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7 Benefits of a Wellness Program

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 8, 2019

Wellness programs have become increasingly popular. In the past, only a handful of large companies gave out employee perks such as gym memberships. Now, wellness programs have proliferated into companies of all sizes. In fact, it’s more common than not to find some kind of wellness program included as part of a company’s benefits package.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

When Should I Hire a PEO?

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 2, 2019

Employers often assume that they should make the switch to a PEO on January 1st. However, employers can successfully transfer human resources to a PEO any time of the year. It's really more a function of business need versus a specific date on the calendar. It’s more important to focus on hiring a PEO that provides the HR, employee benefits and recruitment services your company needs rather than worry about having to wait until the first of the year to make the move. Here are the times when it makes the most sense to outsource your human resources needs.

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Topics: PEO

DOL Updated Overtime Rules

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 12, 2019

On March 7, 2019 the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued an update to their Overtime Rules that will make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime. You can read the full notice here: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Overtime Update.

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Topics: compliance, HR

Small Business and the Low Unemployment Rate

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 25, 2019

In March 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that unemployment remained at 4.1 percent for the fifth consecutive month. This percentage equates to a total of 6.7 million Americans over age 16 involuntarily out of work. The 4.1 percent unemployment rate is less than half of the 10 percent rate of October 2009. Fortunately for American workers, the number has steadily declined to its current rate over the past nine years.

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Topics: Human Resources

New Austin Sick Pay Ordinance Raises Hackles

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 21, 2019

A new Austin paid sick leave ordinance that was set to go into effect on October 1 of 2018 was blocked just two months prior when Austin business groups filed a lawsuit claiming that the ordinance went against the state constitution.

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Topics: Human Resources

Supreme Court strikes down ACA (Affordable Care Act) — what effect does this have on small business?

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 18, 2019

After years of talk and speculation, District Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas may have just struck down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a single decision. As a small-business owner, you are undoubtedly wondering how this will impact your company and its bottom line as a result. With the potential for appeals and delays in applying the ruling if it sticks, there is nothing to worry about quite yet. To prepare for any upcoming changes, however, it makes sense to explore this ruling and its potential impacts on small businesses.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act

8 Occupations That Are Growing The Fastest The Next 10 Years

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 10, 2019

For many, it’s ideal if you can plan your career before you invest thousands of dollars in education. Although, that's not possible for all. If possible, you should focus on leveraging up-and-coming industries in conjunction with an increased demand of certain jobs as you plan for your future. If you’re looking for job security, here are the top 10 occupations that are projected to grow the fastest in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The ACA Remains in Place After Being Struck Down by Federal Court

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 2, 2019

On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the individual mandate penalty in 2019. The decision was not stayed, but the White House announced that the ACA will remain in place pending appeal. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also confirmed that it will continue administering and enforcing all aspects of the ACA.

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Topics: ACA Compliance

Generation Z

Posted by Employer Flexible on December 13, 2018

It might seem far-fetched to think about children currently only eight years old entering the workforce, but those born in 2010 are at the tail end of Generation Z. This generation, which starts with those born in 1996, is made up of young Americans who have never known a time without cellphones or the Internet. Those at the younger end have never known a smartphone-free world. It is safe to say that this generation takes Wi-Fi for granted.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Employee Benefits

HR Trends to Watch for in 2019

Posted by Employer Flexible on November 13, 2018

There are many exciting new HR trends coming in 2019 in the areas of recruitment, benefits, training and acquisition. Take a look at what’s coming so your company can get leverage all the new tools and techniques that are on the rise.

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Topics: AI, Chatbots, HR Trends, Human Resources, HR