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| Jul 17, 2019

It Makes Sense for Your Business to Outsource HR

Outsourcing HR needs is a smart answer for the new and more complex workplace Let’s face it, the workplace has changed. It’s our job as employers and human resource providers to adapt with it. Outsourcing HR is a smart option. In today’s environment of regulations and litigation, it is important to ensure that your company […]

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| Jul 09, 2019

Turner Announced as MyHRConcierge’s New Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Experience and Tenure Come Together to Strengthen the Experience of This New Director of Marketing. UNITED STATES, July 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ridgeland, MS—MyHRConcierge is proud to announce and welcome Gigi Turner as the Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy. Turner will be responsible for the firm’s marketing efforts and will serve as a liason for […]

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The Shelby Report | Jul 09, 2019

HR Basics to Avoid Labor Woes

HR basics help avoid employee turnover & avoid costly penalties It may be tempting to gloss over the importance of HR basics such as hiring procedures, I-9 procedures, handbook review and more, however, buying into the 3 common myths about HR compliance and ignoring these HR basics will mean financial risk for many employers in […]

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Cybersecurity | Jun 27, 2019

Teach Cybersecurity sooner than later

Cybersecurity Teaches us to be Wary of Cyber Crime Small to medium-sized businesses are a cybersecurity target Cybersecurity is becoming a priority. Villains prey on small to medium business (SMBs) much more often than we realize. Nearly 70% of SMBs experienced a cyberattack in a 12-month period, according to The 2018 Ponemon Institute SMB Cybersecurity […]

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The Shelby Report | Jun 26, 2019

The Shelby Report: Cybersecurity Combats Cyber Crime

Cybersecurity Tools can Arm Employees to Combat Cyber Villains Workers vital to curb steep cost of cybersecurity breaches No grocer – small or large – is immune to cybersecurity attacks. “80% of U.S. businesses expect a critical breach in 2019,” according to Trend Micro’s Cyber Risk Index (CRI).  The consequences of a data breach to […]

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Alerts | Jun 13, 2019

ALERT: MyHRConcierge Partners with FMS Solutions for the 2019 FMS Compensation and Benefits Survey

MyHRConcierge has partnered with FMS Solutions in the 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey. Grocers need to stay up to date and compliant with today’s complex labor laws. The 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey summarizes operational findings for 156 food retailing companies and more than 5,000 stores. This survey offers a detailed look at pay ranges and provided benefits.

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Infographic | May 22, 2019

8 Steps to Properly Terminate an Employee for a Policy Violation

Make sure you are compliant in your employee terminations and protect your business from costly litigation. Follow a prudent plan prior to terminating an employee. We’ve included an 8-step plan for properly terminating an employee below. You can also download this as an infographic. This graphic shows a high-level view of best practices for handling […]

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Workforce Management | Apr 17, 2019

Steps for Dismissing an Employee

No one looks forward to having to let an employee go. But, when it becomes clear that it is time to dismiss an underperforming or contentious employee, it is best to have a plan in place that protects business owners from discrimination or wrongful termination lawsuits.

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Federal Law Updates | Apr 11, 2019

ALERT: EEOC Pay Data Report: Controversy & Due Dates

First EEO-1 Form Due Date Approaching Qualified employers must submit 2018 information for “Component 1” of the EEO-1 Survey by May 31, 2019 on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website. This part of the report requests the number of employees a business has by job category, race, gender and ethnicity. Employers may submit their […]

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Federal Law Updates | Mar 26, 2019

State Minimum Wage Updates for 2019

Stay Compliant with Mandatory Labor Law Poster Updates Many states will adjust their minimum wage annually in an effort to keep pace with the increasing cost of living. The chart below indicates minimum wage rate changes by state from 2018 to 2019. Employers are required to abide by minimum wage laws as determined by the State […]

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Partnerships | Mar 14, 2019

The 18th Annual IPPA Sales & Marketing Conference

We missed everyone at the IPPA Sales & Marketing Conference in Las Vegas! We tried like heck to get there. But, the “bomb cyclone” in the northeast cancelled flights across the country, including the ones we tried to hop for over 13 hours. What We Heard About the Conference The feedback MyHRC has received about […]

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Press Releases | Mar 13, 2019

