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Plenty of companies save themselves the payroll-processing headache by outsourcing the function. But if you're unlucky enough to pick a dishonest payroll service bureau, you could get hit with a major tax headache. In a recent case, the IRS didn't show much sympathy to a client company whose payroll taxes were embezzled by the owner of a payroll service bureau; it fined the client for failing to deposit those taxes, which, of course, weren't deposited because they had been stolen.

Terminating an employee is probably the hardest thing an HR professional has to do—and the most legally dangerous. To handle terminations well, you need to keep calm, communicate your message without escalating the tension and stick to a plan. Here’s a 10-step course of action ...

Sheila Smith, a former transport aide in the emergency room at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, filed an EEOC lawsuit alleging she suffered discrimination and retaliation because she is black. The court found that while the comments made about her  were “abhorrent,” they were made by co-workers, not supervisors, and did not rise to the level of creating a hostile work environment ...
Q. During our slow season, we would like to require employees to work just four days per week in order save on labor costs. Can we require exempt employees to participate? ...
Even if you diligently prepare everyone in advance for a team meeting, it can be difficult keeping the discussion on track.
As much as you dislike preparing your taxes to beat the April 15 deadline, consider it a springboard to conquer other dreaded tasks.
Most of the time, micromanagers crush morale. They create needless bureaucracy, meddle constantly and stoke resentment.
Q. We usually don’t allow our employees to read or comment on their annual evaluations. Instead, we perform a performance review one-on-one and have them sign an acknowledgment that they have discussed their performance. Do we need to provide them with a copy of the evaluation? ...
Q. If an employee is out sick but has already used up her sick leave hours, can we legally subtract from her vacation time instead? ...
Q. We recently terminated an employee for inappropriate workplace behavior. About two weeks after his last day of work, I received a letter from him requesting a copy of his personnel file. He did not state why he wanted it (although I can guess), and I’d rather not give him possible ammunition to use against the company in a lawsuit. Are we required to provide terminated employees access to or copies of their personnel files? ...
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