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Leslie Ruhland

Leslie Ruhland is the Vice President of Accuchex Corporation which specializes in providing payroll and HR solutions to employers nationwide. Leslie co-founded Accuchex in 1990 and continues with the company actively leading the business development efforts, expanding the sales team and forging strategic alliances. One of Leslie’s current projects is building Accuchex Insurance Services LLC, which was founded as a complimentary service offering to the Accuchex payroll and HR clients. Her active schedule includes serving on several business and community boards. She currently serves as a director of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and has served on several key committees including Governmental Affairs, Workforce Housing and Leadership Institute. Leslie was appointed by the County Board of Supervisors to serve on the County Workforce Investment Board from 2007- 2010.
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Recent Posts

Be Clear On Missing or Incorrect SSNs

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 2, 2019 6:41:00 AM

Nobody wants to hear from the IRS, especially business owners. But missing or incorrect SSNs can trigger unwanted notifications.

Most employers try to be diligent about ensuring the accuracy and validity of their employee's personal data, especially items such as names, birth-dates and social security numbers. But mistakes can happen and, unfortunately, so can intentional fraudulent actions on the part of some employees.

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Topics: social security number, IRS, agricutural payroll, identity fraud, SSA

What Is Certified Payroll And What You Should Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 20, 2019 10:17:00 PM

All payroll is not created equal. This is especially true of certified payroll for government contracts and public works projects. 

 

So, what is certified payroll? A brief explanation is found on the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) website:

"Contractors and subcontractors on most public works projects are required to submit certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner using DIR's electronic certified payroll reporting system."

That's fine, but a bit brief and high-level, so let's take a deeper look at certified payroll.

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Topics: payroll process, HR compliance, Certified payroll, Certified Payroll Software, Certified Payroll Services

HR Managers and ADA Website Compliance

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 6, 2019 6:34:00 PM

In order to properly defend against ADA website accessibility lawsuits you must understand the requirements of the law and take proactive steps to ensure your website adheres to them.

 

The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed under Title III of the ADA in 2018 reached more than 2,250 in total. This is an increase of 177 percent over the 814 lawsuits from the year before.

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Topics: DOL, cybersecurity, lawsuits, ADA, websites

HR And Workplace Health Issues

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 30, 2019 7:12:00 AM

Among the many responsibilities of any HR department is that of monitoring the health and wellness of their fellow workers. And workplace health issues are common.

 

Every year brings with it the "flu season" though influenza and other related diseases are not restricted to certain "seasons" or time frames. Then there are colds, seasonal allergies and even occasional outbreaks of other diseases, such as measles

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Topics: paid sick leave, workforce management, workplace safety, Title VII, EEOC

Independent Contractors Or Employees?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 23, 2019 8:08:40 PM

While the Department of Labor seeks to assure some businesses that "gig economy" workers are not employees, the California Supreme Court might disagree.

 

A series of related events are shaking up employers who make use of independent contractors and workers classified as such who feel they should be classified as employees. Additionally alarming for employers, especially in California, is the growing prospect of wage and hour lawsuits.

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Topics: independent contractors, dol fsla, wage and hour compliance, gig economy, ABC Test

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