HR Compliance: Employer Obligations on Election Day

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Nov 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Know the Voting Leave Laws in Your State

Election Day is just a few days away and predictions indicate high voter turnout on November 6. Employers should prepare for an increase in the number of employees requesting time off to cast their ballots, and know their applicable state and local voting leave laws. Although some states don’t impose any requirements on employers, voting leave and notice requirements are legally required in some states with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.

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Topics: Human Resources

3 Ways HR Services Companies Help Keep Employees Safe

Posted by Greg Andress on Oct 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Managing the health and safety of employees requires consistent attention, which can sometimes be overwhelming for employers. Without adequate training, inspections, preventative policies and culture changes, accidents and injuries are inevitable. An HR services company like a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help simplify the safety burden. Here are three ways HR Services companies help keep employees safe, and save money at the same time. 

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3 Ways PEO Services Help Employers Ensure Compliance With Wage and Hour Laws

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Oct 22, 2018 9:12:19 AM

Wage and hour laws are intended to protect workers in the private sector and federal, state and local governments against certain unfair pay practices. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), passed in 1938, is a federal law that establishes the following: 

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The Benefits of HR Outsourcing: Help Managing Employee Leaves of Absence

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Oct 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The labor and employment legal landscape has changed drastically over the past decade, and employers are encountering more compliance issues than ever. Beyond federal regulations, state and local rules are also changing, and it's more than some employers can manage on their own.

Laws regarding hiring, medical marijuana, wage deductions and paid sick leave are just a few that often stump employers. In fact, mandatory leave laws in general are some of the top reasons employers consider human resources outsourcing services.

Leave laws come into play when an employee asks for medical, family, pregnancy-related, military or various other types of leave. The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), for example, applies to private employers with 50 or more employees and provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period.

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Topics: Human Resources

2018 Holiday Hiring Guidance for Employers

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. As retailers prepare for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, many have already staffed up this season, and others have virtual “now hiring” signs in the windows. Last year, seasonal retail employment increased by more than 668,000 during the final three months of the year, and this year is predicted to be just as strong. While many employers hire seasonal workers, not all may be fully aware of the regulations surrounding such employment.

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Topics: Hiring

PEO Employment Growth Soars Above Rest of U.S. Economy

Posted by Angie Garcia on Sep 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

According to a recent study, Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are experiencing employment growth 14 times higher than the growth rate in the overall U.S. economy. For example, the total employment represented by the PEO industry is the same as the combined number of employees who work at Walmart (U.S. only), Amazon, Google, Apple, IBM, FedEx, Starbucks, AT&T and Wells Fargo.

PEOs provide services like payroll processing, HR support, employee benefits, workers’ compensation insurance and regulatory compliance assistance and take on many employer responsibilities so business owners can focus on day-to-day operations and growth.

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