Several months ago I was asked to give an internal presentation on the topic of empowerment as a part of the Ascentis culture series. It was a fun topic to develop and I really enjoyed learning all the different ways that people can feel empowered at work. In the early stages of presentation research I […]
Do you understand how your state may vary in its garnishment laws, versus those at the federal level? If you’re confused about these complexities, you’re not alone.
The last few years have seen major advances in mobile recruiting technology. In fact, a recent study shows that 86% of active job seekers use a mobile device as part of their job search and application process. If you want to compete for the best and brightest in today’s market the solution is simple – mobile recruiting.
Many documents are involved in the hiring process, from resumes and applications to legally required forms such as W-4s and I-9s. These documents must be processed into systems or spreadsheets, and then shared with other departments such as payroll.
Are you concerned about payroll compliance? With new requirements as a result of the Affordable Care Act and other frequently-introduced complex legislation, even the most conscientious employer could find themselves a victim of unintended violations and unexpected litigation. The best solution? Ascentis Payroll, a web-based payroll processing solution that is monitored and automatically updated by […]
Although it is probably the most popular work visa, U.S. Immigration regulations only allocate only 65,000 H-1b visas, with an additional 20,000 to advanced degree professionals who graduate from U.S. colleges each year. The visas are doled out on the first of the fiscal year, which is October 1st. The earliest you can apply for a visa […]
During tax time many employees come to payroll and HR asking for copies of previous years tax documents, payroll stubs, and many more types of documentation. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if your company had a secure online portal where employees could access their personal data and documents, even from home, whenever they wanted to?
On February 12, 2014, the Treasury Department issued a “Fact Sheet and Final Regulations” that clarified the compliance landscape of the Affordable Care Act.
As you know, effective midnight last night, the US government shut down until the next appropriations authorization is passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. The length of this shutdown is totally unclear at this point. The implications for the government shutdown on various aspects of your human resource and payroll processes are listed below:
Determining whether employees qualify as full-time (FTE) for purposes of the ACA is complex, at best. While the actual requirement to provide insurance to full time employees (or pay specified penalties) doesn’t take effect for most employers until 2014, the record-keeping period, both for determining large employer status and for determining coverage eligibility by employee, runs throughout 2013.
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