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New York City Paid Sick Leave

Beginning April 1st, 2014, certain employers in New York City must comply with a new law covering employees' right to use sick leave for care and treatment of themselves or a family member. Employers with five or more employees that work more than 80 hours in a...

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Tax Benefits of Net Operating Losses

Tax Benefits of Net Operating Losses

A net operating loss, or NOL, occurs when a business's operating expenses and other deductions for the year exceed its revenues. Although the name would seem to indicate that operating in a "loss" situation is negative, there may be tax benefits of net operating...

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Top 5 Small Business HR Issues

Top 5 Small Business HR Issues

Based on the feedback we hear from our small business clients on a daily basis, we have compiled a list of the top five small business HR issues that owners face.Below are a few tips of the trade to assist employers in these areas. Finding the Right People.  Many...

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Is Severance Pay Subject to Payroll Taxes?

Is Severance Pay Subject to Payroll Taxes?

On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the IRS in a case against a now-defunct employer, Quality Stores. At issue was the question of whether severance pay for laid off workers was subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes under the Federal...

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E-Verify Benefits: Avoid Identity Fraud

E-Verify Benefits: Avoid Identity Fraud

The internet-based system E-Verify benefits employers by accurately and quickly comparing the information that a newly hired employee provides on the I-9 Form, regarding his or her Employment Eligibility Verification. This information is compared against millions of...

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8 Tips for Managing Unhappy Employees

8 Tips for Managing Unhappy Employees

A series of polls commissioned by CareerBuilder have found: The percentage of employees satisfied with their jobs dropped seven points this year, to 53 percent Principal reasons for dissatisfaction and a desire to change jobs include salary (66 percent) and not...

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Depression in the Workplace

Depression in the Workplace

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one of every ten adults in the U.S. report suffering from depression. For employees, increased work absenteeism, short-term disability, and decreased productivity can be a result of...

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New Federal Overtime Regulations Proposed

New Federal Overtime Regulations Proposed

The Department of Labor regulations that dictate which workers may be classified as exempt from overtime pay are likely to be updated in the near future due to a directive from President Obama. The President is especially interested in seeing the minimum salary...

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