Worker's Comp Alert!A new North Carolina law allows lawmakers to potentially incarcerate employers for failure to provide workers' compensation! State lawmakers' have approved HB 237 which requires the state Industrial Commission to capture all information from the North Carolina Rate Bureau, which records insurance information on employers. The Industrial Commission insures that employers have coverage and resolves workers' claims. The new bill allows non-compliant employers to be pursued and may even allow penalties for non-compliance to include incarceration.
The bill has been ...
A few years back Suzie Crage of Stanley Labs' Human Resources Department was working with a large corporate provider to handle Stanley's outsourced payroll management. The company was supposed to be great at what they did; they had a great reputation and had promised Crage the moon. And Stanley was paying top dollar for the services.
Then one afternoon Crage got a batch of bad paychecks.
"There's nothing worse than a mistake in a paycheck. You don't want an employee with an incorrect ...
Business owners may view performing day-to-day operations as simply a headache. The truth is that the time required to manage business operations may actually damage the viability of the business. Business management sometimes becomes an overwhelming task that can strangle the original vision of a company by consuming the time, energy and talent of the management and staff.
Focus on the basics should be the mission of all companies and employees. A focus on day-to-day business management sometimes pulls talented professionals away ...
At Christmas time in 2003 Frankie's Restaurant on Morehead Street had to close because of a fire in the kitchen. Everybody loved Frankie's and the loyal clientele of the mainstay hangout waited patiently, passing news by word of mouth until news came that Frankie's was seating again. Frankie's was a great place. The crowd was loyal.
But then in October of 2009 the Charlotte Observer ran a shocking headline that read very simply, "Frankie's Restaurant Closes Its Doors." Reporter Jen Aronoff said ...
Every decision counts…..and when it comes to running a business there are tons! An important payroll question is when and how to pay employees. Commonly employers will pay bi-weekly, meaning every two weeks or semi-monthly, which is different – employees are paid on predetermined dates two times every month. Let’s take a look at the differences.
When employees are paid on a bi-weekly system they receive 26 paychecks per year. On a semi-monthly system they receive 24; however, bi-weekly checks are smaller ...
Have you ever had trouble beginning a project simply because there were too many tasks to organize? Remember the old saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! Managing a business can certainly be overwhelming, especially the day-to-day operations.
Business owners and managers have a lot on their plates and sometimes the challenge of everyday business functions simply comes down to making sense of many small, but critical tasks. How can managers know every component of necessary business ...
We are rapidly approaching the end of 2nd Quarter 2012. The last day of processing for this quarter will be Friday, June 29, 2012. If you have any adjustments that need to be included in this quarter, please submit them to your Account Manager no later than 1:00pm on the 29th. Adjustments may include manual checks written by you, or any checks you may have voided.
For our Clients who have "APPLIED FOR" State and/or Unemployment ID numbers, please send them in ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brian Ebert has joined DirectPay Payroll Services as Sales Manager.
Brian Ebert Joins DirectPay Payroll in Charlotte NCEbert, a native of Bethlehem, Pa., is a specialist in online payroll services. He has worked with DirectPay’s software for seven years and brings more than 10 years of experience in payroll systems to the position.
“I’m so excited to be working with a local company that focuses on customer service,” said Ebert, who has lived in the Charlotte area for 18 years. ...
How important is it that a small business owner stays informed?
Information is absolutely critical to small business owners and managers. The problem is, it changes daily, even hourly at times.
Keeping up with the latest rules, regulations and appropriate procedures for operating a small business can make the difference between successful entrepreneurs or just great ideas that never get to grow.
Some of the most important, ever-changing and critical aspects of business operations are payroll, taxes and HR policy compliance. Staying on top ...