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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (S.B. 1080) on March 19, 2020, clarifying that a worker does not need to be terminated to be eligible for unemployment benefits if:   Their employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID–19, preventing employees from coming to work;   They are quarantined due to COVID-19 with expectations of returning to work after the

March 30th, 2020|

Wellness Focus

Working from home creates new challenges and temptations that may have otherwise been avoided when you were spending most of your days at the office and commuting to and from work. Take this newly found working from home situation and convert it into an opportunity to maintain or improve your

March 27th, 2020|

Payroll Network’s CEO Update on COVID-19 Contingency Plan

Dear Valued Clients, I write with an update on Payroll Network’s contingency plan regarding the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Our highest priorities right now are ensuring the health and well-being of our employees and making certain we continue servicing your business seamlessly. Superior service is our hallmark. Because of our

March 19th, 2020|

Work From Home Tips For Newbies 

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, many companies are temporarily requiring employees to work from home (WFH). For those who aren’t accustomed to WFH, here are a few common sense tips:   Source the Right Tools & Equipment. Make sure you have the right equipment and tools to be successful virtually. Lean on your organization’s technical support team

March 19th, 2020|

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 RESOURCES In response to growing concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we’d like to share several resources. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. We recommend visiting the CDC’s Coronavirus Home Page to learn about prevention and treatment, handwashing and

March 11th, 2020|

Fair Labor Standards Act Requirements

Employee or Independent Contractor? Paying employees correctly is critical and has a big financial impact when it’s not done correctly. The U.S. Department of Labor collected a record $322 million in back wages in FY’2019. That brings the total to more than $1.4 billion recovered in the last five years!

March 10th, 2020|

Creating a Culture of Appreciation

How frequently do you show employees appreciation? Daily, occasionally, during a performance review? Don’t wait for a special occasion. Thank Employees Every Day Set a good example. Thanking your employees regularly creates a positive and welcoming environment. A simple thank you after a long day reminds employees that they are

February 14th, 2020|

Form I-9 Update

On January 31, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9. Although the form is dated 10/21/2019, this is the form you should be using. USCIS is allowing employers a three-month grace period during which the old form (dated 7/17/2017) may be used. By May 1,

February 14th, 2020|

LGBTQ+ Awareness, Workplace Violence & MD Law Update

As a certified HR Advisor, I attend and speak at many industry events. Here are some key takeaways from the Chesapeake Human Resources Association Conference: Workplace Violence. How would you handle it? Do you have a policy? Know the warning signs? What do you look for when interviewing job candidates?

January 6th, 2020|

Culture Club, Social Responsibility & High Times

Quite the combo of trending topics! Attending conferences is a great way to network and see what’s trending. As a certified HR advisor, I attend events all the time. Here are some key takeaways from the Carroll County SHRM Conference: Shaping Corporate Culture. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, dinner.”

December 20th, 2019|

Compliance Update – Anti-harassment Training

Did you know that one in five workers in the U.S. are now required to receive anti-harassment training? Aside from the training mandates, it’s simply a best practice to proactively train your workforce and review training policies to help protect your business. Update Your Training. According to Harvard Business Review,

December 16th, 2019|

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective Jan 1, 2020

The Department of Labor has announced the new minimum salary for certain exempt white-collar employees. The final rule is very close to the proposed rule we reported on in March. The new minimums will take effect January 1, 2020. Exempt Executive, Administrative, Professional and Computer Employees (EAP) Salaried exempt EAP

December 16th, 2019|

Payroll Network Announces New Leadership Team and Celebrates Client Growth

Payroll Network Announces New Leadership Team and Celebrates Client Growth The Building People Makes Inc.’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America ROCKVILLE, MD (November 26, 2019) -- PRNewswire – Payroll Network, a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) SaaS and consulting services, today announced a new leadership team

November 26th, 2019|

Sending Out an S.O.S.

Hiring is hard. Onboarding, coaching and retaining talent, is even harder. Many organizations are sending out an S.O.S. for help sourcing and retaining excellent talent. Employee turnover is expensive. According to SHRM, it costs 1.5 times a person’s salary to lose them. Set Expectations Early & Often Your most important

November 20th, 2019|
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Paul Stilp, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

I have been most pleased with the personal touch and the local knowledge within Payroll Network. Our organization has seen far fewer payroll issues since switching to Payroll Network from a large, national provider and whenever we do have issues, they are quickly resolved.

Martha Van Dale, CPA, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

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