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Jan.

18

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Choosing an HR technology really boils down to what your human resources department needs in order to help the business run efficiently and effectively. The technology that your company chooses should align with your needs. These needs might include:


Jan.

16

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Our new workforce management solution, FastPay 360, has a robust set of capabilities that can help positively transform your human resources department and keep your workforce engaged. The cloud-based platform allows you to manage employees from pre-hire to retire.


Jan.

11

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HR teams are tasked with multiple processes and job functions that are critical to your business. This includes attracting top talent, onboarding talent, managing benefits, tracking time, managing payroll, and much more.


Jan.

8

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At FastPay, our valued clients have long been using Millennium - a payroll processing solution - to aid their HR teams in processing their employees’ payroll. While Millennium has been a viable tool for our clients, our latest software will be a gamechanger for HR departments.


Jan.

4

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If your business is constantly dealing with expense reports from your employees, an expense management tool might be just what you and your employees are looking for.


Jan.

2

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As 2019 begins, many HR departments and company investors are looking for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to release its guidelines for internal and external human capital management reporting, which should be soon.


Dec.

31

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With new technologies helping HR departments become more efficient and effective, the amount of data that your HR team collects can be staggering. Data collection can come from:

  • Surveys
  • Time and attendance software
  • Salary history
  • People analytics
  • Employee databases
  • Recruiting processes
  • Interviews

And many other avenues.


Dec.

27

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Engaged employees are what help create innovative ideas for your business. It’s vital for your company to reach its potential. With that said, according to a recent Gallup poll, only 32% of US workers say that they are engaged at their jobs. In other words, only one in every three employees are engaged.


Dec.

27

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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is just about over. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for some reflection on our favorite human resources blog posts of 2018.


Dec.

20

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It’s the end of the year, and the vibe around your office probably feels like that. Employees are excited for some much-needed time off to spend the holidays with their families.


Dec.

18

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Keeping your business compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is absolutely vital when it comes to managing your workforce. Non-compliance sets your business up for government audits and stiff financial penalties.


Dec.

13

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It’s no secret that engaged employees help your business thrive. But acknowledging that engaged employees help and actually having engaged employees are two different things.


Dec.

11

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The employee recruitment process has become more competitive than ever. Companies are using numerous recruitment tools to try and fill their job openings - and LinkedIn is a great tool for that.


Dec.

7

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It’s hard to believe how quickly 2018 came and went - but alas - 2019 is upon us. And with a new year comes new trends across the HR industry. To be even more granular, there are trends to watch out for when it comes to human capital management (HCM).


Dec.

6

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When it comes to healthcare - you hear numerous acronyms that are commonly used. But what exactly do those acronyms mean? The acronyms are used to describe insurance coverages, regulations, the law, and government entities.


Nov.

29

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What do you want your company to be defined by? What traits do you want your employees to possess when they carry out their daily work. Those are just some of the questions you should ask yourself as you’re working to define your company’s core values.


Nov.

27

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Human resources departments have placed a strong emphasis on their employee onboarding program - and rightfully so. It enables new-hires to get acclimated to your company and start off on the right foot.


Nov.

23

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The HR industry has seen a lot of developments in technology that have resulted in drastic shifts in the way HR departments operate. It’s important for your human resources team to stay ahead-of-the-curve to keep your business from falling behind.


Nov.

20

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has been looked at as somewhat ‘scary technology,’ but business owners and HR executives may soon be singing its praises. Why? Because AI can help your teams better manage your workforce by simplifying routine tasks, automating manual processes, and helping to find patterns across your workforce data.


Nov.

15

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Employee benefits are a major deciding factor when a prospective employee decides to work for your company. With open enrollment already underway (November 1 - December 15), it’s important that your company’s communication about how your employees can enroll in their benefits is prominent.


Nov.

13

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Handling vacation time during the holiday season can be a tricky road to navigate for a business executive. On the one hand, you want your employees to enjoy the holidays and spend time with their families.


Nov.

8

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While human capital management (HCM) technology isn’t a new phenomenon, it’s becoming more and more prevalent in workplaces across the country - and for good reason.


Nov.

6

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As a business owner or HR professional, you’re probably well-versed in how a health savings account (HSA) should be utilized. Where numerous companies fall short is that they fail to help their employees understand all of the benefits of an HSA.


