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...

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....

Overtime and Fluctuating Workweeks

16 June, 2020

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

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The U.S. Department of Labor published its revised rule, Fluctuating Workweek Method of Computing Overtime in the Federal Register on June 8, 2020. This final rule, effective August 7, 2020, clarifies, under certain circumstances, employers can use the Fair Labor Standard Act’s fluctuating wor...

How to Make the Most of Your Data

22 January, 2019

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

We are living in the golden age of information and technology. At the touch of a button, you can have the answer to any of your questions answered instantly. There is an app for everything and a solution to every problem. With such technological advancements as we've seen in the past few decades...

Compliance Corner: Q&A on Payroll Best Practices for a Compliant Year-End

29 November, 2022

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

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The end of the year is almost here, and it's time to wrap up payroll. Every HR rep wants to stay compliant at this very pivotal time of year. HR reps may be contemplating what to do in order to knock it out of the park and stay compliant to start the New Year off right.  In this month's...

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...

Paid Sick Leave Is Now the Law in 10 States; New Jersey Is the Latest to Switch

05 June, 2018

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

One in five U.S. states now require private-sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. On May 2, New Jersey joined nine states and the District of Columbia in making [paid sick leave](link no longer available) mandatory. The law takes effect Oct. 29, and is expected to provide...

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...

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...

Telehealth can be the right call for cost-conscious employers—if HIPAA standards are met

14 June, 2016

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

Telehealth—an alternate means of providing medical services by phone or video consultations, email, remote passive monitoring services or the electronic transmittal of medical information—has been around for years, but it is fast becoming a medical service option provided by employers as an alternat...

APA and Others Tell Congress: “Don’t SOC it to us!”

25 August, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute

The American Payroll Association (APA) joined 60 other organizations in a letter formally objecting to new employer reporting requirements being considered by Congress. Dated June 9, 2015, the letter was delivered by the Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation (UWC) to the Cha...

Simplifying Benefits Management: isolved Recognized for Best Benefits Administration Software

17 February, 2021

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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...

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...

Compliance Corner: How to Support Employees Amid the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

25 March, 2022

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

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The Russia-Ukraine crisis has been making headlines across news programs and social media sites for weeks, which is having a negative impact on many people’s mental health. Since feelings of sadness, anxiety and stress can follow employees into the workplace, many employers may be questioning if the...

HCM Automation Drives The Future of Work: Show Your Customers The Way

23 August, 2021

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

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Across all businesses and industries, the return on investment (ROI) for automation is well-proven. A recent study by Accenture showed organizations that leverage intelligent technology will likely see revenues rise by up to 38 percent. Here are ways you, as a trusted advisor, can help your custome...

Compliance Corner (Update): Private Business COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Begins January 4th

05 November, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Back in September President Biden announced an action plan for the COVID-19 pandemic, which included proposals for private business vaccine mandates and regular COVID-19 testing for employees. When this news was announced, isolved’s People Services team provided some insight into what employers shou...

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...

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...

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...

Five Interview Questions You Didn't Know Were Illegal

23 February, 2016  |  3 Comments

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes, 15 seconds

The point of any interview is to get to know as much as possible about a potential job candidate. Making sure a possible candidate is a good fit for both the position and the company at large does well for all parties involved in the end. The process of determining these factors is usually done thro...

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...

What’s New: 4 Things to Expect at Our 2023 isolved Roadshows

01 February, 2023

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 30 seconds

2022 was a big year for many. Some companies moved into a hybrid workforce while others were tasked with navigating a complex employment landscape due to ‘The Great Resignation.’ To support employers and their human resources (HR) departments, the isolved team hit the road for their first ever isolv...

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Underperforming Employees in Retail and Hospitality

22 February, 2021

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes

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Addressing concerns with underperforming employees has always been difficult, but these conversations need to be approached even more cautiously (and strategically) when workforces are already feeling unstable as a result of the pandemic. Especially in industries that have been hit particularly hard...

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...

Along for the RIDE

28 July, 2015

Estimated time to read: 1 minute, 45 seconds

Recently, North Dakota became the latest state to sign up for RIDE (Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify), joining Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi and Nebraska. RIDE is an ongoing E-Verify initiative that links E-Verify with participating state driver licensing agencies in conjunction wi...

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