Garnishments and Child Support
Garnishments and Child Support

Garnishments and child support orders are issued by the court and sent to the employer in order to start the calculation of the deduction of these items from the employee’s wages. It is very important to read the details in their entirety and then communicate to the entity designated in the order.

How to Hire the Best Talent
How to Hire the Best Talent

Regardless if you’re about to hire your first employee or 100th, there will always be a sea of resumes that can blur your vision in selecting the candidate that will best fit your business. Here are a few tips to that will benefit you through the interview process.

The Evolution in Drug Testing and Screening
The Evolution in Drug Testing and Screening

With the evolving social acceptance around the controversial subject, employers will need to discern what their stance is and how to navigate the recruitment of desired talent in a way that supports our budding state of acceptance of the use of marijuana.

Federal Regulations And The 15th Employee
Federal Regulations And The 15th Employee

Companies will outsource their payroll and HR services to ensure they are in compliance. Check out the information below from HR Snapshot to learn more about hiring 15 or more employees.

The Benefits of Human Resources
The Benefits of Human Resources

A common statement echoed by many small business owners is, “I’m a small business. I manage all HR related tasks, and don’t need HR…yet.” And, the most common question asked is, “I’m a small business, why do I need an HR generalist when I can do it myself?” Many small and medium-sized businesses will take on human resource duties, as well as payroll and tax management, reception, a…

Culture and Inclusivity
Culture and Inclusivity

The Evolving Face of Human Resources Technology coupled with an evolving workforce is impacting change at lightning speed. Outside of expanding how and where we conduct business, it has vastly transformed our work culture and our interaction. Human Resource departments are experiencing an evolution in their roles and expectations due to this dynamic shift. Traditionally, the HR department was the …

Employee Exceptions
Employee Exceptions

Effective business owners strive for engaged and happy employees who will be more productive. However, in their attempt to cater to an employee who seems to need an exception (i.e., modified pay structure or PTO policy, cash loan, etc.), we’ve observed our clients painting themselves into a compliance corner that is oftentimes difficult, and potentially expensive, to navigate. However, before de…

Do You Have Employees Who are Considered 'On-Call'?
Do You Have Employees Who are Considered 'On-Call'?

With the recent Fair Labor Standards Act updates to employment rules, more scrutiny is being given to certain classifications of employees to make sure they are being paid properly. One group that is often overlooked are those employees who are in an 'on-call' situation. Some of these employees may be answering phones in the evenings or weekends, covering emergency situations, or simply available …

AVOID PITFALLS WITH NEW OVERTIME RULE CHANGES
AVOID PITFALLS WITH NEW OVERTIME RULE CHANGES

It would be hard for any regulatory change to be as impactful as the passage of the Affordable Care Act. However, the Department of Labor’s impending changes to the overtime exemption rules may be just that. As if that wasn’t stressful enough, you will have far less time to prepare for the fallout of the overtime rule changes seen in Obamacare. The new rules won’t be phased in over the course of a decade.

ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR COMPANY AT RISK?
ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR COMPANY AT RISK?

Incidents involving a workers’ compensation claim can raise your premiums. Pre-employment drug screening is one way to reduce workers’ compensation claims.

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE
HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE

Whether you’re looking to hire your first employee or 100th employee, there is always a lot of resumes, faces, and a process that can sometimes blur your vision in selecting the candidate that will be the best fit employee for your business. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that may benefit you through the interview process.

DON’T GET ICED ON YOUR I-9S
DON’T GET ICED ON YOUR I-9S

Among the various roles that ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) fulfills is to identify and remove threats to security in terms of illegal economic activities. In layman’s terms, this equates to controlling unauthorized workers in the US. In 2009, ICE collected roughly $1M in fines, and in 2013 that number rose to more than $15M, and this is a trend that will only continue to grow.

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS AND WHAT TO CONSIDER
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS AND WHAT TO CONSIDER

Putting your own handbook in place or simply downloading a handbook template from the web can get you into trouble. Make sure you consult a Human Resources expert before you put something together yourself. Watch the video below to learn more.

AUTOMATED TIMEKEEPING – ARE YOU STILL RECORDING TIME MANUALLY?
AUTOMATED TIMEKEEPING – ARE YOU STILL RECORDING TIME MANUALLY?

Automated time tracking services are geared toward providing highly accurate, real-time reporting and monitoring of employee work hours. This level of advanced technology has not existed for very long. Most employers, especially larger companies, use some form of digital time clock. However, for smaller and even medium-sized businesses, this is not the standard. But, it certainly should be.