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

Workforce Management Systems - is it worth your time?

Workforce Management? What's that? Do I really need it? How does it fit for my business? Workforce Management is a fancy word for Time and Attendance, Timekeeping, or if you are from the old school – Punching the Time Clock! Whatever term you choose to use, managing your...
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Learning in business

Is learning at work more than just seminars and training sessions? YES
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People working longer to reach retirement goals

The other day I found myself wondering why so many workers are continuing to work well past the typical retirement age of 62-66. I thought most people would prefer to retire as soon as they could and not have to deal with the stress and struggle of going to the office every...
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Why you need automated work force management for salaried employees

Some employers with only salaried personnel often believe automated Workforce Management is only necessary for organizations with hourly employees. The object of this message is to discuss why this couldn’t be further from the truth.
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Are Cost-of-Living raises mandatory?

Some state minimum wage adjustments are tied to the consumer price index, but otherwise, cost-of-living raises are not required by state or federal law. You just need to make sure you’re paying any applicable state and municipal minimum wages. That said, if the cost of living...
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How Employee Engagement helps your Business Grow

We want employers to understand the importance of employee engagement.
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Avoid the top 3 payroll mistakes this year

Owning a business after being an employee can be very gratifying.  You are the captain of the ship and can chart your course without having to answer to anyone else.  When you get to the point where you need employees, however, it's indispensable to realize that being an...
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Short term employees and unemployment, what to do

If an employee only worked for you for a month, how do you ensure they don't get unemployment? 
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How to handle employee pay in bad weather.

Non-exempt employees need to be paid only for actual hours worked plus any reporting time pay that may be required by the state (this sometimes applies when employees show up for word but are sent home early). 
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Are depression and anxiety considered disabilities?

They can be, yes.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who: 
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payroll, timekeeping, workforce management, HR
Workforce Management? What's that? Do I really need it? How does it fit for my...
Payroll, Human resources
Is learning at work more than just seminars and training sessions? YES