employee handbook

Updated February 17, 2021 Employee Handbooks in 2021: The Definitive Guide Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. A good handbook serves many purposes. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? A strong employee handbook will: Set expectations for new hires Codify, organize, and update company policies Simplify onboarding…

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how to improve your onboarding

How to improve your onboarding process? First, don’t let it lag behind policy updates. 2021 workplace changes affect onboarding. Therefore, companies need to carefully review policies. Then update their employee onboarding checklists and employee handbooks accordingly. Start the new year by aligning onboarding with carefully-considered policies. Let’s discuss the issues that affect new hire onboarding.…

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compliance training

An HRMS with an integrated LMS is the best practice for compliance training. First off, a unified system saves time and money. Secondly, it provides higher quality training using the latest in eLearning techniques. It improves efficiency for HR and managers. Lastly, it provides training analytics to guide decisions. What are the benefits of using…

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small business coronavirus tax credit

Updated June 9, 2020 What programs in the recent relief bills help small businesses? In March 2020, the federal government passed three multi trillion-dollar relief bills which represent the largest economic stimulus in US history. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act–Passed March 6, 2020  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)–Passed March 18, 2020)  Coronavirus Aid,…

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independent contractors

The new overtime law is not the only hot button compliance issue for 2020. Classification is related—and just as important. Do you employ independent contractors? Are you sure they qualify? Most employers are aware of the new overtime threshold that took effect on January 1, 2020. If you’re misclassifying, you are at risk of violating…

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FMLA laws

Improve your FMLA administration in 2021 to ensure employees can take advantage of it if necessary. In addition, you will protect your company from violations and penalties. A Summary of 5 Key FMLA Findings for 2021 COVID leave has complicated FMLA administration. Automated time tracking apps streamline COVID and FMLA management. Helen Applewhaite (FMLA Branch…

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PBJ 2019 Cover Image

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires skilled nursing facilities to report staffing hours quarterly. This requirement stems from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pertains to long-term facilities participating in Medicare and whose primary role is nursing care. The requirements are spelled out in 42 CFR Part 483 and ACA Section 6106.…

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SwipeClock employee timekeeping systems

Every employer is subject to minimum wage laws. Compliance can be complicated, but employee timekeeping doesn’t have to be. An employee timekeeping system simplifies minimum wage compliance. Plus all the other laws. These include overtime, Affordable Care Act, child labor, fair scheduling, and meals/breaks. What Is An Employee Timekeeping System? An employee timekeeping system is…

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