Clarifications of Exemption Process for Employers Under 50 On April 1, 2020; the Department of Labor (DOL) released clarifications regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. One of the clarifications related to the ability of employers with fewer than 50 employees to be exempt from the Act. Under the Act, these employers have to be […]
In response to the American economy reeling from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the federal government recently signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Among other provisions, the CARES Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve […]
IRS Regulations and guidance for the FFCRA We recently learned that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) today, which confirmed that employees must give notice to their employers of the need to take leave and provide documentation to support paid sick leave and emergency family […]
IRS FAQs: FFCRA Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA) tax credits apply to small and midsize businesses. The FFCRA, was signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and […]
COVID-19 on Various Surfaces A Helpful Infographic. Click here to download. For more information regarding HR policies during the COVID-19 crisis, COVID-19 support and information or other HR needs, contact MyHRConcierge at 1-855-538-6947 x.108 or email email@example.com.
Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test As the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases grows daily, employers across the country are dealing with the difficult situation of responding to an employee’s positive COVID-19 test. Employers are responsible for handling the situation swiftly to protect the health of other employees while preserving the affected […]
Common questions about direct payment from the COVID-19 stimulus bill. The $2 trillion stimulus bill intended to help offset the financial burdens created by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is now law. The package will send direct payments to Americans. This article contains answers to questions you may have about those payments. How much should I […]
What Criteria Determine If I am Exempt from the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act? One of the most frequent questions that we have received since the passing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is how can an employer become exempt from the Act. Under […]
$2 Trillion Stimulus Package Moving Forward as COVID-19 Concern Builds The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every aspect of daily life around the world, including the United States. As spread of the disease shows no sign of slowing down, there is a steadily increasing concern in the United States regarding the […]
Part two of a few more questions around the topic of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave portion of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. InterviewCOVIDPart2EmployerQ&AEmergencyPaidSickLeaveAct_1 from MyHRConcierge on Vimeo. For more information regarding HR policies during the COVID-19 crisis, COVID-19 support and information or other HR needs, contact MyHRConcierge at 1-855-538-6947 x.108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance For Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic We know this is a stressful time, as employers struggle to understand their responsibilities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some key issues to keep in mind when navigating COVID-19’s impact on the workplace. 1. Promote Safe and Healthy Work Environments During this pandemic, make sure […]
Presentation by MyHRConcierge’s Chris Cooley for BenefitMall, a national provider of employee benefits, payroll, HR, and employer services.
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020—after days of debate—Congress agreed to a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. Details are still being hashed out. The package is the largest fiscal stimulus in modern U.S. history and is the government’s […]
Download the updated employee rights poster for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA. The DOL requires employers to display official DOL posters where employees can readily observe them.
On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will defer the physical presence requirements when reviewing an employee’s documents related to the Form I-9. What should you do?
What employees need to know about the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act & the Emergency Paid Leave Act.
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Given the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, countless employees across a variety of industries are working remotely. While this allows businesses to remain operational, it can create a number of risks, particularly for those who fail to take the proper precautions.
COVID-19 Support Package It is important the employers stay up to date with the ongoing COVID-19 legislation to understand how it affects their business. In order to help employers, MyHRConcierge is offering the COVID-19 Support Package help you keep up with the ever-changing laws relating to COVID-19, as well as, answer questions you may have. […]
HR professionals are more important than ever during a crisis! We know that in a normal working routine absent of COVID-19 response, Human Resources (HR) is critical. HR professionals, help to establish policy and inter-office protocols, support in a problem solving and human culture of employment, and stand alongside employers as they handle unusual and […]
Questions explained to employers regarding the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act portion of the new bill recently passed by Congress in response to COVID-19
Emergency Paid Sick Leave within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Know The Facts! A Helpful Q & A As part of the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act” (the “Act”) was passed. The Act was passed to provide compensation to eligible employees that are not working due to […]
MyHRConcierge’s co-founder Chris Cooley answers FAQ in detail for employers regarding COVID-19 and the effect within the workplace.
Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act Know The Facts! A Helpful Q & A As part of the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”, the “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act” (the “Act”) was passed. The Act was passed to expand the Family Medical Leave Act to provide job protections and income to eligible employees […]
President Trump Signs the Families First Coronavirus Act Effective April 2, 2020
Employers should heed compliance WARN Act will be important during COVID-19 fallout As the COVID-19 quarantines continue, many companies are struggling and will be forced to perform mass layoffs or plant closings. As companies go through the decision-making process related to these layoffs, they should make sure they stay compliant with the Workers Adjustment and […]
Telecommuting/working from home is new for many. As more and more employees work from home for the first time, We have provided a helpful guide to assist in their transition. We suggest employers share this with their workforce.
