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pay secrecy policies

Is Your Business Breaking the Law With Pay Secrecy Policies?

For many years, it was typical for employers to discourage discussions about pay in the workplace. And, many businesses had or have pay secrecy policies to prevent employees from talking about their compensation. According to the Department of Labor, nearly half of all workers said they were strongly discouraged or forbidden from discussing their pay […]

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What Are Your Employer Rights Under FMLA?

With so many details and rules, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can easily puzzle employers. You have to know your employees’ FMLA rights as well as your own. So, what are your employer rights under FMLA?

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washington labor and industries

What Is Washington Labor and Industries?

If you’re an employer, you are responsible for handling payroll taxes for your employees. And on top of your payroll responsibilities, you might also need to get workers’ compensation coverage. Washington state employers needing to get workers’ compensation must learn about Washington Labor and Industries regulations, exemptions, and rates. Read on to learn all about […]

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How to Build a Transparent Travel Reimbursement Policy

As a business owner, you’re bound to reimburse employees for business expenses at some point, especially if they’re traveling for business purposes. If you reimburse employees for costs while traveling, you might consider creating a travel reimbursement policy. Read on to learn more about travel reimbursement and what sections to include in your travel reimbursement […]

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managing vacation requests

5 Tips for Managing Vacation Requests Fairly and Effectively

As an employer, you face the challenge of juggling employees’ vacation requests. It can be difficult to find the perfect balance of being flexible while ensuring your business has enough coverage. To keep things fair and square, learn the ins and outs of managing vacation requests.

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Can You Hire Someone Without a Social Security Number?

When you hire new employees, you are responsible for collecting new hire paperwork. You must gather information, such as an employee’s name, address, and Social Security number (SSN). But, what happens when an employee doesn’t have an SSN? Can you hire someone without a Social Security number? Get the answers to all of your burning […]

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what is job restructuring

What Is Job Restructuring?

A strong team of employees can help build your business from the ground up. But, you can’t expect your business to prosper if your workers aren’t thriving with it. To help keep employees satisfied and motivated, consider job restructuring. What is job restructuring?

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how to fill out form 941

How to Fill Out Form 941: Your Step-by-step Guide

If you have employees, you likely need to fill out and file Form 941 each quarter. Form 941 is jam-packed with different sections and calculations, which leaves room for errors. To avoid major mistakes, learn how to fill out Form 941 line by line.

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washington d.c. paid family leave

What You Need to Know About the New Washington D.C. Paid Family Leave Program

States like New York, California, and Massachusetts have paid family leave programs so employees can take paid time off for medical and family issues. Along with six states, Washington D.C. is also beginning to offer a program starting July 2019. Read on to learn all there is to know about the new Washington D.C. paid […]

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how mobile wallet works

How Mobile Wallet Works, and Ways to Use Digital Payments for Payroll

As an employer, you are likely familiar with the standard methods of paying employees, such as cash, checks, direct deposit, and pay cards. However, as technology advances, so do the methods of paying employees. Mobile wallets and pay are slowly becoming the future of payroll. In fact, mobile payments are expected to increase to $503 […]

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