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We know it’s incredibly tough to keep up with all of the changes affecting HR. That’s why we write Modern Employer. Our blog is a great resource for HR news, information and advice. Our goal is to give you insight and direction so your organization can stay one step ahead.

End of Year Reporting Update: Group Life Insurance Imputed Income

Posted on: December 1st, 2010 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Tax Issues

It’s December, which means time is running out for you to report your company’s group life insurance imputed income to Uncle Sam. Many companies don’t realize offering employees an employer-paid group term life insurance policy in excess of $50,000 is considered a fringe benefit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Employers are required to report…

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Big Flexible Spending Account Change for 2011

Posted on: November 19th, 2010 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Resumes, Tax Issues

Just a heads up for our readers about a major change to flexible spending arrangements (commonly referred to as flexible spending accounts or FSAs). New requirements for 2011 will go into affect as of the first of the year that will make it necessary for people to have a doctor’s prescription for many of their…

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Are Your Employee Handbooks Ready for 2011?

Posted on: November 13th, 2010 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog

So, you were thinking of just reprinting the same old employee handbook with a new cover for 2011? Maybe you should think again. Are your handbooks up-to-date with all the new government regulations for businesses in general, or to your industry in particular? A lot has happened in the last couple of years on federal,…

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HR ALERT: Time for Medicare Part D Notice of Creditable Coverage

Posted on: October 26th, 2010 | Category: Our Blog

Yes, folks, it is that time of year again. No, we aren’t talking about the World Series—although that’s big news too! We are talking about the time of year to provide employees with their Medicare Part D creditable coverage notice. Here’s some great information from hireVision’s own Kelly Coblentz, PHR, General Manager, HR and Hiring Services:…

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Now this is FUN!

Posted on: October 1st, 2010 | Category: Human Resources, Our Blog

Are you an owl—a pragmatic, self-contained, analytical problem-solver—like Bill Gates? Or are you more like Warren Buffet, a beaver who is dependable, helpful, and hard-working? Would you consider yourself more of a fun-loving, optimistic, realistic, here-and-now styled fox, like Donald Trump? Or are you most like Oprah the dolphin, the type that is an enthusiastic,…

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She’s Baaaa-aaack…

Posted on: September 16th, 2010 | Category: News & Media, Our Blog

…YAY! HireVision Group welcomes back Stacie Durman For those of you who have worked with hireVision over the years surely have missed the familiar voice of Stacie Durman when you called our offices, we have good news. And for those of you who have come to know us more recently, we’d like to let you…

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Congratulations, EcoTech Marine, for Making the “2010 Inc 500” List

Posted on: September 10th, 2010 | Category: Our Blog, Our Clients

We are pleased as punch to announce that one of our clients, EcoTech Marine, has just been named to the prestigious “2010 Inc 500” list of America’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial businesses. EcoTech Marine manufactures water pumping products primarily for salt water reef aquariums and has revolutionized reef aquarium propeller pumps with its award-winning line of VorTech products…

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It’s the Internet, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Posted on: September 3rd, 2010 | Category: Human Resources, Our Blog

Don’t Miss Arbor Insurance Group’s “Cyber Liability & Employment Practices Liability” Seminar on Sept. 29, 2010 Arbor Insurance Group, one of our clients, is offering this terrific seminar at the end of the month that we highly recommend to anyone with questions or concerns about their company’s liability on the Internet. For more information, click…

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