Greenshades Blog


Not having a (physical) paper trail

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   Last year at GPUG Summit, the whole Greenshades team was dressed up like lifeguards. In case you need a reminder of our whistles, visors, board shorts and flip-flops, I give you exhibit A. We were lifeguards, wanting to save you from drowning in paper. Though it has been [read on ..]


Don’t Take the Bait: Watch Out for the W-2 Email Scam

Posted on August 18th, 2017

A quick note from Greenshades: In an effort to keep our clients, partners, and readers informed we want to share pertinent information that we feel you might find useful and to make sure you have the safest tax season possible. If you have any further questions, please contact security@greenshades.com.   Information courtesy of the Internal [read on ..]


Minneapolis updates minimum wage

Posted on August 17th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   The city of Minneapolis has set their employers on the path of reaching $15 an hour by the year 2022. On June 30, 2017, the city council passed an ordinance that requires large employers and small employers to reach a $15 per hour minimum wage within a certain [read on ..]


The importance of a good time clock

Posted on July 14th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate Timesheets and time clocks have been around since the beginning of the work experience. Luckily, the experience with using them has changed in the last hundred years and today it can be more than just a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. This is why we have [read on ..]


Know when to trust the source

Posted on June 29th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate My background is journalism. It might be because of the incredible amount of “news outlets” available and my inherent skepticism when reading anything online, but anything I read is doubted until I’ve read it on a few more outlets and the information is compared. Now, not everyone has this [read on ..]


Who’s the boss?

Posted on June 16th, 2017

By Chris Hadden, CPP Technical Sales Manager Who’s the boss? Tony Micelli? Let us know! Of course, I’m not actually talking about the TV sitcom from the 80’s. Understandably, I talk with current and prospective customers quite a bit that are hoping to gain a better understanding of how the organization chart and supervisor structure [read on ..]


Bright, shiny, and new – make sure everyone is on board

Posted on June 8th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate There is always a mixture of excitement and trepidation with encountering something new. In the instance of our Employee Services and Online Portal, it can bring about many changes for employees and managers, alike. This change can be scary for those who have done things a certain way for [read on ..]


Employee misclassification and the IRS

Posted on April 27th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate During my time here at Greenshades, I have taken and passed our mandatory payroll foundations exam,  which helps ensure Greenshades employees have a basic understanding of payroll. Being a payroll and HR centric business, it is for the betterment of our employees and our clients. I have been amazed [read on ..]


We have been busy the last 10 years

Posted on April 13th, 2017

By Chris Hadden, CPP Technical Sales Manager What were you doing 10 years ago? You just might have been uploading your W2s to Greenshades for the first time! Greenshades currently has more than 2,000 Employee Services clients (over 5,000 unique FEINs), servicing millions of employees (over 2.4 million W2 forms in 2016). Our first W2 [read on ..]


Spring cleaning and administrator clean up: why are these related?

Posted on April 5th, 2017

By Justin Kirkland Senior Sales Engineer Not only is it the time of year for spring cleaning, as you can tell by looking in my garage, it’s also time to clean up your admin list. We want you to make sure that the list of administrators tied to your companies Greenshades Online website is up [read on ..]


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