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Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy: Make Sure You Don’t Get Snowed!

After the East Coast faced down the “bomb cyclone”and polar vortex and with more storms on the horizon throughout the US, many employers are fielding questions from managers and employees about whether or not their company has an inclement weather policy and when they will be closed for business. If… Read More

Payroll Tax Calculation

2018 Upcoming Legislative Changes Affecting Payroll Tax Calculation

As is often the case when we turn the page to a new calendar year, new laws and regulations take effect that dictate how payroll taxes (also known as withholding taxes) are calculated.  Below are some of the upcoming changes that will become effective in the new year: Federal Legislative… Read More

Employee Scheduling Software

Time to Shift Away from Employee Scheduling Nightmares

One of the greatest points of contention for employers and employees alike in industries with multi-shift workdays like retail, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing is the weekly work schedule.  It requires a fine act of balancing staff skills and availability with sales, production and/or service peaks and lulls to ensure sufficient… Read More


Cracked Pot

We’re All Cracked Pots: Managing Employees’ Weaknesses

Many years ago, I had a great manager named Kim who at one of our team meetings shared with all of her employees a great story about a cracked water pot.  There are a number of variations of this fable, but here is the version she shared as I best… Read More


Tip Money

Could Tip Pooling Law Changes Affect Your Payroll?

On July 20, 2017, the US Department of Labor announced plans to rescind regulations limiting which staff members restaurant owners could include in tip pooling arrangements.  Under the previous 2011 stipulation, “back of the house” employees such as cooks and dishwashers, could not participate in employee tip pools.  The restriction… Read More

Form I-9 Compliance

New I-9 Form Released by USCIS Required for All New Hires

On 7/17/2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the I-9 form.  The new I-9 form replaces the previous version dated 11/14/2016 and must be used starting 9/18/2017. Changes to the form include: Updating reference to Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices to… Read More

New Employee Onboarding

10 Tips to Make a Great First Impression When Onboarding New Employees

Congratulations!  In today’s competitive labor market, after a harrowing recruitment process, you have succeeded in attracting an ideal candidate to join your team.  After such a significant investment of time and resources, ensuring a successful employee onboarding experience is beneficial to both your new employee and your company as… Read More