Benefits Administration, EZ HR

Eliminate Your Open Enrollment Stress

It’s time for benefits Open Enrollment. Typically, not the most exciting time of the year for HR. It can be the most frustrating, the most time-consuming, and the most stressful for your employees. Employers must navigate rising health care costs, aggressive high inflation, hybrid work arrangements, and high employee expectations. This year has additional challenges …

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Benefits Administration, EZ HR, HR Management, HR Strategy, Payroll Administration

HOW DOES HR OUTSOURCING WORK? (ASO VS. PEO)

According to Forbes, an estimated 50 percent of large companies outsource all or some of their HR services. Small businesses are now following the lead of larger companies and have quickly recognized this is cost effective alternative. Businesses are turning to HR outsourcing (HRO) firms for help in managing payroll, legal compliance, benefits and HR …

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Compliance for HR, Hiring Strategy, HR Management

Department of Labor pulls independent contractor rule. – HR Affiliates Blog

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn the previous administration’s rule that allowed businesses to more easily classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.  “The department believes that the rule is inconsistent with the [Fair Labor Standards Act’s] FLSA’s text and purpose and would have a confusing and disruptive effect on workers and …

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HR Innovation

HOW SPIRITED SHOULD YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY BE?

IS IT OK TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO DRINK ALCOHOL AT WORK? Your company probably isn’t much like Sterling Cooper, the advertising agency from Mad Men. However, in 2023, you should have something Sterling Cooper didn’t: a clear policy about drinking alcohol at work. Sure, the days of the three-martini lunch are largely gone, but if you …

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