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States Passing Unemployment Insurance Measures That Affect Payroll Taxes and Filing

30 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

2017 has been a busy year for unemployment insurance compliance, as many states are passing or considering laws related to the UI tax. Laws already passed affect unemployment insurance electronic reporting and payment requirements, as well as tax-rate schedules. What Is Unemployment Insurance? Unem...

Why Should Businesses Make Work Tech a Priority?

14 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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When businesses commit to digital transformation, investment decisions are typically prioritized for revenue-generating departments like development, sales and marketing. This oftentimes leaves human resources (HR) as the last frontier for technology upgrades.  The pandemic, however, has led t...

7 Crucial ACA Questions Answered

26 May, 2015  |  6 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

January 31, 2016 seems so far away, doesn’t it? Yet the very preparation for that day should have begun no later than January 1, 2015. Regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect on this date that would require marketplaces, issuers and providers of insurance, as well as Applicab...

Massachusetts Is the Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage to $15, Enacts Paid Family Leave

08 August, 2018

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Over the next five years, Massachusetts will incrementally increase its minimum hourly wage from $11 to $15. Legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker (R) will increase the minimum wage by 75 cents on Jan. 1 of each year from 2019 to 2023. Beginning in 2019, the minimum wage will increase to $12...

Best Practices for Welcoming New Employees

02 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

At one time or another, many companies have struggled with employee satisfaction and retention. It is all too easy to focus on the goals of production and the needs of the client, leaving employees to feel undervalued and unmotivated. Without setting priorities to cultivate a healthy work environmen...

Approaching Return to Office with a Modern Mindset

26 April, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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Right now, here in the US, “return to work” conversations are happening in every industry, but the phrasing being used doesn’t paint an accurate picture of remote work throughout the pandemic. Despite not being in an office, remote employees have, of course, been working since the...

How Employee Experience Priorities Have Shifted During COVID-19

11 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Nearly 7 in 10 organizational leaders believe the coronavirus pandemic will change the employee experience (EX) to a high or very high extent, according to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). In fact, 56 percent of full-time employees state that employee experience will be more importan...

ACA compliance: it’s your move, employers!

06 January, 2015  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

Despite a controversial past and an uncertain future, the national health care law referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) demands immediate attention and action by most businesses, especially those of specific sizes and structures.  Employers cannot afford to risk waiting to see what potential...

What Are the Biggest Human Resource Management Opportunities in Healthcare?

10 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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There are big expectations for 2021. Not only in terms of getting the pandemic under control, but also in terms of getting everyday life back to some sense of normalcy – both in a personal and professional capacity. Before things can get back to normal (or a “new normal”), busines...

2015 Minimum Wage Increase and Transit Benefits

30 December, 2014  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

Many of us ring in the New Year with resolutions to change or improve our life.  Although it’s not a personal resolution,  many states are raising the 2015 minimum wage as a result of either inflation or legislative action, affecting workers nationwide. New York’s minimum wage will increase to $8.7...

Does Your Time and Attendance ROI add up?

10 March, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

To ROI or not ROI?  That is the question. Although return on investment (ROI) is frequently quoted and even the deciding factor in some issues, ROI is poorly understood and often misused.  Most ROI calculators ignore the difference between hard and soft dollars and almost none provide a Net Present...

Cadillac Tax Implementation is Full Steam Ahead

05 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 15 seconds

One of the few remaining Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements is a 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored health insurance coverage that exceeds specified threshold amounts. Also known as the Cadillac tax, it becomes effective in 2018 and is expected to be a major source of revenue. As a fol...

Part 2, ACA Continues to Challenge Compliance by Affecting ERISA and FLSA

14 April, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

In Part 1, we reviewed the far reaching affects the ACA has had on numerous laws, requiring changes to procedures and compliance programs.  Here we will review the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). FLSA The FLSA law was passed in 1938 to protect both a worker’s pay and working hours.  There are thr...

Adjusting to 2020’s Unusual Holiday Travel and PTO Trends

16 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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In October 2020, isolved surveyed more than 300 full-time employees around the U.S. to gauge their plans and priorities for what’s sure to be a holiday season like no other.  Our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience (EX) report revealed that workers are limiting their holiday t...

How to Develop a Positive Learning Environment in the Workplace

04 December, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

The path to success for any company must include growth and development as a team, which can only be achieved by offering opportunity for personal growth to your employees. Developing a positive learning environment is necessary to encourage and support your employees in their individual professiona...

Beyond ROI - Additional Time and Attendance Benefits

17 March, 2015  |  2 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

In Does Your Time and Attendance Add up, we reviewed the difference between hard and soft dollars and their effect on ROI.  In conclusion, we’ll review the time and attendance benefits and savings a system can produce.     Playing favorites Using a manual time system increases the risk of favoritis...

Harnessing the Full Power of isolved People Cloud

05 March, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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Seventy percent of human resources (HR) leaders currently use a human capital management (HCM) platform according to data from isolved’s Transforming Employee Experience report. However, more than half are considering switching their HCM platform within the next year. For those looking to make...

How to Create an Employee Engagement Roadmap

19 June, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

By now, you've probably realized that employee engagement is one of the number one priorities of business growth and development in any industry. Without it, you are likely to find yourself with a team of unmotivated, underappreciated, and dissatisfied employees who may be spending their free ti...

4 Simple Ways to Help Remote Employees Tackle ‘Zoom Fatigue’

18 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Ever since offices shut their doors this spring, remote employees have had their calendars filled up with hourslong video chats and virtual meetings. Not surprisingly, it’s exhausting to many workers — especially those shouldering the burden of an unexpected shift to remote work as well...

Improve Your Time Management Skills in 2016

15 December, 2015

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Imagine this...You start your day full of optimism, ready to check things off your to-do list. However, half way through the day you begin to feel stressed and overloaded. The checklist that didn’t seem too bad this morning suddenly seems impossible to accomplish. Sound familiar? You aren’t alone....

The Paid Leave Trend Continues at the State and City Level, With Federal Encouragement

10 May, 2016

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

As the Obama administration continues to push for federal paid family and sick leave requirements, it’s also prompting state and local governments to take matters into their own hands. On May 5, the Labor Department announced that it’s offering $1 million in federal grants to allow state, county or...

isolved HCM Reaches Noteworthy Milestone with Explosive Growth

06 June, 2017

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

In the past four years iSolved HCM has seen remarkable growth, reaching more than 3 million employees and 45,000 employers. The rapid growth is attributed to an impressive technology, an innovative growth strategy and customer-oriented partners. The company has remained at the forefront of new and i...

Harvest the Best Talent with an Effective Talent Management System

17 November, 2015

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As an employer, managing your human capital can be a daunting task. How can you be sure that your employees are paid well for the positions they occupy? How can you track their achievements in a way that produces positive results for the organization and for the employee? Talent Management Systems a...

How Exit Interviews Play a Role in Leadership

16 May, 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

As a leader within your company, one of your primary concerns should be the culture you are cultivating in the office. Are your employees satisfied? Do they feel valued? Do they feel motivated and productive? It’s not always possible to have a perfect understanding of the climate within the office,...

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...