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  1. Ready for the California Sick Leave Law?

     
     
    Beginning July 1, 2015, the California Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act (State Assembly Bill AB 1522) takes effect. This new law requires all employers (with few exceptions) in the state to accrue and award paid sick leave to employees who...
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  2. Is Your Business ACA Compliant?

     
     
    Does your business need to pay for employee healthcare under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Most small businesses in the U.S. employ less than 50 workers and are currently exempt from the Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provisions under ACA. However,...
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  3. July 2015 Holidays

     
     
    Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day, is a federal statutory holiday celebrated in Canada on July 1st each year. Canada Day commemorates the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867 (later called the Constitution Act) which joined...
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  4. Windows Server 2003 Support

     
     
    Like Windows XP in 2014, Microsoft will be ending support for its Server 2003 platform on July 14, 2015. So what does that mean? According to Microsoft’s website, their programming team will no longer be updating security patches for vulnerabilities...
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  5. RFID and Barcode Readers

     
     
    Advances in technology bring benefits to many businesses. These benefits often result in an increase in efficiency, accuracy, and accountability. In recent years, radio frequency identification (RFID) has gained popularity as a useful tool for the rapid identification and processing...
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  6. SurePayroll Time Clock Integration

     
     
    For those small businesses with 1 to 100 employees, the introduction of SurePayroll in 2000 met a huge employee management need. The ability to process payroll and file payroll taxes online helped to streamline a process that regularly consumes a...
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  7. Managing In-Home Health Services

     
     
    Whether you have a relative that requires in-home health care or manage a business providing home health services to others, Virtual TimeClock can help. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately 10,000 people turn 65 each day and the...
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  8. QuickBooks Time Clock Software

     
     
    If you own or manage a small to medium-sized business, you're probably already familiar with the Intuit company name and their popular accounting software, QuickBooks. Intuit was started in 1983 and after the success of their Quicken product for individual...
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  9. When Did Memorial Day Begin?

     
     
    The last Monday in May is set aside as a federal holiday in the United States to remember those that died while serving in the armed forces. This is now known as Memorial Day. It was first introduced on May...
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  10. Is Paychex a Good Payroll Solution?

     
     
    One of the key questions to ask when looking for supporting services for your business such as payroll processing is, "How long has the company been around?" Paychex was started in 1971 by B. Thomas Golisano with only $3,000. Golisano...
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  11. Is Cinco de Mayo a Holiday?

     
     
    While Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is a day set aside for celebrating the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla, it's not a national holiday in either the United States or Mexico....
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  12. PTO vs. Individual Leave Policies

     
     
    Employers have a number of options when offering paid leave benefits to their employees. Many employers offer separate paid time off benefits to their employees, like vacation, sick leave, and personal days. Other employers offer more flexible paid time off...
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  13. Industry Review: Tax Preparation

     
     
    It’s getting close to April 15, but who’s counting? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 65,760 people who prepare your taxes just might be! Due to the intense but seasonal nature of tax preparation, it's expected that owners...
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  14. Purchasing Time Clock Software

     
     
    When you're running a business (especially a small business), you have to consider many financial strategies. One of them is deciding how to pay for the support services like accounting, payroll, and time and attendance software that your business needs...
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  15. Virtual TimeClock 15 Release 1 Now Available

     
     
    We’re delighted to let you know that Virtual TimeClock 15 is now available! Virtual TimeClock 15 is a free upgrade for users currently enrolled in our Software Maintenance and Support program and all customers that have recently purchased the software....
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  16. Industry Review: Photography

     
     
    Great photographers have a creative eye for detail, aesthetic, and a steadiness to persevere in order to get that perfect shot. Those traits, together with a healthy dependence on technology, can benefit the savvy photography business owner's bottom line.
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  17. Daylight Saving Time 2015

     
     
    It’s that time of year again! On Sunday, March 8 at 2 AM, it's time to set your clocks forward one hour for most of those living in the United States. The observance of Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been...
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  18. Are You Leaving Windows XP?

     
     
    The Windows XP operating system made a big splash when it launched in 2001 and has been a workhorse for many businesses, schools, and municipalities for over 12 years. Many of you may not know that Microsoft stopped supporting XP...
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  19. Canadian Statutory and National Holidays

     
     
    We always enjoy talking to our northern neighbors in Canada and occasionally we receive questions about whether Virtual TimeClock can calculate indemnity payments for observed statutory and national holidays. Virtual TimeClock does calculate pay based on hourly rates, but not...
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  20. February 2015 Holidays

     
     
    In 1879, the 45th Congress of the United States designated February 22 as a federal holiday. The date was chosen because it is the birthday of the first President of the United States, George Washington. On January 1, 1971, in...
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  21. Virtual TimeClock 15 Sneak Peek

     
     
    We're excited about the new changes coming to Virtual TimeClock in 2015 so here's a sneak peek at our first Virtual TimeClock release of the year.

    Here's a screenshot of the updated Security control panel that shows...
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  22. An Apple Watch Time Clock?

     
     
    There's been lots of buzz about the new Apple Watch, scheduled for release in early 2015. A major focus of the smartwatch will be on fitness apps, like tracking your daily physical activity to show how much time you've spent...
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  23. Website Updates

     
     
    Redcort.com has received a number of enhancements to improve the user experience when researching time and attendance software, using the free employer resources, and using the self service support tools. Blogs, articles, past Tips & Tricks newsletters, and...
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