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HR Strategy as a Vital Component of Overall Business Strategy

HR Strategy as a Vital Component of Overall Business Strategy

Human Resources isn't just a support function within an organization; it is a vital component of the overall business strategy. In this article, we will discuss the importance of integrating HR strategy into the broader business strategy and how this alignment can...

Agricultural Business Faces $32,102 in Penalties for DOL Violations

Agricultural Business Faces $32,102 in Penalties for DOL Violations

Small and midsize business owners, be vigilant about your adherence to employment laws, as a recent case involving a California agricultural employer emphasizes the costly repercussions of violating regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division...

Understanding Payroll Taxes: Guide for Businesses

Understanding Payroll Taxes: Guide for Businesses

Payroll taxes play a significant role in both the financial lives of employees and the operations of employers. This comprehensive guide breaks down what payroll taxes are, who pays them, and how they are used to fund various government programs. As an employer,...

Construction Contractor Penalized $370,660 for OSHA Violations

Construction Contractor Penalized $370,660 for OSHA Violations

Small and midsize business owners, take heed – a recent case involving an Oklahoma-based contractor serves as a stark reminder of the serious consequences that can befall companies for ignoring federal safety regulations, particularly those related to employee safety....

Building a Comprehensive HR Strategy for Your Business

Building a Comprehensive HR Strategy for Your Business

Human Resources is a cornerstone of any successful organization, and having a comprehensive HR strategy is essential for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to thrive. In this article, we will delve into the key components of an effective HR strategy, including...

10 Keys to Build and Develop High-Performing Teams

10 Keys to Build and Develop High-Performing Teams

Building and developing high-performing teams is a critical objective for businesses seeking success in today's competitive landscape. A high-performing team can drive innovation, improve productivity, and enhance company performance. This article will explore...

401(k) Loans: Why Employers Offer This Feature

401(k) Loans: Why Employers Offer This Feature

In recent years, more employers have been incorporating 401(k) loans as a feature in their retirement plans. This article delves into the reasons behind this growing trend and explores the benefits it brings to both businesses and their employees.  Learn how Asure...

Determining ACA Compliance: The 50-Employee Calculation

Determining ACA Compliance: The 50-Employee Calculation

Navigating the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be a daunting task for business owners, particularly when it comes to understanding whether your company falls under ACA's purview. A key factor in determining ACA compliance is the employee count.   This...

Addressing the Ongoing Labor Shortage in the Business World

Addressing the Ongoing Labor Shortage in the Business World

In today's business landscape, the ongoing labor shortage has become a significant challenge for organizations of all sizes. This article highlights the persistent labor shortage, focusing on the specific hurdles faced by small and midsize businesses (SMBs). It...

Pizza Franchisee Fined $120,695 After DOL Investigation

Pizza Franchisee Fined $120,695 After DOL Investigation

Small and midsize business owners, take heed: the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently cracked down on an Orlando-based franchisee of the renowned Pizza chain. The DOL's Wage and Hour Division unearthed egregious violations of employment laws that resulted in the...

HR Compliance Update | November 20, 2023

HR Compliance Update | November 20, 2023

FEDERAL UPDATES IRS - Benefit Plan Limits Increase in 2024: The IRS just announced increases in annual limits and phase-outs of deductions for retirement and other benefit plans for 2024. Some of the highlights include: increasing 401(k) limits from $22,500 to...

Demystifying Factoring: A Shortcut to Cash Flow

Demystifying Factoring: A Shortcut to Cash Flow

In the world of small business financing, one lesser-known but highly effective option is factoring. This article aims to demystify factoring by providing a clear definition of the concept and explaining how it can serve as a shortcut to improving cash flow for small...

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