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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

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.

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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.

Mistakes All Employees Make (and How to Get Past Them)

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Face it: mistakes happen on-the-job, especially when employees are new to the company. It’s important to coach employees to help them overcome issues and make them better performers. Here are several mistakes all employees make, and how to get past them: . Mistake #1: Dressing Poorly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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. .

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.

12 Days of Advice For Time Tracking and Payroll Management

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If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve curated twelve days of FingerCheck time tracking and payroll advice for your consideration. The goal? To challenge yourself, build on your skills and knowledge, and better your business.

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.

The Goldilocks ATS Story

When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.

General Wellness: The Importance of Self-Care in the Workplace

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“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” ” In so few words, this quote reminds us that it’s okay to take a break when needed. Yet mindfulness in the workplace has only recently been recognized as a significant factor in workplace productivity.

How to Prepare for the New Overtime Changes

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As you hopefully know, starting on December 1st, effectively 4.2 million workers currently exempt from earning overtime will be qualified to earn overtime due to the “ Final Rule ” passed by the Department of Labor (DOL) on May 16th, 2016.

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?

Tips for Encouraging a Healthier, More Productive Team

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Exercise and nutrition aren’t just about looking good–they are the keys to creativity, focus, and productivity. Try these ideas to help your team feel and perform their best. Set clear break time policies.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

What to Know About Double Time Pay Requirements

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In extraordinary circumstances, employees earn double time pay for working long hours. But who is eligible to earn overtime, and how likely is it to happen? . Double Time Requirements.