Category: “HR Services”

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

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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

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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...

In-Home Care Company Increases Efficiency, Decreases Time and Money Spent

19 January, 2024

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Davis Miller Enterprises LLC dba: Right at Home, based in Little Rock, AR, provides a range of in-home care options for seniors and adults with disabilities. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for those they serve, whether it’s helping with dressing and hygiene, providing medication rem...

Worker Classification Rules Have Changed Again

15 January, 2024

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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What You Need to Know Designed to clarify things for employers to help them avoid misclassification, the U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule this week that changes the criteria for classifying independent contractors. What’s the new rule and what do you need to know to comply? We’ll break...

Compliance Corner: 2023 HR Wrap-Up

27 December, 2023

Estimated time to read: 8 minutes

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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...

November Compliance Corner: Employee Experience - the Key to a Thriving Workforce

21 November, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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The employee experience begins from the moment a job seeker reads a job posting through the time they leave the company and every aspect of the life cycle in between. Taking a holistic approach to the employee experience leads to higher employee engagement, job satisfaction and retention. Here, Lisa...

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...

Hear from HR Heroes: HR Services

29 August, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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The scope of your HR needs is based on many contributing factors. While some businesses may need a full HR team, others may find more value in augmenting HR with outside services. Organizations that do employ internal HR may still find strategic HR tasks hard to prioritize along with their administr...

Compliance Corner: How HR & Employees Can Help Each Other to Combat Workplace Burnout

24 July, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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Over the past few years, rates of more severe stress, anxiety, and depression have skyrocketed, contributing further to the ongoing workplace crisis of employee burnout. In fact, we found that 69% of employees have experienced burnout over the last year. With such an increase in severe burnout sympt...

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: Baby Boomers Exiting the Workforce: How HR Should Prepare

31 May, 2023

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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As the Baby Boomer generation begins to head toward retirement, a massive change is heading to workplaces across the country. In this month’s Compliance Corner, we hear from isolved’s HR Services Manager Rachel Barr to discuss the implications of this generational shift. Has the mass workplace exodu...

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: Workers Opportunity Tax Credits--What Employers Need to Know

31 March, 2023

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Organizations are constantly looking for ways to boost their bottom lines. Many can find savings through their employees and tax credits. In our latest Compliance Corner, our Senior HR Consultant Lisa Bright answers the top questions about Workers Opportunity Tax Credits. What is the WOTC? The Worke...

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

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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

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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 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: 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...

Compliance Corner: How to Support Employees Amid the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

25 March, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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The Russia-Ukraine crisis has been making headlines across news programs and social media sites for weeks, which is having a negative impact on many people’s mental health. Since feelings of sadness, anxiety and stress can follow employees into the workplace, many employers may be questioning if the...

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...

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