Latest PEO News and Blogs

Why Outsource Payroll Processing Services?

June 5, 2024

Managing a payroll is a vital task for any business, yet it often presents significant challenges, especially for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Errors in payroll processing can lead to unhappy employees, compliance issues, and financial penalties. This post explores why outsourcing payroll processing services is a strategic decision that overcomes all of these challenges.…

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Applying the Balanced Scorecard Approach to Human Resources Functions

December 1, 2008

By Margaret Fiester, SPHR Q. How can the balanced scorecard be applied to HR? A. By linking clearly defined department objectives and performance to the company’s strategic business goals, the HR balanced scorecard can serve as a way of focusing human resources staff on activities that will support the company’s goals. It also demonstrates the strategic…

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When to Retire

August 30, 2008

SSA Resource Helps Workers Plan for Retirement The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) recently unveiled a new online retirement calculator designed to help people plan for retirement . Unlike other retirement estimators that require the user to insert yearly earnings information into a calculator, the SSA’s Retirement Estimator automatically pulls information from a person’s actual Social Security earnings…

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Number of uninsured falls slightly

August 26, 2008

By Jerry Geisel The number of people without health insurance in the United States fell slightly even as employment-based coverage continued its long, steady decline, the Bureau of the Census reported Tuesday. Last year, the number of Americans without health insurance fell to 45.7 million, down slightly from 47 million in 2006, while the percentage…

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Don’t Bypass Workers’ Compensation

July 21, 2008

By Angela Stone Q: We have an employee who suffered a minor injury at work and missed a few days of work as a result. Could we just pay the person for time missed instead of filing a workers’ compensation claim? A: No. Employers are required by federal and state law to report injuries in the…

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Fashion Faux Pas Can Cause Workplace Slip-Up

July 8, 2008

By Kathy Gurchiek Employees hoping to move up in their organizations may want to rethink their workplace fashion choices, especially as summer temperatures climb. Visible undergarments and tank tops rank overwhelmingly as the worst summer workplace fashion offenses, receiving 61 percent of 7,039 votes cast in a recent online survey at by its U.S.…

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USCIS released a newly-dated I-9 form

June 16, 2008

On June 16, 2008, the USCIS released a newly-dated I-9 form which employers may begin using immediately. What’s behind the change? Due to the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) must have current expiration dates on all approved forms, including the I-9. While the content of the form has not changed…

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Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurant Pays for Sex Bias

May 10, 2008

By Business and Legal Reports, Inc. Razzoo’s, a Cajun restaurant chain based in Dallas-Fort Worth, has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a claim of bias brought by male applicants and employees who were not considered for bartender positions. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sued the chain on behalf of the claimants, charged Razzoo’s…

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Satisfaction Findings for HR Outsourcing

July 10, 2007

Surveys show mixed results when it comes to deal satisfaction in HR outsourcing (HRO). HRO Today looked at some findings from Towers Perrin and offered suggestions of how to keep everyone happy. According to the study, organizations outsourcing major HR functions view quality delivery as a priority—and in many cases they’re not getting it.Towers Perrin highlighted ways…

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Accommodation Paradigm Shift

January 1, 2007

By Jonathan R. Mook Just as employers were starting to feel comfortable complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), now over a decade and a half old, courts have added a significant new training and compliance challenge. Employers not only must reasonably accommodate persons with actual disabilities but also must accommodate those who are perceived…

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