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5 Workplace Safety Tips

Workplace safety is one of the most important things your business can focus on, but it’s something a lot of employees aren’t aware of. We get it -- there’s so much else going on every single day that it can be tough to get employees to rally around workplace safety.  But you could save your company time, money, and even lives by having a workplace safety plan in place.  According to OSHA, the following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards in fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018):  Fall protection, construction Haza...

HR Tips for 2020

New year, new decade, new chance to make sure you’re taking care of your employees. Follow these HR tips for 2020 in order to start the year off on the right foot.  1. Be flexible. If you don’t already have flexible policies in place, such as remote working policies and flexible hours, 2020 is the time to adopt them. Plenty of companies are adopting work from home policies and allowing employees to take off as often as needed or work around their schedules. Be flexible and open to giving your employees what they’re looking for (it’ll even help keep them around long...

Tips for Time Management in Your Business

According to Inc Magazine, small business owners waste 21.8 hours each week. Do you have a strategic plan in place to ensure you’re managing your time (and your employees’ time) as efficiently as possible? Take a look at these time management tips for businesses and discover areas where you can improve. Even focusing on improving on one or two of these at first can save you plenty of hours a week.  Track your employees’ time Do you know how long it takes your employees to complete any given project? By tracking how long different projects take as well as how...

Reducing Employee Turnover: Tips for Hiring the Right People

Hiring the wrong people is one of the top 5 most common and most expensive HR mistakes that we see companies make. In fact, employee turnover can cost you 200% - 300% of the cost of one salary alone. That means if you’ve hired a few of the wrong people, it’s costing you a lot.  So how do you ensure you’re hiring the right people for your organization? Here are a few things to focus on: Up your searching, training, and retaining efforts.  This will take some time and money upfront, but will pay off later when your team is strong and you’re able to retain the righ...

I-9 Audits Are On The Rise: Be Prepared

Audits of I-9 records quadrupled in 2018 over the prior year. That means nearly 6,000 employers were audited, which led to several dozen civil and criminal convictions. The agency involved — Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) — "is carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers," it stated upon releasing audit statistics. To accommodate the increase, HSI is beefing up its army of auditors.   "Most employers don't intentionally falsify I-9 forms or knowingly accept falsified ones from employees. They si...

New Year HR Checklist

It's a New Year! Time for a fresh start and a great opportunity to get organized and stay compliant. We know that running a compliant business requires a lot of organization. Whether you are part of a big team or handling HR for a small business, it's nice to get a little help. And, if you’ve already fallen behind a bit, don’t worry, this checklist can help you catch up.  Click Here to Download the Checklist

CertiPay on The Business Observer's Top 500

What are the largest companies on the Gulf Coast? Who are the fastest growing? The Business Observer's Top 500 edition features stories of the region's largest companies. Learn more about CertiPay in the 2018 edition.

E-Verify Update

The news is buzzing with E-Verify information. With so much focus in Washington on stemming illegal immigration and the erosion of job opportunities for U.S. citizens, chances appear better than ever that the E-Verify system will become mandatory. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes funds to upgrade the system so that it can handle greater capacity, that is if Congress authorizes requiring businesses to use it. Background: E-Verify is currently a voluntary federally administered electronic system designed to help employers verify the work eligibility and citizenship status of jo...

CertiPay mentioned in Florida Trend's Exclusive List

CertiPay is proud to be mentioned on Florida Trend's exclusive list of the state's largest privately-held companies for 8 years in a row. Thank you for your continued support. Here we grow again! #FloridaPayroll #HumanResources #HCM #FloridaTrend

Implementing a Drug Testing Policy in the Workplace

There are no laws that require you to keep drug-abusing employees on your payroll. However, numerous restrictions, primarily state laws, dictate what you can and can't do. As with other sensitive personnel issues, it's important to develop a policy, communicate it clearly and enforce it consistently. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bans discrimination against employees who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse but are sober and in rehabilitation programs. In addition, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration frowns on post-incident mandatory drug tests. An example wou...

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