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10 Minor Mistakes That Can Get an Employer into Big Trouble

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Minor mistakes can lead to big trouble when it comes to how you manage your employees. From failure to keep company records to sharing an employee’s health information with others in the workplace, the number of ways employers can drop the ball are seemingly endless.

How to Make the First 30 Days the Best for Your New Employee

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When bringing new talent onto your team, it pays to be forward-thinking in your approach to employee onboarding. First impressions are important, and the follow-through your leadership demonstrates over the next 30 days will be the ultimate test of how your organization measures up.

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5 More Common Ways Businesses Unknowingly Break the Law

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We received a lot of interest from readers after publishing our article on common ways businesses unknowingly break the law , which we included in our monthly newsletter.

New York City Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Banning Employers From Asking About Pay History

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The New York City Council voted Wednesday, April 5 to approve legislation that will ban employers from asking job applicants about their pay history when considering them during the hiring process. The bill will impact approximately 3.8

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable, over the years; hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophiscated. But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

When Can Employers Delete Employee Records?

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It’s a popular question that doesn’t often get addressed — how long is an employer required to keep employee records, and when can you dispose of them? Let’s go over what’s stated in the law, and then read between-the-lines.

Observing Federal Holidays When They Fall on the Weekend

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This year, both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on the weekend. So what does that mean for your employees? You decide.

What’s Legal? Employer’s Guide to Labor Laws on Lateness

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We recently wrote an article detailing actionable steps to take to reform habitually late employees. In this article, we mentioned a staggering statistic — that 40 percent of employers have actually fired an employee for being late.

President Obama’s New Proposed Overtime Rule

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On Tuesday, June 30th, the Department of Labor announced the Obama administration’s proposed rule to raise the overtime threshold for certain salaried workers from $23,660 to $50,440.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

Fingercheck Now Generates Job Offer Letters!

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If you have Fingercheck360, you know that hiring is just one aspect of the 360 platform, which is an all-in-one cloud-based platform that integrates Hiring, Employee Onboarding, HR, Time Tracking, Payroll, and Insurance and Benefits. .

Judge Blocks Rule Extending Overtime Pay to Millions of Salaried Workers

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A federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama administration rule on Tuesday expanding mandatory overtime pay to millions of salaried workers.

10 Things to Prepare For an Employee’s Last Day

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Most employers prepare for an employee’s first day, but how many prepare for the last? While big firms typically have procedures in place for guiding employee termination, not every employer has a professional guiding the exit process.

Is it Legal to Dock Pay for Employees Returning Late from Breaks?

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As a time and attendance company, we know that when it comes to giving employees breaks, each company has their own policy. A growing trend we’ve noticed is that many of our clients dock their employees’ break pay if they exceed their allotted break time, even if only by a minute.

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

NYC Law Will Require Businesses to Offer Employees a Tax Break for Commuting Expenses

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Starting Jan. 1, 2016, New York City will require employers with twenty full-time employees and above to provide their employees with pretax earnings to buy rides.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Time & Attendance/Payroll Features to Collect

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If you weren’t already aware, our fantastic customer support team, based out of Brooklyn, is largely comprised of millennial tech-lovers, making our office a hot bed for Pokemon Go activity. To intensify the fad, it just so happens that our building is an actual gym in Pokemon Go (seriously!).

Last-Minute Workplace Advice and Guidance for the Holidays

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It’s the week before the holidays, and during this crucial time, you may still have a few last-minute decisions to make. If you’re a small business owner, you’re probably not steeped in HR procedure and policy, and you might be tackling the holidays for the first time.

Four Steps Toward an All-Star Employee Volunteer Program

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Beyond benefiting a community, a well executed employee volunteer program boosts morale, fosters leadership and teamwork skills, and provides a positive corporate image for your business.

2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.

10 Ways to Beat the Mid-Day Slump

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What causes the mid-day slump? According to chronobiologists, our mid-afternoon drowsiness can largely be attributed to the body clock, located in the hypothalamus, which, in interaction with the sleep drive, produces a dip in alertness in the afternoon.

New: Automatically Email Signed Employee Documents & Notice of Pay Rate | FingerCheck360

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As you know, we designed the employee onboarding module to eliminate all paperwork during the onboarding process. Forms are generated electronically so employees can easily sign these forms online or on their smartphones.

FingerCheck360 Introduces Paycards for Payroll

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FingerCheck360 is now offering paycards as a payment option for employees! Paycards are a fantastic payment alternative to traditional paychecks or direct deposit, especially for employees who do not have bank accounts and would prefer not to cash checks.

Five Tips for Setting up a Home Office

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Working from home can be a practical solution for employees and employers alike, but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, telecommuting comes with its own set of challenges. Here are five tips for creating an at home work space that will help you feel inspired and stay productive.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

Everything You Need to Know About State Laws and Overtime

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Being in the business of time tracking, we know how important it is to abide by labor laws. That’s why we make it easy for you to customize your policies with rules that correspond to your circumstances.

How to Handle Employees Intentionally Working Overtime

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In considering how to address frequent overtime, there are several factors to weigh before taking action. Do you suspect one or more employees of loitering on the job to collect a bigger paycheck? Do you find yourself spending more on payroll due to frequent early ins and late outs?

10 Bad Payroll Habits to Drop As Soon as Possible

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In theory, managing your company payroll shouldn’t be that hard. But factor in unique complexities, unseen variables, and demanding business requirements, and suddenly you’re scrambling. Consider strengthening your payroll approach with these tips. .

5 Factors That Lead to High Employee Turnover

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Has your company become more of a revolving door for new hires than a productive place of business? If you’re struggling to retain employees, here are some factors that might point to the mystery behind those high turnover rates. . Low compensation.

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.

Building a More Punctual Workforce in 4 Steps: Ending Chronic Lateness

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We all have a friend who we know will always be at least fifteen minutes late to every occasion. However, while this may be acceptable in social circles, in the workplace, frequent lateness is usually a red flag.

How Your Business Can Keep and Attract High Performing Moms

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A working mom uses FingerCheck to clock in from home while holding her baby. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better time to reassess the benefits your business offers to moms?

Payroll FAQs: Paycards 101

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We’ve spoken previously about green initiatives in a payroll environment. The easiest way to promote green payroll is to eliminate paper wherever we can, and we can start with paper checks! Paycards are a great way to involve employees in saving time, energy and money.

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9 Required for All New Hires

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On November 14th, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The Form I-9 is a mandatory form that must be completed by all newly hired employees within the first three days of employment.

Report: 4 Recruitment Benchmarks to Measure ROI

Appcast and Jobvite compiled data from their 2017 benchmark reports to identify metrics that talent acquisition professionals should track to measure success from their recruiting campaigns: click-to-apply rates, cost-per-quality-applicant, source of applicants and hires, and time-to-hire.