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Not only do we provide Payroll Services and HR Technology, but we also assist our clients through our educational payroll blogs! Covering everything business-related, from new legislature to company culture, we aim to teach on all aspects of owning a business. Long story short — our goal is to provide every business with the tools to help increase smiles and decrease stress.

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Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act Explained

Coming on the heels of MLK Day, it seems only appropriate that we discuss Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which became effective January 1st of this year. In case you missed the news, here is a brief history and recap of the new equal pay act. History of Equal Pay If you are … Read more
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A Busy Week: MLK, Inauguration, and the 2020 W-2

The United States has a lot going on this week.  For starters, we inaugurated our 46th president into office.  In addition, we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to society.  MLK Day became a fixture in American federal holidays after Ronald Regan made it official in 1983.  Furthermore, King was responsible for many of the … Read more
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How to Write an Employee Review During Unusual Times

Is it really that time of year again?  No, I’m not talking about W-2 season, although hopefully you’re in the process of verifying employee addresses.  Rather, I’m referring to the time of year many of us conduct—or are on the receiving end—of employee reviews.  Most years it feels like we’ve arrived at the right place … Read more
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6 Simple Suggestions for How to Set Up a Home Office

Working from home has been a pretty big adjustment for me.  I’ve worked in every office setting from banks to classrooms, and then in my car as an outside sales rep, which is basically an office flipped inside-out.  While you’d think I’d be flexible, considering all the environments I’ve worked in, I feel the opposite.  … Read more
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Updated Stimulus Bill Promises Good Things for Small Businesses

Many individuals are familiar with the ongoing tug-of-war over the proposed stimulus package, and are reluctant spectators in the arena.  In fact, the $900 billion stimulus bill has caused quite a stir, with the sides disagreeing over how much is enough for individual payments.  On the other hand, there are certain improvements to the original … Read more
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Hindsight is 2020: New Year Goal Setting for Businesses

“Hindsight is 2020” has a new meaning, ever since our nation and world experienced seemingly unending blows over the course of the past 365 days.  The tragic end for a basketball great and his young daughter, devastating tornadoes, horrific wildfires, a worldwide pandemic, widespread police brutality and corruption, a controversial election, a Christmas Day bombing.  … Read more
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Update: 2021 Minimum Wage by State

Minimum wage is an important aspect of U.S. labor laws.  After all, it is our country’s best effort to create a fair workplace, where wages are concerned.  Therefore, minimum wage evaluations and updates will likely be a permanent occurrence.  Here is what you need to know about the minimum wage, as well as the published … Read more
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Next Phase of Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act

During a pandemic, employees may be acutely aware of the need for time off.  More specifically, they are needing paid time off to care for themselves or family members afflicted by illness.  With this in mind, the state of Colorado is working hard to take care of its workers.  Hence, the state rolled out the … Read more
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Employee Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever

Since the coronavirus outbreak, I’ve logged more miles in my running shoes than did even in my collegiate track career.  No, I’m not trying to reinvent myself as an elite runner, rather, I’m afraid of what I’ll become if I don’t burn off some of this pent-up steam.  Each mile run feels like I’ve shed … Read more
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How New Quarantine Guidelines Affect Businesses

When COVID-19 first invaded our lives at the beginning of 2020, the world began experiencing unprecedented quarantines and stay-at-home orders.  Now, as we are getting into sick season, we are seeing the COVID numbers on the rise once again.  While many expected this would be the case, we still don’t know to what degree we … Read more