MyHRConcierge Celebrates 10th Anniversary in HR Industry

Credits Milestone to Commitment to Personalized Customer Service Ridgeland, Mississippi (03/13/2019) – MyHRConcierge (MyHRC) announced its 10th anniversary as a leader in human resources compliance and administration services. Chris Cooley and John Yerger founded MyHRC in 2009 because they saw a real need among U.S. small to medium-sized business (SMB) owners for a simpler, more […]

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Federal Law Updates | Mar 08, 2019

U. S. Department of Labor Proposes New Federal Overtime Rule

Pending Regulation Would Make More Americans Eligible for Overtime Pay After months of speculation, the U. S. DOL has proposed an increase of the threshold for employees who are eligible for overtime pay. Currently, the Fair Standards Labor Act (FSLA) states that salaried employees, such as managers and other specialized employees, are exempt from being […]

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Partnerships | Feb 22, 2019

Execupay Partners with MyHRConcierge to Offer HR Services

Adds Additional HR Support Offering to Empower Client Efficiency San Antonio, TX and Ridgeland, MS (02/22/2019) – Execupay, Inc., a trusted leader in payroll and human capital management solutions for over 44 years, has partnered with MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), to offer HR compliance services to Execupay’s numerous small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients. MyHRC, a leader […]

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Labor Law Posters | Feb 21, 2019

Labor Law Poster Updates in January through March 2019

Stay Compliant with Mandatory Labor Law Poster Updates Many states have issued mandatory Labor Law Poster updates between September 2018 and March 2019. If you need an updated labor poster, please CLICK HERE to order a current and fully-compliant Federal and State labor poster. STATE UPDATE DESCRIPTION MANDATORY POST DATE Michigan Minimum Wage + Paid […]

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Affordable Care Act | Feb 20, 2019

ALERT: ACA Reporting Deadlines Approaching

Form 1095-C Due to Employees by March 4 All Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) must comply with 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) filing requirements according to Internal Revenue Service deadlines. The IRS deadline for providing 2018 health coverage 1095-C forms to employees is March 4, 2019. Other crucial ACA filing deadlines include filing Forms 1095-C and […]

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Partnerships | Feb 13, 2019

MyHRConcierge Partners with UNFI

Adds HR Compliance Offering to Ease Burden for Independent Grocers MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), a leader in human resources management and administration services in the independent grocery industry, has partnered with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) to expand its business service offerings to UNFI’s customers across the U.S. UNFI will offer its customers an affordable way to […]

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Press Releases | Feb 06, 2019

MyHRConcierge Announces New Website Launch

Redesign Improves Access to Industry News and HR Solutions RIDGELAND, Miss (02/06/2019) – MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), a leader in human resources compliance and administration services, announced today the launch of its newly designed website at  myhrconcierge.com. The completely redesigned website features enriched content and improved functionality to guide users who are in search of solutions to […]

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MHRC Services | Feb 01, 2019

HRCompli E-Learn LMS Offers HR Compliance Training for Supervisors and Employees

HRCompli E-Learn is the new online Learning Management System (LMS) from MyHRConcierge that facilitates Human Resources and Safety training for employees and managers through professionally-produced videos with interactive quizzes for a quality learning experience. Improve your employees’ understanding of company policies and proper conduct at work with HRCompli E-Learn. Human Resources and Safety training programs […]

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The Shelby Report | Jan 16, 2019

The Shelby Report: 2019 HR Compliance Checklist

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. As we begin a new year in 2019 and approach the end of a decade, the grocery industry and the workplace in general is changing and growing at an unprecedented rate. By the year 2020, there will be five generations […]

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The Shelby Report | Dec 17, 2018

The Shelby Report: Top 2 HR Compliance Questions From Independent Grocers

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Independent grocers are all too familiar with the challenges they face on a daily basis regarding the rapidly evolving supermarket industry, including competition from conventional grocery giants, changing technology, and managing cash flows amidst food deflation and increased labor costs. […]

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The Shelby Report | Nov 19, 2018

The Shelby Report: Occupational Fraud Translates to Big Losses for Small Businesses

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. According to the 2018 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse performed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), occupational fraud schemes drain business owners around the world of billions of dollars in revenue each year. The ACFE Report to the Nations is […]

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Press Releases | Oct 10, 2018

