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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...

As Employee Experience Tops Investments, isolved Recognized for Best Payroll Software

16 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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On the heels of the launch of People Cloud, isolved has been named to Digital.com’s “Best Payroll Software of 2020” list.      To name the winners, Digital.com sourced genuine user reviews by capturing and analyzing comments made...

How your HCM solution can make FLSA overtime pay compliance easier

10 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Effective Jan. 1, 2020, employers across the nation will ring in the new year with evolving employee salaries and job responsibilities - potentially. The U.S. Department of Labor updated the Fair Labor Standards Act salary thresholds for administrative and professional employees (white-collar job...

6 Employee Recognition Ideas to Start Using Today

05 March, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Being good at employee recognition is great for your bottom line. Consider the following: What employees are more likely to stick with your company? The ones who work tirelessly without ever hearing a word of positive feedback? Or the ones who feel valued and seen because their efforts are rewarded...

Comp Time in the Private Sector: Work-Life Enhancement Opportunity

27 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

On May 2, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, a bill that would allow employers to offer workers compensatory time off instead of time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours. The legislation would amend Section 207 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing pr...

5 Tips to Effectively Communicate the FLSA Overtime Changes to Employees

09 November, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Most employers are familiar with the changes put out by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) updated overtime rule. But while you might be aware of what changes are coming for your employees, they might be feeling confused, concerned, or even completely unaware....

5 Core HR Opportunities for Wholesalers

11 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Running a wholesale business comes with many challenges but managing core human resources (HR) responsibilities shouldn’t be one of them.  Fundamental functions like recruitment, scheduling, payroll and benefits need to be completed efficiently and accurately while also providing a good...

What You Need to Know About the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT)

03 December, 2019

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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 The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has released information about a tax that applies to employers within the state. This tax, titled the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT), applies to employers who:Are required to withhold New York State income tax fro...

Planning Ahead for Local and State Minimum Wage Increases

28 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Managing payroll is already complex, and when you factor in the ever-changing regulations, it can be downright challenging. One of the changes your business may be facing in 2019 is a local or state minimum wage increase. This year, 21 states and a number of local jurisdictions have increased their...

Looking Ahead at the Proposed Overtime Rule

19 June, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise the federal overtime regulations. This notice begins a public comment period that will last for 60 days and allow people to share their feedback about the proposal. The release of a change to the overti...

Just how closely is employee engagement tied to workplace productivity (and other KPIs)?

26 August, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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Companies that report high levels of employee engagement are lucky. They likely have staff members who are satisfied with their jobs and their respective career trajectories. They may have great teamwork and even some legendary happy hours. But what about core business metrics? Are engaged employ...

Reconfiguring the workplace for health and safety

21 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Employers are considering how to enforce social distancing guidelines at work. Here are some of the best practices companies are using. As communities across the country open back up for business, companies must evaluate the best ways to ensure their workers are safe and healthy at work....

Changes for 2019 in State Minimum Wage Rates

06 November, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

As usual, the new year will usher in a multitude of changes in state and municipal minimum wage laws. Let's take a look at some of the reasons why payroll professionals need to be aware of the changes. Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, and Vermont will all raise minimum wages on January...

Why Employee Engagement Should Be Your Top Priority

05 February, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

There's a lot of responsibilities to juggle as a manager – you have to think about deadlines, incentives, and bottom lines, all while trying to coordinate a team of unique personalities and skill sets to push toward a common goal. While it isn't recommended to let any one of those thin...

7 Tips for effective employee performance reviews

24 September, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Performance reviews can set the tone for employee-employer relations for the rest of the year. Done poorly, reviews can become punitive. Done well, reviews can be pathways toward further employee excellence. So let’s look at seven key tips for running a more effective employee performance r...

5 Tips to Convince Your Boss to Send You to isolved Connect

23 April, 2019

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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iSolved Connect is fast approaching, and your time to save on registration is running out! Early Bird pricing ends on April 30, 2019, so if you want to take advantage of the savings and attend the largest gathering of iSolved users, you need to act fast! Need help convincing your boss to send you t...

Three Tips to Retain Your Top Talent

21 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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In a strong economy, jobs are plentiful and employers often struggle with a different problem: retention. According to data from Ajilon, more than 80 percent of workers are open to a new job or are actively looking for one. Among those who aren’t actively looking, more than half would be willi...

Tips for Reducing New Employee Turnover

10 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Bringing a team member onboard is always exciting because new talent comes with a fresh new perspective and ideas that can help drive business success. Unfortunately, new hires don’t always pan out the way employers hope. In fact, the  Work Institute’s 2020 Retention Report found t...

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...

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...

4 personalized employee engagement strategies HR managers are using in 2019

16 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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You’ve got a new idea you’d like to implement next quarter, and you need a buy-in from your boss or a team of stakeholders. But did you get buy-in from your employees, too? It may sound backwards to need employee approval – after all, you’re the HR manager. You roll out solu...

How to engage remote employees: 6 Techniques

10 September, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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The world is going remote. More and more, businesses are ditching commercial office space and formal on-site requirements in favor of virtual workplaces. But with physical distance separating colleagues and bosses from staff, does employee engagement risk dropping off? It doesn’t have to....

What Does it Take to Energize Company Culture in 2019

30 July, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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You’ve got time sheets to manage. Quotas to hit. Money goes in, money goes out. These metrics make your business run. But what they don’t measure is what makes your company your company. What is it about your employees that differentiate them from anyone else in the job market? What ge...

2020 changes to state minimum wage

14 January, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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Workers in more than 20 states ushered in the new year with hopes of larger paychecks.   In total, more than half the country will see a pay raise due to an increase in the minimum wage on a state-by-state basis. Additionally, 26 cities are set to raise their minimum wage standards in 2020 (17...

COBRA and the Employee Count

23 September, 2014

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

There has been a lot of talk and confusion about employee count and determining employees for health care compliance. One area employers may not realize where the employee count matters is how it will affect COBRA. For COBRA purposes, an employer needs to count all employees when determining the em...