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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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Employee Discipline

Five common misunderstandings about employee discipline and documentation Disciplinary Action There is no legal definition of what constitutes a write-up, nor is there a definition of what is required to be in an employee’s personnel file. So, recollections about verbal warnings, e-mails, letters, even notes on napkins can be evidence to support an employer’s position […]

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De Minimis Fringe Benefits for Salaried Employees

In general, a de minimis benefit is one for which, considering its value and the frequency with which it is provided, is so small as to make accounting for it unreasonable or impractical. De minimis benefits are excluded under Internal Revenue Code section 132(a)(4) and include items which are not specifically excluded under other sections […]

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