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    Good Work, Bad Employee: What’s an Employer to Do?

    Many employers have a “top-performing bad apple.” You know this employee as a rock star with clients and work projects, but one who is negative and disruptive with colleagues and managers.

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    7 Internship Best Practices

    Bringing in interns this summer? It’s important to treat an internship as seriously as a permanent position.

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    PEO Insider

    Our CEO Joe Carfagno writes in the NAPEO magazine about the challenges of starting a new PEO.

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    5 Employee Handbook Policies That Need an Overhaul in 2018

    While most people focus on budgets and workforce planning in the first quarter, making sure your employee handbook is up to date is equally important.

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    No Fluke to the Flu

    Think the flu won’t affect your workplace? Think again. There are four times as many cases of flu this year compared with 2017 at this time.

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    In 2018, Half Your Staff Has One Foot Out the Door: 4 Ways to Hold On

    The job market is heating up and employees know it. Fifty-one percent of all currently employed workers are looking for a new job according to a Gallup survey

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    New ICE Age aims to freeze use of undocumented workers

    Business owners take heed: there’s a cold wind blowing from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and it involves a five-fold increase in worksite investigations.

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    Beepers, Typewriters and Adding Machines: Are Manual Time Systems Next?

    For the vast majority of busineses, employee payroll is the biggest expense, and also the one most fraught with errors.

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    Sexual Harassment: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

    It’s happening beyond the halls of Congress, outside Hollywood casting couches and far away from major TV networks.
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    ‘Past pay’ info banned from employee recruitment

    NYC companies must comply or risk big penalties

    It’s all about kicking a bad habit. You know how they start – you see one person doing it and the next thing you know you’ve fallen into the same trap, and it’s five years later.

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    Soulver – The Ultimate App for Quick Calculations

    By Terence Duffy

    Need to run some quick numbers on your iPhone? The native calculator is just fine. But the iPad doesn’t come with a calculator. What about an app that works on both the iPhone and iPad, and lets you add words, save your work, and email it too? It’s called Soulver and it’s a great app for those of us who need to present numbers quickly and visually.
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    The CLEAR Report

    In this issue, we look at the tightening job market and what benefits employers should consider to get and keep top talent.

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    PEO Insider

    What makes CLEAR so successful? Read about our culture, our founder and our business model in the PEO industry’s national magazine.

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    CLEAR Acquires TeamLink HR

    The acquisition of New Jersey-based veteran PEO TeamLink HR increases CLEAR’s revenues by 30 percent and adds Florida to its geographic footprint.

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    Is stress bringing your employees down? 5 ways you can help.

    Do you think your employees are stressed? If you answered ‘yes’ you’re probably right…

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    Terence’s Tech Tip: Edit and Sign on the Go with PDF Expert by Readdle

    By Terence Duffy

    It seems like these days, we are always on the go, but always have a mobile device on hand…

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    Embrace the Inevitable: Employment Law Changes Not Going Away

    Discrimination, paid leave, illegal interview questions; workplace laws are ever changing. Keeping up with them? It’s exhausting at best and impossible at worst….

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    The CLEAR Report

    In our latest issue, we look at scaling a workforce using Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and provide some ideas on how to create SOPs the easy way.

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    The CLEAR Report

    It’s a thoughtful look at employment in New Jersey, New York and Penna., showing how our region is faring compared to the rest of the country. Morningstar, MarketWatch, and Yahoo! Finance all published news of our latest report. Check out MarketWatch here!

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    NEW YORK’S ACA SMALL BUSINESS SILVER LINING

    CLEAR CEO and founder Joe Carfagno guest blogs about the ACA mandate and how it impacts healthcare coverage for New York’s small businesses.

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    Lifelong Business Lessons from Our Teachers

    My colleague’s son had just received his student teaching assignment. “Why am I the only one who has to teach in an inner city school?” he complained.  “Look at it this way,” she answered. “Maybe you’ll inspire just one kid—and he’ll become a teacher, or a business owner. Just think Steve, of all the people he will touch in his lifetime—and what a huge difference you’re going to make in the world…”

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    Make Every Day Labor Day

    Where would you be without your team? In my case, the answer would be ‘not very far.’ Savvy business owners know that their employees are the lifeblood of their business and the better your talent, and the longer you keep it, the more likely you are to be successful. It’s just common sense, right?…

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    TV Dad Bad Role Model for Business Owners

