Category: “Compliance”

Compliance Corner: Understanding Seasonal Employment-- Top 7 Considerations Before Hiring

29 March, 2024

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

Compliance Corner

When you run a seasonal business, recruiting, hiring and managing temporary staff comes with a unique set of legal challenges. What should you know before you bring in workers to ensure you stay compliant with pertinent laws and regulations? Here are seven things to take into consideration when it c...

Compliance Corner: Navigating the Complexities of FMLA

29 February, 2024

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

Compliance Corner

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been a cornerstone of U.S. labor law since its enactment in 1993, safeguarding employees' rights to unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. With the landscape of work continually evolving, staying abreast of FMLA requireme...

Culture Counts: How Business Owners Can Use Culture to Improve Recruiting and Retention

09 February, 2024

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Business owners know this adage far too well—a company will only go as far as its talent can take it. While that truism is timeless, the talent landscape has changed.  First, let’s start with the bad news. Finding and keeping talented employees has never been more complicated. There has been a...

Compliance Corner: 2024 HR Trends for the Year!

31 January, 2024

Estimated time to read: 7 minutes, 15 seconds

Compliance Corner

Welcome to 2024 -- the new year promises to be an exciting time for the Human Resources (HR) world! There are a few standout trends that started percolating in 2023, and we are very interested to see the trajectory. From minimum wage increases to pay transparency laws, there is a litany of changes a...

HR Trends That Will Affect You in 2024

28 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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It’s fair to say that 2023 can be characterized as the year of artificial intelligence (AI). And while the prospect of AI is definitely exciting, real people are still the engine that powers every successful company. To uncover some of the trends that will dominate 2024, we surveyed 1,100 full-time...

Compliance Corner: 2023 HR Wrap-Up

27 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 8 minutes

Compliance Corner

Every year brings unique and challenging changes to the workplace and 2023 was no exception. It feels like these changes have accelerated exponentially since the “COVID era”! This year brought pay transparency laws to several states, state mandates of paid family leave laws, issues with artificial i...

Compliance Corner: How to Handle Accommodation Requests Effectively

31 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

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Not every employee has the same needs—and employers have an obligation to provide an equitable workforce to ensure everyone has the tools they need to perform their jobs at a high level. In this month’s Compliance Corner, isolved’s Senior HR Consultant Michelle LiButti discusses accommodation reques...

50 State Legal Update—A Mid-Year Check In

12 June, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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As we near the halfway point for 2023, it’s safe to say state legislatures across the country have been busy. The passage of laws has been so fast and furious, in fact, that it’s tremendously difficult for HR leaders and teams to keep pace (and keep compliant). We recently conducted a mid-year legal...

Compliance Corner: I-9 Verification Flexibilities Ending Soon—What Businesses Need to Know

09 June, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed how many companies conducted business—and hired employees. At the onset, federal changes were made to add flexibility to the way companies verified an employee’s eligibility with their I-9. These changes are coming to an end on July 31st. isolved’s HR Business Partner L...

Compliance Corner: Clearing Up Confusion on Pay Transparency Laws

28 April, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Across the country, pay transparency laws are becoming increasingly common. The laws are designed to promote fairness and equity in the workplace by removing disparities among gender, race, ethnicity and other characteristics. Ten states already have these laws on the books while many others are in...

Compliance Corner: Safe Work Policies and Tactics—What You Need to Know

28 February, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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Employees need to be kept safe at work—and employers have an obligation to ensure employee safety. Yet, some companies forgo implementing an effective workplace safety policy, which can leave employees and employers alike at risk. In our latest Compliance Corner, HR Services’ Business Partner Casey...

Unloading HR Stress through Augmentation

17 February, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

HRO Blog

Now is the time to check in with your HR friends and family. With more demands, fewer resources and less time, HR teams are being stretched thin and having a hard time keeping up with the day-to-day— not to mention having the time to focus on longer-term, more strategic objectives. In an era of...

