From the desk of EBC HR & Payroll Solutions Inc.: here are your articles for Wednesday, February 03, 2021
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  • How to Create a Mission Statement for Your Company

    It's wonderful when you read a firm's mission statement and it defines the business so well that it feels like strategy. How do you do it? Click through to read the five steps to creating a mission statement that's not generic, stale and completely useless.

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  • Must-Have Items for an Employee Handbook

    Companies of all sizes need an employee handbook. Established policies help ensure smooth relationships with your staff. Click through for a discussion of employee handbook essentials.

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  • Noncompete Agreements: Should You Insist on One?

    A noncompete agreement can help minimize loss if a competitor tries to lure one of your employees away. But there are limits to how these work. Click through to become aware of all the implications before you ask your staff to sign one.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar: Including Virtual Events

    You'll always know where the fun's going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • How to Pick the Right 401(k) Provider

    You're ready to provide a company-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan -- for yourself and your employees. How do you choose a provider? Click through to learn how to select a service provider for the long haul.

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  • Don't Ask Job Candidates These Questions!

    You need to recruit good employees for your company, so during job interviews, you want to ask questions to find out all about the candidates. But if you ask the wrong questions, you could face a lawsuit. Click through for guidance on topics to avoid.

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  • Free Payroll or HR Library Services!

    Learn more how you can earn free payroll or HR Library services from ComputerSearch.


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  • IRS Updates Its Per Diem Rates

    Every year the IRS issues revised per diem rates for taxpayers, covering ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home. Click through for the recently published 2017-2018 rates.

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  • IRS Issues Small but Important Changes to ACA Forms

    The Affordable Care Act has certainly been front and center in the news during the past few months. And with little fanfare, the IRS has also made some changes to ACA forms. Click through to find out what these were, and how they may affect you.

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  • Should You Create a Formal PTO Policy?

    For happy staff and management, be sure to produce a formal time-off policy. You have lots of options, but get it down in writing. Click through to learn how these policies protect both your business and your employees.

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  • Which Benefits Do Employees Value the Most?

    In the battle to secure top talent, employee benefits have become a contender, a true rival to monetary compensation. But not all benefits are created equal. Click through to see which benefits employees treasure the most.

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  • To Give or Not to Give Unlimited Vacation

    The idea of unlimited vacation/PTO — and whether employers should give it — has been widely discussed and debated among benefits experts. Click through for insight into this popular but controversial perk.

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  • Make Your Next Open Enrollment Season the Best One Yet

    Before the next open enrollment season rolls around, you need to review the process and make the necessary enhancements to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Click through for ways to optimize your next open enrollment season.

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  • Top 5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

    Payroll errors can have a variety of ramifications, from justifiably irritated employees to severe penalties handed down by regulators. Click through for the most common payroll mistakes and how to avoid them.

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  • 4 Tips for Successful Absence Management

    Employee absences are a given in any work environment. But without effective management, they can spiral out of control, affecting the business's smooth operation. Click through for ways to minimize workplace absenteeism.

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  • Handling the Wages of a Deceased Employee

    The death of an employee is an unfortunate event -- but it's one that a company must be prepared to deal with should it occur. Click through for a primer on what to do with wages owed to a deceased employee.

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  • The 2018 Tax Wrap-Up

    This has been one of the biggest years for tax changes in recent memory. The IRS is still issuing guidance, with more expected. Click through for a summary of the most significant changes that may affect you as April 15 approaches.

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  • Reasons to Integrate Time and Labor With Payroll

    Employers must pay employees for the time they put in at work -- which makes the relationship between time-labor and payroll mutually inclusive and calls for a united solution. Click through to see why these functions should be integrated.

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  • 5 Common COBRA Mistakes -- and How to Prevent Them

    The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act contains extensive requirements for employers. Consequently, it's easy to fumble when administering COBRA benefits. Click through for five COBRA errors employers tend to make.

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  • New Standard Mileage Rates For 2019

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

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  • How Much of a Raise Should You Give?

    If you have good employees, how do you compensate them for their work? Click through for tips on how to give raises based on market averages while making sure your best people feel appreciated each and every payday.

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  • ComputerSearch now offering Full Cloud based Payroll and HR Solution

    July 1st, ComputerSearch began offering Evolution HCM.  A fully intergrated cloud based system for payroll, HR, benefits, and timekeeping.  "After a 2 year review of best of breed solutions, we've chosen the Evolution platform as our integrated HCM solution" stated John A Bruno, Jr. the company's President and CEO. "Evolution gives us the capabilities to continue to serve our clients as they grow.  They've been asking for an intergrated platform that provides HR capabilities and we listened." 

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  • Sexual Harassment in New York (NY)

    Sexual harassment involves unwelcome conduct that is used as the basis for employment decisions or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. All New York employers are covered New York’s anti-sexual harassment law. The following chart explains the law and its requirements in detail

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  • How to Reduce Rising Healthcare Costs

    Most employers offer group health insurance to attract and retain qualified workers. But if the benefit is costly, its purpose will be undermined. Click through for tips to reduce group healthcare costs.

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  • Some Thoughts on the Future of Employment

    Work no longer requires large numbers of workers: technological progress has made farms and factories more productive than ever. What does this mean on the employment front? Click through to see our future as workers.

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  • How to Communicate Benefits

    How easy is it to navigate your benefits enrollment process? Click through to get some good tips on helping your employees truly understand what's available to them.

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  • Install Internal Controls for Payroll—Today

    Fraud can affect any aspect of a company, and payroll is no exception. You need strong internal controls. Click through for a primer on creating strong internal controls for payroll, no matter what size your company is.

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  • Why Do Employees Quit?

    When valued staff members leave, your first reaction is that they've found a job that pays more. But there's a good chance you're wrong! Click through to discover why staff members really leave and what you can do about it.

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  • How to Communicate With Your Staff

    The quality of your senior management's internal communication says a lot about your company. Click through to see plenty of ways to continue to improve workplace communication.

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