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3 Legal Risks Construction Companies Take Each Pay Period

Messer Construction is a regional general contractor and commercial construction manager in several Midwest and Mid-Southern states. As a government construction contractor, Messer was constantly tied to three requirements that dragged down its productivity and put the business in legal and financial risk. Each pay period put them in a situation that could result in fines, legal fees, and employee …

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You Don’t Need to Fill Out Certified Payroll Reports Anymore

For construction companies, contracting on government projects provides a stable job with guaranteed money. But there’s a cost, too. Government-funded projects with a contract value over $2000 require contractors to submit certified payroll reports. These reports are designed to show that you’re paying your employees the appropriate prevailing wage and fringe rates for their specific job. It’s a well-intentioned measure …

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[Video] 3 Construction Payroll Problems Your Prospects Haven’t Solved

Construction contractors offer terrific opportunities for HCM sales reps, because they face unique time-and-attendance problems that most companies in the industry haven’t solved—but desperately need to. Every time they issue a paycheck, they’re taking certain risks that could result in government audits, fines, employee disputes, or public lawsuits. Fortunately, we can give you insight into their pains that gives you …

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Put Complex Union Pay Rules Behind You for Good

Union-based construction and manufacturing companies don’t have it easy when it comes to writing paychecks. Union rules have a major impact how timekeeping and payroll are processed. Complex calculations need to be applied to each employee, making it particularly challenging to manage time and payroll records accurately. As regulations place an increasing emphasis on complying with union contracts and bargaining …

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How to Recover 300 Hours of Grant Management Per Year

If you’re like most nonprofits, you spend an extra 8 to 12 hours each pay period calculating grant allocation for your funding reports. It’s intense work that requires sifting through complex (and error-prone) spreadsheets, pulling out the right data, and making sense of it for the report. It also means you’ve spent as much as 30% of your week using …

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How the New Overtime Law Will Impact Your Organization’s Culture

With the recent injunction, the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule changes have been stopped—at least, for the moment. Many experts believe it’s a temporary pause and the law will eventually be implemented with modifications. Since the law was supposed to take effect in December, many companies and nonprofits made changes in their organization to reclassify salaried employees who were making …

How One HCM Company Made Grant Allocation Easy for Nonprofits

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a non-profit corporation in Washington, D.C., that helps local organizations build affordable homes in rural America. The HAC staff works on multiple grant-funded project assignments throughout a pay cycle. For billing purposes and to improve visibility into their various projects, the payroll team had to allocate the salaried employees’ earnings in proportion to the …

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HR Article Roundup: October 4, 2016

The upcoming overtime rule changes will have a significant impact on small businesses, but nonprofit organizations will likely feel the repercussions most intensely. These are a few of the top HR articles we’ve assembled from the last month that address the challenges facing nonprofits as they prepare for the changes in the HR and payroll landscape. Take a look at …