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The Secret to Hassle-Free Payroll

It’s human nature to pay more attention when things go wrong than when they’re running smoothly. This is particularly true when it comes to payroll. Come payday, an employee checks her bank account, sees her paycheck has been deposited and that the amount is what she expected. Check. She moves on to pay her bills or transfer some money to savings. But if the check does not appear on her statement or the amount is not what she expected, suddenly alarm bells go off in her head. What happened? Did her company make a mistake? Are [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Paid Sick Leave is Spreading

“Nearly three-quarters of private sector workers receive paid sick days from their employers. [NPR] In our last post, we covered the intricacies of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This week we’re going to look at paid sick leave, which is now a requirement in 8 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., as well as in numerous cities. Paid sick leave laws differ from the Family Medical Leave Act and it’s important to understand the distinctions between the two. The FMLA is a federal law that grants certain employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Beyond the Basics: 5 Things to Know About the FMLA

If you are a business who has employed more than 50 employees for at least 20 weeks in the current or previous year, then you need to be familiar with the basic rights of employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, employees who have been with their employer for 12 months are eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a calendar year for a variety of reasons, including: The care and bonding between a parent and their new child, whether the child is biological, adopted or a [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

Dollars and Sense: How Your Company Can Benefit From the WOTC

Hiring a qualified candidate is a win-win for both employer and new hire. Did you know that in addition to a great new staff member, you could also earn a substantial tax credit? If so, would you apply for it? Most employers would say they would — and yet many companies either haven’t heard of or fail to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). These companies are leaving money on the table. What is the WOTC? Created in 1996, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax incentive to promote the hiring [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

How to Grow Your Business with a PEO

“[PEOs] now provide…services to about 180,000 companies that collectively employ more than 3 million workers and generate $156 billion in annual revenues.” ( Does your business manage all HR and benefits administration responsibilities in-house? It might be time to look into partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). A PEO provides an outsourced solution to manage your human resources, administer employee benefits, regulatory compliance, and payroll. PEOs work through a co-employment arrangement, contractually sharing certain employer responsibilities with your company. Determining if a PEO is right for your business will require doing some homework—researching providers, determining [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments

4 HR Risks Your Company May Face This Month

“Action and adaptability create opportunity.” —Garrison Wynn Did you know? The U.S. Dept of Labor is currently asking for public comment on potential changes to the overtime rule to determine which employees are exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? (SHRM) A revised version of form I-9, employment eligibility verification, is now available. As of Sept. 18, this version will be the only one the government will accept. (S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) A vote to pass a scaled-back overhaul of the Affordable Care Act (dubbed a “skinny repeal” [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: HRP Blog|0 Comments


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