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  Reducing Cost If you own, run or manage a small business, reducing cost is a critical function. So what is some “low hanging fruit” that can help in reducing cost? Many expenses, which are usually the greatest, relate to employees and payroll. Quite often, a close review will reveal wasted resources. We’ll never recommend… Read more »

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  Photo via Pixabay by Nastya_Gepp Making significant lifestyle changes may seem like a bold move, and if you’re averse to change, it may not sound like something you even want to get into. However, when you’re a busy professional, sometimes you have to find ways to boost your mental and physical health in order… Read more »

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  Today, WorkSource, a female owned staffing provider, presents an article covering a few tips geared towards helping women to advance their careers. Read on! When you are thinking of taking the next step in your career — whether you’re going after a promotion, starting a new business, or changing professions entirely — there is… Read more »

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Strong safety is good business. Successful prevention of fall injuries and fatalities requires the ongoing effort of regulators, industry leaders, labor unions, employers and employees.  Enhancing the work environment, and improving work safety culture through continuous education is vital. Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in… Read more »

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  As a staffing agency, we function in part as a temp service. As a result, we need to know, and want others to know, the differences between “seasonal workers” and “seasonal employees”. Today, we tackle that topic. A “seasonal employee” is defined as an “employee hired into a position for which the customary annual… Read more »

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As everyone knows, immigration is a hotbed topic these days. It’s not just a news topic, the government is cracking down on employers. From January to July 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) ran a two-phase, nationwide operation in which NOI I-9 audit notices were served to more than 5,200… Read more »

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      FICA Taxes?  Fully understanding the US tax code is like fully understanding quantum physics; nobody, even lifetime IRS employees, understand it all. Millions of employees have money taken out of their check each week, and while most know “it’s for taxes”,  great numbers have little real understanding of what the FICA, FUTA,… Read more »

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  Over the last couple of years, there’s been a lot of buzz going around about employee eligibility as it relates to overtime pay, minimum wage, and employee vs. independent contractor status. Hopefully we can shed some light on the subject. In 2016 employers anxiously watched as the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a rule… Read more »