    If you were a fan of the 1990s hit TV show The Wonder Years, you probably remember Jack Arnold as the typical 1960s dad—strict disciplinarian, old fashioned, protective. Unfortunately, some small business owners fall into Jack’s paternalistic behaviors and …

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    Meet CLEAR Payroll Specialist Sara Rosamilia, FPC

    A good people person with excellent communications skills, Sara handles tax deposits and filings, and guides clients on using CLEAR’s online payroll system…

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    National Magazine Reports Why Make a Wish® Is CLEAR’s Designated Charity

    CLEAR’s partnership with Make-A-Wish is highlighted in the current issue of PEO Insider, the national magazine of the National Association of PEOs.

    Why Make A Wish is Our Designated Charity

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    Whitepaper: How PEOs can help nonprofits with key HR issues

    Our client myFace, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York City, has doubled its staff in three years…..

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    Time to Plan for Overtime

    Next Saturday, June 25th marks the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The FLSA introduced the forty-hour workweek, established a national minimum wage, and guaranteed overtime pay for eligible workers…..

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    Meet Judy Moncrief, Human Resources Manager/Consultant

    She’s an expert with more than 25 years of experience as a Human Resources professional including employee relations, benefits administration, workers’ compensation administration….

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    Why the NYC Transit Ordinance is Good for Your Bottom Line

    New York City employers have one more labor law to comply with, but unlike some other laws, this one can save business owners money….

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    Hiring Veterans Could Be Your Best Decision Yet

    Memorial Day is a time to celebrate the heroic accomplishments of our American Veterans. It’s also a day to recognize the incredible skills that Veterans bring to the workplace…

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    Meet Melanie Tumolo, Benefits Consultant

    “I love being able to educate employees and help them navigate through the difficulties of health care,” says benefits consultant Melanie Tumolo.

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    Telemedicine:
    How logging on for care can benefit your employees!

    If your employees have a jam-packed schedule, finding time to visit the doctor for a non-emergency medical condition (think allergies, ear problems, pink eye, sore throat) can be challenging.

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    Meet Alex Brookstein,
    Worker’s Compensation Specialist

    “When I started working in PEO I found my home.” So says Alex Brookstein, who handles CLEAR’s workers’ compensation and was the driving force behind…

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    National Small Biz Week

    Dream big, start small.

    That’s the theme for this year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) which runs 5/1 through 5/7. Established in 1963 by President Kennedy, NSBW week honors America’s entrepreneurs…

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    Sleep Deprivation Can Impact Your Workers Comp

    Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Established on April 28th 1971, its goal was to set the standard for …

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    Take Your Child to Work Day Tips and FREE Tools

    April 15, 2016

    Not long after they begin preschool, we start asking kids ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ It’s a long way from pre-K to a career; exposing children to a variety of jobs ultimately helps them make good choices. Enter…
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    CLEAR Earns Workers’ Comp Best Practices Certification

    April 7, 2016

    Safety in the workplace is essential, but in small business environments, its importance is easy to overlook. To keep your employees safe and to effectively manage workers’ compensation losses, small businesses must put in place proven…

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    How Voluntary Benefits Can Make You a More Attractive Employer

    April 4, 2016

    Accepting a job offer is a big decision and benefit packages can weigh heavily on whether a candidate says yes or not. You can make yourself more attractive to potential employees by offering great voluntary benefits in addition to mandatory ones…

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    Secret to Small Business Success Touted at Grand Opening

    March 31, 2016

    Small businesses can achieve so much more, if they only knew about PEOs. That was my message to everyone who joined us at the ribbon cutting for on our new offices in Langhorne, Pa. According to the National Professional Employer…
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    It’s Not Too Late to Leverage Small Business Saturday

    November 26, 2015

    This Saturday, consumers around the country will support independent retailers by shopping local on Small Business Saturday (SBS). Three out of four people say they will participate, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent…
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    “Ban the Box” is Here and Now in NYC

    October 28, 2015

    First it was credit checks, now it’s criminal background checks. If you’re a New York City employer, you have new laws to follow, and like it or not, you need to take heed, and do it now.

    The newest legislation, called…

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    How to Save Thousands on Your Payroll

    October 8, 2015

    The hidden costs of payroll administration can have a detrimental impact on your bottom line if you don’t manage it wisely. Here are four key areas every small business owner needs to keep an eye on to stay competitive:

    Tax…
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