Hot HR Topics in 2016: Proposed Changes to the FLSA

We are half-way through our 5 hot HR Topics in 2016. So far we have covered Health Care Reform, Marijuana in the Workplace, and now “Proposed Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act”. Stay tuned for our next topic “Minimum Wage Increases!”   Proposed Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act: The proposed changes to […]

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Hot HR Topics in 2016: Marijuana and the Workplace

The new year tends to bring new HR trends and topics to the forefront. In the following days we will look at five topics we expect to dominate HR-related conversations in 2016: health care reform, marijuana in the workplace, proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage increases, and paid sick leave trends. Today’s […]

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Five Hot HR Topics in 2016: Health Care Reform

The new year tends to bring new HR trends and topics to the forefront. In the following days we will look at five topics we expect to dominate HR-related conversations in 2016: health care reform, marijuana in the workplace, proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage increases, and paid sick leave trends. Health […]

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January 2016 HR Newsletter

  Welcome to 2016! We are excited to hit the ground running. This month we will take a look at five hot HR topics and cover the basics of the Employer Mandate reporting. Be sure to sign up for our weekly blog posts so that you can stay on top of important topics like preventing […]

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IRS Extends Deadlines for Section 6055 & 6056 Reporting

On December 28, 2015 the IRS released IRS Notice 2016-4, which extends the distribution and filing deadlines for Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act. Old Deadline New Deadline Deadline to Distribute Forms to Employees and Covered Individuals Feb. 1, 2016 March 31, 2016 Deadline to File with the IRS Feb. 29, 2016 […]

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December 2015 Question and Answer

Question: We don’t typically do background checks, but we’re hiring an internal HR person who will have access to sensitive information. We want to do a background check for this position, but since we’ve never done one for anyone else, we’re worried it would look discriminatory. Answer: You may conduct background checks for some jobs […]

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End-of-the-Year HR Tasks

Year-end is fast approaching, and we want to make sure employers are making a list and checking it twice! This is the perfect time of year to ensure your organization is compliant and prepared for all the changes the New Year will bring. The following checklist is a great place to start to make sure […]

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Can You Pay an Employee as a W-2 and 1099?

Typically a worker cannot be both an employee and an independent contractor for the same company. An employer can certainly have some employees and some independent contractors for different roles, and an employee for one company can perform contract work for another company. It is only in very unusual situations, however, that a person will […]

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Understanding Employer Pay Obligations for Travel Time

For many employers, sending employees out into the big, wide world to perform their job duties is an everyday occurrence. However, many employers are not aware of the situational details that may make time compensable or not compensable for non-exempt employees. Employers must consider both state and federal law surrounding travel time pay and then […]

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Tis the Season for Seasonal Employees

With the holidays here and year-end quickly approaching, many businesses will be looking to ramp up their workforce even more for the final holiday push. At least three key challenges exist for any business facing this need: (1) to figure out how much time and effort to invest in seasonal employees without sacrificing customer service […]

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