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Does Your Company Use Leave Management Software?

leave management system

Nov 29th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Company managers typically have a lot of responsibilities. To manually handle leave requests means adding another mountain of work to do. Processing leave information takes time as the manager has to verify that all information is correct and that each leave application adheres to the company’s leave policies. This is where online and automated leave management software becomes a nifty tool, especially among fast-growing companies.

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How To Conduct Stellar Job Interviews

job interviews

Nov 26th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Carefully choosing who to hire is a vital step in determining your company’s future. Success is imminent if the workforce comprises highly-skilled individuals. An interview is a great platform to gauge an applicant’s capabilities. It remains to be one of the best methods to find the right employees for one’s company. Here are some tips on how you can conduct stellar job interviews.

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Top Tips To Calculating Payroll Taxes Accurately

Payroll taxes

Nov 23rd, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Calculating taxes and withholding for employees is not always fun. The task can become difficult at times. However, whether you have a small business or a large company, this task is very critical as it is your responsibility to take care of both employees’ payrolls and taxes. But what are the different taxes and how do you compute them?

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Understanding Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

sexual harassment

Nov 20th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

It is every worker’s right to feel safe at work. Understanding the negative implications of sexual harassment can help you make the company a safer place for all employees. Most victims of sexual abuse at work do not make formal complaints because they are not aware of their rights. In some cases, the people who perpetrate the abuse are also unaware that what they are doing is a form of harassment and that it is punishable by law.

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FMLA Recordkeeping Done Right

FMLA

Nov 16th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

A lot of employers are bombarded with employee leave issues and may find it tiresome to recognize and deal problems that arise concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act. The FMLA is very specific on requiring employers to inform employees about their FMLA rights. There are also guidelines to follow in terms of when to provide notices and what requirements must be submitted by the employee before filing for an FMLA leave.

It is recommended that employers make periodic audits on the employees’ leaves under the FMLA. Double-checking FMLA processes will ensure that the company is in compliance with the current DOL laws and will avoid administrative charges due to negligence of the FMLA.

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Why Positive Emotions in the Workplace Lead To Positive Outcomes

positive emotions in the workplace

Nov 13th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

According to research, emotions have an effect on a person’s mind and body. Negative emotions like anxiety and fear can increase agitations and can cause other undesirable effects such as poor mental performance and less enthusiasm in completing tasks. Positive emotions, on the other hand, evoke a pleasant attitude and a positive outlook to everything. Business wise, employers can use the power of positivity to produce positive outcomes in the workplace.

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How Will Tax Reform Provisions Affect Small Businesses?

TAX REFORM provisions

Nov 8th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

There are a lot of debates regarding the newly established tax brackets. New tax brackets mean new rates thereby affecting the income ranges as well. Much of the arguments refer to how it would impact the middle class and those who own small businesses. Although most people would focus on the negative effects, small business owners will be glad to know that they could benefit from the tax reform provisions.

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Using Paid Sick Leaves For Your Child’s School Activities Or Closures

paid sick leaves

Nov 5th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

The flu season is here so employers are becoming edgy about how employees might take advantage of their sick leaves. Although it is a worker’s right to apply for leave during sick days, there are questions about the validity of paid sick leaves being used to cover them for absences during a kid’s school activities or closures.

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How The Upcoming Holiday Season Can Affect Payroll Processing

payroll processing

Oct 30th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

The holidays are coming. Even if you don’t personally celebrate the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays, your business likely has to deal with payroll processing in a special manner (and any other legal holiday, for that matter). For many businesses and their employees, direct deposit is a very common aspect of payroll processing. But banks aren’t open on holidays. So, is direct deposit affected?

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How Should Employers Deal With Time Off Requests?

time off requests

Oct 27th, 2018 by TRAXPayroll

Millennials reportedly don’t value material items like cars or houses as much as they do travel and vacations. They would rather get away from it all for a while than pay off a debt. So, as an employer, know that time off requests by a good 35% of your workforce will be used to its utmost. That’s the percentage of millennials in most businesses today.

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