Are Full-Time Employees of Staffing Companies Exempt? It Depends

HR Daily Advisor

A new 6 th Circuit case sheds some light on whether full-time employees of staffing companies are considered exempt from overtime. Staffing Employees Worked Long Hours. An employee who falls under the administrative exemption, the 6 th Circuit noted, is one: Who earns at least $455 per week; Whose primary duty is the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or the employer’s customers; and.

6 Business Cases for Interim HR Staffing

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If you need to bolster your current team with specific skills or add additional resources for project-based work, you should consider interim HR staffing. Interim HR staffing can help you add a variety of temporary HR professionals, from HR generalists to specialized consultants, during critical times. Here are just a few of the problems that interim HR staffing can solve for your organization. Compliance & Changing Laws. Sexual harassment laws.

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The pros and cons of hiring independent contractors

Business Management Daily

Independent contractors are self-employed workers. Also, compensation paid to independent contractors is subject to self-employment tax. The benefits paid to employees can increase your payroll costs by 30% or more. Inconsistent staffing.

Feds’ new I-9 enforcement push: 4 ways to protect your company

HR Morning

And because I-9 administration is one of the most routine tasks HR, benefits and payroll pros handle, it’s easy for minor issues to fall through the cracks. As employers know, all employees hired on or after Nov. Employers are only required to keep documentation for former employees for one year after separation or three years, whichever is later. This error is made by both employees and employers. Employment Law Hiring & Recruiting Special Report audits I-9

How the California Consumer Privacy Act Impacts Background Checks

Cisive

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020 and it will rank amongst the most stringent privacy laws in the U.S. The new law will provide California residents with more control over their digital information and provide significant penalties to covered companies who fail to comply. state privacy laws limit their definitions of “personal information” to certain identifiers that could be used to commit identity theft (e.g.,

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Why HRs pros want to kill I-9 and what they want instead

HR Morning

If you’re in favor of ditching the current employment verification process – the paper-based I-9 form – for a mandatory electronic system, you’re not alone. According to the SHRM Employment Verification Survey, 83% of employers either strongly or somewhat support a mandatory electronic verification system. Plus, employers’ support of such a system would be even higher if it: avoids allegations of employment-based discrimination (cited by 95% of employers).

Choosing the Best HR Certification – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

There’s a lot of information on the SHRM and HRCI certification programs, but I wanted to know if there are any other certifications that would make a candidate more attractive to an employer. For example, I know the CEBS is for benefits but are there any certifications that would show an expertise in the field of training, employment laws, or general HR for healthcare professionals? American Staffing Association has four certifications focused on staffing and sourcing.

Tandem HR Expands to Indiana

Tandem HR

Tandem HR partners with small, mid-size, and enterprise businesses to provide high-touch HR solutions such as payroll processing, benefits administration, employment law compliance, risk management, and much more. PRESS RELEASE.

New Bill Latest Effort to Tackle Definition of Joint Employment

HR Daily Advisor

The definition of “joint employment” may be heading for another turnaround. Legislation introduced in Congress on July 27 takes aim at a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision that raised the ire of many in the business community, especially employers that work with franchisees, contractors, and staffing agencies. Lee , a frequent contributor to Federal Employment Law Insider and attorney with Fortney & Scott, LLC in Washington, D.C.

HR Strategy is crucial in times of crisis.

Tandem HR

PEOs assist with rapidly changing employment law. PEOs handle the increasingly burdensome payroll administration. Payroll administration is now a nightmare. Tracking the FFCRA emergency sick leave and expanded FMLA separately from regular sick and FMLA leave has thrown a wrench in many payroll processors’ systems. Outsourcing payroll processing and payroll taxes to a PEO has lifted this burden off the organization’s staff members.

What You Should Know As a Temporary Worker in California

Career Metis

A large number of employers, large and small, now hire temporary workers for various job roles. First , employers save on training costs by hiring skilled labor through third-party labor contractors or staffing agencies. For employers, it is but natural to think of ways to trim labor costs. However, many employers game the legal framework and violate the law; they exploit temporary workers in order to maximize their cost savings.

Why should my company outsource HR?

Stratus

A study released in 2019 showed that the annual return on investment of outsourcing to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is 27.2% PEOs are staffed with certified experts in each major area of HR (payroll, workers’ comp, risk management, benefits, and human resources) who consult companies across a variety of industries. Staying up-to-date with all the federal, state, and local employment laws that apply to your business is a full-time job.

Why should my company outsource HR?

