Most Anticipated Shows of the Summer 150 150 PayReelUser

Most Anticipated Shows of the Summer

Summer! It’s a time for slowing down long enough to sip lemonade on the front porch or get lost in a book oceanside. And of course, long, scorching days and short evenings filled with thunderstorms mean we have also officially entered the season of hunkering down indoors to binge-watch our favorite TV shows. Here are…

Summer movies to make you feel like a kid again 6000 4000 PayReelUser

Summer movies to make you feel like a kid again

This summer movie theaters are sure to be packed with a new generation of viewers who will be introduced to some of our favorite childhood characters. However, kids’ movies aren’t just made for kids these days. Those of us who grew up with beloved characters such as Aladdin, Simba, and Agent Jay will also flock…

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A Dynamex Decision newsflash: It’s about to get real with Assembly Bill 5 6000 4000 Heidi McLean

A Dynamex Decision newsflash: It’s about to get real with Assembly Bill 5

If you’re paying attention to the world of independent contractors (ICs), you’re already familiar with the Dynamex Decision (which we covered here). So what makes the recent Assembly Bill 5 news flashy? It’s that this bill approves codifying the ruling. That means the decision is one step closer to being iron-clad law (along with all the…

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Immigration in the workplace: What you need to know to get it right 3916 2769 Alicia East

Immigration in the workplace: What you need to know to get it right

Immigration is one of the hottest topics in politics and much of the White House’s rhetoric on the subject (including the latest announcement) centers around employment. While employers may not make the policies, they do carry a great deal of responsibility in ensuring their employees are eligible to work in the United States.   Let’s…

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Here’s what 2019 holds for the ACA 5570 3714 Heidi McLean

Here’s what 2019 holds for the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making the news again as a coalition of the Trump administration and GOP-led states are appealing courts to take it down completely. What’s at stake? It depends on who you ask. Many believe that the ACA lands squarely in the land of government overreach. Additionally, the act has its share…

Cannabis, workplace impairment, and 5 questions to consider 3438 5157 Heidi McLean

Cannabis, workplace impairment, and 5 questions to consider

What used to be black and white, and is now suddenly gray all over? When marijuana use was simply illegal, employers could legally make employment decisions based on use alone. As states decriminalize the use of medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, and CBD oil, the conversation gets much more complicated. Nowhere is it more important to…

30 years and 5 lessons 800 430 Alicia East

30 years and 5 lessons

Everyone can see opportunities, but successful people act on them. With a 2-year-old, a newborn, and a home under construction, Heidi McLean had every reason not to fill the need she saw in her world. But instead of making excuses, she went for it—starting a business that connected the film crews she knew from her freelance news work…

No pressure, but you really need to fix your contractor payroll dysfunction 501 291 Heidi McLean

No pressure, but you really need to fix your contractor payroll dysfunction

I’m not saying you’re dysfunctional, but if you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you probably have some flaws in your contractor payroll systems. But don’t worry! This isn’t like family dysfunction that can only be handled with gobs of counseling and Netflix marathons. We’re talking about something that can actually be…

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How to Determine a Payroll Schedule for Your Company 500 333 Heidi McLean

How to Determine a Payroll Schedule for Your Company

Whether you’re starting a new company or you’re trying to develop a better strategy for your company’s payroll, there are a few things to keep in mind. This includes the state your business is presently in, the types of workers you have, and when you are able to push your workers’ paychecks through. Here are…

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What the new DOL proposal means for overtime 4978 3319 Heidi McLean

What the new DOL proposal means for overtime

Heads up: overtime exemptions are about to change. On March 7th, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations which will make more than a million more people eligible for overtime pay. The proposal raises the salary-level threshold  The proposal increases the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions. Workers earning less than $35,308 a year ($679…