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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.
EEOC, FLMA, FLSA, ACA, ADA, DOL, DACA…employers sure do have to deal with a ton of abbreviated terms just to get through their human resources functions. It’s as if you need a cheat sheet of terms just to have a basic conversation about HR. (Good grief! Yet another acronym!) We’d like to take this opportunity…Read More
Wasting too much valuable time on managing payroll and benefits administration? Outsourcing to the rescue!
Time is money. If the regular management of your company’s payroll and benefits is stealing valuable time from your team that could otherwise be spent helping you make a profit, that’s not good. Think about it: That’s a hit to your ROI for each person you have working on those fundamental HR functions. Wasting time…Read More
T minus 21 days, folks. That’s just three weeks until the rule changes set by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) in its final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations go into effect. This is despite attempts at the end of September to delay the start with a bill…Read More
Employers: Are you affected? Sweeping DOL Overtime Rule Changes to Impact Over 4 Million Employees Nationwide.
It’s finally happened. Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. And they are big changes. According to Fast Company, the percentage of full-time salaried employees that will now be eligible for overtime pay will jump from 7% to 35%. The DOL estimates…Read More
When do health care cost reduction efforts cross the line into employment discrimination? That’s what we were wondering when we read a recent Washington Times article on how one county in Arizona is considering a ban on hiring smokers as municipal employees, as well as imposing surcharges on the health insurance of tobacco-using workers. Can…Read More
We would like to ring out the year by sharing our most memorable HR blog posts from 2013. We covered so many great topics and events—including our own rebranding—and can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for modern employers and managers like you. Please enjoy our “Best in Show”, as selected by the myHR Partner…Read More
We have been following with keen interest how companies are dealing with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) marketplace in various ways. It’s a tense time for much of the American workforce, and confusion abounds about a lot of what the PPACA will do to the healthcare coverage and fees. But, business must…Read More
Human resources fun fact: All the really cool words in the English language have something to do with HR. We kid you not. Take, for example: fort·night \ˈfȯrt-ˌnīt\ Noun: a period of 14 days : two weeks Origin: Middle English fourtenight, alteration of fourtene night, from Old English fēowertȳne niht. First Known Use: before 12th…Read More
When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month, it was all over the news, and pundits on all sides of the issue of same-sex marriage were voicing their opinions. That’s understandable, as it was a landmark case for the highest court of the land. Businesses are now left to…Read More
Last week, the White House announced that it is delaying until 2015 the part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) that requires businesses with more than 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance to their full-time workforce, or else pay a penalty. This move comes after many businesses complained to…Read More