MyHRConcierge Hires Jennifer Tomlinson as Marketing Director

New Marketing Leader Brings B2B Marketing Experience, Broader Work Perspective to Role RIDGELAND, Miss. (10/04/18) – MyHRConcierge (MyHRC), a leader in human resources and workforce management solutions, hired Jennifer Tomlinson in September as its Marketing Director. Ms. Tomlinson brings a wide range of experience in B2B marketing to the role, along with a broad perspective […]

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Labor Law Posters | Sep 21, 2018

Labor Law Poster Updates in August & September 2018

Order Updated, Compliant Federal and State Labor Law Posters Below is a chart outlining the labor law poster updates for August and September 2018. If you have a need to update your labor poster, you can CLICK HERE to order an updated Federal and State compliant poster. Status Codes M = Mandatory Update Required Non […]

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The Shelby Report | Sep 19, 2018

The Shelby Report: Avoid HR Headaches When Acquiring & Merging Stores

HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Many independent grocers we’ve spoken with have either recently purchased or will soon be purchasing new stores. Whether you are evaluating a potential acquisition or preparing for a merger, HR (human resources) is a crucial, yet often overlooked, consideration. […]

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State Law Updates | Aug 15, 2018

State Law Updates – July 2018

MyHRConcierge updates our list of state employment law changes for July 2018. Some of these changes include minimum wage hikes and updates to policies on family and medical leave, pregnancy accommodations, immigration, and franchisee rules.

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Labor Law Posters | Aug 15, 2018

Labor Law Poster Updates in June and July 2018

Below is a chart outlining the labor law poster updates for June and July 2018. If you have a need to update your labor poster, you can CLICK HERE to order an updated Federal and State compliant poster. Status Codes: M = Mandatory Update Required Non = Non-Mandatory Update Date State Poster Updated Content Changed Status Jul-18 TX Notification […]

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Press Releases | Aug 15, 2018

MyHRConcierge Partners with Employee Navigator

COBRACompli™ Touch-Free Service for Brokers and Their Clients Ridgeland, Mississippi (8/16/18) – MyHRConcierge (MyHRC) has announced its partnership with Employee Navigator, a leading benefits and HR software provider. Brokers and others who license Employee Navigator’s software can now offer Touch-Free COBRACompli to ease COBRA worries for their small-mid-sized clients. COBRACompli, a monthly subscription service available […]

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State Law Updates | Jul 09, 2018

State Law Updates – June 2018

As part of our effort to keep you abreast of changes in state laws, we have outlined below certain law changes that were noted in June 2018 that might be of interest. The list below is not a complete list of all state law changes. Therefore, we recommend you discuss any specific issues your company may […]

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IRS Updates | Jun 18, 2018

PCORI Fee Deadline Nears

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee was created to help fund research that provides patients, caregivers, employers and policy makers information to make more informed health decisions. The fee is effective for 2012-2019. The PCORI fee is the responsibility of the insurer. The insurer must file the IRS Form 720 and pay the fee […]

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Federal Law Updates | Jun 15, 2018

The Shelby Report: Feds Step Up I-9 Audits – Be Ready

HR & Benefits News: Feds Step Up I-9 Audits – Be Ready Editor’s note: HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. It’s The Law “All U.S. Employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and […]

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State Law Updates | Jun 07, 2018

State Law Updates – May 2018

As part of our effort to keep you abreast of changes in state laws, we have outlined below certain law changes that were noted in May 2018 that might be of interest. The list below is not a complete list of all state law changes. Therefore, we recommend you discuss any specific issues your company […]

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Federal Law Updates | May 21, 2018

IRS.GOV: Tax Credit Can Help Employers Hiring New Workers; Key Certification Requirement Applies

IR-2018-113, May 4, 2018 WASHINGTON — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other categories of workers with employment barriers. During National Small Business Week — April 29 to May 5 — […]

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Events | Apr 17, 2018

MyHRConcierge is Key Sponsor for The Payroll Group Annual Conference

Demonstrates Commitment to Independent Payroll Providers and Their SMB Customers Ridgeland, Mississippi (4/18/18) – MyHRConcierge (MHRC) has joined The Payroll Group (TPG) as associate member and is serving as a key sponsor for the 2018 TPG Annual Conference being held May 2- 4 in Hollywood, CA. MyHRConcierge will showcase its Independent Payroll Provider Partner Program during the 3-day TPG […]

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Employee Benefits | Mar 15, 2018