Nov.

1

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Administering employee surveys can be a valuable way for your business to get feedback from your most valuable asset - your employees. Your business can use the feedback you receive to improve how your business operates, enhance employee retention, and increase your employee engagement.


Oct.

30

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Many business owners and HR employees dread payroll processing. It can be a tedious task that requires a lot of manual work, which can result in errors to your employees’ checks.


Oct.

26

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A growing company is an exciting company. However, with all of the excitement behind the growth, your human resources department becomes as important as ever. As your company continues growing, so too should your HR capacity. Otherwise, it can often lead to low employee engagement, and ultimately high employee turnover.


Oct.

24

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Company turnover is expensive. Especially when it happens in management positions. Unfortunately, many companies’ ultimate failure with their management team happens during onboarding.


Oct.

18

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Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. Quite simply, your business obviously wouldn’t function very well without them.


Oct.

17

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To shortly answer the question, ‘will E-Verify be mandatory for employers,’ the answer is: it’s complicated. Some states have already enacted mandatory E-Verify protocols, and the current administration has it as a top priority for 2019.


Oct.

15

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Change: it’s a word that can be scary, especially in the business realm. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.


Oct.

9

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Let’s face it: performance management in your workplace is vital to your business, but sometimes it can be hard to create a sustainable review process.


Oct.

5

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There’s no question that overtime can be a somewhat tricky topic. Too much or too little of it raises a red flag and could be an indicator of workload issues. You don’t want anyone to be overworked, but you also don’t want to decrease helpful opportunities by discouraging a little extra time here and there. More commonly, you don’t want anyone taking advantage of overtime pay.


Oct.

2

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Time fraud: it’s a serious issue that costs businesses money. It might be something that has plagued your workplace, or perhaps you want to ensure that it never does. Regardless, it’s important for your company to take important steps to reduce time fraud, and hopefully completely wipe it out.


Sep.

28

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A good company culture is key to your business. It not only impacts your customers’ buying decisions, but your recruiting and retention effectiveness.


Sep.

27

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The strides that human resources have made over the past decade can almost all be attributed to technology. Mobile HR is just one of the latest tech trends in the industry.


Sep.

26

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Chatbots are both an exciting and somewhat scary development in the world of technology. And trusting a robot to manage any HR tasks can be a little overwhelming.


Sep.

20

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Productive employees are effective employees. Regardless of your business, having a productive workforce is vital to the health of your business. With smartphones, social media, and personal email being at the fingertips of every employee, lack of productivity can become a real problem.


Sep.

19

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Sometimes it’s hard for your employees to maintain a full-time career and focus on diet and exercise, which is especially true when deadlines and stress are involved. Even so, it’s important for most people to look and feel their best. That’s why many employers are including wellness in their employee growth plan.


Sep.

18

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Internship programs are often an afterthought for businesses. Everyone wants to help educate the next generation of workers, but at the same time it’s hard to develop a process for this. That’s why you have to plan out your internship program to set the appropriate expectations and goals for success.


Sep.

17

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It is vital to get millennials on your team so they can grow alongside your business. Millennials are already the majority of the workforce, so it’s time to understand the best ways to draw some to your team.


Sep.

14

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Your HR team makes a lot of important decisions for your company. They attract talent, set salaries, enroll employees in benefits programs, offer raises, and do day-to-day tasks that help keep everybody in your company organized.


Sep.

11

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These H-acronyms are not only a mouthful, but can be a bit confusing once you break them down. They’re all human resources software choices that empower you to quickly and accurately manage your employees. But in order to make an educated decision about which option will best serve your business, let's do a compare and contrast:


Sep.

7

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Human resources is an industry that constantly changes, like most. If you don’t stay up with it, you could end up behind in your operations. This could affect recruiting and interviewing for roles, but more importantly, employee relations, payroll benefits and training.


Sep.

6

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It’s no secret that many functions of human resources teams are moving toward automation. In fact, we’re big fans of Human Capital Management (HCM) systems.


Aug.

23

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When you’re recruiting new employees for an open position at your company, it can take a lot of work from your HR team if the process is done manually. From processing applications and resumes, to scheduling interviews, to the actual hiring process, there’s a lot that goes into it.


Aug.

