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How to Get Back on Your Feet After a Star Employee Has Left

A great employee has just told you they’ve found a new job and you’re officially in shock. How are you supposed to move forward? Much like a breakup, the adjustment period takes time. It’s hard saying goodbye to someone who is talented and full of promise, especially when you’ve depended on them in times of transition and …

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How Many Ways Can Employees Cheat When Clocking In?

Employee time theft takes many forms and can be defined as whenever employees are on the clock but not on-the-job. Despite every intention to build an honest equitable employee base, employee time theft persists as an ongoing payroll and productivity issue for many organizations. According to one study recently conducted by Software Advice, a trusted …

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This W-2 Phishing Scam is Making Its Round for the Second Year

The IRS is warning businesses to stay alert and informed in the face of potential fraud, as a popular W-2 phishing scam that first reared its ugly head last year is re-circulating this tax season. All businesses should be on the lookout, as the scam has expanded from targeting for-profit corporations to targeting school districts …

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Overview of All U.S. State & City Sick Leave Laws

In 2012, Connecticut became the first state in the nation to require employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Though limited in scope (only service workers are eligible for paid sick leave under Connecticut’s Paid Sick Leave Law) the passing of this law inspired countless other cities and states to follow suit in creating progressive, robust, job-protected …

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What Stops People from Working Together in the Workplace?

Take a moment and think about the defining experiences that challenged you most when working with peers. How would you characterize the way you and your colleagues (past or present) have worked together? Along the way, you’ve probably encountered rude or abrasive behavior that has diminished your confidence, lowered your willingness to actively engage with …

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How Small Business Owners Can Make the Most of Their Tax Return

If you missed the first part of our tax series, we’ve partnered with tax experts to create helpful content for small business owners approaching tax time. We recently wrote about when to hire a professional tax preparer, and how to select a qualified tax professional. In this article, we’ve compiled top tips to help you get …

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Tips on When to Hire a Professional to Do Your Taxes

As a small business owner, weighing the benefits of turning to a professional tax preparer versus preparing your own tax returns can be challenging. We consulted with several tax professionals to recommend when to hire a preparer and how to choose a great one. Stay tuned for the next part of our article breaking down general …

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FingerCheck Now Offering Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Comp with NYSIF

The New York State Insurance Fund, also known as NYSIF, is New York State’s Largest Workers’ Compensation & Disability Benefits Carrier. The insurance fund has now approved FingerCheck as a payroll partner in which to handle Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Compensation payments. Eligible policyholders can now enroll in NYSIF PAYGO, a model of workers’ comp that allows employers to pay their workers’ comp insurance …

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2017 Update on New York State’s Changing Pay Laws

New York state is leading the charge in mandating state-wide increases to employee pay, and a number of tools have been released to help employees/employers comply. Here’s what you need to know: NY State Increases the Overtime Threshold While the federal final rule is still in limbo, the New York Department of Labor successfully (NY DOL) …

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Making a Winter Weather Plan for Your Business

When dangerous conditions make it challenging to come to work, it’s important to plan, equip, and train employees to prevent injuries. Developing a contingency plan that pays equal consideration to the health of your employees and the health of your business is key. Assess the risks Depending on the nature of your business, bad weather may lead you to …

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