Understanding the Key Differences between FLSA Exempt and FLSA Non-Exempt Employees in the United States
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is an important piece of labor legislation designed to protect the rights of employees and ensure fair treatment throughout the workplace. Employees and employers must be aware of what their FLSA classification is. An employee is either FLSA exempt and FLSA non-exempt. So how do you know the classification… Continue reading Understanding the Key Differences between FLSA Exempt and FLSA Non-Exempt Employees in the United States
Importance of a Good PTO Policy
Paid time off (PTO) is an critical part of your company’s overall benefits package… if you have a good policy. It is an essential component of a comprehensive employee benefits package, and demonstrates to your employees that you value their work-life balance and well-being. A well-designed and planned PTO policy will also help attract and… Continue reading Importance of a Good PTO Policy
Vacation Time is a Benefit, Bonus, and Boost for your Team
Vacation time can be a polarizing subject for employers. Employers are always reticent to pay for someone to not do their job. Employees, on the other hand, quite enjoy having the time off when it doesn’t impact their salary. However, we suggest reframing how you think about vacation time and PTO. Instead of thinking of… Continue reading Vacation Time is a Benefit, Bonus, and Boost for your Team
How are Bonuses Taxed?
Bonuses are a popular way to increase employee loyalty and reward a year’s worth of “jobs well done”. However… as far as payroll goes, they are often misunderstood. With those holiday bonuses on the way, let’s cover one of the most common end-of-year payroll questions: how are bonuses taxed? It’s an oft-repeated question, especially at… Continue reading How are Bonuses Taxed?
When To Outsource Your Small Business Payroll
Let’s face it: for a small business, payroll management can be the most stressful task in your month-to-month operations. There’s so much minutiae, so much paperwork, and so many rules & regulations. It can be incredibly time consuming, but you absolutely cannot take any shortcuts… the stakes are far too high. If you make a… Continue reading When To Outsource Your Small Business Payroll
Remote Onboarding in the Modern Age
There’s something to be said for starting off on the right foot, and if your onboarding process is antiquated, cumbersome or not representative of your company’s capabilities and culture, it can send the wrong message from the get-go. A well-defined but flexible onboarding process can be the difference between a new star employee and having… Continue reading Remote Onboarding in the Modern Age
Should You Pay an Employee Who Resigns With Two Weeks Notice?
When one of your employees puts in their two weeks notice, they may think that the heads-up time they’re giving you is doing you a favor. While the extra time to prepare for their departure can certainly help, you can run into some big time HR and Payroll headaches – especially if you aren’t aware… Continue reading Should You Pay an Employee Who Resigns With Two Weeks Notice?
Employment Record Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?
An important question to ask yourself when dealing with employment (and really any business-related paperwork) is how long are you required to keep the records? Unfortunately when it comes to record retention, there is a myriad of answers and a multitude of regulations for different scenarios. We’ve summarized the most common federal laws that relate… Continue reading Employment Record Retention: What Are the Federal Laws?
Introducing Competency-Based Interviews at Your Business
It might sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many firms underestimate the importance of competency-based interviews. Ongoing research shows that competency-based hiring procedures not only improve the initial quality of hires, but also increase employee retention levels and grants access to wider, more diverse field of potential candidates. Surveys show employers note… Continue reading Introducing Competency-Based Interviews at Your Business