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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.

Wasting too much valuable time on managing payroll and benefits administration? Outsourcing to the rescue!

Posted on: July 6th, 2017 | Category: Employment Administration, myHR DirectLink, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

payroll and benefits administration

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…

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FLSA Regulations 21 Days Away Despite Attempts to Delay

Posted on: November 10th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

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…

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Employers: Are you affected? Sweeping DOL Overtime Rule Changes to Impact Over 4 Million Employees Nationwide.

Posted on: May 19th, 2016 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

FLSA overtime regulation changes 2015 myHR Blog

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…

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Examining an Arizona county’s proposed ban on hiring smokers

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, hiring process, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Legal Issues When Hiring, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

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…

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myHR Partner’s Top 10 Human Resources Blog Posts for 2013

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Talent Management, Terminations

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…

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Make Your Employees Feel Supported as the Country Wades Into the PPACA Marketplace

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 | Category: Employee Relations, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

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…

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PPACA Gets Shakespearean About Health Coverage Option Notification

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 | Category: Employee On-boarding, Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

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…

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The Affordable Care Act Delay: What Will It Mean for Your Business?

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits

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…

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