Oct 09

Feature Launch: Add Non-US Based Employees to Justworks!

We've heard from many of you that you'd like your non-US based employees included in the Justworks platform. Even if international employees aren't on Justworks payroll, you'd like to include them in the company directory and the company calendar, allow them to request paid time off, and give them access to the document center. 

We completely understand. Your employees should all be on the same page and all feel like a valued part of a growing team - even if they're across the world in, say, Paris (lucky them).

So we’re excited to announce that you can now add your non-US based employees into the Justworks product!

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Oct 08

How To Hire, For Startups At Every Level

Hiring as a small company is crucial. Your team is small, company potential feels huge, and every team member matters. So how do you identify what role you need to fill first?

We spoke with three entrepreneurs about how to hire and when to scale your startup's team. 

  1. Isaac Oates, Justworks' very own founder and CEO. 
  2. Chantel Waterbury the founder and CEO of Chloe +  Isabel.
  3. Matt Harris, a managing director at Bain Capital (a Justworks investor).

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Oct 07

Justworks Lovin' - Our Customer Referral Program

Welcome to the Justworks Lovin’, our official referral program. We’re offering our users an incentive to do what they already do so well: tell their friends about Justworks. 

Want more information on Justworks first? Get our CEO Isaac Oates' first-hand account on why he built Justworks. Visit our help center or tweet us @JustworksHR.

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Oct 05

Know The Basics: Sole Proprietorship Advantages & Disadvantages

One of the easiest types of businesses that an individual can set up is a sole proprietorship. As the name implies, this is a business that is owned by a single individual.

However, unlike other types of corporate structures — like LLC, S-Corp, and C-Corp — a sole proprietorship is unincorporated.

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Oct 02

How To Manage Freelancers, The Legal Way

Want to make sure you're correctly classifying your freelancers as such? Download our free guide.

Small businesses stand to gain a lot by engaging freelancers, but they also expose themselves to massive liability if they misclassify employees.

Although treating an employee as a freelancer seems like a minor oversight, the stakes are incredibly high for small businesses that make that mistake. To avoid facing costly litigation and tax consequences down the road, make sure you engage freelancers properly from the start.

Here are some tips to help your company stay compliant while working with independent contractors:

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Oct 01

Change Your Interviewing Approach When Hiring For Remote Jobs

Hire and manage remote employees effectively with our free guide

The presence of telecommuters is growing in the workforce and companies are placing greater importance on distributing their teams. It’s become essential to understand recruitment, hiring, and effective management of workers outside your office.

But don't approach recruiting and hiring remote candidates the same you do every hire. Your interview approach shouldbe tweaked slightly; we show you how.

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Sep 30

Isaac Oates: Announcing Our Partnership With Aetna

Isaac Oates, CEO and founder of Justworks

At Justworks, we consistently hear from our customers that they want to provide their teams with great healthcare.

We listened. So we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Aetna, one of the largest health insurance carriers in the US with a massive national network. 

Aetna shares our vision for providing a next-generation HR platform to the next generation of companies and their teams. [Click to Tweet]

This is an important milestone for Justworks; we’re now able to provide great healthcare to customers nationwide. Providing healthcare nationwide is a big step forward in making our service even more valuable in the market. And we seek to deliver the maximum possible value to our customers in everything we do, so this makes us happy.
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Sep 28

[Infographic] Use Our New Hire Checklist To Create A Warm Welcome

Still searching for the perfect candidate? Become a pro at finding and retaining top talent by downloading our free guide.

Bringing a new employee into the office is an exciting and also somewhat intimidating day for both parties.

At Justworks, we have welcome swag packages waiting for our new hires. We also send out a company-wide e-mail introducing the new addition to our team, with a photo. 

Whatever your team decides to do, just make sure to implement a clear strategy for welcoming new hires. Doing so will make the process more comfortable for everyone. 

To help you get started, we've created the below infographic. We hope this new hire checklist helps you make your new hire's first day the best it can be. 

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Sep 24

Keeping Small Teams Efficient: 11 Pillars of Employee Productivity

Some studies have shown that small teams are much more efficient than large teams.

Why? Well, it’s easier for smaller teams to communicate and get things done.  

But smaller teams can also have a more relaxed atmosphere, which might hurt employee productivity.  Alternatively, bandwidth can become an issue.

How do you create optimal team effectiveness?  Here are the 11 pillars of workplace productivity, meant for everyone from the CEO to the intern.

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Sep 23

Expenses 101: Are Expense Reimbursements Taxable Income?

We've built a guide detailing valid business expenses and showing you how to build an expenses plan. Download it for free here.

Every business incurs costs and expenses that reduce the business's taxable income. Sometimes, these expenses may be incurred by employees during the course of business.

A common practice is to reimburse such expenses, but the question then arises: Are these expense reimbursements taxable income to the employee?

Page 15 of IRS Publication 15, (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide, states that expense reimbursements do not have to be included in an employee's wages if the business has an “accountable” plan.

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