Risk & Compliance

Successful mobile workforce management is not easy. Companies must keep up with legal guidelines, ensure IRS compliance, and promote driver safety. Check out these posts for ways to mitigate risk in your mobile workforce.

  • Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly mobile as opportunities to work outside of the office increase. Simultaneously, an improved economy and low gasoline prices have resulted in a three percent increase in miles driven in the United States in 2016 relative to 2015. These trends reveal the importance for businesses across the country to provide their…

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  • In the last post of the HR Hangout we discussed how important the Human Resources function has become over the past decade or so – specifically how it’s no longer a one-size-fits-all department and characteristics like employee headcount and demographics, policies and culture will vary from business to business. This same line of thinking also…

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  • The SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Annual Conference and Exposition (also known as SHRM 17) – the biggest Human Resources conference in the world – wrapped up last week in New Orleans, Louisiana. All sessions at the conference were based on the SHRM competency model and were designed to educate HR professionals at every…

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  • Businesses are well-advised to be aware of the risks associated with mileage fraud. Unfortunately, many companies are unaware of how commonly mileage fraud occurs in businesses with mobile workers. Outdated mileage reporting methods — like relying on spreadsheets to track mileage without GPS verification — prevent companies from reviewing reports and detecting errors. Finance and…

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  • As an HR leader, it’s crucial to have the most efficient processes in place across your organization – but this can be challenging to scale as your organization grows. According to HR Review UK, Human Resources departments are spending two full days per week on paperwork alone. This is preventing HR leaders from focusing on…

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  • In a recent CFO Corner post, I talked about how the responsibilities of the CFO and CTO are overlapping and we’re finding ourselves working more closely together to achieve similar goals. Then news broke about the WannaCry ransomware attack and it felt relevant to discuss how finance leaders can protect their businesses from cyber threats….

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  • When people think about the responsibilities of a Human Resources team, the core functions that come to mind are talent recruitment, people management and organizational performance. For a Finance team, people likely consider business performance reporting and traditional accounting practices as their key responsibilities. From my experience at Motus, I’ve seen firsthand how the responsibilities…

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  • Exaggerating the number of miles someone has driven for work is a form of employee theft. Although sometimes disregarded, employee mileage fraud poses a serious threat to businesses operating with mobile workforces. In cases of mileage fraud, employees are reimbursed by their employers for more mileage than what was required for them to perform their…

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  • Employee integrity within the workforce is something desired by all, but sometimes it is inevitably unattainable. As it turns out, one of the most common examples of employee theft happens to be mileage fraud. In fact, mileage fraud occurs even more frequently than employees over reporting tips, inflating the cost of items beyond their true…

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  • Reimbursement for mobile employees can be tricky and ambiguous for companies across the country. While an employee desires being reimbursed for his or her actual expenses, an employer just as equally desires increased transparency into the reimbursements it is distributing. California Labor Code Section 2802: California is a state that has seen this disconnect come…

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