Labor Laws Coming Your Way

March 4, 2020 | 587 views

Labor Laws Coming Your Way
Labor Laws Coming Your Way

Wage and labor laws can be so confusing. Here you are, trying to provide exceptional service and products, and you are required to specialize in HR law too. Sometimes, there is great value in having other specialists manage these things for you. But even if you have an HR manager or PEO to accommodate changes, you must have an operational understanding of how trends in wage and labor law could impact your business.

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3 Reasons to Monitor Employee Review Sites

February 26, 2020 | 700 views

3 Reasons to Monitor Employee Review Sites
3 Reasons to Monitor Employee Review Sites

Social media allows us all kinds of insights as we make decisions. We read product reviews and try to vet inaccuracies or reviewers who were complaining about the shipper, not the product. We look for commonalities in reviews to establish some consistency in problems or praises. This is repeated for many decisions regularly: hotels, restaurants, doctors, professors.

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4 Tips for Accommodating Paternity Leave

February 19, 2020 | 853 views

4 Tips for Accommodating Paternity Leave
4 Tips for Accommodating Paternity Leave

It’s no secret that the United States is far behind dozens of western countries in offering paid paternity leave. Currently, a handful of states mandate paid leave for fathers of newborns or newly adopted children. This can be tough on businesses to provide. Under 20% of companies offer the benefit voluntarily, and the cost and uncertainty are daunting for small companies.

Where paid paternity leave is not required, many companies do offer time for new dads to kick off this new phase in life at home with their child. Unfortunately, for most, it is still unpaid. No matter how your state and company approach this more common benefit, scheduling leave and accommodating employees’ needs comes with some common-sense planning.

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A Staffing Plan Overview for Your Medical Clinic

February 12, 2020 | 776 views

A Staffing Plan Overview for Your Medical Clinic
A Staffing Plan Overview for Your Medical Clinic

Calculating full-time employees and efficiencies for a staffing plan is a science. Each productive (and non-productive) hour gets counted into formulas to determine the best staffing allocations for your clinic, your staff, and your patients. The nitty-gritty of man hours and staff levels are critically important, of course, but a high-level overview must come first. By collecting data on these areas, the final staffing plan will accurately reflect your clinic’s overarching plan which must come first.

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Choosing a Tax Preparer for Your SMB

February 5, 2020 | 645 views

Choosing a Tax Preparer for Your SMB
Choosing a Tax Preparer for Your SMB

Are you new to business tax preparation or unhappy with your most recent tax preparer? You are not alone. Businesses change tax preparers for various reasons, but the clock is ticking to complete last year’s tax filing, so choose a CPA or preparer wisely.

Changing CPA’s will mean some readjustment if you’re thinking about a change or need a new person to handle your taxes. Don’t take this lightly. Nearly everyone has a nightmare story about missed deductions, poor communication, or painful audits.

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Why We Hired Esports Talent at Our Corporate Office

January 29, 2020 | 584 views

Why We Hired Esports Talent at Our Corporate Office
Why We Hired Esports Talent at Our Corporate Office

No, we’re not expanding horizontally into gaming here at ScheduleBase. Nor are we hiring a fluffy position to entertain our employees in the break room. And we don’t currently plan to sponsor an Esports team. However, we have found that Esports aficionados have some excellent skills for the workplace.

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Women Feel Cold and Don’t Perform as Well. Heat Things Up.

January 22, 2020 | 1,232 views

Women Feel Cold and Don’t Perform as Well. Heat Things Up.
Women Feel Cold and Don’t Perform as Well. Heat Things Up.

I admit it. I’m the guy whose car requires that everyone wear an extra layer because I crank up the air conditioner. It’s downright Arctic in there 12 months out of the year. Anyone who travels with me often knows to wear layers. And I’ve learned to keep a blanket in the back for the poor wimps who are shivering when it’s 70 degrees inside the car. This causes all sorts of conversations about temperature preferences, but everyone is different.

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It’s Time to Quit. Go Ahead. Do it.

January 15, 2020 | 636 views

It’s Time to Quit. Go Ahead. Do it.
It’s Time to Quit. Go Ahead. Do it.

It’s a new year with promises of prosperity and good things. The annual bucket list is ready to be implemented, and the old year is gone, done, in the books. Was it good? Will this year be better? What are your plans to make the new year a win?

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Encourage Healthy Employees with Wellness Incentives

January 8, 2020 | 613 views

Encourage Healthy Employees with Wellness Incentives
Encourage Healthy Employees with Wellness Incentives

We all want to be healthy, and we want our employees healthy, too. A company wellness program is designed to encourage employees to adopt healthy behaviors and then maintain them. To achieve this within your organization, it is helpful to use small incentives combined with interactive programs to engage employees in ways that get them on the road to sustained health.

All aspects of health can be promoted as part of your wellness program. After all, it is not just body mass index or advanced yoga poses that prove a person’s health status. Health check-ups and food choices matter, too.

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Schedule Your Year-End 2019 CPA Meeting Now

December 26, 2019 | 724 views

Schedule Your Year-End 2019 CPA Meeting Now
Schedule Your Year-End 2019 CPA Meeting Now

The end of the year is upon us. If you have not done so yet, schedule a meeting ASAP with your tax professional. This is the time when businesses of all sizes need to do two critical things: (1) determine if any last-minute tax treatments can be applied to minimize tax liability, and (2) based upon your budget for next year, determine how best to treat business income and deductions going forward.

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