Columbia EDP Blog

Welcome to the Columbia EDP Blog where we discuss various topics concerning our clients in the areas of payroll, tax, and HR management.

How can I speed up payroll?

Is payroll a hassle? Integrating payroll and employee timekeeping makes payroll a whole lot easier. It also makes life easier for your employees, managers, and HR team.
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If an employee comes to work sick, can we legally send them home?

 
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Multi State minimum wage

What do you do when you have locations in several states?  Which minimum wage do you go by?  The answer is simple.  Employees should be paid the minimum wage for the state in which they work, whether this is a satellite office or their own home.  Beyond that, it is important...
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How do you increase employee retention?

Employee retention is one of the most difficult and expensive challenges faced by business owners, managers, and HR departments. Fortunately, the keys to retention are simple and straightforward, though certainly easier said than done. The following three practices are...
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Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee?

Yes, it is completely permissible for non-exempt employees to manage other non-exempt employees. In fact, employers are under no obligation to classify employees as exempt, even if they meet the criteria under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employers may have an entire...
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Addressing tardiness, what is the best way?

Addressing tardiness can be challenging, especially when the previous HR Director never enforced the policy.    
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Investigating harassment claims made by former employees

Recently an employee quit and made several allegations about the general manager, including an instance of sexual harassment.  How do you respond to these since the employee no longer works there? 
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Proper documentation about a disability under the ADA

Who is considered an appropriate health care professional for getting documentation about a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? 
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Opening a location in another state?  Pay attention to differences in workplace laws.

Businesses with employees in one state have plenty of regulations to deal with. When you open a location in another state, it’s even more involved.
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When can an Employee use FMLA?

To take FMLA leave, an employee must work for a covered employer, be an eligible employee, and be using the leave for a covered reason. An employer is a covered employer if they have 50 or more employees. An employee is an eligible employee if they have worked for the...
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