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3 Most Common & Expensive HR Mistakes to Avoid

Business leaders are challenged with a variety of tasks every day. Whether you handle human resources yourself or delegate them to someone else, your company is bound to make mistakes. Identifying these HR mistakes before they become serious problems can protect your business against costly legal claims.  Here are 3 common and expensive HR mistakes to avoid:  Compliance  Your employee count doesn’t matter when it comes to compliance. You can be sued no matter what size your company is, which means if you have one employee, you should have a handbook. You p...

How Do You Streamline Your Payroll Process? Certipay Online

Are you tired of payroll frustrations? CertiPay Online is a simple, fast and cost-effective solution to streamline your payroll process. Our online software is built specifically for small business owners who don’t need the full CertiPay suite. Let’s take a deeper dive into what features CertiPay Online has to offer.  Employee Features  Flexible Earnings Whether your employees are paid hourly, salary, or commission-based, we've got you covered. Contractors We fully support contractor/1099 workers and related reporting requirements. Emp...

Can Your Time and Attendance System Keep Up?

Is your time and attendance system up to date or is it falling behind? Are you still manually inputting information? A fully automated system can save time and help you avoid risks such as wage and hour compliance risks, time theft, and inaccurate data.  A good time and attendance system can: Allow employees to easily punch in and out, track their time and breaks, log or request PTO, check schedules, and more Allow employees to access everything they need from their own devices, whatever they may be and wherever they may need access Alert management of...

Making Benefits Management and Communication Simple with i-Enroller

At CertiPay, our goal is to make every area of payroll and HR simple for our many audiences. i-Enroller is our benefits enrollment, management, and communication system that’s perfect for mid-to-large U.S.-based employers and even brokers.  The benefits of i-Enroller: Access to a team of professionals focused on you. With i-Enroller, you get a team of professionals who are focused on saving you time and money. Our i-Enroller team is always here to help guide you to success.  Simplicity. i-Enroller is simple for both employees and administrators to use. It over...

The Impact of Workplace Harassment Cases and How to Avoid Them

Workplace harassment cases cost companies $300 million in public penalties last year. Do you know how to avoid contributing to that number?  The fast facts Harassment is defined as unwelcome behavior that is repetitive and severe in nature. 26 states now have training requirements to avoid harassment cases. One of the biggest mistakes companies like yours can make is not fully understanding your obligation to provide a safe working environment for your employees.  What you should do to avoid workplace harassment cases:...

How to Avoid FLSA Audits

According to the Department of Labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.” When it comes to FLSA audits, the government can examine applicable wage and hour issues and determine whether or not you’re compliant. Of course, you’ll want to avoid an FLSA audit as best as you can. We’re here to help. How to avoid FLSA audits: Ensure your employees are classified correctly.  Your job...

Payroll for Small Businesses: How CertiPay Online Can Help

If you’re looking for a solution for payroll for small businesses, we’re here to help through our exclusive small business product: CertiPay Online.  What is it?  CertiPay Online is an online software that streamlines payroll processes for small businesses. With CertiPay Online, small businesses get step-by-step instructions for setting up payroll as well as the ability to integrate our many other features such as workers comp and insurance.  Who is it for? CertiPay Online is for accountants, bookkeepers, and business owne...

How to Handle the COVID Vaccine in Your Business

One of the most common HR questions circulating recently is whether or not employers are allowed to require COVID vaccinations in their businesses. The short answer is, yes, you are allowed to require a vaccination, but this does come with some risks and things to consider. It also might be a better business decision to recommend vs. require. Things to consider when it comes to the COVID vaccine and your business: General issues: The political nature of the COVID vaccine makes it more difficult to implement.  The COVID Vaccines on the market are not fully appr...

How to Respond to an Unemployment Scam

We recently covered the types of unemployment scams to be aware of and tips for preparing your employees for them. While every employer hopes to avoid being victims to any type of scam, the reality is that it can happen. However, a timely and well-planned response can minimize damage and sometimes even prevent future fraudulent activity after a scam attempt does occur.  According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), you should respond to a scam attempt by following these steps: Alert your workforce Alert your employees that a scam has taken place and remind them o...

FFCRA for Small Business Owners

The FFCRA was expanded under the new stimulus package after originally ending in 2020. If you’re a small business owner, you may benefit from these credits.  Here’s what you need to know about the FFCRA updates:  Paid leave for COVID reasons has been extended through March 31, 2021.  The FFCRA paid leave is now optional. You can still receive tax credits on your 941 for any of those wages paid through the first quarter. This is a continuation of the same bank of hours. That means that employees have a total of 80 hours to use. For example, if...

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