Category: “Compliance”

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Compliance Corner: OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate Reinstated

20 December, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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President Biden announced an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic back in September, which included a vaccine-or-test proposal for employers with 100 or more employees. Although the proposal was temporarily blocked, it is now back in effect after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals “lifted the st...

Compliance Corner (Update): Private Business COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Begins January 4th

05 November, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Back in September President Biden announced an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, which included proposals for private business vaccine mandates and regular COVID-19 testing for employees. When this news was announced, isolved’s People Services team provided some insight into what employers shou...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives

30 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

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Many businesses have been welcoming employees back to the office in either a hybrid or full-time capacity since the rollout of vaccines in Spring 2021, but doing so comes with its fair share of challenges – especially when states and cities experience a rise in COVID-19 cases.  Recently, Presid...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan

13 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Last week President Biden made headlines with the announcement of an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. The action plan includes proposals for vaccine mandates and COVID-19 testing that directly impact employers and employees. To provide some insight into the action plan, we reached out to the i...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines and What HR Should Know

30 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes

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With all U.S. adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, many employers are getting ready for a new normal but are still unsure of what the future of work will look like.  In this month’s Compliance Corner blog, isolved People Services HR Consultant Rachel Barr is answering common questions...

DOL Releases Revised FFCRA Regulations Effective Immediately

18 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) initially enacted by legislation earlier this spring was recently faced with a recent New York supreme court injunction. Effective immediately, the federal Department of Labor has issued revised regulations highlighted below.Definition of Health Ca...

The Rehiring Process, Explained: How to Bring Back Employees After the Pandemic

30 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: As sections of the country open up for business, companies will have to decide how, when and who to rehire after furloughs and layoffs. The coronavirus pandemic led many employers to reduce their staff to save money. The Paycheck Protection Program was created by the U.S. government to pro...

Overviewing the Status of the Overtime Rule and Replacement of the Affordable Care Act

14 March, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

The fate of several federal regulations remain unclear as Congress and the Trump Administration work on scaling back or repealing regulations put into place by the former administration. Following President Trump’s inauguration, pending regulations across all federal agencies were frozen, which oft...

5 Things Cloud Software Users Should Know

13 December, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Cloud software is still fairly new to many people. In order to make sure that your employees are staying informed about cloud software, share with them these five items that they should know. Multi-Factor Identification Really Works As an extra security step, many companies have enabled multi-factor...

Obama Administration’s Final Flurry of Labor Initiatives has Critics Crying Foul About Compliance Costs

06 December, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

President Obama has spent the last year of his presidency focused on enforcing labor measures that generally favor workers. The most notable of these initiatives include the wide-ranging overtime rule and an executive order expanding disclosure requirements for federal contractors. Citing high cost...

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. District Court Granted Preliminary Injunction on FLSA Overtime Rule

23 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

Less than two weeks before the FLSA overtime new rule was slated to go into effect, a federal judge at the U.S. District Court in Texas blocked the policy. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued the surprising decision on Tuesday after 21 states and a long list of businesses filed lawsuits that would chal...

What to Do When Cloud Security Is Compromised

22 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

A compromised network is a stressful event for any organization. It can feel like a complete loss of control, causing feelings of uncertainty about what to do next. Prepare now for what you’ll do if your company experiences a cloud security breach. Don’t Panic It can be easy to get swept up in the...

Five years in the making, controversial ‘persuader’ rule stopped just four days short of finish line

26 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

On June 27, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s controversial “persuader” rule that was scheduled to take effect July 1. This eleventh-hour stoppage was a major victory for the many states, business groups and employers th...

The New Overtime Rule: What It Requires, Whom It Affects

28 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

The Labor Department’s new overtime rule—released in May and scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1—extends the Fair Labor Standards Act’s protections to most salaried workers who earn less than $47,476 a year ($913 a week). The move will expand FLSA coverage to an estimated 4.2 million workers who earn...

Telehealth can be the right call for cost-conscious employers—if HIPAA standards are met

14 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Telehealth—an alternate means of providing medical services by phone or video consultations, email, remote passive monitoring services or the electronic transmittal of medical information—has been around for years, but it is fast becoming a medical service option provided by employers as an alternat...

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