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Flexible Work Schedules: The 4-Day Workweek

In a survey by Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group of 11,000 workers and 6,500 business leaders, the vast majority said that among the new developments most urgently affecting their businesses were employees’ expectations for flexible,...

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Salary History Bans Gain in Popularity

Staying abreast of all the HR changes taking place in different jurisdictions around the country can be daunting – particularly for companies with offices in multiple jurisdictions.  Every new state law, it seems, is in response to a social or political...

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Paid Family Leave Continues to Gain Traction

As a Professional Employer Organization (“PEO”), part of C2’s responsibility is to assist our clients with securing and administering benefits for their employees.  C2 assists with everything from shopping health insurance options to helping manage...

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Overcoming New-Hire Boredom at Work

Newly hired employees can become bored, disengaged and less productive if you do not take proactive steps to challenge them from the start. The first several weeks in a new job can often be spent completing forms, learning company practices, software...

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New California HR Developments for 2020

If you are an employee, California can be a great state in which to work.  The wages are higher than most states and California has some of the most employee-friendly HR laws and regulations.  Employer’s though often have a different opinion.  California’s...

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Employment-Related Taxes Differ Among the States

If you own a company and have employees that travel, live, and work in different states, have you ever wondered about their state employment-related taxes? For example, if you own a company in Virginia but two of your employees live in Florida, how will they be taxed?...

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Payroll Adjustments in a Leap Year

February typically has twenty-eight (28) days. However, in a Leap Year—such as 2020—February sprouts a 29th day. That extra day can be a logistical headache for employers, because it can trigger an extra pay period for employees.   Whether your company is...

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The Pros and Cons of 1099 Independent Contractors

If you need to hire some extra workers, adding a person who must be classified as an “employee” brings with it a set of obligations under state and federal labor and tax laws.  You generally must withhold from wages federal and state income tax, the employee’s share...

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Understanding Common OSHA Penalties

Some companies are all too familiar with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and the corresponding state safety agencies because they operate in industries where workplace safety issues are a key concern (e.g., construction,...

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The New IRS Form W-4

2020 has already brought  many changes to the HR landscape, one of them being an updated IRS Form W-4.  All newly hired employee must complete a Form W-4, which notifies the employer of how many withholding allowances to use when deducting federal income taxes from...

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New Maryland Law Restricts Use of Non-Competes

C2’s federal contracting clients often have employees working on contracts all around the country. One issue that frequently arises is how can clients effectively administer post-employment restrictive covenants (e.g., non-compete and non-solicitation...

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