23

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in the human resources space is becoming more and more common, and rightfully so. EDI technology has a multitude of benefits for HR employees, and it’s something that numerous companies are shifting to.


Aug.

21

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As you seek an HR solution, there are many different software capabilities to consider. If you do your research, you can get the most out of your money. One of the key features to look out for is customized reporting.


Aug.

6

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Performance management is essential for every business - big or small.


Aug.

2

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A human capital management system (HCM) can be a great tool for your business and HR team to help streamline many of your human resource tasks. By streamlining tasks that used to be done manually by your HR team, you’re able to save time and money for your company.


Jul.

25

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Name: Alex Derr
Position: Channel Partner / Sales Executive
Job Description:


Jul.

23

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We’ve all heard the saying, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ It infers that a team can accomplish more when they work together, rather than relying on individuals. Your workplace will typically see better results when your employees work together on tasks.


Jul.

20

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Name: Tiffany Brown
Position: HCM Implementation Specialist
Job Description:


Jul.

10

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Your HR department is constantly collecting sensitive data from employees. Think about the first day for a new employee. They’re giving your company access to data that is very important to them.


Jul.

6

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Having a small HR department is something that many small businesses are forced to deal with. However, just because the HR team is small doesn’t mean that they don’t have big responsibilities.


Jun.

21

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Name: Abbie Scott
Position: Customer Service Representative
Hometown: Amarillo, TX

Job Description:

As a customer service representative, my main job is to serve our clients any way I can. I enter payrolls, garnishments, child supports and student loans. I update employee information, as well as information on the  company level. I also get the opportunity to assist our clients when they call us with questions or need help troubleshooting an issue.


Jun.

14

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If you just take a quick glance at a 401k account, it might look like a menagerie of charts and numbers. But a 401k is obviously much more important than that. It is a way for you to help your employees save for their future.


Jun.

12

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Overtime pay has been in the news a lot over the past few years, and it’s a topic that is discussed across HR departments far and wide. Many companies might discourage employees working overtime, and others need their employees to work overtime to stay afloat. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, it’s important that you understand which employees are exempt from requiring time-and-a-half pay for overtime, and which ones aren’t.


Jun.

5

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Minimum wage has been a hot topic for decades. There are those that support minimum wage increases to help provide stability for low-wage workers, while there are also opponents that say wage increases will raise costs and cut jobs and benefits for employees.


May.

31

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“Alexa, help me onboard this new employee.” While it isn’t exactly that easy yet, as artificial intelligence (AI) begins to play a crucial role in our daily lives, it’s an emerging trend in HR, as well.


May.

22

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Building a positive company culture can be the difference in your company treading water or thriving. That sounds extreme, but your culture is vastly important to your business.


May.

18

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Although there is legislation in place that is supposed to require businesses pay men and women equally for comparable work (Equal Pay Act of 1963), there are still wide gaps in what women make on the dollar compared to men. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy and Research, women make $0.80 on the dollar compared to men who do comparable work.


May.

10

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We’re almost halfway through 2018 and we’ve been keeping an eye on trends in the HR industry that we think companies should be aware of. These are trends that can help propel your business and increase employee happiness.


May.

1

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Name: Brittany Bowley
Position: Director of Operations
Hometown: Muleshoe


Apr.

30

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Your employee onboarding process involves assimilating your new employees to your company culture. It gives them the proper tools and guidance to be successful in their position long-term.


Apr.

20

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When you’re onboarding new employees, there’s a lot that goes into that process. You want to ensure that your new employees remain fully engaged from beginning to end so they can assimilate themselves to your company culture.


Apr.

13

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Name: Allison Davis


Apr.

11

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Employee self service (ESS) is a common feature in most Human Capital Management Systems (HCM). It allows employees to go into the system on their own time and complete HR tasks that used to take manual paperwork and HR employee oversight. It can help your company achieve increased efficiency and save your HR employees time by eliminating mundane tasks.


Apr.

5

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When it comes to onboarding your employees, there are two basic approaches that you can take; formal or informal. Both approaches are still used by companies across the globe, but we believe that one approach is vastly superior to the other, especially after factoring in what your onboarding goals should be.


Apr.

