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Can You Require an Employee to Cover a Tattoo?

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Posted On: 09/09/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Question about Culture: Can You Require an Employee to Cover a Tattoo? Q: An employee recently got a tattoo on her arm. Can I require her to wear long sleeves at work to cover it? A: If your dress code policy does not address covering visible tattoos, or do so in a way you like, consider revising it. You may decide to prohibit visible tattoos entirely or... Read More ⇒

3 Ways to Hire for Your Company Culture

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Posted On: 08/18/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

  Ever hire that remarkably experienced, impressively skilled employee who just doesn’t fit in with your company culture? It happens. You assumed the new hire shared your values and would adjust well to your workplace, but for one reason or another the employee blends in no better than a hammock in a conference hall. What can you do to reduce the chances of a bad hire?... Read More ⇒

Question About Hiring

Posted On: 07/29/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Question about Hiring We are struggling to find new hires. We advertise locally and nationally on major job posting sites. And while we are having some success hiring through agencies, they charge high fees. What are we missing here? We offer a great insurance package, 401(k), profit sharing and competitive rates in one of the most popular cities in the US, yet we still have trouble... Read More ⇒

Employee Onboarding

Posted On: 07/09/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Have questions about employee onboarding? This article from Crescent Payroll Solutions will help answer those questions. If you still have questions, make sure to contact us at 504-301-3318. This infographic walks you through the basics of successfully onboarding an employee from tasks to complete before the employee arrives for their first day, all the way to how to ensure that an employee continues to feel supported after... Read More ⇒

Question about Employee Management

Posted On: 06/26/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Question about Employee Management I’ve heard some companies have employees who are dating sign some sort of agreement. Is it something we should have? Answer from Ophelia, one of our HR Pros An agreement regarding the dating relationship is not required. Many employers use them, however, because they can help set expectations and reduce liability. I generally recommend that employees sign a Consensual Relationship Agreement if... Read More ⇒

Do I Have to Pay That for Employee Travel?

Posted On: 06/16/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Do I have to pay that? Not sure whether you have to pay that for an employee? Here is a helpful infographic from Crescent Payroll Solutions that will help you understand federal travel time pay rules for employers. About Crescent Payroll Solutions Crescent Payroll Solutions provides automated payroll solutions to all size companies. Crescent is the alternative to the Big Payroll companies focusing on relationships with... Read More ⇒

Ideas for Summer Workplace Activities

Summer Work Activities

Posted On: 06/05/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Summer Workplace Activities Summer is quickly approaching! It’s that time of year when you start to dust off your grill, coordinate that river or poolside vacation, and crank Beach Boys on your commute to work. It’s also a fantastic time for employers to brainstorm seasonal activities to strengthen the company culture and keep workers refreshed and engaged. Annual company picnics are classic (and delicious), but there... Read More ⇒

8 Benefits of An Employee Handbook

Posted On: 05/27/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company

Question: Should your company have an employee handbook? Answer: Absolutely! A well written and comprehensive employee handbook will benefit both the employee and the employer. This infographic highlights some of the specific reasons that every employer should create an employee handbook. About Crescent Payroll Solutions Crescent Payroll Solutions provides automated payroll solutions to all size companies. Crescent is the alternative to the Big Payroll companies focusing... Read More ⇒

Should Your Business Have a Community Outreach Program?

Community Outreach Program

Posted On: 05/18/2015 | Categories: Blog, new orleans payroll company, News

Community Outreach Program – What Are the Benefits to Your Company? It may come as a surprise to find that many job seekers take a company’s community outreach programs into account when applying for and accepting jobs. If all things are equal, a highly desirable job candidate could decide between your company and a competitor based on your work in the community. A recent Newsweek survey... Read More ⇒

Per Diem Rate for Traveling Employees Q&A

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Posted On: 05/08/2015 | Categories: Blog, News

  Question: For employees who are traveling on company business, is the per diem rate something that is set by individual companies or is there an amount that is set by law? Answer: There is no required per diem rate for employee expenses during travel for private employers, with the exception of government contractors. Whether, and in what amount, to offer a daily allowance for traveling... Read More ⇒

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