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: Small Business Management, PPP loan, paycheck protection program, flexibility act

The Essentials of Business Law That Owners Should Know | HR Compliance

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Mar 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Knowing the essentials of business law is crucial to an owner. In our decades of partnering with businesses of all sizes, we’ve learned that business owners don’t know what they don’t know. What we mean is we find a lot of clients who have no idea about complying with the state and federal laws that apply to their business – and that’s a major risk. Non-compliance not only hurts your employees and company, but the fees associated with not meeting deadlines or following the correct procedures could also put you under. When it comes to HR compliance, here are the essentials of business law for business owners.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources, Legal News & Compliance

ERISA Compliance: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by David Peasall, VP, Benefits and Human Resources on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

ERISA compliance protects the assets of millions of Americans so funds placed in retirement plans during their working lives will be there when they retire. In the world of HR compliance, many employers face stiff penalties for failure to report. The fact is, many employers don’t know what they don’t know, and that leads to missed deadlines and improper filings. Learn what you need to know about ERISA requirements, what it means for business owners and why ERISA compliance is so important.

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Topics: Small Business Management, Human Resources

3 Things to Look for in an Outsourced Payroll Company or PEO

Posted by Sarah Tupper on May 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Whether you’re an office manager, or a business owner trying to do the jobs of several people, payroll is an important aspect of running a business. Many managers and owners choose to outsource payroll because it’s time consuming, and requires a great deal of knowledge. Having an outside company handle payroll not only saves you time, but helps you avoid costly and sometimes embarrassing errors. Options range from companies with do-it-yourself software platforms to Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) that assume a high level of responsibility and liability on your behalf. Here are some things to look for when choosing a payroll company or PEO.

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Topics: Payroll, Small Business Management, Human Resources, top talent

What New Medical Marijuana Regulations Mean for Business Owners

Posted by Christine Batten, PHR on Jan 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Florida and 28 other states, as well as the District of Columbia now consider medical marijuana legal. The new medical marijuana regulations could have an effect on business owners, but there is nothing major you should be concerned about. As it stands, employers do not need to allow any sort of medical marijuana use as an accommodation to their employees. There may however be a time when the issue comes up, and some other sort of accommodation or leave may be required.

If your company has a zero-tolerance drug policy, you should make sure to communicate with current and future employees that any marijuana use, whether it be legal or off-duty, could get them fired.

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Topics: Small Business Management

8 Steps to a More Ethical Workplace

Posted by Haley Crum on Jan 16, 2017 4:00:28 PM

It’s no secret that confidence in our institutions – whether business or government – is at an all-time low, driven in large measure by frustration with unethical, unlawful and even immoral behaviors on the part of institutional leaders.

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Topics: Small Business Management

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