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November 2017
November ACA Workdays in the Region 1 Lab

November ACA Workdays in the Region 1 Lab

Do you need more help getting your ACA information set up and ready for reporting? Attend one of these ACA workdays. The lab will be open from 8:30am-4:00pm and staff will be available to help. Seating is limited. Email Carol@region1.k12.mn.us to reserve your spot, indicating which day you want to attend.  If you had previously signed up and want to switch dates, let Carol know.  Tuesday November 21 (currently overbooked) Wednesday November 29 (new date added) Thursday Novemb...
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July 2017
Don't Get Scammed!

Don't Get Scammed!

Phone scams continue to evolve. The IRS is warning people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card.In the latest twist, the scammer claims to be from the IRS and tells the victim about two certified letters purportedly sent to the taxpayer in the mail but returned as undeliverable. The scam artist then threatens arrest if a payment is not made through a prepaid d...
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Do You Have a Payroll Backup Plan?

Do You Have a Payroll Backup Plan?

The most important part of payroll is ensuring that your employees are paid. This includes delivering your direct deposit file to the bank on time, printing your payroll checks, and disbursing them by payday.  But sometimes things happen that are beyond our control. For example: You lose power - Last month's high wind storms were a significant reminder that you can’t control when a storm is going to strike.  Waiting to run you...
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June 2017
Want Help Getting Ready for Next Year?

Want Help Getting Ready for Next Year?

Schedule a time to come work in the Region 1 lab! Some of the items we can help you work on: Setup of next year’s payroll records including updated rate tables Setup Pay Detail information Retiree & COBRA Insurance COBRA notices and tracking Changes to your employee’s TimeOff benefits Setup new ACA rows Annual Payroll Budget  Setup Education, Training and Licensing information Injuries and Worker Comp reporting Implement additional features in SMART eR for employees to ...
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TimeClock Plus V7 Tip

TimeClock Plus V7 Tip

Dashboard widgets are a tool for TimeClock Plus users to see information regarding their employees as soon as they log in. Each user can have their own set of widgets. Widgets can be created for: Clock exceptions, such as missed punches that need approval Listing employees that are approaching overtime Pending TimeOff requests that need approval Employee Events such as birthdays and hire date anniversaries Links for easy access to other websites.
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May 2017
Employee or Independent Contractor?

Employee or Independent Contractor?

We sometimes get asked “Can I classify this worker as an independent contractor?”Use this link,https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs13.pdf for the US Department of Labor’s fact sheet #13.It will provide general information regarding the employment relationship. It will give you some guidelineswhen determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.
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SMART HR Fiscal Year End Handouts

SMART HR Fiscal Year End Handouts

The fiscal year end checklist will be posted to the website after May 5. You must login to the Region 1 websiteto access the handouts. The checklist was written to help you through the fiscal year end process and the startof a new fiscal year. Place in your payroll binder for easy reference throughout the summer.
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TimeClock Plus Webinars

TimeClock Plus Webinars

Interested in additional TimeClock Plus training?  TimeClock Plus offers webinars on several topics. Use this link(http://kb.timeclockplus.com/index.php/webinar-trainings/ ) to find a topic, date and time that you would like to attend.You will need your TimeClock Plus serial number which can be found in the upper right corner after you sign in to TimeClock Plus manager.    
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March 2017
TimeClock Plus SubSearch Demo

TimeClock Plus SubSearch Demo

The SubSearch Demo is scheduled for March 15 at 10:00 a.m. What is SubSearch and how does it work? SubSearch is designed to help teachers and administrators find substitutes using an automated, easy to use interface.
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February 2017

SMARTHR News and Notes

ACA Update, SMARTHR Tip, TimeClock Plus Tip
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