Employment Laws Every Growing Organization Should Know About

December 4, 2018 Written by the HR Pros Periods of growth are particularly exciting for small and midsize businesses, but they also bring new HR challenges. Along with adding employees—which may change the feel of your culture as well as your floorplan—your organization may become subject to federal and state laws that take effect once […]

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New Family Savings Act: What You Need to Know

November 2, 2018 By now, you’ve probably heard that the House of Representatives voted to approve the Family Savings Act (H.R. 6757) in September, which would alleviate some of the compliance restrictions imposed on employer-sponsored retirement plans with the goal of boosting retirement savings for employees and simplifying defined-contribution rules. The bill was introduced in […]

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How the Upcoming Elections Can Impact Your Workplace

October 15, 2018 With the Congressional midterm elections looming, issues that could have residual effects on the workplace will be considered and voted upon by some of your own employees. While many measures are put on the ballot by states to drive voter turnout, they can still be lofty enough to impact your company’s annual […]

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U.S. Department of Labor Starts Overtime Rule Listening Sessions

September 14, 2018 You may have heard the recent announcement that the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division is holding listening sessions open to the public (which started September 7th) regarding proposed changes to a white-collar exemption regulation called Part 541, otherwise known as the “Overtime Rule.” This regulation controls exemptions from overtime […]

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Fast Food Chains End No Poach Agreements

August 20, 2018 If you watch the news or read the papers, you’ve likely heard about the plight of low-wage workers across the country. The minimum wage issue has dominated the news landscape for years now, but another issue that’s been less on the radar is the “no-poaching provision” in many national fast-food franchise agreements […]

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What Recent Supreme Court Ruling Means for SMB Retailers

Business and Compliance Changes that May Affect Your ROI July 25, 2018 If you are a small or medium-sized business with an online presence, you are probably all too familiar with the gray area regarding the collection of Internet sales tax. However, this past June, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the […]

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Notice 1036 on Jan. 11, 2018, Updating the Federal Income Tax Withholding Tables

January 15, 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 1036 on Jan. 11, 2018, updating the Federal Income Tax withholding tables to implement the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Highlights of the Act include updated tax brackets, withholding allowance changes, updated supplemental tax rates and nonresident alien employee wage offset changes. Netchex […]

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Trump’s First 100 Days: A 5-Week Roundup Blog

March 3, 2017 Donald Trump once tweeted, “In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.” However, it’s likely that Donald Trump’s first month in office will be measured by his accomplishments along with the scandals and protest he has encountered. His decisions on the issues that […]

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Trump’s First 100 Days: Week 2 In-Review Blog

February 7, 2017 In his first 2 ½ weeks in office, President Trump and his administration are no strangers to controversy. As he’s gone to work making good on campaign promises and building his policies, the President’s vision of a business-friendly government is beginning to take shape – but not without a few bumps in […]

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Department of Labor: New Rule on Overtime Pay

The Department of Labor has released its changes to overtime pay regulations with implications that could impact nearly every employer in the near future. Beginning December 1, 2016, workers with salaries under $47,476 ($913 per week), could qualify for overtime pay from employers. The current minimum salary for overtime compensation is $23,660. This shift is […]

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