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10 Common Payroll Management Mistakes To Avoid

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Payroll management is a key component of a company's relationship with employees. Sustaining your workforce depends on it and mistakes can jeopardize that relationship.

 

[This article was originally published on January 10, 2017 and has been updated and revised.]

Payroll management is one of the consistent responsibilities and challenges for every business. HR and payroll staff must be aware of the continual changes in rules and regulations, any new and updated forms, and the multiple layers of compliance that is required at the federal, state and local levels.

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

Workers' Compensation Information Regarding Independent Contractors

Posted by Amy Bellin on Jun 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

You may have heard about the new law regarding Independent Contractors and the ABC test that helps determine employee vs independent contractor status. California Assembly Bill 5 (also known as CA AB 5) was signed into law in September 2019, implementing a new test all employers must use to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the California Labor Code. The law may impact who you cover under your workers’ compensation policy.

While the bill is effective January 1, 2020, the part that affects workers’ comp coverage goes into effect July 1, 2020.

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Employee COVID-19 Testing Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 21, 2020 10:29:44 AM

Can employers test employees for COVID-19? Until recently, this was a debatable question in regards to discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

In a recent update to its core employer guidance on COVID-19, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that employers can test their workers for COVID-19 before allowing them to enter the worksite.

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Topics: labor law compliance, coronavirus, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Back-To-Work Best Practices After Coronavirus

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 19, 2020 3:22:58 PM

Re-opening your business and allowing employees back onsite involves more than making an announcement. There are many HR management tasks and best practices to implement.

 

Primarily, there will be changes in company policies in regards to most every aspect of day-to-day operations of many businesses. 

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Topics: policies and procedures, coronavirus, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

4 Tips To Manage Payroll More Effectively

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 15, 2020 7:51:50 AM

How you manage payroll may be one of the most critical operations of your business. And effective payroll management can be a challenge even with the best software.

[This post, originally published in March 2015, has been revised and updated.]

It requires more than a software solution to implement efficient, accurate, and cost-effective payroll management processes.

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Topics: payroll management, HR best practices, payroll audit, payroll process, payroll outsourcing

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