get their first job working at a fast-food chain. You may have been one of them. If so, you probably remember your first day. Maybe you started at
Managing Performance When an Employee Has a Second Job
26 Oct

2021

Managing Performance When an Employee Has a Second Job

One of our employees has taken on a second job, and I’m concerned the additional work might hurt his performance or interfere with his work for us. What do you