PEOs Are Not All Created Equal. Choose Wisely.

So you’ve decided to hire a professional employer organization, or PEO, to perform critical human resources functions for your small business, limiting your legal liability and leveraging economies of scale to improve your benefits package.

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Top Employee Benefits for 2020

We didn’t just turn the calendar to a new year, but a new decade. Envision the workplace one, two or even three decades ago. Now compare those visions to today’s place of work. Times have definitely changed. As we start 2020, it is important to...

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Human Resources

Perhaps we only have two hands because we’re only meant to do so much at once.

Companies are made up of a finite number of people, and people have limitations. That means you should carefully consider what your company can manage in its current...

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2020 HR Checklist

For business owners and HR professionals, ensuring HR (human resources) compliance is a must. With 2020 underway, it’s time to take inventory of which annual HR compliance to-dos you’ve already checked off your list and which ones are still...

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Recruiting: How to Get More Job Applicants

The unemployment rate continues to hold at a record low and more and more employers are finding their job ads are producing fewer job applicants than in the past. In fact, according to Forbes, failure to attract qualified talent is the number one...

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Staying Afloat: Options When the HR Flood is Overwhelming

Human Resources (HR) encompasses a lot. Even a fully staffed HR department might have trouble juggling all its demands, which include issues like managing payroll, handling harassment complaints, navigating the murky waters of health insurance...

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When There’s an Additional Pay Period; It’s Not Just a Leap Year Issue

Throw one extra day into the year and it can create all kinds of payroll confusion for employers. While the headaches an extra pay period can create aren’t exclusive to leap years, many employers run into an extra pay period during leap years,...

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Health Care Tax Credit Gives Small Companies Room to Breathe

Under the Affordable Care Act, small businesses can get a little help covering the cost of health insurance for their employees. The small business health care tax credit, which especially benefits companies that employ low- and moderate-income...

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Compliance in 2020: New Year, New Payroll Changes

As we turn the calendar to a new year, we also must understand and ensure compliance with the various new employment laws, including payroll changes, that took effect on January 1, 2020. Here are six changes employers need to know when processing...

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Taking Time to Rethink PTO

Our culture values hard work. We tell one another to pick ourselves up by our bootstraps, or to be self-made individuals. We preach and hold sacred the American Dream—the idea that anyone can improve their life so long as they work hard enough.

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