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Get in the game." - George H. W. Bush, 2011
In This Issue .
  1. Top Tip: Success With Seasonal Hires
  2. Mark Your Calendar: Holiday Payroll Schedule
  3. HR Guide: Throw The Best HR-Approved Holiday Party Ever
  4. How To: Build a More Engaged Workforce
  5. Food For Thought: Paying for Holiday Closures
  6. Compliance Matters: Cal/OSHA Form 300A Due Dec. 31, Quarter-End Adjustment Deadlines, Upcoming Events
Trending Business Tips & News .
Tis' the Season for Seasonal Employees .
If you're hiring seasonal employees for year-end, how are you responding to these 3 challenges? From team dynamics to training, motivating, and making permanent hiring decisions, read on for these strategies to set your business up for success. Read More
DECEMBER HOLIDAY PAYROLL REMINDERS
By Southland Data Processing

We're not sure about you, but by now our office is in full holiday mode! Check out our handy schedule to make sure your payroll gets processed on time--and don't forget, SDP is closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

THROW THE BEST HR-APPROVED HOLIDAY PARTY EVER
By Southland Data Processing

Are you getting ready to host your office holiday party soon--or dreading the thought of it? Read on for our tips to help make your next office party fun and HR-approved.

BUILD A MORE ENGAGED TEAM WITH ABSENCE MANAGEMENT
By Southland Data Processing

Employee absence management is more critical to your business' success than you may think. Especially in the midst of flu season and holiday vacations, use these strategies to keep productivity up.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: DO WE
HAVE TO PAY?
By Southland Data Processing

Do you have a holiday pay policy? Whether you do or not, it's important to understand the laws around holiday closures and ensure you have the proper policies in place.

Compliance Matters: Cal/OSHA Form 300A .
CAL/OSHA FORM 300A DATA DUE DECEMBER 31

Due to amendments made late in the year to bring Cal/OSHA recordkeeping requirements in line with the federal OSHA program, many employers in California are now required to submit Form 300A data by December 31, 2018.

The employers described below should follow the instructions posted at federal OSHA's ITA website to submit their data for calendar year 2017.

  • All employers with 250+ employees, unless specifically exempted in Appendix A.
  • Employers with 20-249 employees in the specific industries listed in Appendix H (begins on page 8).
Reminder: Quarter-End Adjustments .
ADJUSTMENTS DUE 5 DAYS AFTER CHECK DATE

As you process your last few payrolls of 2018, don't forget to submit any payroll adjustments within 5 calendar days of your last scheduled check date of the quarter!

If the 5th calendar day falls on a weekend, you have until the following working day to complete your adjustments.

After the 5 calendar days have passed, there will be an adjustment fee of $300.00, which includes the reprocessing of your quarterly returns. Learn More
Event Calendar .
Dec 25

Jan 1

Jan 12

Jan 24

Jan 26
Christmas Day - Federal Reserve & SDP Closed

New Year's Day - Federal Reserve & SDP Closed

Community Event - Brew & Champion BBQ

FREE Webinar - 2019 Legal Updates

Community Event - Brews & Bros Craft Beer Festival
IS IT TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR PAYROLL EXPERIENCE?

What does "better" look like for your business? We'd love to sit down and chat with you about your business goals to take a step towards "better" together.
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