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Numbers Needed

By Employment Law, Hiring, Payroll

A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identification number used by the IRS in the administration of tax laws. It is issued either by the SSA or by the IRS. A Social Security number (SSN) is issued by the SSA and all other TINs are issued by the IRS. U.S. citizens and lawful aliens must use a SSN on their employment tax forms. Nonresidents and resident aliens may have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN),…

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Customized Focus on Healthcare

By Hiring

At MarathonHR, we pride ourselves on thoroughly understanding our clients’ businesses so we can best help them with their most valuable assets – human resources. The more thorough the understanding, the better we are able to assist in developing a custom hiring process that will protect the business and keep employees out of harm’s way. For example, in the home health business, there are two jobs – home health worker and personal care aid. The…

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Creating Applicant Central

By Hiring

Have you been looking for a way to manage all of your job applicants in one place? We are offering ThinkHire, a cloud-based tool that streamlines the hiring process. I strongly encourage you to take 2 minutes (ok, 2 minutes and 19 seconds) to watch their video on applicant tracking. ThinkHire fully integrates with our electronic onboarding process, which we discuss in more detail in a separate article in this newsletter. ThinkHire will: save you…

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Employee Onboarding in the Digital Age

By Hiring, Payroll

Electronic onboarding, or bringing new employees into your organization online, offers value in a few ways: FACILITATES REMOTE HIRING – Employer and employee do not have to be in the same location when completing employment documentation. STANDARD PROCESS – The same process will be used regardless of the employer representative and employee. INTEGRATED TO PAYROLL – Once complete, employee demographic, tax and direct deposit information can be imported directly into our payroll software. Electronic onboarding…

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Be Prepared If Tragedy Strikes

By Employment Law, Hiring, Risk Management & Safety

This unfortunate topic is ripped from the headlines and from an email I received from a friend recently. In response to news of a workplace shooting, my friend wrote: “Disturbing – are you fully insured for this? Advice to companies as to how to handle?” Disturbing, indeed. It’s very difficult to create policies that adequately account for tragedies. However, I believe that the best insurance against problems is prevention. Could good hiring practices, background screenings,…

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Are You Sure You Should Ask That?

By Employment Law, Hiring

A 2014 Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder found that 20% of employers have unknowingly asked an illegal interview question. Further, at least a third of employers are unsure about the legality of some interview questions. “It’s important for both interviewer and interviewee to understand what employers do and don’t have a legal right to ask in a job interview – for both parties’ protection,” says Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder….

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To Pay or Not to Pay Summer Interns?

By Employment Law, Hiring, Payroll

If you are hiring – or have hired – summer interns, you need to do the requisite “summer reading” on whether or not you need to pay them. Traditionally, most interns worked over the summer for the experience and to build their resume. However, unpaid internships have gotten a little more complicated from a legal perspective in recent years. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that interns in the “for-profit…

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Fired for a Felony?

By Employment Law, Hiring

The topic of background checks is a concern for many of our colleagues and clients. I noticed an interesting question related to background checks posted on the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) blog: Q. I recently discovered that one of our newly-hired employees has a felony conviction and served prison time within the past four years for financial fraud and identity theft. Our organization does not conduct background checks nor do we ask about past…

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