6 Employee-Appreciation Awards That Encourage Employees to Show Each Other Some Love
As a newer employee at a firm where I worked in Orlando, one morning I walked in to find a statue of Mickey Mouse sitting prominently on my desk. I kept wondering why someone would leave such a strange “gift” for me, especially where I did not really know anyone… Read More
Checkmate in the Community – Red River Theatres’ Hollywood to Main Street Sponsorship
Checkmate is excited to be a sponsor of the Red River Theatres’ fundraiser event From Hollywood to Main St: Concord’s Own Red Carpet a fun way to take part in Concord’s premier Oscar Viewing Party on Sunday, February 26, 2017. As a local business, we are committed to being an active member of… Read More
Labor and Employment Law Basics
All employers need to be aware of the labor laws and be in compliance with all payroll, employee time tracking and other labor rules. The cost of non-compliance can be quite steep. The information provided in this article attempts to create awareness of some of the more… Read More
Gain Your Competitive Advantage through Outsourced Payroll
Most companies exist for a specific reason – because they are uniquely able to produce a product or deliver a service that there is demand for. As business evolves, new industries are created when the market demand for a service is broad enough to motivate one or more companies to… Read More
Mandatory Sick Pay for Vermont Starts January 1st. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Under Vermont bill H.187, effective January 1, 2017, most Vermont employers will be required to provide employees with mandatory sick pay. There are a number of variables to use for your PTO accruals to ensure that you are in compliance with the new law. Here are the details: Which… Read More
Failure to Punch: Honest Mistake or a Dishonest Attempt at Time Stealing? How Do You Correct It?
Most people are honest individuals who do, on occasion, forget to punch in before jumping into their to-do list for the day or who may potentially encounter a technical issue with a time-tracking system. Unfortunately; however, there are those select few who conveniently “forget” to clock in as a way… Read More
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Year-End
I hope that 2016 has been a productive and successful year for you and your organization. It certainly has been an interesting one, and it looks like we can expect more of the same (“interesting-ness”) in 2017. If nothing else, I think that it would… Read More
What’s Going to Happen with the US DOL and Overtime Regulations?
Last Thursday, the US Department of Labor filed a motion for an expedited briefing of its appeal of the injunction that was put in place to prevent the new overtime rules from going into effect, which were scheduled to become effective on December 1, 2016. As a reminder, earlier this… Read More
Your Nonprofit May Not Need to Comply with FLSA
Earlier this year, the US DOL issued new regulations, effectively doubling (from $455 per week to $913 per week) the wage threshold at which an employee might be considered exempt from the Overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Last week, a Federal judge in Texas issued an injunction,… Read More
7 Reasons Your Frankenstein HCM System Should Scare You!
Do you currently utilize “an HCM solution” that is actually made up of several separate systems that you or your predecessors have somehow cobbled together to try to make them function as one? That is what we lovingly like to refer to as a Frankenstein HCM system. It probably comes… Read More