Your Ultimate Business Mid-Year Checklist
We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time for a mid-year check-in with our super-simple checklist! Get ready to rock the second half of 2019 with our July newsletter full of the latest business tips and news. In this issue: OSHA Reporting & Recordkeeping Requirements, 10 Steps to Effective Resume Review, 3 Ways HR Boosts Profits, CalSavers, Minimum Wage Increases, and more!
Happy National Safety Month!
Did you know June is National Safety Month?! Get in the spirit with our June newsletter for all the latest business tips and news. In this issue: SDP’s Summer Intern Refresher, Everything You Need to Know About CalSavers, How To Build Your Employer Brand, Tips to Encourage Safety in Your Own Workplace, and more!
New Reporting Requirements, Social Security Resources…
As we get closer to summer (and seasonal hiring!) we’re looking at how to streamline hiring and onboarding processes. In this issue: The Ultimate Guide to Employee Onboarding, How to Maximize the ROI of Team Building Activities, Hiring for Company Culture, EEO-1 Reporting Requirements, SSA Resources, and more!
SSN No-Match Letters, Harassment Prevention, and More!
Our April newsletter is all about compliance… And going green for Earth Day! In this issue: 9 Ways to Keep Your Office Green, How to Speed Up Payroll, Office Spring Cleaning, Harassment Prevention Training Requirements, SSN No-Match Letters, and more!
You’re doing WHAT with your employee files?!
Learn how to keep your business compliant with this simple yet effective employee file organization system. Also in this issue: SDP’s OSHA Overview, 8 Ways to Express Employee Appreciation, Pay Equity Trends for 2019, DOL’s New Minimum Salary Proposal, and more!
Office Romances vs. #MeToo
In light of increased #MeToo legislation, businesses across the country are taking a fresh look at their company dating policies. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, read on for our top tips to take a proactive stance against these matters of the heart. Also in this issue: Employer Mandate Reporting Requirements, Holiday Payroll Schedule, Top 5 Handbook Policies to Revisit, OSHA 300 Log Reporting, Upcoming ACA Deadlines, and more!
Employment Laws to Know When You Grow
Has holiday hiring left your office a little fuller than it used to be? Most employment laws apply to organizations based on the number of people they employ, so it’s vital to keep up-to-speed on any laws that newly apply or will soon apply to your growing business. Also in this issue: New Year’s Resolutions, Holiday Payroll Schedule, 2019 Legal Updates, How to Run Perfect Payroll, Year-End Updates, and more!
How to Hire for Your Company Culture
Ever hire the perfect candidate only to have them “just not work out”? Minimize your chance of making a bad hire (and save money in the process!) with these 3 strategies to hire for your company culture. Also in this issue: why you should switch to paperless onboarding, how to avoid the top two hiring and retention mistakes, your new employee checklist, best practices for giving constructive feedback, and California labor law updates.
4 Strategies to Decrease Overtime Costs
Is overtime management (or lack thereof) shrinking your bottom line? It’s no secret that paying time and a half can dramatically increase your labor costs. And if your workforce is already stretched thin, your supervisors and HR team probably have enough on their plates without having to worry about overtime policing every shift.
5 Tips for Your Best Social Media Policy
It’s probably safe to assume that most of your employees have some kind of social media presence. With an estimated 4.68 billion mobile phone users by 2019 and new digital scandals hitting our tiny screens every day, it’s important to establish ground rules with a social media policy for your workplace.
3 Ways To Reduce Labor Costs
While labor expenses aren’t usually something employers can scrap altogether, we have yet to encounter a business that cannot find ways to reduce them. Lowering labor costs provides an immediate monetary benefit, so it’s easy to measure the ROI, and it’s not as difficult as you may think!
Updated W-4 & Withholding Calculator
When was the last time you gave yourself a “Paycheck Checkup”? If you haven’t already, then now may be the perfect time because the IRS just released its updated Withholding Calculator and W-4 for 2018! Our quick guide will give you all the details you need to use this handy tool and update your W-4 today.
Federal Record-Keeping Requirements
No matter how many employees you have on staff, your organization is required to follow all federal laws. Unfortunately, each state/locality can have its own specific laws governing payroll records; therefore, it is imperative to research what is required by each state where you have employees.
Key Highlights of the NEW 2018 Tax Law
Congress just approved its first major tax overhaul since 1986. In light of the recent passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), you’re probably wondering what the new bill will mean for you and your business. We’ve put together some key highlights to give you an idea of what to expect.
Company Dating Policies In Light of the #MeToo Movement
Dating policies have become pretty common among employers of all sizes, but with the advent of the #MeToo movement, legal experts are now recommending that employers give their policies another look to make sure they are logical, easy to follow, and presented in the best light to employees.
2018 Minimum Wage Rates (State, City, and County)
Is your organization prepared for the new minimum wage limits for 2018? Under federal law, employers must pay non-exempt employees a minimum wage of at least $7.25 per hour. However, many jurisdictions have higher minimum wage rates. Read on for everything you need to know based on your place of business.
IRS Announces 401(k) & IRA Contribution Limit For 2018
The IRS recently announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018. Read on to see how this could affect your business.
Mandatory Labor Law Poster Updates From Q3 2017
Due to changes to the minimum wage, sick leave, scheduling, and other work-related factors, many states’ labor law posters have been updated. Make sure you stay compliant by checking our included list to ensure your organization’s labor law posters are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
7 Tips To Help Prevent Employee Time Clock Abuse
Every company is aware of time clock abuse, but each company handles this issue differently. Furthermore, wasted company time can come from many areas, such as stretched-out lunch breaks, unjustified sick leaves and excessive socializing among co-workers.
New I-9 Form (Effective September 18, 2017)
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new I-9 Form effective September 18, 2017.