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New Local Tax Laws Add to a Patchwork of Complications

05 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

In July 2018, New Jersey became the latest state to pass legislation allowing cities to impose payroll taxes on employers, joining 15 other states that allow local taxing. The New Jersey bill allows municipalities with more than 200,000 residents to impose employer payroll taxes of up to 1 percent...

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Payroll HCM Service Provider

22 September, 2015  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

Bookkeeping can be one of the most tedious tasks of running a business. Payroll taxes are ranked as a top financial and administrative burden for business owners according to the 2014 National Small Business Association tax survey.   Outsourcing payroll will help to alleviate some of your bur...

ACA Employer Reporting Compliance — Part 1

10 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

The employer reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to challenge and confuse many of those who must comply.  The law empowers the IRS to verify and enforce that large employers have offered their employees affordable health insurance plans with at least minimal essential co...

ACA Employer Reporting Compliance — Part 2

18 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Part 1 introduced some of the challenges of the reporting requirements. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to report information about the offer of health insurance coverage to their employees. Some Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) — defined as those with more than 50 full-time equiv...

3 Tips to Streamline Seasonal Scheduling

21 July, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

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Building and managing employee schedules can be incredibly complex and time-consuming. This is especially true when planning for busy seasons, including summer and winter holidays.  Although the “busy” time of year varies by business, scheduling managers oftentimes find it challeng...

isolved Partners with Howard University and the University of Utah to Launch Internship Program

15 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

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At isolved, inclusion isn’t a buzzword; it’s a mission. isolved is pleased to announce its partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and Howard University to support diversity in the workplace and provide opportunities for students to l...

3 tips for virtual onboarding of new employees

14 July, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Extract: Virtual onboarding may be new to many companies, but it’s important to get it right for new hires. Here are three tips to help organize your virtual onboarding program. The onboarding process is critical for each new hire’s experience with your company.  Effective onboard...

Employee engagement as a content marketing strategy

05 November, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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How are the cold calls, templated email pitches and paid LinkedIn ads working for you as a marketing strategy? Not so hot, huh? That’s because prospects are sick of stale, generic corporate messaging. Consumers employ ad blockers, adjust their social media feed settings and create email in...

3 Applicant Experience Best Practices for 2021

04 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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For some jobseekers, looking for a new position can be one of life’s biggest stressors. So what can human resource (HR) teams and hiring managers do to allay this feeling and streamline their talent pipelines? Put the applicant experience first, of course. Here are a few suggestions: Communic...

Attention All Startups: Payroll Information You Can’t Miss

27 October, 2015

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Starting a business is exciting. New opportunities abound as you develop your startup, and begin to receive interest from prospective clients. Due to the excitement and busy nature of starting a business, many startup owners overlook one critical aspect of owning a business: how do we manage payroll...

Why It’s Time to Review Your PTO Policy

18 July, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

If your company is like most, you’ve probably had the same PTO policy for longer than you can even remember. The PTO policy is one of those things that sits on the back burner because it’s rarely addressed or mentioned. Since some companies are increasing offerings for paid sick leave and time off,...

Evaluating Tech Needs for 2021? isolved Recognized for Best Employee Scheduling Software

23 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

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Just two months after being recognized for its payroll software, isolved has been named to Digital.com’s “Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021” list. Digital.com reviewed more than 90 software providers, sourcing authentic user reviews from across the web and analyzing commen...

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...

isolved and myHRcounsel

19 March, 2020

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

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At iSolved, we want to help our customers manage the COVID-19 situation as effectively as possible. Through myHRcounsel, you can receive advice on critical business issues, particularly those involving HR and employment. During this time, you have access to a COVID-19 toolkit, updated hourly...

The Right Way for Scaling Company Culture As You Grow

07 May, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

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Workplace culture has never been more important. It drives your employee engagement, retention and success. And it ultimately determines how your customers will receive you. But as companies grow, how can they ensure their culture continues to advance in positive directions? A recent Inc. article,...

5 Benefits of Gender Diversity in the Workplace

01 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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The effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching – with the pandemic even having an impact on gender equality in the workplace. Research from McKinsey reveals that women’s jobs have been 1.8 times more vulnerable to the crisis than men’s jobs. In fact, even though women only make up 39 pe...

Top 5 Tips for Improving Time Management and Attendance

03 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

In every office, there are days when everything seems to be flowing smoothly. Productivity and attendance are up and everyone is working together like a well-oiled machine. For some offices, this is a rare occurrence, but it can be the norm with some time management and attendance guidelines for emp...

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...

Employers Stuck Between A Rock And A High Deductible Health Plan

20 October, 2015  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

Health insurance deductibles are a fairly common practice in the world that we live in. An employer offers a specific health care plan to employees, in which the employee will pay a certain amount of money out of pocket for health care before their coverage can officially begin. However, the recent...

Employment Law Developments in the First 75 Days

23 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

After the results of the presidential election came in, President Trump and other members of the federal government began making changes to policies that would impact employers throughout the country. These changes included modifications to immigration, transgender rights and protections, and health...

Execute Your Talent Management Strategy to Win

14 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Professional sports teams are masters of talent management.  They know how to select the right players for each position, how to evaluate their performance, how to get the most out every player’s strengths and how to improve on their weaknesses.  They keep their players engaged and focused on a sing...

7 Vital Criteria for Hiring a COBRA Administrator

16 June, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Few people know what the acronym COBRA actually stands for, but most know basically what it does.  From Wikipedia:  The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (or COBRA) is a law passed by the U.S. Congress on a reconciliation basis and signed by President Ronald Reagan that, among o...

Having trouble withholding for employees traveling from state to state? Congressional help might be on the way

15 August, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

The House has passed a bill designed to simplify the tax process for employees who work across state lines frequently or travel for business and make it easier to avoid paying income taxes outside their state of residence. Under the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017 (H.R....

HIPAA Certificates Requirement Ending

16 December, 2014

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

HIPAA certificates of creditable coverage have served workers well to prove they have had health coverage and may be exempt from exclusions when changing health coverage.  But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) proposed eliminating these certifica...

How great company culture organically creates brand ambassadors

23 October, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Your reach only goes so far. Maybe you have a couple thousand LinkedIn followers and hundreds of Facebook posts no one engages with. Maybe your HR department has grand ideas on how to revolutionize company culture to mirror the glitz and glam of Silicon Valley startups. One way to improve your...