4

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There is no piece of technology that is more essential to your business’ staffing than an applicant tracking system (ATS). It is essentially a tool that helps your business automate many aspects of employee recruiting, along with housing all of your candidates’ data in one place. An ATS helps you manage every stage of your employee recruitment, from applications all the way to hiring.


Mar.

27

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Determining your employee pay structure is among the biggest challenges you’ll face as a business owner. There are philosophical and moral considerations to keep in mind as you work to establish reasonable compensation – all while trying to build a sustainable, competitive business.


Mar.

20

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Knowing the laws and regulations pertaining to protecting your employees is a crucial part of being a business owner. This includes understanding your company’s legal obligations related to maternity leave.


Mar.

13

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The chances are good that you’ve heard a lot about Health Savings Accounts. Since their creation in 2003 – thanks to federal legislation – HSAs have become a common way for businesses to provide employer-sponsored health plans.


Mar.

6

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Finding a smarter, simpler way to manage your payroll to-dos can save you time and ease your stress. And likewise, your employees desire a more automated payroll system, meaning starting with a new payroll provider can save you energy and benefit your hard-working team.


Feb.

27

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The good news is that your business is growing and is expected to keep growing. All of your hard work and creativity is paying off!

With growth comes challenges, however. That’s not necessarily “bad” news, but keeping up with growth is crucial to your business’s future success. Growth also equals change, and change may mean letting go of tasks that you once handled but for which you no longer have time.


Feb.

20

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There are many payroll providers out there. But we understand that in your role as a company payroll administrator, it’s a challenge to sift through the choices before choosing the right one.


Feb.

13

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Your job as payroll administrator comes with many responsibilities, not the least of which is handling payroll taxes. Knowing how to calculate those taxes properly is an essential part of your job.


Feb.

6

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Your business is growing and you no longer have the time for all the tasks you handle, especially payroll. Instead, you’re focused on growth and everything that comes with it.

In other words, it’s time to delegate.


Jan.

30

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The vast majority of American businesses must provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Because workers’ compensation premiums are primarily based on the amount of payroll a business does each year, you understand the importance that payroll administrators have in the process.


Jan.

23

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There are plenty of ways that you can look out for your employees, and in almost every case your business will thrive as a direct result of your involvement.

Business owners can demonstrate that they’re for their employees by discussing retirement savings with their team. If your small business has a retirement savings plan, encourage your employees to start saving now while showing them the many benefits it will have for their future.


Jan.

16

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Having a paid time-off policy is crucial for a business for many reasons, not the least of which is that you and your employees understand the rules and expectations for the amount of time they spend at work.


Jan.

9

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Human resources play a significant role in any business, but it’s also one of the more complex aspects of running a small business effectively. From hiring and payroll to communication between employees and management and processing grievances, HR comes with big responsibility.


Dec.

26

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Running your own business is a labor of love, but also nothing short of complicated. Multi-tasking is a part of life and you may reach a point in which you feel that you’ve taken on one job too many – including payroll processing.


Dec.

19

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Payroll delivers some of the most important processes of your company. But many of those processes are often cumbersome and time-consuming and take you away from income-generating strategies and other core tasks.


Dec.

12

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We’re lucky to live in an era when information is readily available – information about practically everything. That’s good news if you’re a small business owner because there’s no shortage of reading material that will help you build your business and run it more effectively.


Dec.

5

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As an office manager, you understand how your best intentions are sometimes derailed by the unexpected – whether it’s questions from co-workers, your boss needing something done right away, or phone calls from clients.


Nov.

28

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Your people are arguably the most valuable asset to your business. Properly managing and paying your people is key to talent acquisition, development, and retention. After all, your people make your business work. Showing people that they are valued keeps them committed to working hard to help your company achieve its goals.


Nov.

21

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An effective onboarding process is critical to growing your company. It cannot be ignored. First and foremost, onboarding covers all the necessary legal paperwork for bringing on a new employee and ensures your company is compliant with state and federal laws.


Nov.

14

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If you plan to hire employees who live in a different state, you need to have a handle on how to properly pay employees who live beyond your area. There are multiple scenarios where you may encounter multi-state employees. Paying these team members depends on several location-based factors that determine tax obligations for your company and your employee.


Nov.

7

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Nervous about running payroll? Good, that means you value your company and your employees! Use this six-step approach to ensure your payroll runs correctly every month.


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