There is something about surveys. The results grab the headlines, but not enough attention is given to the statistical base. For example, SHRM reports a survey that concludes 77% of Human Resource departments have gone paperless. However, this is based on the input from only 150 HR practitioners, all of whom were attending the 2015 SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) conference and exposition. These results may be indicative, but you need to examine such results in terms of your own business context.
With Ascentis’ paperless open enrollment you can publish benefits content to the Web or company intranet rather than distributing a thick packet of information and forms and holding multiple meetings. Ascentis Self-Service gives your company a centralized database of benefits information which is a fast, accurate, and easy-to-use resource for employees needing answers.
The Bay Area of San Francisco, CA is now the first geographic area in the nation to mandate commuter benefits for employers with 50 or more full-time employees. Implementation of these commuter benefits must be complete no later than September 30, 2014. The nine counties in the Bay Area impacted are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, […]
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?
Time consuming manual new hire processes often leave HR managers with a stack of paper for each new employee. 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.
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.
This post is a reprint, in its entirety, from Leavitt Group. To view the original post, please click here. **************************************************************************** US Supreme Court Invalidates DOMA and Upholds Constitutionality of Same-Sex Marriage Today (June 26, 2013), the US Supreme Court issued groundbreaking 5-4 decisions in two separate cases involving the rights of same-sex couples. In the […]
Being responsible for payroll that has employees located in different states is a difficult task. You must be familiar with the taxes, both on the state and local levels, as well as the wage and hour laws. But when an employee lives in one state and works in another or works in two or more […]
When teaching or speaking about a subject, I try to hone in on a key aspect of the entire topic to direct those learning the material where to focus in on it. If this key aspect can be made clear then all of the subject matter, most of the time, also comes right into focus. […]
A question I am often asked when I do child support webinars is “why?” Why is payroll responsible for collecting child support? Just how and where did the withholding of money for a citizen’s responsibilities to their child come within the purview of payroll? It all boils down to what is known as the […]
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