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Time Clock Rules: Exempt & Salaried Employees

What are the time clock rules with respect to salaried, exempt employees clocking in and out? Whether you require exempt employees to use a time clock is a matter of preference. There is no requirement to track the hours of exempt employees. However, the US Department...

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Reimbursing Employees for Health Insurance: IRS Guidelines

Reimbursing Employees for Health Insurance: IRS Guidelines

Are there consequences to the employer for reimbursing employees for health insurance premiums those employees pay (either through a qualified health plan in the marketplace or outside the marketplace), if the employer does not establish a health insurance plan for...

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Filing Employee Records

There are very specific regulations that must be followed when it comes to properly filing employee records. While ever-growing concerns exist in terms of legal compliance and privacy protection issues, having up-to-date employment records and best practices to ensure...

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Office Activities for Summer

Office Activities for Summer

As an employer, it seems that the appearance of firework advertisements and white clothing bring along with it a reminder for companies large and small: the onset of the summer season. The unspoken rule is that the summer season runs from Memorial Day through Labor...

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5 Tips for Performance Management for Small Businesses

5 Tips for Performance Management for Small Businesses

According to 33% of respondents of a recent HR Support Center poll, the number one employer nightmare issue is “poor performers.” The concept of performance management is simply a method to enhance business success. One key component of performance management for...

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Home Office Tax Deduction

Home Office Tax Deduction

There is an option that makes it simpler for qualifying taxpayers to include a home office tax deduction. The IRS announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may want to use to figure their deductions for the...

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Managing Vacation Requests

It is often difficult to strike that perfect balance between allowing employees some degree of flexibility to take vacations, while ensuring adequate coverage in the workplace. Employers also find it difficult managing vacation requests around popular vacation times....

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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Employee Relations

Top 10 Tips for Healthy Employee Relations

Maintaining healthy employee relations is crucial for your company's success. In general, employee relations involve preventing and resolving issues which might stem from or influence the work environment. Effective employee relations lead to a more motivated and...

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