The FLSA Overtime Regulations will not be postponed. On September 28, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act. This Act will. If it passes the Senate and the Executive office, HR and payroll professionals can postpone the start of the Department of Labor’s […]
The Secretary of Labor updated FLSA overtime regulations on May 18, 2016 which states that starting Dec. 1, 2016, employees being paid $47,476 or less per year might qualify for overtime pay. The DOL (Department of Labor) has estimated that this amendment to FLSA rules will affect 4.2 million employees overtime eligibility. With this increase in workers […]
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 […]
Employee engagement is a hot button subject for many companies. So much so I contemplated whether or not I wanted to broach the topic. The concept is simple enough, keep employees actively invested in their work and personally fulfilled and they will remain happy and motivated in the workplace, but the actual active engagement of […]
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.
As the saying goes, “Into each life, a little rain must fall.” That is, you can’t go through life without having anything negative happening.
The small business health care tax credit was included in the Affordable Care Act enacted in 2010. Under the ACA, eligible small employers can claim the credit for 2010 through 2013 and for two additional years beginning in 2014.
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.
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