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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

How to Conduct a Payroll Audit

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 16, 2019 7:42:00 AM

Your payroll process can be relatively simple or, if your organization is large or growing rapidly, more complex and challenging. Either way, a payroll audit is in order.

 

One of the common occurrences in many businesses is that time can go by without any significant efforts made to ensure that payroll is being processed accurately. The purpose of an audit is to verify that your financial statements reflect a true and accurate record of your organization's results during the financial year.

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Topics: payroll management, payroll audit, payroll process, outsourcing payroll management, payroll compliance

Be Clear On Time and Attendance

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 9, 2019 5:44:00 PM

One of the primary functions of workforce management is to accurately track time and attendance. And it is also one of the most labor-intensive aspects for many organizations.

 

Accurate tracking is critical, however, as labor is also the single largest expense category for most businesses. While the relative cost can vary drastically depending on the business model, salaries or labor typically accounts for about 30 to 50 percent of the total cost of most business operations.

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Topics: time and attendance, employee time clocks, Time Clock Software, reporting time pay, Certified Payroll Services

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

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