Don’t Let Any Critical Tasks Fall Through the Cracks! Year-end is complicated for HR and payroll professionals. With so much to remember, the worry of not missing a single task can make end-of-year processes incredibly stressful. Download our free Year-End Checklist for HR and Payroll Professionals today. We’ll help you remember some of the most important activities you […]
Ascentis Announces Addition of SHRM Professional Development Credits to its Zero-Cost Nationally Recognized Educational Webinar Program
SHRM certified professionals can now earn professional development credit(s) to maintain their certification through Ascentis San Mateo, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 – Ascentis Corporation, a market leader in easy-to-use human resources software, online payroll services, and HCM (human capital management) software solutions, recently announced that it can now award SHRM PDCs (professional development credits) hours […]
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.
Your Human Resources information system can reduce your efforts and increase your Employee Handbook’s meaningful value.
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, […]
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.
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?
HR Compliance Risk: Rising Costs, Litigation Risk, and Limited Resources – It’s enough to keep you up at night.
Even the most compliance conscientious employer who meets the often-changing interpretations of specific regulations may encounter unexpected litigation and find their efforts fruitless. The best defense against an alleged violation is a watertight reporting system and automatic documentation of everything related to a specific case.
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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