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New FLSA Overtime Rules Make Accurate Time Tracking More Important Than Ever

31 May, 2016  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Just last week, On May 18, 2016, Secretary Perez and President Obama announced that the Department of Labor finalized drastic changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which update overtime regulations. These new changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016, giving employers some time to up...

ACA Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court

26 June, 2015

Estimated time to read: 15 seconds

The wait is over.  On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court released its opinion on the Affordable Care Act’s premium tax subsidies.  At issue in the case of King vs. Burwell, was whether subsidies should be provided only for exchanges available in states “established by the State” or if credits should a...

8 Innovative Work Perks Healthcare Employers Can Offer

11 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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In a year when employee experience is more important than ever before, employers need to think outside the box in their efforts to boost morale in 2021– especially for essential industries like healthcare, which are continuing to bear the brunt of the pandemic in so many ways. One proven opti...

Increased Penalties for Failing to File Information Returns

15 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 45 seconds

While we already knew there would be penalties for failing to file IRS forms 1094 and 1095, the recently enacted Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 revised Section 6721(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, providing penalty increases, making it more painful should an employer fail to file in a t...

Part 1, ACA Continues to Challenge Compliance by Affecting ERISA and FLSA

07 April, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Part 1 It is no secret that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is burdensome and complex.  Employers, insurance brokers, vendors and anyone else who provides or services any insurance product, funds an insurance product or needs one has been effected either positively or negatively by this law.  It’s be...

Five years in the making, controversial ‘persuader’ rule stopped just four days short of finish line

26 July, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

On June 27, a federal district court judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s controversial “persuader” rule that was scheduled to take effect July 1. This eleventh-hour stoppage was a major victory for the many states, business groups and employers th...

Questions and Answers with an Employee Engagement Guru

25 January, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

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After a year of disruption for much of the workforce, employee engagement is taking new precedence in 2021 as employers try to keep their workforce connected during a time of social distancing. Employers, however, aren’t the only ones focusing on engagement. Employees are also prioritizing th...

Three things to consider in FLSA and ACA Compliance

03 February, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

“Because I said so!”  Who hasn’t heard that in their lifetime?  When we’re kids, it may work, but for people in HR, Payroll and Benefit roles, it’s a dangerous way to manage a workforce and may cause issues with FLSA and ACA Compliance. In October 2013 when the Marketplace Notice became due, there...

Thinking of Choosing a New HCM Software Vendor?

21 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Take these three things into consideration during the decision-making process.   Maintaining business continuity while navigating unprecedented disruption is a challenge that most enterprises faced in 2020. In fact, 61 percent of employees state their jobs were negatively impacted during the...

3 Principles of Strategic Recruitment

18 December, 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

One of the primary goals of any human resource management team is to discover and acquire new talent to fill openings and complement the existing company culture. As with all other areas of HR management, technology has drastically changed the way we recruit new talent. Gone are the days of publishi...

How to Give the Gift of Job Security to an Uneasy Workforce

07 December, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Historically, the end of the year has signified a time for wrapping up big projects and wrapping up gifts for employees before heading off to the company holiday party. But, for many professionals, that won’t be the case this time around. As it turns out in isolved’s Holidays 2020: End-...

Prioritizing the Employee Experience for Gig Workers

12 May, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Employee experience (EX) is a priority for 92 percent of organizations this year, and there’s good reason. Research shows that businesses that invest in EX have more than four times the profit and two times the revenue than companies that don’t. When prioritizing EX, many business leade...

Simplifying Benefits Management: isolved Recognized for Best Benefits Administration Software

17 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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isolved has been recognized for the way it helps HR teams simplify benefits management, with acknowledgement from Digital.com as one of the “Best Benefits Administration Software of 2021.” This comes just months after receiving recognition for our employee scheduling and payroll solutio...

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...

Affordable Care Act Resolutions for 2015

27 January, 2015  |  1 Comments

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Resolutions abound on January 1 each year only to be broken or forgotten in a matter of weeks or months.  Since March 23, 2010, employers have continually resolved to keep up with the changes and stay in compliance. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) resolutions for 2015 will be harmful for the weary emp...

Save the Gift Wrap — A Holiday Bonus is the No. 1 Item on Employees’ Wishlists

30 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

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When we asked full-time professionals what they wanted most from their employers this holiday season, the most popular answer was not a virtual party or even a gift. Instead, in our Holidays 2020: End-of-Year Employee Experience report, 37 percent of employees wished for a bonus.  Given the im...

Be Aware of Compliance Audits: Employers Paid Out More Than $400 Million in Fiscal Year 2015

22 March, 2016

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

The risk of being audited. Every company has to deal with it, and smart organizations know how to take steps to diminish that risk. But even the best-prepared business leaders are wrong if they think that getting their tax practices in order will eliminate that risk entirely. That’s because audits a...

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.&...

A Look at Predictive Scheduling and How It’s Changing Business

25 November, 2020

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

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With more cities and states passing predictive scheduling laws, businesses are experiencing an uptick in productivity and sales as employees reap the benefits of having advanced notice of their hours.  Let’s take a look at how predictive scheduling works and what it means for the future....

HCM Strengthens Company Strategies

24 March, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

High HCM demand Employers that utilize cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions quickly experience faster processing and reduced support demands while benefiting from anywhere, anytime accessibility through desktop, laptop or mobile devices.  Comprehensive HCM solutions are rapidly repl...

Training Industry Information

04 August, 2020

Estimated time to read: 30 seconds

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As experts in the HCM industry, we’re working to provide information to businesses and employers to help them stay aware of the ever-changing complexities in our current situation. Below you’ll find some of the latest pieces we’ve produced – each is a quick read that may prov...

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...

Is Leadership More Important Than Company Culture?

12 September, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

By now, if you haven't read about, heard about or thought about the impact of leadership and culture on the success of a company, then you may quite possibly be living in the dark ages. Leadership and company culture are the current buzzwords of HR management blogs, and for good reason. Both can...

The Federal Hiring Freeze: How Will It Impact Labor Department Workplace Investigations?

04 April, 2017

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

One of President Trump's promises during the 2016 campaign was to take immediate action to freeze federal hiring once in office. Trump kept that vow when he signed an executive order on Jan. 23 freezing federal hiring. The order says the federal workforce reductions will take place through attr...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives

30 September, 2021

Estimated time to read: 4 minutes, 15 seconds

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Many businesses have been welcoming employees back to the office in either a hybrid or full-time capacity since the rollout of vaccines in Spring 2021, but doing so comes with its fair share of challenges – especially when states and cities experience a rise in COVID-19 cases.  Recently, Presid...