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2020 Holiday Hiring Guidance for Employers

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Nov 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. With an anticipated increase in business due to the holiday shopping season, employers will want to have the right employees to cover the holiday demand and provide an excellent customer experience. While the coronavirus pandemic will make this holiday season different there remain key items to be aware of when bringing on seasonal workers.

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Topics: Hiring Employees

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Highlights

Posted by Anna Leo Holder. MBA on Jun 8, 2020 10:09:31 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), and the President recently signed it into law. The Flexibility Act is intended to liberalize aspects of the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as certain employment tax provisions, enacted as part of the CARES Act.

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Topics: Payroll & Taxes, PEO Services, Hiring Employees

3 Steps for Employee Records Retention

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 19, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, employee medical information and confidentiality has become an especially important topic. During the crisis, employers may see employee medical information such as a doctor’s note advising an accommodation for a high-risk employee; an employee request for FFCRA sick leave due to COVID-19 symptoms; or results from an employee’s medical test such as a temperature check before the employee re-enters the workplace.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Employees

The W-4 Gets a Makeover after 30+ Years

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Dec 19, 2019 10:00:30 AM

 

The last major redesign of the Form W-4 occurred in 1987 – over 30 years ago.  When updates became necessary due to changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the I.R.S. used the opportunity to overhaul the form and address ongoing concerns about its complexity and inaccurate withholding results.

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Employees

2019 Holiday Hiring Guidance

Posted by Tonya Fletcher SPHR, SHRM-SCP on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. As retailers prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas, many have already staffed up this season, and others have virtual “now hiring” signs in the windows. While many employers hire seasonal workers, not all may be fully aware of the regulations surrounding such employment.

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Topics: Hiring Employees

What is a Pre-Employment Background Check?

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Apr 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A pre-employment background check is a step in the hiring process that a company uses to verify that a job candidate is who they claim to be. It also provides an opportunity for that person's criminal record, education, employment history and more to be reviewed. Most background checks can be completed between three days to one week. This is an important step that should not be overlooked during the hiring process after reviewing resumes, interviewing potential candidates and nailing down your list of finalists.

EEOC: What Employers Need to Know About Pre Employment Background Checks

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Topics: Human Resources, Hiring Employees

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