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22Apr 22

General Updates 4/22/2022

IRS, Inflation, and Other Updates 4/5/2022 We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter/Passover and is enjoying the beautiful springtime. We are in your inboxes today with some updates mainly surrounding the IRS. For those of you who are still waiting on returns from the IRS, we encourage you to read this article detailing the process and explaining why it is so slow. In sum, the IRS requires paper as very little is automated. This article is very telling, because the…

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05Apr 22

General Updates 4/5/2022

House of Representatives, DOL, and Other Updates 4/5/2022We hope everyone is doing well. We wanted to share a few things going on in our nation’s capital to have on your radar. A growing trend in states is having a mandatory retirement plan in place for every employee. Both California and Illinois have passed this kind of legislation, with several others planning for it to start soon. The House passed the Secure Act 2.0 bill, requiring businesses nationwide meet a set…

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15Mar 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 15, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 15, 2022 We hope everyone is well and has recovered from the Mardi Gras Celebrations! There are several HR trending topics that we would like to bring to your attention which could potentially impact your business operations in the coming months. H.R. 2471, Funding for the PeopleThe House passed another appropriations bill, H.R. 2471. This bill is essentially a shortened version of “Build Back Better,” which failed to pass in the Senate. It now moves…

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02Mar 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 2, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates March 2, 2022 Just a quick midweek update. We hope everyone around New Orleans had a safe and enjoyable Mardi Gras, whether you are a parade goer or someone that heads out of town for the hectic season. Restaurants Ask the IRS to Delay Tax Enforcement ActionsThe Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was introduced in response to the pandemic to provide relief for vulnerable small businesses. However, for too many, expected assistance from this program still…

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09Feb 22

COVID-19 and Other Updates February 9, 2022

COVID-19 and Other Updates February 9, 2022 We have been so focused on communicating the latest information regarding COVID-19 mandates, that we have not shared much about the newly termed “Great Resignation.” According to a recent study, 66% percent of employees are planning to begin a job search in 2022. As an HR outsourcing company as well as a staffing company, we are seeing this from all clients on both sides of the business; the HR side is where we…

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26Jan 22

COVID-19 Update January 26, 2022

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the private employer vaccine emergency temporary standard (ETS). Yesterday, OSHA posted the notice of withdrawal on its website. We have listed the key takeaways for you below:Tip: click each hyperlink to read more detailed information regarding each takeaway1. The Supreme Court blocked the private employer mandate:The Supreme Court ruling blocking the OSHA ETS has led to uncertainty for many employers. Employers are now questioning how to move forward and reevaluating COVID-19 protocols.…

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14Jan 22

COVID-19 Update January 14, 2022

Supreme Court blocks Biden Administration’s Vaccination or Test Requirement for Businesses, Allows Rule for Healthcare WorkersOn December 27, OSHA announced it is going to withdraw portions of its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare and healthcare support workers. OSHA will continue to work on a permanent standard for COVID-related hazards, noting that preventative measures to support and protect healthcare workers is of utmost concern. OSHA formally withdrew the non-recordkeeping portions of the ETS. However, the recordkeeping requirements for employers covered…

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19Feb 21

How to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, close to a quarter of the US workforce already worked remotely at least one day per week, and that number has shifted to 50% or more since the stay-at-home government orders from last March. According to Global Workplace Analytics, 80% of those with a job where at least half of what they do could be done remotely would like to continue working from home at least part of the time. Furthermore, with so many senior…

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27Jan 21

How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

In these turbulent, unprecedented times, many companies around the world are using business interruptions for reflection, taking a hard look at their diversity and inclusion programs and policies. This work can be challenging, but it’s crucial to creating a more equitable and supportive workplace for everyone. The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace Countless studies have shown that both job-seekers and current company employees want to work in diverse workplaces. This means that businesses who want to attract and retain…

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11Jan 21

Grow Your Business with a PEO

Most entrepreneurs turn to outsourcing payroll in the early stages of their business, but soon enough, HR demands grow quickly outside their expertise or infrastructure. Too much valuable time gets spent putting out fires or filling out paperwork. The logical solution for business owners who can afford it is to hire a dedicated, experienced HR manager; however, this places the entire burden of complicated payroll, benefits, and compliance issues on a single employee, in addition to recruiting, onboarding, and performance…

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