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reported, unreported, and allocated tips

January 23, 2019

Reported, Unreported, and Allocated Tips

If you work in the foodservice industry or receive tips from customers, you’re most likely familiar with reported, unreported, and allocated tips. As a brief refresher, reported tips are earned directly from customers through credit card charges or cash payments and reported to the employer. These tips are easy to track if paid via credit […]

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Cities with the highest salaries

January 23, 2019

20 US Cities With the Highest Salaries

Ever been curious about the US cities with the highest salaries? Perhaps unsurprisingly, salaries range widely from location to location, making one’s home address arguably more important than one’s qualified skillset in terms of earnings potential. The national average salary, calculated across all occupations and all regions, is $50,620. But if you want to make more […]

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OSHA Form 300A

January 23, 2019

Filing Your OSHA Form 300A in 2019? Here’s the Cheat Sheet

With March fast approaching, you may be wondering what type of records and paperwork you need to pull together for 2019. One important document to keep in mind is the OSHA Form 300A. This time of year calls for workplace injury and illness record reporting. What is the OSHA Form 300A? The OSHA Form 300A […]

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making the most from maternity leave

January 22, 2019

How to Make the Most of Maternity Leave

For many women, few areas of life are more emotionally charged than questions of career and motherhood. Combine these two issues into one and you get maternity leave, the government-mandated benefit that often leaves both mothers and employers feeling shortchanged. For small business owners and women in leadership positions in particular, taking maternity leave can […]

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wage garnishments- credit card debt

January 22, 2019

5 Types of Wage Garnishments

Government agencies and court orders can require employers to garnish an employee’s wages to collect unpaid debts or financial responsibility. Federal and state tax agencies will impose a levy on an employee’s wages for outstanding tax balances. There are five types of wage garnishments that employers can receive. Federal Wage Garnishments Wage garnishments are ranked […]

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hard skills vs. soft skills

January 18, 2019

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What to Look for in Job Candidates

When you interview a candidate for a job, which skills are you looking for? And how do you assess hard skills vs. soft skills? That might depend a lot on the position you need to fill. Perhaps you need an employee with a Master’s Degree in your field. Maybe you’re looking for someone who can […]

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how to promote a more inclusive workplace

January 17, 2019

Steps to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive in 2019

In today’s world, employers are striving to create a more inclusive workplace. Although hiring for diversity is the first step, it shouldn’t stop there. To design an inclusive workplace, leadership teams need to first understand what the term means and how it’s different from diversity. What is the meaning of inclusion in the workplace? Most […]

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benefits of a new payroll system

January 17, 2019

2019 is the Year of the Payroll Solution

A new year means a lot of new regulations for small business owners. From minimum wage increases to disability calculations and a changing definition of independent contractors, payroll just got a lot more complicated. That’s why 2019 is the year of the payroll system solution. All of the business-related changes can be a lot to keep up with, especially when […]

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emotional intelligence at work

January 17, 2019

Is Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Become the Most Valuable Soft Skill?

EQ (emotional intelligence) is an incredibly valuable skill for leadership teams. Maintaining a high level of emotional intelligence in the workplace can help strengthen company culture along with several other essential values. According to Mariah DeLeon, Vice President of People at Glassdoor, “EQ will bring your company more engaged, committed employees. And that spells success.” […]

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what small businesses need to know about california payroll tax

January 16, 2019

California Payroll Tax: What Employers Need to Know

Congratulations! You’ve reached the point in your small business where you’re ready to hire your very first employee (or employees!). However, now is also the time that you have to get familiar with payroll taxes, something you’ll either have to pay or withhold from you employee’s checks and send into the government on their behalf. […]

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building an employee handbook

January 16, 2019

Employee Handbook Examples You Should Steal From

If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet– you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but it’s not an easy feat to write one. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you six employee handbook examples. Often having […]

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How to handle compensation comparison

January 16, 2019

Best Practices for Compensation Comparison

Whether you’re a business owner looking to hire or a worker hunting for a job, one word is at the top of your mind: salary. For employers, compensation comparison can feel a bit intimidating. How do you know if you’re offering the right salary? And how do you keep your employees’ salaries correct down the […]

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