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Outsourcing your HR: Can we help?

Outsourcing your HR: Can we help?

Many new or potential customers approach us with a repeated question: how could the outsourcing of HR management services benefit my business? Efficiency, expertise and business growth summarize those benefits, but it’s necessary to visualize them in the most practical way. Let’s provide some examples and potential[…]

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Employee Terminations: What You Need to Know

Employee Terminations: What You Need to Know

Having an employee termination policy in place is as important as having a solid hiring strategy. For business owners, such policy can represent the difference between a lawful termination and a legal issue. Firing and laying off employees are valid business strategies, as long as they are[…]

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2017: New Employment Eligibility Rules and Changes

2017: New Employment Eligibility Rules and Changes

The new year will bring changes to certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs, as well as an updated form of the document used to verify the employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. Let’s start with the revised version of Form I-9, also[…]

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Is your business ready for Christmas?

Is your business ready for Christmas?

December may come with a lot excitement for many employees.  It is the last month of the year and for many people it brings a short but necessary business break. On 2016, however, December comes with an additional reality that goes beyond the Christmas season.  Starting December[…]

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How to design the best employee experience—and why it matters

How to design the best employee experience—and why it matters

The past few decades have seen major changes in the workplace, across all industries and even throughout the world. Everything from company values to attitudes and behaviors has evolved, and so has the workforce itself. For example: 50% of the 2020 workforce will be made up by[…]

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Tips for your most productive summer

Tips for your most productive summer

As we delve into summer, many employees are taking vacations, and that can blur the lines between work and play. Not only do employers need to provide guidelines and eligibility for vacation, but they also need to establish boundaries when it comes to working after hours (or[…]

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New Overtime Rules – What This Means for Your Business

New Overtime Rules – What This Means for Your Business

“…Millions of Americans lack the protections of overtime and even the right to minimum wage.” -President Barack Obama Last year, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL), under direction from President Obama, proposed a rule that would “modernize and streamline” overtime regulations. These changes would affect 5 million working[…]

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Your company needs HR. Know why?

Your company needs HR. Know why?

Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time for fresh new ideas to blossom. Case in point: we know that companies don’t always hire Human Resources support. In fact, many don’t see the need for it. But in reality, having a strategic and innovative HR team[…]

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Three HR Tips That Can Save Your Business

Three HR Tips That Can Save Your Business

As entrepreneurs, we focus on growing our businesses and making sure the bottom line is positive. However, paying attention to some important HR rules can also help you save your business. In the years I have been involved in HR, it has broken my heart to see[…]

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Federal Labor Law Compliance by Number of Employees

Federal Labor Law Compliance by Number of Employees

1 – 14 Employees Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1968 Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 – if the company offers employee benefits Equal Pay Act of 1963 Fair and Accurate Credit[…]

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