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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,...

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...

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,...

The Increasing Popularity of Biometric Time and Attendance Systems

20 January, 2015  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Biometrics has been all the rage for the past few years. From time clocks to sophisticated security systems, some type of biometric device is often involved.  In time and attendance systems, utilizing biometrics helps reduce fraud, frequently referred to as buddy punching.  You might be ab...

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...

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...

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...

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 Importance of a PEO During a Business Crisis

20 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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You don’t need to read the news to know that times are tough. Given the challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across virtually all sectors have scrambled to develop suitable responses in an effort to stay afloat.  As uncertainty continues to loom, many companie...

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....

isolved Launches Employee Navigator Integration to Help Employers Navigate Benefits & Payroll

12 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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isolved and Employee Navigator have teamed up to help companies, of any size, in any industry, improve their data accuracy, eliminate dual data entry and increase efficiencies – capabilities that have never been more important. The partnership is a bi-directional (360) API integration already...

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...

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...

What is Servant Leadership and How Can it Impact Your Team?

19 February, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

It's likely you've heard of other types of leadership – authoritarian, democratic, transformational – and while they are all quite different, they do have one thing in common. They all have a massive impact on company culture. Determining the style of leader that you would like t...

Why Organizational Empathy Is Needed Now More Than Ever

27 May, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Extract: During this period of uneasiness and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for managers to use empathy in their leadership. The global pandemic has affected everyone, and every business. Change is hard for most people, and the world is currently experiencing a great deal of i...

Three Year-End Strategies to Maximize Health Benefits

01 December, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

As the year comes to an end, many people are considering how they can maximize their health benefits before a new plan year begins. Schedule a Dental Check-Up If you have avoided seeing your dentist all year, the final months mark a good time to make that happen. Many dental plans work differently...

No Doubt FLSA Lawsuits are on the Rise – What to Watch for in 2015

10 February, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Prior to the year 2000, the average number of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuits hovered near 1,500 cases annually.  Since that time, we have seen a fairly dramatic increase to over 7,000 lawsuits in 2012 alone.  The millions of dollars in penalties continue to pile up, and the list of...

Does the QB have COBRA coverage?

07 October, 2014

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

Does the QB have COBRA coverage? There are times in life when you just have to wait. The period between a loss of coverage due to a COBRA qualifying event and the COBRA payment is such an example. COBRA provides a 44-day time frame for the employer/plan administrator to send an election notice. Th...

3 Steps to Better Intern Management

17 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

Internships are phenomenal opportunities for students to gain real-world insight into industry careers. Internships are coveted by employers due to minimizing financial expenses from wages and benefits while maximizing employee output. Internships are typically unpaid in terms of traditional reimbur...

State Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Tax Changes to Expect in 2019

08 January, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As we head into 2019, more states and localities have announced changes to their minimum wage rates. Here’s a rundown of the latest developments. States: Alaska: $9.89 (from $9.84), effective Jan. 1, 2019. Arkansas: $9.25 (from $8.50), effective Jan. 1, 2019. The minimum wage will increas...

Employee Wellness Helps Keep Companies Fit

19 May, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Employee wellness is much more than a workplace buzz phrase. Companies have been discovering the multiple advantages of helping their employees take important steps toward maintaining optimum physical and mental health. As the programs have become more popular, governmental oversight has been sought...

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...

Real Reviews Lead to Top Recognitions for isolved

21 June, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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More than half of human resources (HR) leaders who are leveraging a human capital management (HCM) platform are considering switching technology within the year according to data from isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience report.  When making an HCM switch, product reviews are likel...

5 Tips for Easier Payroll Processing

02 September, 2014  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Think about all the different tasks that an employer has to accomplish to keep their business running. That task list is very long and undoubtedly includes payroll. While many employees may not recognize the work and depth of payroll processing, those who issue paychecks have a very good idea of all...

Four-Day Thanksgiving Holiday Is Workplace Tradition, Survey Finds

20 November, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November, has been an American tradition since before the nation was founded. The first settlers feasted on various dates in the fall to celebrate the harvest before buckling down for the hard winters. George Washington proclaimed there should be a National T...