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I have spoken up about the importance of time tracking and good record keeping. I came accross this from a reliable resource and wanted to post it. These are not my words, but I don't think I could say it better myself:

Timekeeping & Payroll Recordkeeping: Legal Compliance for 2017

It's never been more important for you to track employees' time correctly and keep accurate records of those hours and minutes. Why?

  1.  Employee wage-and-hour lawsuits have exploded nationwide, fueled by new rules and bad recordkeeping.
  2. While a higher salary threshold is still frozen in the courts, it could create millions of new overtime-eligible workers – and millions of new potential claims.
  3. Even if the new overtime rules are shelved, your employees' interest level in their status (exempt vs. nonexempt, employee vs. independent contractor) has been raised … expect even more inquires and lawsuits challenging your classification decisions.
  4. A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling gives you fresh incentive to keep immaculate time records (employees can now use "sampling" to justify timekeeping lawsuits).
  5. The outgoing Obama administration poured millions of additional DOL budget dollars into increased wage-and-hour enforcement, which means beefed-up workplace scrutiny. And there's no indication that the Trump administration will rescind these enforcement initiatives.
  6. The IRS got more money, too – and it hired 700 new enforcement agents who will mostly be tasked with payroll audits. Why? Because that's where the easy money is!

You Can’t Get Good Help Nowadays

You’ve heard this lament before. Perhaps even said it before.  I have often times had to recruit talent for my clients and have said it as well. It’s difficult to see other companies that have the best talent and accomplish great things in your industry. You probably asked yourself, how do they do it? It is...
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People Who Need People (or Businesses that Need Employees)

It may be your company and for all intents and purposes, you can direct it the way you want. However…… did you hire people to help your company succeed or just to listen to you? Ask yourself this, do you think you know more about each particular function, IT, administrative functions, bookkeeping, accounting, contract law, employment...
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