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Category: Labor Cost

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Cut Payroll Costs-It’s Not Just A Fantasy

Posted on 04 Jan 2019

Things can be deceiving in fantasy football. We just finished our second season in our Chronotek fantasy football league. It was a 13 week regular season and going into the last week my record stood at 5-7. That seems shameful, doesn’t it? In 12 years of playing this game, have I not learned anything? But […]
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Posted in: Labor Cost, Time Clock App,

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Don’t Misunderstand Independent Contractors v. Employee Classification

Posted on 03 Dec 2018

Don’t let this happen to you. In June 2015, FedEx settled with workers in California for $228 million  who sued the company for misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of employees. Workers in many other states have also filed suits against FedEx for this misclassification which deprives individuals of employment benefits such as workers compensation, […]
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Posted in: Department of Labor, Labor Cost,

5 Ideas to Maximize Efficiency In Your Business

Posted on 26 Oct 2018

The big box hardware store is awesome, but I’m learning a few things that improve my experience there. Recently, I’ve tackled many projects that required 25-30 bags of pebbles that weigh close to 50lbs each. I used to load them onto my flatbed cart, load them into my vehicle and then unload them at the […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Labor Cost, Save Time, Time Card App, Time Clock App, Work Timesheets,

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Time to Hire or Utilize Time Card Software?

Posted on 21 Sep 2018

Are You Playing On Your Field of Dreams? As we approach the exciting days of the MLB playoffs and the World Series, I recall my childhood dream of being a Major League pitcher. After pitching a 2-1 victory over the best team in our Little League tournament, I thought I was well on my way. […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Call-In System, Labor Cost, Mobile App, Save Time, Time Card App, Time Clock App,

Can You Have a Great Company Without Great Employees?

Posted on 13 Jun 2018

Your hot water heater may be the most unappreciated appliance in your home. You don’t ever think about it. You may not ever see it. You don’t hear it. But turn on the faucet for a hot shower and get nothing but cold water, suddenly the hot water heater is the most valuable item in […]
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Posted in: Chronotek Tips, General Interests, Labor Cost,

Managing Offsite Employees Can Be Full of Surprises

Posted on 24 May 2018

Last weekend my family took me out for my birthday. It was a nice restaurant by the water with live music. Perfect spot for me. Everyone ordered ice water and since they were paying, I didn’t order water. I also selected one of the more expensive entrees on the menu. Hey, it’s your birthday only […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Automated Reports, Call-In System, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Save Time, Time Clock App,

Is Your Business Tracking Work Hours With the Latest Technology?

Posted on 10 May 2018

It was eye-opening. Alarming is probably a better word for it. One of our clients had not been tracking work hours against contracted hours. She recently started using our Budget Manager tool and made a startling discovery. For over a year they have been losing 10 hours a week on a building they clean. Budget […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Save Time,

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We Wish All Administrative Professionals a Fantastic Day!

Posted on 25 Apr 2018

What in the world would we do without Administrative Professionals? While small businesses are the backbone of the United States economy, Administrative Professionals are the rock stars who keep these small businesses, large corporations and government entities moving along. We at Chronotek thank every one of you for helping America keep businesses going. With 154 […]
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Posted in: Alerts, Automated Reports, Call-In System, GPS Location, Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Save Time,

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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,

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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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