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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.

Freelancers, the DOL and the changing face of HR

Posted on: February 19th, 2015 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Tax Issues

There are many reasons why organizations hire freelancers. From a purely economic standpoint, it often can be a cheaper alternative to hiring a full-time employee. What’s more, you can sometimes test the waters before you commit to a full-time position if you contract the work out first. And if you only need a high level…

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Employers: Do You Have Your Act Together?

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Our Clients, Tax Issues

And by act, we mean Act 32, which consolidates Pennsylvania’s tax collection systems, reassigning Earned Income Tax from each individual school district into a county wide Tax Collection District.  This consolidation has resulted in a myriad of changes that employers must follow, beginning with the first payroll in 2012*. Is your business ready? One major…

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Got Employee Benefit Plans? Keep an Eye on Pending Legislation.

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Tax Issues

Just when you think employee benefit plans couldn’t get any more confusing or complicated, new federal legislation gets proposed to prove you wrong. Thanks to a great article written by Gary W. Howell and Michael R. Durnwald of Katten, Muchin, Rosenman, LLP, and posted on LinkedIn, it’s clear that business owners need to keep an…

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Kelly Coblentz, PHR, Promoted to Director of HR Services at hireVision Group, Inc.

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 | Category: Employee Relations, Employment Administration, HR DirectLink Service, HR Support & Project Work, HR Training Programs, Human Resources, News & Media, Our Blog, Tax Issues

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA (July 25, 2011) hireVision Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Kelly Coblentz, PHR, to Director of HR Services. Her previous role at the company was HR Director – Client Partner. “Kelly is the best kind of human resources expert,” says company president and CEO, Tina Hamilton. “She stays on…

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WE INTERRUPT YOUR INTERNET BROWSING TO BRING YOU THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

Posted on: June 29th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Tax Issues

(Just a friendly reminder about those 5500 & 5500-EZ forms, folks.) hireVision would like to take this moment to remind employers about the upcoming July 31, 2011 filing deadline for your company’s 5500 & 5500-EZ forms. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) now uses the EFAST computerized processing system. EFAST is designed to simplify…

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Brand New Year, Brand New IRS Deadlines

Posted on: January 10th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Tax Issues

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have a terrific 2011 ahead of you, both personally and professionally. What better way to welcome the new year than to get cracking on some IRS paperwork? (Yes, we’re kidding.) All joking aside, the January 31 deadline for filing your W-2 and 1099-MISC forms will…

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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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