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ObamaCare Update & Latest Executive Order

ObamaCare Update & Latest Executive OrderLatest ObamaCare News Updates Helps You Keep Up On ObamaCare TodayOpen enrollment for 2017 started November 1st, 2016 and ended on January 31st, 2017.As of 2-10-17: Republicans presented several plans for review. President...

Responding to Tax Agency Notices: Best Practices

Tax agency communication can be very complex and difficult to understand, and that reality is further complicated by the fact that each agency notice is laid out differently and uses different language.The following are some common types of inquiries and how to handle...

The World of Work is Changing – Again!

Caroline Waters, OBE, Deputy Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and Vice President of Carers UKWe’ve talked about the changing nature of work for what seems like eons. That’s because work; what we do, where we do it and who we do it with has never...

Competing for Talent When Geography Does Not Matter

If your organization won a local chamber of commerce Best Place to Work award in the past year or so, congrats! Recognition as a top local employer can certainly be an advantage in recruiting talent, but if your nomination and selection were tied to worksite perks...

Immigration News – A Moving Target

As individuals and businesses weigh how best to respond to the immigration 'ban' and its effect, we are staying in close contact with our immigration legal experts. Here's a February 6th update from ALG Law Firm (shared with their kind permission): TRAVEL WARNING -...

Why HCM Reporting is still harder than it should be in 2017

It’s 2017, “Big Data” as we know it has been around for a decade, and yet, organizations still struggle to get actionable information from their HCM reporting. Valuable insights can be gained when reporting is effective. Workforce intelligence tools can and should...

Easing the Pain of New Benefit Plans

A new year often means benefit changes for your employees. Even if the plan an employee selected is the same named plan from a previous year, there can be changes to the plan itself that might impact coverage. If you’ve changed carriers or plan options, and most if...

Reminder: OSHA 300A Forms Must Be Posted by February 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses post a summary of the previous year’s log between February 1st and April 30th each year, even if...

How Technology is Impacting Recruiting in 2017

According to a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder, the hiring outlook for 2017 is the strongest it has been in over a decade. Of the over 2000 hiring managers surveyed, 40% expect to hire full-time employees this year and a third expect to add part-time,...

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Federal law gives a tax credit to eligible small employers who provide health care coverage to their employees. Questions and answers provide information on the credit for tax years beginning in 2014. For additional information, refer to...

Affordable Care Act – 2017

Affordable Care Act – 2017Small business owners, employees and consumers are struggling to understand the coverage, networks, and costs in the new year. Below are the latest guidelines and three changes to coverage in 2017.Three Affordable Care Act Coverage Changes in...

I9 – New Form FAQ’s

We receive a lot of questions about the I-9—the form used to verify the identity and employment authorization of all individuals hired for employment in the United States. Here are some of the most common:1: Is The New Form Available Now?Yes. The new I-9 form was...

The Affordable Care Act is Changing In 2017

The Affordable Care Act is Changing In 2017The Affordable Care health insurance landscape may look completely different in 2017. It is highly unlikely that any material changes will happen for the 2017 coverage year (for which Open Enrollment is taking place now.) But...

EmpowerTax Changes – Client Base Sold: What It Means for You

At the end of 2016, we started hearing from EmpowerTax clients, looking for alternatives for their payroll tax processing. Some want our Payroll Tax Management service, and some want our software – either option is available, depending on your needs. Although the...

Raises & Bonuses – Should they be tied to performance entirely?

Question:Our senior leadership team wants to focus on compensation this quarter. Currently, our raises and bonuses are tied to performance. Can you help me to understand the HR best practices for raises based on performance vs. raises based on market factors?...

Tools That Fully Engage Your Entire Workforce

Competition for top talent is forcing employers looking for "the best and the brightest" to seek them out wherever they are, not just where the company might be located. As that becomes more prevalent, it's incumbent upon employers to leverage every potential avenue...

Fight Commercial Real Estate Trends with Sensor Technology

Your office space is one of the most important aspects of your company’s day-to-day life. It’s where your employees gather each day to spark innovative business ideas, and since employees spend at least one third of their days at work, it can be a kind of second home....

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