Employer COVID-19 Concerns A Coronavirus Reality: Furloughs With the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic literally “hitting home,” a number of employers are considering , or already have begun, the process of placing large numbers of their employees on furlough or terminating employment altogether. As we monitor the situation, new information will continue to surface and […]
A video resource for handling COVID-19 illness and symptoms at home. HandlingCOVID-19at home_1-mediashare
Telecommuting Authorization Form A sample form for you to use as a guideline for employees as they navigate telecommuting in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In the wake of COVID-19, we will keep the Human in HR. We are especially sensitive to HR challenges as well as the employer’s role in this fast-changing situation. We have created special and specific content around this crisis for your information, which can be found in a special COVID-19 category in MyHRBuzz.
Dear Employee, As an employer we know you all want to be sure to maintain a cohesive and unified message during this time. So what should you tell your employees? What message should an employer send about the Coronavirus response that is compliant and informative as well? Attached is a helpful letter that can serve […]
Do you know your company’s sick leave policy? Because of the nature of this widespread health scare, it is important for employers to identify whether their state or local paid-sick-leave laws cover situations where employees are directed to stay home due to their own illness, concerns they may become ill, a relative’s illness, or school or business closings.
Helping Employees Embrace Workplace Change Workplace changes are common across all organizations. Although some employees may embrace various changes to company systems or procedures, most individuals find workplace changes to be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. A recent study found that 71% of employees who experienced a large company change within the last year were less […]
Two New Model COBRA Notices Available from the Dept. of Labor The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), has released updated versions of its model COBRA General Notice and model COBRA Election Notice, both with an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2023. To administer coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget […]
How can a virus or global health emergency affect your HR protocol? In this article there are a few great things to consider in HR in regard to any virus, or health scare such as the Coronavirus. MyHRConcierge cares about your workplace wellness.
Did you konw there is a new I-9 ? Get the most current information on transitioning to the new I-9 as well as information on the I-9 itsef.
Making the Smart Hire Makes Sense Hiring the right employee is a challenge in any small to medium size business. Hiring has never been easy, but the current business trends are more challenging than we may have predicted. As a business owner it is important to adapt to the trends and to implement systems within […]
MyHRScreens Press Release January 2020.
Keep your employees happy, healthy, and satisfied in 2020 by keeping up on the latest trends for human resources Workplace Wellness programs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2020 Ridgeland, MS— January 15, 2020 —MyHRConcierge will start 2020 by launching a new product called MyHIRE. This service is a fully integrated, and user-friendly hiring and applicant tracking service (ATS) that is designed to make hiring easy for everyone. It is a fully integrated system that includes […]
2020 Fees Repealed Under the Affordable Care Act On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a spending bill that prevents a government shutdown and repeals the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): The Cadillac tax on high-cost group health coverage, beginning in 2020; The medical devices excise tax, […]
Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS has released a new W-4 Form for 2020 called the “Employee’s Withholding Certificate.” Learn more about the changes with the form.
Are you up to date on the latest requirements for ACA (Affordable Care Act) Reporting? Stay compliant by learning about your responsibilities as an employer and taking next steps.
In our free hiring webinar, MyHRConcierge discusses human resources compliance, tax incentives, and the do’s and don’ts of hiring and onboarding.
Holidays in the office can be challenging. Implement smart HR and create an all inclusive feeling with diversity in your office celebration.
Learn why you should invest in a custom Employee Handbook for your business, the Pros and Cons of Employee Handbooks, and tips on writing yours.
Training is the best defense –The topic of sexual harassment is on the rise. Sexual harassment in the workplace can have a toxic effect on a business’ brand and culture leading to low employee morale, reduced productivity, and even criminal liability. What is sexual harassment? According to the EEOC, “harassment does not have to be […]
A new California state law, AB-5, becomes effective in January that clarifies if workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. This classification will affect about 10% of the state’s workforce regarding wages and benefits.
The new ruling, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, updates the earning thresholds that are required to exempt employees from overtime pay requirements.
September is Suicide Awareness month — bringing attention to those struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. How does suicide impact our workplaces?
With the current conflict between state, federal, and municipal laws governing CBD Oil and Marijuana, it’s more important than ever to stay abreast of current updates on this ever-changing topic.
