Are you Prepared for the Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations Changes?

Posted by Staff on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 11:00 AM


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Tags: Benefits, Labor Law, Compliance, Employer, Work

New Study Shows Higher Growth Rates For Small Businesses That Use Professional Employer Organizations For HR And Compliance

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Tue, Oct 01, 2013 @ 12:12 PM

Small businesses that use professional employer organizations (PEOs) have an employment growth rate that is nearly 10 percent higher than small businesses that don't use PEOs, according to a new study released today by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) at its annual conference in San Antonio. The study, by economists Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer, also showed that PEOs are able to provide a broad array of HR services at a lower cost, saving their small business clients at least 21 percent on HR administration.

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Tags: Benefits, employment, Cost Savings, HR Outsourcing, professional employer organization, small business

Which Employers Must Pay the New 'PCORI' Fee Due July 31?

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Some employers face a July 31 deadline to pay a new fee required under the Affordable Care Act. The fee must be paid by employers who sponsor self-insured health plans, including health reimbursement arrangements and flexible spending arrangements. The new requirement may take some employers by surprise -- and, of course, there are penalties for failing to comply. This article explains what the federal government will use the money for and which employers must pay it.

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Tags: Benefits, Compliance, Legislature, Health Care Costs, small business, Health Care Reform

Administration Announced One-Year Delay of ACA Employer Mandate

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 11:39 AM

Tuesday, July 2nd the Administration announced that it will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirement begin.  It is important to note that no other portion of the ACA is being delayed by this announcement.

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Tags: Benefits, Compliance, Health Care Costs, Health Care Reform

Exercise Caution as Salary Budgets Inch Up Again

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Even in a slow economy employers need to consider the touchy issue of raises -- and possibly bonuses -- to keep their best talent onboard. Having a compensation strategy is important regardless of economic times, but even more so when finances are lean. Find out how compensation professionals view the process of giving raises for the purpose of maximizing productivity and motivation. The right strategy can and should pay off handsomely for employees and employer alike.  Read Full Article

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Tags: culture, Talent, Benefits, Retention, Economy

Avoiding the bug: How to keep your workforce healthy

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 10:36 AM

It starts with a cough.

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Tags: culture, Benefits, workplace safety, Health Care Costs

Maternity Leave Policy

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 09:39 AM

As the summer months pass by and thoughts turn to cooler days, some individuals in the office may be focused on the upcoming birth of a child.

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Tags: Benefits, Labor Law, HR Management

Jury Duty

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

Poor communication is typically at the heart of most workplace quandaries.

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Tags: Benefits, Compliance

Advantages of Home Based Employees

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 02:24 PM

The time comes for your business to expand and add staff.

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Tags: culture, Benefits, Retention, burn out, engagement

Healthcare Spending Up, and Down?

Posted by John Sanford on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 11:41 AM

Recently The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their latest estimates of national healthcare spending over the past few years — and they seem to provide some rare good news. Researchers determined that total U.S. health costs increased 3.8 percent in 2009 and 3.9 percent in 2010 — the slowest annual growth rates in 50 years.

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Tags: News, Benefits, Retention, Cost Savings, Employer, Health Care Costs, Health Care Reform