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Understanding Employer Pay Obligations for Travel Time

For many employers, sending employees out into the big, wide world to perform their job duties is an everyday occurrence. However, many employers are not aware of the situational details that may make time compensable or not compensable for non-exempt employees. Employers must consider both state and federal law surrounding travel time pay and then apply the most generous policy to the employee. Home-to-Work and Work-to-Home Travel – Employers are not obligated to pay an employee for their time spent commuting no matter how far away they live. If it’s part of their normal commuting time, it’s unpaid. Worksite to Worksite Travel – If an employee must travel in order to accomplish th

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Partnering With HR Outsourcing Companies

Three Reasons Your Business Should Partner With HR Outsourcing Companies Successfully running an organization of any size and scope means carefully pinpointing which tasks and responsibilities make sense to manage with internal employees, and which roles prove best served by outsourcing to an external resource. While today's business owners have the capability to outsource virtually any job function, the key to efficiency lies in identifying which subcontracted roles will yield the biggest return on overall investment. One key option that often proves ideal for executives who have carefully weighed the collective pros and cons? Working with HR outsourcing companies. HR Outsourcing Companies

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Election Time is Near

As we once again approach election time, we wanted to remind everyone of what you (as an employer) can and can't do as it relates to time off for voting. Each state varies in the time off permitted for voting, be sure to check your local state laws.  In Wisconsin, employees are entitled to be absent from work while the polls are open for a period not to exceed 3 hours.  Employees must notify the employer prior to election day and employers do have the ability to designate the time of day for the absence.  Details can be found HERE.  

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Keep the Holidays Fun — and Liability Free

November is here— and that means the end-of-year holiday marketing blitz is already in full swing. Businesses are gearing up for the season of office decorations, gift exchanges, home-baked goodies, and the company’s annual holiday party. For employers, the holiday season can be a minefield of potential liability issues. They want to provide a fun and festive environment for employees without creating risks for the company. Top holiday liability risks The three biggest areas of risk for employer liability during the holiday season are diversity, harassment, and employee safety. Diversity. Today’s workplace is more diverse than ever, encompassing employees of many different cultures,

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November 15th Marks a Big Day for the Affordable Care Act

The Health Insurance Marketplaces (also known as the State Health Exchanges) will be opening on November 15 for individuals to enroll in non-employer sponsored plans for 2015. While employers are generally not greatly impacted by open enrollment for individual plans, there are a few reasons why employers may want to mark November 15 down on their calendars: Window to enroll in a SHOP plan with less than 70% participation. Unlike individuals (who generally must sign up for a health plan during the 3 month open enrollment window), small businesses that wish to purchase insurance through the Small Business Health Plan Options Program (SHOP) exchange can usually enroll in any month. In order t

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Partnering With A Human Resources Outsourcing Firm

Top Features To Look For In Your Human Resources Outsourcing Firm It's no secret that, of all your many corporate operations, your human resources department is one of the most vital to ensuring the overall success of your company. Your HR department helps take care of your most valuable assets: your employees. Having an informed, efficient HR team in place can help ensure your team feels valued and is poised to be as productive as possible. As such, many firms are turning to human resources outsourcing options. Human Resources Outsourcing: A Popular Trend For Businesses Of Every Size Due to its critical importance, many business owners have opted for human resources outsourcing to ma

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