Procedurally, changing an employee’s name should never be as simple as permitting the employee merely to submit a company-generated personnel form. Inevitably, employees remember to inform their employer of the name change but forget to follow through with the federal government. Why is this a problem? Because discrepancies between employees’ names on employer documents (e.g., W-2s) and the names on file with the government can cause problems – for both the employee and employer. Requesting corrected W-2s from the payroll company can be costly and is certainly a hassle.
Employers Group Blog Connection
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Improve organizational functions
- Increase output
5S is known as the foundation of lean and process improvement efforts. It is an employee-level effort that utilizes a systematic approach to create order by eliminating inefficiencies and workplace disorder. What creates disorder?
5S allows individuals and organizations to identify wasted time, effort and costs that occur everyday yet they are perpetually overlooked. A 5S event consists of hands-on activities that allows individuals to have direct impact on their work environment.
Sort * Shine * Stabilize * Standardize * Sustain
Employees learn the necessary skills to transform their work environment by creating more order and eliminating the disorder causing frustration, inefficiency, disengagement and poor productivity. After 5S, the effectiveness of individuals, their department (or functional unit), immediately improves. This creates instantaneous return on investment. Most importantly, improvement efforts become infectious within the organization. Other employees want to create order within their work station and executives want to experience increased productivity gains.
In this orientation session, we will review how 5S works, provide before and after pictures of actual workplaces, and identify what is needed to implement this highly effective strategy. During this session, we will also discuss how your company may qualify for state funds to subsidize a 5S event.
Learn more! Join us...
Wednesday, February 29th
9:30– 11:00 a.m.
North County Career Centers, 1949 Avenida del Oro Ste. #106, Oceanside, CA 92056
Registration is Free
Email your information to [email protected] .
“Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the earned income tax credit from the federal government. The earned income tax credit is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The earned income tax credit has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, earned income tax credit payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, supplemental security income, food stamps, low-income housing or most temporary assistance for needy families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a tax return to receive the earned income tax credit. Be sure to fill out the earned income tax credit form in the federal income tax return booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the earned income tax credit, including information on how to obtain the IRS Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at www.irs.gov.”
Employees outside California who are not subject to the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC) need not receive the notice, nor is the notice due any individual in California who is not covered by unemployment insurance and, therefore, not considered an “employee” under the CUIC (i.e., independent contractors, etc.). There is no penalty for noncompliance as the law is currently written.
By: Jim Tait, author of "You're that HR Guy" blog and founder of OPI National OutplacementSo on top of mandatory paid sick days for workers in San Fransisco, employers must now oblige with a minimum wage of $10.24. How nice.
Executive Next Practices Forum
Connect Collaborate Innovate
Breaking the FEAR Barrier
Special Presentation by GALLUP author Tom Rieger
(NOTE: All registered attendees receive a copy of this new book)
Tom Rieger and guest C-Level executives from Bank of America, Qualcomm, Parsons, Time Warner, and others will examine how poor decision making, territorial thinking and outdated allegiance to past practices are crippling creativity, employee engagement, growth and organizational synergy. Working from his recently published book attendees will learn:
How to identify and remove organization barriers to productivity, synergy and growth.
Why customer service and satisfaction actually declines as internal customer service policies increase.
3 key steps to take now to remove organization silos and prevent "internal empire building".
This highly interactive session will examine new strategies and approaches to decision making, process reviews, collaboration and cross functional team innovation/effectiveness. 2012 will be the year with NO FEAR!
Register today at one of two southern California events:
Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be served)
Location: Taco Bell World Headquarters
1 Glen Bell Way - Executive Conference Center
Irvine, CA 92618
Cost: $65 (on or before November 30) / $95 (thereafter)
Visit: www.regonline.com/oc-december to register.
Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 7:30 -9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be served)
Location: Pepperdine/Graziadio School of Business & Management
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Cost: $65 (on or before November 30) / $95 (thereafter)
Visit: www.regonline.com/la-december to register.
On November 2, Employers Group and Engagement Toolbox partnered to bring business professionals a timely webinar, "Planning for Success in 2012".
Planning for Success in 2012
Join us for a Webinar on November 2 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
To register just follow the link:
"Planning for Success in 2012" will provide a clear undertanding of how to think about and design your annual plan for effective implementation in 2012. The webinar will identify the essential elements of a good plan and provide solid usable tips about how to develop each of the elements.