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Employee Recognition …five suggestions for getting it right

Keeping employees plugged into their jobs and coming into work with good attitudes is something all good managers work hard at. One of the best ways to help accomplish this is through meaningful recognition. In much the same way that having a well-organized, safe workplace serves as the backbone for quality and efficiency of work […]

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Understanding Employee vs. Contractor Designation

The IRS recently issued an updated fact sheet reminding employers of the importance of correctly classifying workers for purposes of employment taxes. Generally, employers must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay social security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to employees. Whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor […]

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Holidays…Paying a Premium is a Choice for Employers, Not a Requirement

Whenever one of the major holidays rolls around questions always seem to arise about paying employees for working on the holiday. Although state and federal laws recognize certain days as “holidays,” there is no law that requires private sector employers to provide a premium rate of pay for work on those days. These holidays are […]

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California Wage Ordinances Changes Effective July 1st

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks, employee scheduling and more. Minimum Wage Laws Although the state minimum wage doesn’t increase until 2018, a number of local minimum wage hikes will take effect on July 1, 2017. The following cities and counties […]

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