The Shelby Report: Stop Rolling the Dice with Employee Health Benefits

Editor’s note: HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Independents face so many conflicting choices about employee health benefits. It’s crucial to control escalating benefits expense, but if you reduce benefits or cut hours, you risk losing workers, customers and profits. There’s a better way, and I […]

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The Shelby Report | Mar 02, 2018

The Shelby Report: Cooley to Talk Balancing Benefits, Employee Retention at NGA Show

Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors and author of The Shelby Report’s HR & Benefits News column, will present a working session called “Stop Rolling the Dice with Employee Health Benefits,” on Feb. 11 at the NGA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session, one of four taking place at the show, will focus on helping independent grocers attract and […]

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The Shelby Report | Mar 02, 2018

The Shelby Report: Myth Busters – Avoid Risky Employment Practices

We hear three common myths about employment regulations as we work with independent grocers. Believing these myths could sink a small to medium-sized business. This “myth busters” chart can help independents recognize and avoid employment practices that put them at significant financial risk. Read more at: HR & Benefits News: Myth Busters—Avoid Risky Employment Practices

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IRS Updates | Mar 02, 2018

IRS Releases Updated 2018 Form W-4

The IRS has issued the updated 2018 Form W-4.  The IRS previously stated that taxpayers can continue to use the old 2017 Form W-4 for 30 days after the new form was issued.  The new Form W-4 was designed to take into account the changes made by the new tax law passed in late 2017. Some […]

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| Feb 07, 2018

MyHRConcierge is Gold Sponsor of IPPA Conference

Affirms Commitment to Independent Payroll Providers and Their SMB Customers MyHRConcierge is serving as a gold sponsor for the 2018 Independent Payroll Provider Association (IPPA) Sales & Marketing Conference being held February 19-21 in Las Vegas. The company will showcase its Independent Payroll Provider Partner Program during the 3-day IPPA conference. “Many independent payroll providers […]

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Events | Feb 02, 2018

Grocers Face Tough Tradeoffs with Employee Health Benefits

Workshop Helps Independent Grocers Attract Workers and Profits “Stop Rolling the Dice with Employee Health Benefits,” a working session, will focus on helping independent grocers attract and keep valuable workers while improving profitability. This is one of 4 FMS Financial Symposium sessions on Sunday, February 11, 2018 during the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show in […]

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The Shelby Report | Jan 26, 2018

The Shelby Report: ACA Non-Compliance Not Worth the Risk

Editor’s note: HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. The Employer Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) penalizes employers who either do not offer (healthcare) coverage or do not offer coverage which meets minimum value and affordability standards. These penalties apply to firms with […]

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Alerts | Jan 26, 2018

IRS Releases New Withholding Tables

On January 11, the Internal Revenue Service released the updated income-tax withholding tables for 2018. These tables are adjusted to take into account the changes included in the tax reform law.  Employers should begin utilizing these withholding tables as soon as possible. However, they must begin being used no later than February 15, 2018. The Internal Revenue […]

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The Shelby Report | Dec 18, 2017

The Shelby Report: Avoid Sexual Harassment Policy Hazards

Editor’s note: HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Stories of accused sexual harassers like Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Bill O’Reilly, Matt Lauer and others appear daily in the media. More than ever before, grocers are at risk if they don’t have the right sexual harassment policies […]

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Our Thoughts | Dec 15, 2017

Avoid Sexual Harassment Policy Hazards

Stories of accused sexual harassers like Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Bill O’Reilly, Matt Lauer, and others appear daily in the media. More than ever before, grocers are at risk if they don’t have the right sexual harassment policies and procedures in place. Sexual Harassment Costs Sexual harassment can cost grocers millions of dollars in settlements […]

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The Shelby Report | Nov 20, 2017

The Shelby Report: Current Employee Handbook – A Must for Grocers

Editor’s note: HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Myth: Independent grocers really don’t need employee handbooks…no one reads them anyway. Reality: An employee handbook can help protect grocers who face lawsuits or discrimination charges if it’s up-to-date and well-written. Grocers of all sizes need a current employee handbook. If you […]

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Affordable Care Act | Nov 10, 2017

Enforcement of ACA Reporting Continues to Increase

Meet ACA Compliance Requirements for the 2017 Tax Year On October 13, 2017, the IRS stated it will not accept electronically filed tax returns for tax year 2017 filed in 2018 where the taxpayer does not address the health coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, returns filed on paper that do not […]

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