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The Times They Are A-Changin’

The year 1969 was quite eventful. But one of the most important events of 1969, at least as far as we're concerned: on April 1, 1969, Acroprint Time Recorder Company was founded. And that's no April Fool's Day joke! We've witnessed a lot of changes in workforce management over the past 50 years — read this article to find out how we've been keeping up with the times, and what we see coming next.

By |2019-05-17T10:29:06-04:00April 8th, 2019|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on The Times They Are A-Changin’

ProPunch101

Recently, we introduced Acroprint’s newest time tracking solution, ProPunch. This innovative system is a bit different from our previous software solutions. It offers some interesting (and cool!) features that you might not be used to in traditional time-tracking software. So how about if we take a few minutes to get to know ProPunch a bit better?

By |2019-03-18T11:10:27-04:00March 18th, 2019|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on ProPunch101

Wage and Hour Outlook 2019

Once again, it's time for our annual predictions of what to expect in wage and hour law in the new year. Read this article to find out more about the issues that will likely be top of mind for managers who want to help their organizations better manage their workforce and avoid legal liabilities in 2019.

By |2019-01-24T13:17:09-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Wage and Hour Outlook 2019

Outsourcing Payroll Processing: Should You, or Shouldn’t You?

According to a survey by the American Payroll Association, payroll processing is one of the most commonly outsourced human resources functions. But is outsourcing the best way for your organization to handle this important task? Read this article to find out.

By |2018-10-21T22:51:12-04:00August 13th, 2018|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Outsourcing Payroll Processing: Should You, or Shouldn’t You?

Overtime: Myths and Facts

For most businesses, one of their largest expenses is labor costs. Many businesses try to control labor costs by limiting the amount of overtime they pay. Unfortunately, some tactics used to limit overtime costs can backfire — costing the organization far more in the long run than they might have “saved” initially. The Fair Labor [...]

By |2018-03-27T22:14:11-04:00March 28th, 2018|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Overtime: Myths and Facts

Wage and Hour Outlook 2018

Once again it's time to peer into the crystal ball, swirl the tea leaves, consult my spirit guide and otherwise attempt to predict what wage and hour issues might be coming down the pike in the coming year. The year 2017 saw some significant changes in wage and hour regulations, and I believe we'll be [...]

By |2018-02-21T11:13:27-04:00January 24th, 2018|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Wage and Hour Outlook 2018

Natural Disasters Don’t Have to Become Payroll Disasters

There are laws addressing when a business that's closed due to a disaster has to pay its employees. Ignoring these rules can leave you open to a double whammy — not only do you get hit by the disaster itself, but also by possible wage and hour lawsuits or a Department of Labor audit. Read this article to find out what you need to do to stay on the right side of payroll law after a disaster.

By |2018-02-21T00:58:03-04:00October 6th, 2017|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Natural Disasters Don’t Have to Become Payroll Disasters

What’s Up With the Department of Labor?

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a few important changes. In the short run, these changes may not mean much for employers, but over time they have the potential to change the employment landscape in significant ways. Read this article to find out more.

By |2017-07-11T15:40:08-04:00June 28th, 2017|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on What’s Up With the Department of Labor?

Great Expectations

You could soon be looking at valuable experience and institutional knowledge walking out the door... and having to fill vacancies in a significant number of your existing positions. Fortunately, AcroTime is an easy-to-use tool available to help — even if you don't have a dedicated Human Resources department.

By |2017-06-09T16:13:46-04:00June 8th, 2017|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Great Expectations

Off the Clock, On the Hook

The FLSA requires employers to pay workers for time they're suffered or permitted to work. Courts have ruled if an employer knew - or should have known - about time worked, the time must be paid... even if the employee doesn't officially report it.

By |2017-05-08T16:50:19-04:00April 26th, 2017|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Off the Clock, On the Hook

Shooting Yourself in the Foot

It's no secret employment lawsuits are on the rise. Defending against a lawsuit is time-consuming and expensive. And the cost of back wages, fines, and penalties is going up all the time. Even if you settle before the case goes to trial, you could still be on the hook for a substantial amount. Read this article to find out what's behind many of these lawsuits and steps you can take to prevent them.

By |2017-05-08T16:50:20-04:00February 3rd, 2017|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Wage & Hour Outlook 2017

It's time once again to peer into the trusty old crystal ball and try to predict the major trends in wage and hour for the coming year. With the election of Donald Trump, we know things are going to change — the question is what will change, and how.

By |2017-05-08T16:50:20-04:00December 27th, 2016|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Wage & Hour Outlook 2017

Is It Time To Let Go?

Many of us have a tendency to hold on to things, sometimes longer than we should. We cling to things for security, when in reality they may be holding us back or even causing us harm. Here's the big question: how do you know when it's time to upgrade - or replace entirely - your old time and attendance system?

By |2017-05-08T16:50:21-04:00September 9th, 2016|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Is It Time To Let Go?

How To Survive a DOL Audit

It can happen to any business, at any time. A knock at the door, and suddenly you're facing a team of Department of Labor (DOL) investigators demanding you produce your payroll and tax records. It can be a scary situation! It helps to have a plan in place, so you know what to do and how to respond.

By |2019-01-24T13:57:35-04:00April 15th, 2016|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on How To Survive a DOL Audit

Are You a Joint Employer?

Traditionally, joint employment has existed when an employee works for two different organizations which are closely enough related that they could be considered essentially the same. Under the terms of guidance recently issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), many more organizations may now find themselves classified as joint employers.

By |2017-05-08T16:50:22-04:00March 10th, 2016|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Are You a Joint Employer?

Don’t Try This At Home

Sometimes, you end up shaking your head at the lengths to which unscrupulous employers will go when trying to avoid paying their workers properly. Sometimes it may be inadvertent, but in all too many cases it's clear the employer knew exactly what they were doing. Read on for a few of the examples I've collected recently.

By |2017-05-08T16:50:22-04:00February 4th, 2016|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Don’t Try This At Home

Fun Facts & Startling Statistics

Since tracking employee work time is all about the numbers, it’s not surprising that the industry has accumulated a whole bunch of statistics and survey results. Some of them can be interesting, some are instructive, and some can be downright surprising.

By |2019-01-24T16:44:37-04:00December 4th, 2015|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Fun Facts & Startling Statistics

Installed Software Or The Cloud

It seems when it comes to using a computer to track employee time, you have two choices. Either you can install software on your own computer, or you can sign up for a cloud-based subscription service. How can a manager decide which is best for her organization?

By |2017-05-08T16:50:23-04:00August 29th, 2015|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Installed Software Or The Cloud

Why Workforce Management?

Do you believe the marketplace demands an agile and flexible workforce? Do you need better access to workforce data to improve your decision making? Do you want to save money, reduce errors and increase employee satisfaction? If you answered yes to any of these questions, automated workforce management may be just what you need.

By |2017-05-08T16:50:23-04:00May 5th, 2015|Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Why Workforce Management?