How To Move To Paperless Payroll

Paperless payroll is a paper-free payroll process that has become hugely popular in recent years. But despite the groundswell of support for paperless payroll solutions, employers should examine the details before making the switch. Six Pros of Paperless...

Workplace Harassment – Who Do We Believe?

Question: When someone is accused of workplace harassment, who do we believe? We suspect that one of our employees harassed another, but we only have their conflicting stories to go on—no witnesses, video, or emails. The accuser’s account of the incident...

When Does the I-9 Need to be Completed?

Answer from Ophelia, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP:All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on or before their first day of employment. Then, within three business days of their start date, they should submit acceptable proof of their identity and eligibility to...

Payroll Management Celebrates Grand Opening & 30th Anniversary

July 25, 2019 - Auburn, Maine - Payroll Management, Inc., one of Northern New England’s largest independent and family-owned payroll service firms, celebrated its 30th Anniversary and grand opening of its new corporate offices at 550 Center Street in...

How Do I Determine if a Position is Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Here's the Answer from Kara, JD, SPHR:Exempt and non-exempt are classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law requiring that most employees receive at least minimum wage for each hour worked and overtime pay for hours worked over...

5 Things to Consider About Changing Payday

You may have a good reason to change your payday, but before you make your move, be sure to take into account various rules and implications.1. Fair Labor Standards ActThe FLSA requires prompt payment of wages but does not specifically address pay...

IRS Issues Draft of New Form W4

As expected, the IRS has published a draft of a radically revised Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. The agency emphasizes this is just a preliminary version, and until further notice, everyone should continue to use the current...

Regular Rate of Pay for Employees

Question: What is an employee's regular rate of pay? Is it just what they make per hour of work?Answer from Marisa, SPHR:Not exactly. An employee’s “regular rate of pay” is the amount used to calculate their overtime rate for a given time period. You might...

Hours for Part-Time Employees

Question: How many hours can I assign to a part-time employee? Is there a limit?Answer from Laura, SHRM-CP:There’s no specific limit to the number of hours you can assign to a part-time employee, as it’s up to you to decide how many hours employees need to...

Three Ways HR Makes Employment More Profitable

How does HR contribute to employment profitability? HR covers a lot of territory, much of it cluttered with paperwork, but it really does have a precise business purpose. The point of HR is to make employment more profitable. HR does this in three fundamental ways....