5 Leadership Styles Good Bosses Avoid Like the Plague

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By Abby Wolfe – theMuse It’s not crazy to think that you’ll become a leader in some capacity within your lifetime, whether a middle manager, senior director, or even a CEO. This advance is likely to be accompanied by the following: a bump in salary, a title change, and most importantly, increased responsibility. People often… read more

401k Contribution Limits for 2018 Increase: 3 Things Finance Leaders Should Know

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By Jennifer S Kiesewetter Esq SPARK-ADP The 401k contribution limits for 2018 have increased from 18,000 to 18,500, which is the first cost of living adjustment to deferrals since 2015. On October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced 401k contribution limits for 2018, increasing them for cost of living adjustments from 18,000 to… read more

Drowning in a Sea of Technology Changes? Tips to Help You Reach the Surface

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By Beth Archie SPARK-ADP It’s no secret that technology has forever changed the way we work and interact. From increased efficiency and productivity to enhanced collaboration, most of the changes have been for the better. Despite the undeniable benefits, the rapid rate of these changes can make it hard to keep up — constant advancements… read more

Do Your Employees Resist Change? Here’s Why That’s a Good Sign

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By Beth Archie – SPARK-ADP If you’ve ever introduced a significant change that did not achieve the desired result, you’re not alone. According to Deloitte, 60 to 70 percent of all large-scale change efforts fail. So, what’s the driving force behind this staggering failure rate for culture change in the workplace? In most cases, it’s… read more

‘Do I Have to Pay Employees for Training?’ and Other FAQs

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By run-ADP Effective employee training is critical to maintaining a safe and productive workplace and complying with certain federal and state laws. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about employee training, including what training is required and whether employees must be paid during training. Q: What training am I required to give employees?… read more

Acquisitions: I-9 Forms, Vacation Time, & other HR Issues

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By run-ADP When a company acquires another company, it’s important to consider various compliance requirements and HR responsibilities. Here is an overview of some compliance issues to consider during and after an acquisition. I-9 Forms: Background: Under federal law, an I-9 Form must be completed to verify that each new hire is authorized to work… read more

Mid-Year Compliance Checkpoint: Minimum Wage, Sick Leave & Pay Equity

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By run-ADP States and local jurisdictions enact laws impacting how employers hire, pay, and manage their employees. In January, we identified several employment trends to watch in 2018. Now is a good time to reflect on these trends and to assess whether evolving rules will impact your business. Below we address recent developments in three… read more

Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

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By run-ADP Workers’ compensation insurance helps protect employers when employees suffer a work-related injury or illness, facilitating prompt medical attention, wage-replacement, and other benefits while employees recover. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about workers’ compensation. Q: Are employers required to have workers’ compensation insurance? A: Most states require employers to have workers’… read more

New to HR? This Checklist Can Help

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By run-ADP Managing HR responsibilities isn’t always easy, but it can be especially daunting if you’re new to the role. To help, we created a checklist of some key HR responsibilities. Hiring: HR’s Role: Develop policies and practices that result in quality hiring decisions and comply with federal, state, and local laws. Ask yourself: Does… read more