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ACA Compliance News: 2020 Affordability Threshold Lowered, More 226-J Penalty Letters Unleashed

August 16, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back in the news. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released the employee affordability threshold percentage for 2020 via Revenue Provision 2019-29, and the new number benefits employees over employers....

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Filed Under: Compliance, Human Capital Management, HR News, Affordable Care Act

5 Ways HR Software Can Improve Client Retention

August 15, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

If you’re managing an hourly, distributed workforce, chances are you’re also managing some sort of client relationships. Running a successful business requires maintaining and optimizing those relationships. When done correctly, it elevates...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Staffing, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Learning and Development, Scheduling, BSCs

Preparing for I-9 Audits and ICE Raids under the Trump Administration

August 09, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your hourly workforce includes immigrant workers, have you tightened your relevant HR processes lately? Many businesses have, as the Trump Administration’s focused approach to immigration enforcement creates new pressures for employers and...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News

Onboarding and Training for the Cannabis Industry: Turning New Hires into Experts

August 08, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

The surge of open jobs and hiring needs created by the widespread legalization of marijuana has left many employers ill-equipped to handle onboarding and training on such a large scale, especially those without an HR specialist.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, Cannabis

Great Managers Aren't Born, They're Trained

August 05, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If your company depends on an hourly workforce, your frontline managers can make or break your business. In industries that operate on chronically-slim margins, every detail matters—and that includes every single frontline manager.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, Performance Management, Learning and Development

HR, Payroll & Workforce Management Best Practices for Staffing Agencies

July 31, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Managing essential HR functions such as benefits administration, time tracking, and payroll can be a real challenge for staffing agencies. Due to the ever-changing nature of both your industry and temporary workforce, you’ve likely witnessed...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management, Time Tracking, Mobile, Staffing, Payroll & Tax

Are You Ready for Fair Workweek Laws, Building Service Contractors?

July 25, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

If you think fair workweek laws only apply to restaurants and retailers, think again. On July 24, 2019, Chicago’s City Council unanimously passed a sweeping fair workweek law that covers building services, manufacturing, and healthcare, as well...

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Filed Under: Compliance, HR News, BSCs

Cannabis Industry: 7 Reasons to Onboard with EPAY

July 24, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

Wanting the benefits of an HR specialist without the cost of hiring one? If your cannabis business is struggling with hiring and onboarding, chances are it’s affecting your compliance. Proper standards for hiring, I-9 verification, employee...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Onboarding, Cannabis

How Manufacturers Are Filling Jobs- and What's Often Overlooked

July 18, 2019 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Call it a labor shortage. Call it a skills gap. Call it the thing that keeps you up at night. If you work on the HR or management side of manufacturing, chances are, unfilled jobs on your production floor are an anxiety-inducing reality. While...

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Filed Under: Applicant Tracking & Hiring, Manufacturing

Payroll Compliance Checklist: Your Guide To Not Getting Sued

July 16, 2019 By Emma Smith - Leave a comment

There's no shortage of struggles when it comes to payroll. For most employers, it falls on them to withhold, deposit, report, and pay federal employment taxes for their employees correctly. But without guidance, you run the risk of missing...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Payroll & Tax