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    Topic: Time Attendance

    DOL Issues Guidance for Continuing Education Compensation Requirements
    By Drew Gieseke on November 23, 2020 | 4 min read time

    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently released clarifications regarding continuing education compensability requirements. What...

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    How to Audit and Update Your Existing PTO Policy
    By Drew Gieseke on August 17, 2020 | 4 min read time

    PTO policies require regular review for companies to remain competitive, compliant, and financially solvent. Whether completely reworking your...

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    Are Employers Required to Provide Time Off for Employees to Vote?
    By Drew Gieseke on August 3, 2020 | 3 min read time

    Unlike many other countries, the United States doesn’t have a national voting holiday. And because American elections take place during the week, ...

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    What is a Gig Worker and Why Do Employers Hire Them?
    By Courtney Cox on April 22, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Gig Worker Defined A gig worker is a type of employee who has been contracted temporarily in order to perform an agreed upon task. Gig workers can...

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    Employee Leave: Setting Your PTO Policy
    By Travis Frady on March 12, 2020 | 11 min read time

        With so many PTO policies and types of employee leave available, picking the right paid time off policy for your business is more...

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    Types of Employee Leave
    By Ellen Rex on February 24, 2020 | 6 min read time

      There are many different types of employee leave a company can offer their employees, including both paid and unpaid leave. There is,...

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    Exempt vs non-exempt: what's the difference between exempt & non-exempt?
    By Courtney Cox on November 19, 2019 | 4 min read time

      FLSA overtime laws FLSA overtime laws in the United States require employers to pay non-exempt employees at least 1.5 times regular wages for...

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    Feds increase overtime threshold for 2020
    By Emily Kubis on September 24, 2019 | 2 min read time

    What HR needs to know about the new DOL overtime rule The Department of Labor has released a final rule increasing the wage threshold for...

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    Five features to look for in a time and attendance system for small business
    By Alex Tolbert on November 16, 2018 | 3 min read time

    Time & Attendance software features for small business If you have hourly employees, you know how important it is to keep an accurate and...

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    Wage and hour changes under the Trump administration
    By Gretchen Smitson on November 15, 2018 | 2 min read time

    Regulatory agendas promise change Ever since the Trump administration released its first regulatory agenda in 2016, there have been promises in...

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