The Replicon Blog

Best practices, trends and industry conversation on what’s happening in cloud-based time tracking

 

Predictability Pay: A New Wage Premium Coming to a Workplace Near You

A New Wage Premium Coming to a Workplace Near You

Life is about to get a little better for nearly 100,000 part-time workers in San Francisco. The city’s Board of Supervisors recently voted in favor of two new ordinances known collectively as the Retail Workers Bill of Rights (“Bill of Rights”) and it’s a game changer.

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Bay Area Repliconians Support the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Bay Area Repliconians Support the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

In January of this year, one of our co-workers learned that her 16-month-old daughter had leukemia. After the initial shock, her Repliconian co-workers stepped into action to show support.

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Replicon—now with Worldwide Work Rules support & Adaptive Compliance Library

Replicon—now with Worldwide Work Rules support & Adaptive Compliance Library

Replicon customers can now rapidly deploy our time and attendance solutions with minimal customization work—which can sometimes involve considerable time and expense. For the first time in a time and attendance tracking system, Replicon has provided support for pre-configured pay rules that cover every state in the U.S., every Canadian province, and most countries in Europe and Asia.

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POODLE does not affect Replicon customers

POODLE does not affect Replicon customers

Researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in the SSLv3 (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption standard that has been widely used in the Internet for the past 15 years. Dubbed “ POODLE,” which stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption, this flaw could potentially allow unauthorized decryption of encrypted text sent over SSLv3 connections between a server and a web browser.

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How organisations in the UK can use time tracking solutions to claim R&D Tax Relief

How organisations in the UK can use time tracking solutions to claim R&D Tax Relief

In the UK, HMRC provides R&D Tax Credits to companies as an incentive to promote research and development. Under this scheme, a company engaged in qualifying R&D activities can either reduce the amount of tax it pays, or get a cash sum upfront. R&D Tax Credits promote investment in innovation, and could be the key to survival for many Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) in the UK today.

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Lack of compliance costs a restaurant chain dearly in FLSA penalties

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Ruby Tuesday Inc., a nationwide chain that operates more than 750 restaurants, recently agreed to pay out a staggering $3 million to settle a class action

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Replicon servers not affected by Shellshock

Replicon servers not affected by Shellshock

Recently, independent research teams identified a new vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell software component (Bash). Dubbed “Shellshock,” this bug can be used by hackers to take control of a system remotely and exploit Web servers.

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How to use time tracking to maximize SR&ED claims—a seminar hosted by Replicon & Boast Capital

How to use time tracking to maximize SR&ED claims

As we reported earlier, Canada’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax program provides tax credits, sometimes in the form of cash, for research and development projects to help keep Canada at the forefront of scientific and technical advancements. To qualify, companies must meet strict documentation and employee time tracking requirements set forth by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Replicon ranks #184 among the world’s 500 largest cloud applications vendors

Replicon ranks #184 in the world’s 500 largest cloud applications vendors

Replicon has ranked 184th among the top 500 cloud application vendors according to this year’s Apps Run The Cloud list. With a year-on-year growth of 37.5%, Replicon continues its run as one of the fastest growing cloud services providers in the world. The rankings in the study are based on 2011–2013 cloud subscription revenues of more than 500 enterprise applications vendors, and are updated every year.

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Employee time tracking is dead

Employee time tracking is dead

iBeacons, Bluetooth Low Energy, Proximity sensing and the obsolescence of time tracking as we know it.

Businesses have to track the time their employees work for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is to pay them correctly or bill clients accurately. Today, there are various means and devices used to achieve this: paper punch cards, handwritten sheets of paper, spreadsheets, online software, and time clocks, to name a few. Most of these methods have been in use for several decades, and all of them have one critical point of failure—the employee—upon whom the onus of tracking work time almost always falls. Employees may sometimes forget to log their time, or put it off until the deadline. In both cases, the result is inaccurate work time data, which leads to errors in payroll, invoices, and possibly even lawsuits. Tracking time is often a tedious, annoying, and frustrating task that an employee needs to do several times over the course of a workweek, in addition to his or her actual work. As with most tasks that share these characteristics, they get put off until the last minute, or simply forgotten.

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