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July 2013

Calculating Overtime Pay

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Many employers find it difficult to accurately calculate overtime due to complex calculations and changing regulations. The burden falls on the employer to properly classify an employee (as exempt or non-exempt) and provide compensation in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the Wage and Hour Division…

Reasons Not to Hire an Unpaid Intern

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First and foremost, you’re taking a huge risk by hiring an unpaid intern. More recently there have been unpaid interns suing large corporations, for well, let’s say a lot of money. Millions. Their claim, you ask? Well, when you have an unpaid intern they are only in the work place…

Stop the Violence: How to Prevent Workplace Violence

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Many employers are seeking measures to safeguard the workplace from violence. Nearly two million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Workplace violence is defined as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. The spectrum…

How Exactly Does Payroll Processing Work?

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All payroll services operate differently, but most companies have a few things in common. Payroll outsourcing works by shifting all the functions of payroll processing – collecting information about hours worked, computing employee tax information, and transferring funds to various accounts- to a third party. A payroll processing company can…

Body Language: Mastering the Art of Powerful Postures

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Researchers from Columbia University and Harvard University have found a link among powerful leaders besides pure charisma. The connecting factor is their use of powerful body postures to convey authority. So how does posture relate to power and authority? A study titled Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels…

10 Tips to Make Meetings Better

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Often meetings are found to be less than enjoyable, and less than organized. When meetings aren’t run effectively few people want to be there, wasting their own time when they could be doing anything else. Work meetings are a necessity and won’t be removed anytime soon, so here are some…

Giving Back, or Getting Back?

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It’s no secret that local companies donate to local charities and organizations often. However, could it be possible that all of this giving has provided good karma for these companies? According to Ernst & Young and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund nearly 62% of business owners claim that giving charitable…

Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans

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On November 21, 2011 President Obama officially signed into law Legislation, H.R. 674. This created the extension of the WOTC better known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credits for qualified veterans. This law authorizes tax credits for employers that choose to hire certain groups of veterans. The returning heroes and…