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Three Ways to Engage and Empower Remote Employees

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager Raise your hand if you’ve worked remotely in recent months. For many businesses, that’s most if not all employees. The world was already becoming more work-from-anywhere friendly from a technology standpoint, and with the pandemic, many companies are encouraging workers to do their jobs from the safety of their […]

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What Every Employer Needs to Know About Paying a Deceased Employee

By Jeffrey Rothholz Senior Compliance Officer It’s never an easy situation when an employee passes away, especially unexpectedly, but companies that have a plan in place can make the process a bit easier for those left behind while ensuring that they meet their legal obligations.  Coordination among various departments and government agencies is key to ensuring […]

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Greenshades Year-End Showcase: What, Where, and Why You Should Attend

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager Greenshades Year-End Showcase is on October 21, 2020. It sounds like a big event, perhaps something you might not want to miss. And it is! But what exactly IS it? Year-End Showcase: The “What” Greenshades Year-End Showcase is an all-day virtual event. It’s free to attend, so anyone can […]

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Employee and Income Verification, Now at Your Fingertips

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager If you’re an employer, you’ve probably been asked at some point to verify a worker’s employment status or income. In fact, you’ve probably dealt with this sort of request more than once. If one of your employees applies for a mortgage, car loan, or government assistance, they must provide […]

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Updated FFCRA Regulations Now in Effect

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager On September 11, the Department of Labor issued some revised regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). You may recall that the FFCRA mandates that employers with fewer than 500 employees offer paid sick leave and expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to employees affected […]

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Four Things to Look for in an HR and Payroll Software Provider

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager Let’s do a little word association. What comes to mind when you see the following terms? Payroll. Taxation. Employee retention credit. Compliance. Form 941. If this list is confusing, or worse, makes you want to curl up into a ball, you’re not alone. Thanks to COVID-19, the payroll landscape […]

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To Defer or Not to Defer

By Laura Detsch Compliance Officer On August 8, 2020, the President signed a memorandum with the subject line of: Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.  This memorandum’s intent was to provide temporary relief to support working Americans during these challenging times.  During the period of September 1, 2020, through December […]

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941 and the W-2

By Laura Detsch Compliance Officer For payroll folks out there, we know that employees like to get those W-2s on January 1st, even though they technically can’t file their individual returns yet. If we pause to do a reconciliation first, it may save some work and confusion ahead for both you and your employees.    Many of you are familiar with the IRS Form […]

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Onboarding in the time of COVID-19

By Erica Kasper Content Marketing Manager I started a new job this week: Content Marketing Manager at Greenshades Software. Usually, the first day of a new job is spent touring the building, meeting the other employees, and filling out paperwork. For me, the first day began when I was greeted at the office door by […]

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