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The Types of Discrimination at Work & How to Avoid it

In the workplace, you’re bound to meet people with ideas and values that diverge from your own. Many employers work hard to create diverse teams, as it enhances creativity, improves decision-making, increases profitability, and amplifies engagement. There’s no question that a diverse staff improves company culture, increases retention, and promotes growth; however, diversity can come with serious downsides when employees clash with a coworker’s personal values and beliefs.

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Time Tracking Tips That Keep You Compliant and Protected

Time tracking is incredibly important when you have employees, contractors, or even if you simply want to track your own productivity. No matter how many people you employ, having a solid time tracking system ensures that your workers are paid properly and accurately. It also gives you insight into your productivity on projects and your progress towards accomplishing company goals. Tracking time accurately also means you can bill clients properly, which avoids embarrassing and costly mistakes. Improving transparency and accuracy is key to staying compliant with labor laws while protecting you against pesky fees from the Department of Labor.

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Scheduling Laws: How Much Time to Give Employees Between Shifts

Scheduling employees correctly is important in ensuring smooth operations at the workplace. Not only must you confirm that employees are available, but you must also comply with local and federal scheduling rules. You must keep scheduling laws into consideration to protect you from potential fees and penalties in the future.

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Is it Legal to Require Employees to Find Coverage for Time Off?

Asking for time off can be confusing for some, especially since the federal government doesn’t have regulations for sick or vacation time. Time off is mostly left to each employer’s individual discretion, which often leaves employees confused about the rules. They may wonder, for instance, whether an employer can require them to find coverage for time off. Well, can they? Let’s learn more…

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How to Combat Low Motivation and Performance Drops During a Pandemic

Contributed by: Jen McKenzie

As a manager or team leader, ensuring that your team maintains a high level of motivation is crucial. This is true no matter what industry you’re in since your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. However, this can be easier said than done.

Modern challenges, such as COVID-19 and the move by many companies to remote working arrangements, mean that your team might not all be working in the same location. Research by Harvard has shown that remote teams tend to struggle with motivation. This problem can lead to lower performance and, ultimately, to less growth.

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Payroll Report: Overlapping Records and How to Fix Them

When closing payroll periods, accuracy is key!  Several recent studies have shown that inaccurate payroll can affect company branding, reputation, and retention. In fact, a study by Kronos stated that 24% of employees will seek new employment after the first payroll mistake and 25% will leave after the second mistake. Therefore, you’re going to want to ensure that you keep mistakes to a minimum if you want to keep employees happy and dedicated. Luckily, Timesheets.com has built-in warnings and hard stops to highlight possible errors, which allows you to correct errors prior to paying staff.

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Reasons Why You Have to Back Pay Employees

If an employee needs to receive back pay, this means that the employee wasn’t compensated correctly for their work. An employee may be owed back pay for bonuses, promotions, pay increases, or for hours they worked. Whatever the case may be, back pay is something that employers need to take seriously and handle in a timely manner. 

Here’s what you need to know:

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CA Locks Down Their Meal Break Requirements

California is known for its strict employment laws, and meal breaks are no exception. Recently, the meal break violations in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC, have elucidated some issues surrounding CA timekeeping rules. This case specifically highlighted issues related to meal breaks and time rounding. Overall, it’s best to steer clear of time rounding practices when it comes to employee meal periods. If you’re a business owner or manager, you need to understand this case to know how to handle meal periods moving forward.

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The 2020 Tax Filing Deadline is Extended to May 2021!

If you’re a procrastinator, much like the 50-million people who didn’t file their taxes in 2019 until April 15th, I have good news for you! The U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the tax due date will extend from April 15th, 2021 to May 17th, 2021, giving everyone an extra month to gather their 2020 tax information.

Here’s what you need to know:

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