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Amber Malik

Amber Malik is a payroll specialist with FocusPay Solutions. Amber manages client payroll portfolios and assists with payroll processing and filing.

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Laying the Foundation for a Functional Incentive Plan

Posted by Amber Malik on Jul 03, 2019

Employee incentive plans can be among the most meaningful benefits that an employer can offer. This is because participants receive awards tied directly to their professional accomplishments or their organization’s success.

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Shore up Your Defenses Against Employment Discrimination Claims

Posted by Amber Malik on May 16, 2019

Many employers believe they’ve taken adequate steps to prevent employment discrimination. And yet, it happens. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2018 and, as a result, obtained $505 million for victims employed in the private sector, as well as by local, state and federal government agencies.

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Keep a Close Eye on Your Employment Records

Posted by Amber Malik on Apr 06, 2019

Every employer needs to keep records on pay, hours, workplace injuries and the like. And, of course, the fun doesn’t end there — you’ve also got to maintain other documentation, such as job descriptions, annual objectives, and performance reviews.

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4 Questions of Compensation Philosophy to Ponder

Posted by Amber Malik on Feb 19, 2019

In the simplest of worlds, an employee effectively performs a set of tasks on an agreed-upon schedule and you pay him or her a fair wage. End of story. But, in the real world, employers need to craft a compensation philosophy: a formal statement outlining their belief system and approach to all the different ways they compensate employees. Here are four compensation philosophy questions to ponder:

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Want To Motivate Employees? Get Back To Basics

Posted by Amber Malik on Jan 16, 2019

Motivation. It’s a relatively simple word, but encouraging it among your employees can be a challenge. Maybe that’s because, fundamentally, enthusiasm must come from within. It’s not something you can implant in someone externally. For this reason, employers sometimes need to get back to the basics of employee motivation to identify the right ways to inspire their workforces.

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Which Employees Are Truly Your MVPs?

Posted by Amber Malik on Dec 07, 2018

Every year, when baseball season finally ends, a most valuable player (MVP) is named in each league. Not everyone agrees on the choice; in fact, it’s something fans love to argue about. But eventually the two players receive their awards and their names go into the record books.

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Analyze Your Health Plan’s Electronic Security to Comply With HIPAA

Posted by Amber Malik on Oct 15, 2018

If you’re an employer that sponsors a health care plan, you may worry about inadvertently violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — commonly known as HIPAA. But you should also bear in mind that there is a formal requirement for ensuring electronic data security. Specifically, sponsors of most plans must do a risk analysis to comply with what’s called the HIPAA security rule.

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Is Your Company "New Hire" Compliant?

Posted by Amber Malik on Sep 06, 2018

As a business owner/manager, you have many processes and tasks involved in your day-to-day workload. Scheduling, timekeeping, payroll, etc...How about new hire onboarding?

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Stop Your Trade Secrets From Walking Out The Door

Posted by Amber Malik on Aug 21, 2018

Trade secrets are among the most critical yet often overlooked assets of any organization. And they aren’t always as sophisticated as proprietary software or as famously secret as Coca-Cola’s formula. A trade secret can be as seemingly innocuous as a customer list, business strategy, policy manual or pricing sheet.

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