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monthly archives: October 2014

Four Audits Every Payroll Department Should Perform!

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Oh my goodness! Will someone please address the problems with FLSA before this whole country explodes! Have you heard the news lately? Do you know how many lawsuits and DOL cases are pending against employers in the U.S. right now? Ok, I don’t know the exact number, but I did read a blog by a […]

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So, you’re having trouble getting a W-9 from your contractors. Here are a few tips to help clean up the process. 1.  Write a policy and procedure for on-boarding a new contractor. Specify who is in charge of obtaining the W-9 and signed contract. Be sure everyone understands their responsibilities. 2.  Have a policy that […]

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March 8, 2013 was the day many of us had been waiting for and most of us didn’t know was even coming. The long-awaited update to the USCIS I-9 form arrived! Many people in the seminar classes I teach ask, “Is this a good thing or should we be worried?” I always say, “Both!” So, let’s break […]

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So, you give your new employee a W-4. What is the first question they ask you? “How do I fill this out?  What is a deduction?” Exactly.  Hopefully, your response is something like this –  “I’m sorry. I can’t advise you on completion of your W-4. If you have questions, you should ask the person […]

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For years, professional improvisers have been working as teams on stage. In order to move the improvised scenes forward and create an entertaining experience for the audience, these teammates have developed excellent communication, collaboration, and in-the-moment problem solving skills which translate nicely into the workplace. This movement of teaching the business world to use the […]

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