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Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy
Michael is the founder of Platinum Group. His passion is in helping businesses to simplify their employee management and accounting processes.

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Nearly a quarter of staff turnover happens within six weeks of starting employment, which wastes time and resources. When a new hire starts with your company, this will be his or her first chance to see how it operates. Clear instructions, timely responses from management, payroll and HR staff,...

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Tip pooling arrangements have long been standard practice at many restaurants. Yet, the practice has an equally long and troubled history. A recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms a prior ruling which made tip pooling illegal in certain circumstances. Get the facts to make...

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As an employer, you have a lot on your plate. Between payroll, interacting with employees, and trying to run the business, you may find yourself stretched thin and not able to commit as much time to the things that are most important. Unfortunately, when a supervisor can’t stay on top of the...

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FLSA Lawsuits on the Rise

Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits numbered over 7,000 in 2012 alone.  Companies such as Walmart, Staples, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle, CVS, Tyson Foods, Lowe’s and AT&T have been subject to significant FLSA penalties.    

FLSA lawsuits don’t...

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Most human resource professionals are well aware of the Human Capital Management (HCM) movement.  The right HCM technology will streamline HR processes and save the company time and money, both of which should be considered for your ROI.

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Employers — ACA compliance?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandates and deadlines are putting plenty of fear, worry and doubt into those who must comply with reporting requirements.  Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) should be especially aware of their ACA obligations to employees...

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