The deadline for employee sexual harassment training mandated by the State of California’s SB 778 has been extended. Plan now to educate your employees by the new deadline by using MyHRConcierge’s HRCompli E-Learn service.
Does your small business need to file ACA Forms 1094 and 1095? It depends on the kind of insurance you offer your employees.
Getting Inspired by Industry Leaders In late June, John Yerger, my business partner, and I attended what some call “the best – and the biggest HR conference in the world,” the 2019 Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference. After our trip, we realized two things are crystal clear: Share Modern, New Ideas Out-of-the-box thinking […]
Are your I-9s in Order? You are likely aware of the largest single-state immigration raid in history that was performed on August 7, in Mississippi. This is further proof that employers hiring undocumented workers continues to be a hot topic. Worksite investigations focusing on I-9 enforcement increased 255% from FY 2017 to FY 2018. The […]
Get Inspired in the Modern Workplace By Big Ideas Have you wondered what the modern workplace forecast might be like for the future? In late June, John Yerger, my business partner, and I attended what some call “the best – and the biggest HR conference in the world,” the 2019 Society of Human Resource Management […]
EEOC Component 2 Deadline Approaches on September 30, 2019! On July 1st, 2019, the EEOC sent a letter by USPS notifying companies of the immediate reinstatement of the revised Componenet 2 EEO-1 collection for 2017 and 2018. Why is the EEOC important, you ask? Perhaps the most important role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]
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 […]
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments on a lower court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Find out where the ACA currently stands and if your business needs to continue to comply with the law.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The ICHRA provides employers a way to offer health care benefits to employees that do not count toward their taxable wages. The option also provides smaller employers a way to offer insurance without the administrative burden of offering a traditional medical plan.
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.
The IRS announced the annual limits on deductions for contributions to HSAs allowed to taxpayers in High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) for 2020.
The Department of Justice has proposed a new ruling affecting businesses who may be considered Joint Employers. Learn if your business may be affected.
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 […]
The Affordable Care Act is being challenged in court. Are small to medium businesses still required to comply with the ACA? See the latest developments.
HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. If you’re involved in a franchise arrangement or use a staffing firm to hire seasonal or temporary workers, you’ll be interested in the proposal issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 1, to more clearly define joint employer status. […]
Original Component 2 Required Only Calendar Year 2018 On May 2, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that qualified employers must now submit calendar year 2017 pay data, as well as 2018 data, for Component 2 of the EEO-1 Survey by the filing date of September 30, 2019. Component 2 includes hours worked, […]
HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Making the decision to let an employee go can be difficult at best, and can expose grocers to legal action and fines at worst. However, employees that consistently violate policies or underperform are bad for business and the morale of […]
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in late 2019 on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 currently covers workplace discrimination based on LGBT identity. Learn what this may mean for employers.
The WOTC is a tax credit incentive offered by the government to incent employers to provide jobs to certain target groups, including U.S. Veterans.
The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new ruling last month that affects whether employees are deemed eligible for overtime or not. The DOL has estimated the change will make more than 1 million employees eligible for overtime that are currently defined as exempt. If the ruling passes, some of the more important […]
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.
MyHRC has partnered with FBG Partners to offer expert financial services, payroll processing services, tax management, and cloud-based time attendance solutions.
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 […]
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 […]
DoJ Support of Federal Judge’s Ruling Leaves ACA Requirements Unchanged Despite the March 25th announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice is upholding a Texas federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, the ACA currently remains in effect. DoJ Filing with Court of Appeals On December 14, 2018, district court judge Reed […]
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 […]
HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Grocers across the nation have many state and federal laws to keep up with throughout the year, and in 2019, they will need to ensure they stay diligent in their compliance with current laws and aware of those that are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Our company recently performed an HR survey, and 25 percent of the survey respondents noted a concern with their lack of a handbook or the compliance of their current handbook. Most grocers understand that it is important to have an […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
MyHRConcierge and BenefitMall held a webinar providing answers to common Human Resource questions in order to ensure that your business is compliant in 2019.
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 […]
By DeAnna Martindale, Director of Sales and Operations, Time Rack You don’t have to be a retailer to feel a little stress around staffing levels as the holiday season approaches. Small and mid-sized businesses of every variety have their own version of the holiday crush, managing a blizzard of requests for time off amid other […]
HR & Benefits News is a monthly column by Chris Cooley, co-founder of MyHRConcierge and SMB Benefits Advisors. Most of us experienced or witnessed bullying on the playground as kids, but many small and medium business owners are unaware of how prevalent bullying currently is in the workplace, and how corrosive it can be to the work […]