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By the Book: How to Keep Good Employees

Posted on 01 Mar 2018

Lean in. Listen well. What I’m about to say is important. It’s one of the hard truths we don’t want to hear, like deep-fried chicken is unhealthy; it may be delicious and soul-satisfying, but a steady diet of it leads to a higher probability of health issues than baby kale salads. Ok, here it is. […]
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Posted in: Chronotek Tips, Life, Small Business,

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#8 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Payroll Processing Done Manually

Posted on 21 Feb 2018

One of our first website designs for www.Chronotek.net had an image of a guy holding his head in agony. Much like this guy. You would think that an evil person wired his brain to intravenously pump in Milli Vanilli on auto-repeat. That wasn’t the case. He was doing payroll with handwritten timesheets. That’s a painful […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, QuickBooks Interface API, Save Time, Small Business,

#7 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Miscalculating California Overtime

Posted on 06 Feb 2018

It’s been said that “as California goes, so goes the country.” This certainly seems true with culture, but California is relatively unique in one aspect: its overtime laws. While most states enforce overtime pay of 1.5 times regular pay for weekly hours over 40, California overtime has extra layers, like a Mission Burrito. These extra […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Department of Labor, FLSA, Overtime,

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#6 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Overtime Lawsuits

Posted on 25 Jan 2018

32,900 results in .31 seconds. I did a Google news search on “overtime lawsuits” and that’s how many hits the Google machine returned faster than I can type “holy moly”. Businesses are being sued at an alarming rate for failing to properly pay overtime. Between 2000 and 2015, wage and labor dispute lawsuits skyrocketed by […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Department of Labor, FLSA, Overtime,

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#5 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Losing Money on Jobs

Posted on 18 Jan 2018

Living paycheck to paycheck isn’t living the dream. Have you swiped your debit card at the grocery store and said a prayer at the same time? This happens when you don’t have a personal budget and you’re not watching your money come and go. As Benjamin Franklin said, “Mind your pennies and the dollars will […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Call-In System, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Overtime,

#4 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Losing Clients When Employees No-Show

Posted on 02 Jan 2018

Your phone rings in the early morning before you’ve turned on your Keurig. It’s an angry client firing you because his building wasn’t cleaned last night. Again! You pinch yourself. Maybe it’s a bad dream. Unfortunately not and definitely not a great way to start a day, especially before coffee. This is a true story […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Call-In System, Mobile App,

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#3 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Employee Time Theft

Posted on 18 Dec 2017

Today we continue our series Avoid These 8 Major Pitfalls to Succeed In Your Business to discuss the harsh reality of employee time theft. It’s a problem that costs American businesses up to $400 billion a year in lost productivity. In addition, it’s estimated that employees steal 4.5 hours a week.(1).  These are unpleasant facts that […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Features-Hot Topics, GPS Location,

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#2 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Not Paying Required Travel Time

Posted on 11 Dec 2017

If your remote, hourly employees travel from job site to job site and you don’t pay travel time, we need to have a talk. You may be unaware that this travel time is required pay by the U.S. Department of Labor.  According to its website, “Time spent traveling during normal work hours is considered compensable […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Department of Labor, Job Budgets, Mobile App, Time Card App, Travel Time and Mileage,

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#1 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Handwritten Timesheets

Posted on 04 Dec 2017

Let’s acknowledge that sick feeling you get each time you do payroll with handwritten timesheets. These unmonitored and unverified hours on handwritten timesheets are your #1 business pitfall to avoid and will be the first topic in our new series, Avoid These 8 Major Pitfalls to Succeed In Your Business. Employees are the core of […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Labor Cost, Save Time,

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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

Posted on 22 Nov 2017

We want to wish all of our great timekeeping customers a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. We are very grateful for you and thankful that you allow us to help make your business dreams come true. Here is a saying (unknown author) that we think epitomizes the relationship we have, or want to have, with our […]
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Posted in: Seasonal Messages,

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