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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

Being Clear On Payroll Outsourcing Costs

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 18, 2019 7:31:11 AM

Outsourcing business functions is a matter of fiscal strategy. And viewing outsourcing costs as an investment rather than an expense should be part of that strategy.

 

As organizations grow in size, so does the associated support functions within that organization. More employees means more HR and payroll tasks. More employees require more internal support, which means more employees just for those functions. And this can become counterproductive at some point. 

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Topics: managed payroll services, outsourcing payroll management, payroll compliance, managed payroll, payroll outsourcing

California Employers And Employee Privacy Rights At Work

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 16, 2019 7:16:03 AM

What employees did at work was once mostly work-related. Today, the Internet and social media can blur the lines between private information and work.

 

A recent employee lawsuit serves to highlight this "blurring" of privacy rights boundaries for employers and their workers. While employers certainly have a right to determine what activities are permitted in their workplace, employees also have rights to privacy. The problems arise when employers are alleged to have violated those privacy rights when enforcing company policy.

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Topics: policies and procedures, employee lawsuits, privacy issues, company culture, social media

10 Signs That It's Time To Outsource Payroll Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As your business grows, so does the volume of administrative work. And when your HR and payroll staff are overwhelmed, more costly mistakes occur.  

 

[Editor's note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.]

Increasing numbers of mistakes with payroll processing serve as warning signs that indicate your payroll team may need more staff and and better resources. On the other hand, it's very likely that it's simply time to consider other options for managing your payroll process, such as outsourcing.

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

4 Top Benefits Of Great Onboarding

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 9, 2019 7:25:00 AM

Most employers intuitively understand that good onboarding practices benefit their new hires. But there are many who are unaware of the direct benefits to the organization that are a result of great onboarding.

 

One of common misconceptions about onboarding of new hires is that it is simply "new employee orientation" or employee training. While both of these are vital they do not, in themselves, constitute onboarding. In fact, they are simply critical components of a comprehensive onboarding process.

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Topics: new hire, onboarding best practices, employee onboarding process, new employee, new employee orientation

Complying With Wage And Hour Laws Is Mission Critical

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 4, 2019 11:33:15 AM

One of the main tasks of any HR department is maintaining wage and hour compliance. The danger lies in complacency when it comes to accuracy.

 

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Topics: payroll management, labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, wage and hour compliance, DLSE

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