Compliance Corner: Home is Where the Work is—Considerations for Employers with Remote Employees

31 January, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

Compliance Corner

Working from home became all the rage in 2020 as Covid-19 wrought havoc on economies across the globe. The ability for employees to work from home became a survival tactic for many businesses. Now that Covid-19 is reaching its endemic stage, businesses have been hoping to return employees to the off...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Payroll Best Practices for a Compliant Year-End

29 November, 2022

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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The end of the year is almost here, and it's time to wrap up payroll. Every HR rep wants to stay compliant at this very pivotal time of year. HR reps may be contemplating what to do in order to knock it out of the park and stay compliant to start the New Year off right.  In this month's...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Preparing for a Successful Benefits Renewal

28 October, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Benefits Enrollment time is upon us. Every HR rep knows just what an important time of year this is for HR and all employees. Employees will be electing new benefits, but they will also be renewing benefits from prior years. HR reps might be thinking about what they can do to be best prepared this s...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Staying Compliant During Benefits Enrollment

27 September, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Every human resource (HR) professional knows that open enrollment is a pivotal time of year. Staying compliant is critical. There are guidelines to help HR professionals maintain compliance and help their employees keep up to date on the disclosures, plan options and rules. In this month’s Complianc...

Compliance Corner: Addressing Dobbs v. Jackson with Your Workforce

31 August, 2022

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 45 seconds

Compliance Corner

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization impacts many, including employers who provide health benefits to their workforces. This month’s Compliance Corner blog offers insight and recommendations for some common questions that employers may have. Find out more by...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Salary History Bans

29 July, 2022

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

Compliance Corner Q&A

Some employers use salary history as a way to set or negotiate compensation, but this tactic can have unintended consequences - including causing salary inequities and gaps. Salary history bans are one way to attempt to close those gaps. But for states and localities that don’t have any salary ban l...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Communicating Total Compensation

30 June, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Eighty-two percent of employees consider benefits as part of their total compensation when deciding to accept a job offer or stay within their current position. For employers, this means that communicating total compensation is important for both recruitment and retention initiatives.  In this...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Long-Term Pay Compression

27 May, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Many organizations are facing pay compression issues as a result of the current economy and labor market. When not addressed, this can lead to turnover and employers may risk losing top performing employees. In this month’s Compliance Corner Q&A, isolved HR Services’ Business Partner Rachel Barr...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Commonly Outsourced HR Tasks

29 April, 2022

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Twenty-five percent of HR leaders say they plan to outsource human resource (HR) tasks this year, with organizations that have 500-1,500 employees being the most probable to turn to third parties for assistance. In this month’s Compliance Corner Q&A, People Services’ HR Business Partner Casey Wa...

Miss Our HR Hot Topics Twitter Chat? Check Out This Recap.

21 March, 2022

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

R "Ray" Wang on Twitter

isolved’s recent Twitter chat, “HR Hot Topics” highlighted the insights of Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, R “Ray” Wang. The chat was joined by others within the HR industry, including isolved’s leadership team and industry thought leaders. Read below for a brief recap of the virtual ev...

Compliance Corner: What HR Leaders Should Know About DEI&B

25 February, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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There are many reasons why HR leaders are prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) initiatives – not only is it the right thing to do, but diverse and inclusive workplaces ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or title, feels equally involved and supported i...

Compliance Corner (Update): OSHA Withdraws Vaccine-or-Test Mandate

28 January, 2022

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Compliance Corner Q&A

President Biden’s action plan for the Covid-19 pandemic, released in September of 2021, included a mandate that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) develop vaccine-or-test regulations for employers with 100 or more employees. Following this order, OSHA prepared an Emergency Temp...

Compliance Corner: 2021 Wrap Up

27 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Compliance Corner Q&A

One of the toughest parts of running a business is ensuring compliance with labor legislation and regulations. Whether that means staying in the loop with government proposals for the COVID-19 pandemic or simply making sure labor law posters are displayed correctly, there are many compliance-related...

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