Developing the Ideal HR Internship at Your Company

27 October, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Many successful human resources professionals got their start in the industry by participating in an internship program. For students and entry-level professionals, an HR internship can be a formative experience. It’s often a first step into the working world, a time to quickly gain hands-on e...

Biometrics: Must-have Technology

21 April, 2015  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

It the not so distant past, this sounded like science fiction:  use your fingerprint or retina to gain access to the super computer that rules the world!  But over the last decade or so, biometrics has become the must-have technology of employers wanting better workforce management. From adoption t...

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...

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...

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...

Compliance Corner: Year-End HR Planning

29 October, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

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It’s a busy time of year for human resources (HR) departments, with many tasks that need to be completed before the end of the year – including planning for 2022. In this month’s Compliance Corner, isolved People Services Manager Stephanie Lewerke is answering common questions about important year-e...

The overtime rule appeal: What should employers do?

04 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

When the Labor Department’s overtime rule was published May 23, it was met with support from the 4 million Americans who would benefit from it and opposition from businesses that claim it would be a financial and administrative burden, forcing them to cut jobs and hours to cover payroll costs. The...

Now’s the Time to Share Your Thoughts About the New Overtime Rule

12 September, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division has announced a new request for information concerning the still-in-limbo overtime rule that revised the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary thresholds for overtime eligibility. The request is the DOL’s way of obtaining public comments from employ...

Are You Cultivating a Forward-Thinking Company Culture?

31 January, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

What defines your company culture? Are your workers driven by incentives, or are they aimless in their daily work? Are their ideas valued and supported, or are they stifled? Are they motivated by money, status or a desire to see the company succeed? As a leader in your company, the wellbeing of your...

Should companies keep remote work after the pandemic?

23 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: After the pandemic is over, businesses will have to determine how to return to the office. For some, the question might be if doing so is necessary.  As states began issuing stay-at-home orders, many companies shifted to a remote work model.  Telecommuting has been around sinc...

TAMRA: Four Important Guidelines to COBRA Compliance

12 May, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

In late 1988, Congress passed TAMRA (Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988) which provided guidelines for judging an employer’s COBRA compliance. By meeting the TAMRA guidelines beforehand, an employer stands a strong chance of being judged in a favorable light by the IRS, thus potentially...

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...

isolved at the Congress Xstream (APA Payroll Conference)

13 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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This year, the annual APA Payroll Conference (#paycon) is going to look a little different. Although we can’t gather together in person, iSolved is still going to have a strong presence at the virtual event, and we hope you’ll join us. Congress Xstream is an online convention that bring...

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 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...

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...

Open enrollment 2021: Preparing for a different kind of benefits selection season

08 September, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Given the impact of COVID-19, open enrollment 2021 will look a little different than it has during past seasons. Employers will need to adjust in a variety of ways, from going virtual to addressing employees’ new concerns over health care coverage. Here are some best practices for benefits se...

Spring into WOTC Tax Savings: Unearthing and Onboarding WOTC Qualified Candidates

07 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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Spring is a season that symbolizes transition. The sun begins to shine more brightly, animals emerge from their winter dwellings, and plants begin to “spring” into bloom. Spring can also mean new opportunities for workers who have consistently faced significant barriers in finding jobs.&...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on HR Outsourcing

25 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 5 minutes, 15 seconds

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Human resources (HR) teams have a lot of responsibilities – from talent acquisition and onboarding to benefit enrollment and payroll (and much more). With so many administrative tasks and deadlines, sometimes businesses look to outsourcing for assistance. In this month’s Compliance Corn...

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...

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...

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...

Should You Assign Interview Projects to Candidates?

03 March, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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A recent post on LinkedIn from a copywriter struck a nerve with jobseekers and recruiters, garnering more than 5,000 reactions in two weeks. The topic? Whether projects should be assigned to candidates during the interview process. Her post opens with, “Please don’t ask copywriters to carry out task...

How Do Changing Legal Protections Around Marijuana Affect the Workplace?

01 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

The move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use continues to gain traction state by state. For employers, it can seem disconcerting. What effect will all of this change have on the zero tolerance policies, drug-testing programs, and workplace safety strategies that are already established in the...

How to Earn Employee Loyalty

04 April, 2019

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Employee loyalty is a vitally important component to the long-term success of your company. Without it you are likely to see a costly increase in employee turnover rates, as well as a decrease in productivity and efficiency. Your company culture is largely shaped by the way your employees feel abou...

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