Stratus

A study released in 2019 showed that the annual return on investment of outsourcing to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is 27.2% PEOs are staffed with certified experts in each major area of HR (payroll, workers’ comp, risk management, benefits, and human resources) who consult companies across a variety of industries. Staying up-to-date with all the federal, state, and local employment laws that apply to your business is a full-time job.

Everything Is On Demand; What About Employees?

HR Daily Advisor

Deanna Brinkerhoff, an associate in the Las Vegas office of law firm Holland & Hart LLP, offered her tips at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas. Some of the other benefits of on-demand talent often cited include: The staffing company is responsible for payroll, taxes, and benefits. Long-term and contract staffing: The staffing company provides workers for long-term assignments of indefinite duration (e.g.,

How to Buy Employee Time Clocks For Small Business in 2020: The All-Encompassing Guide

SwipeClock

To stay compliant with workplace laws. To reduce payroll errors. State Biometric Laws. Complying with the new overtime law requires accurate employee timekeeping. Time theft can take as much as 7% from your gross annual payroll. See the section on state laws ahead.

Feeling Overwhelmed In #HR?

PerformanceICreate

Most importantly, make friends with an employment law attorney! A great payroll outsourcing provider, more importantly a very personable payroll specialist! Like HR pros, payroll specialists are often unsung heroes! a nationally recognized payroll & HR outsourcing provider headquartered in Rochester, NY. She is serving her sixth year on the Board of Directors for Staffing Management Association of South Florida Inc.

Spotlight on HR: Carmen Torres

Recruiters Lineup

Once I realized how critical it was to ensure that all employees received fair and consistent communication, I decided to shift from payroll administrator to human resources assistant. In 2001, I accepted lower pay and started my first official role in HR at Ameriflight in Burbank, a company with over 600 employees; the perfect type of employer to learn every aspect of HR and in a manner that I still practice today. Act quickly because the best employees are already employed.

Joint Employment and the FMLA: Which Employer is Responsible?

HR Daily Advisor

When a staffing agency and a client both exercise control over an employee, the staffing agency is usually considered the primary employer for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) purposes, according to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived an employee’s FMLA lawsuit June 6, finding that she had provided strong evidence that the City of Alexandria, Virginia, was actually her primary employer and should therefore be held liable for FMLA violations ( Quintana v.

What is co-employment and what is not?

Genesis HR Solutions

Co-employment sits at the heart of the relationship between professional employer organizations (PEOs) and their clients. Here’s what a co-employment relationship is (and what it’s not ) and what you can expect from one. What is co-employment? According to NAPEO , co-employment is the contractual allocation and sharing of certain employer responsibilities between a PEO and client. However, neither party is “the” employer for all purposes.

5 benefits of a PEO for businesses with 50-plus employees

Insperity

Employers with 50 or more full-time employees generally find themselves subject to regulations they likely didn’t have to deal with before they hit that milestone. 50,” you’re better off just building your own, fully staffed HR department rather than seeking the help of a professional employer organization – think again. Here are some compelling reasons why it makes sense to work with a professional employer organization long after your 50 th employee has joined the ranks.

What is a PEO (& why do you need one)?

Genesis HR Solutions

What is a Professional Employer Organization? A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) allows its clients to outsource many of their human resource functions, share employment liability, and, oftentimes, gain economies of scale to bring an improved benefits package to their employees. Payroll. Payroll tax compliance. PEO Payroll. At Genesis, we handle these PEO payroll tasks: Single- and multi-state payroll.

What Is Joint Employment and Can It Work for Your Company?

Career Metis

Joint employment is a topic you may have heard about — especially lately. Department of Labor (DOL) released a new rule related to joint employment and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Let’s take a look at the basics of joint employment, as well as some positives and negatives associated with it. . What Does Joint Employment Mean? When the staffing agency hires a new employee, that action helps them fulfill their contract with the client.

A small business guide to hiring and managing seasonal employees

Tsheets

Commonly, seasonal hires work fewer than six months at a time for their employer. . However, employers should keep in mind essential information about managing these workers before hiring them. . Seasonal workers can lower payroll costs. Hiring more workers may seem counterintuitive to reduce payroll costs, but more workers mean less overtime. Without seasonal employees, permanent employees may clock more hours and overtime than anticipated, increasing payroll costs.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals

Advos

Job marketplace Shiftgig raises $20 million to connect employers with gig workers. SilvermanAcampora LLP Continues its Expansion with the Merger of Alan B Pearl & Associates to its Labor & Employment Law Group. Travel Nurse across America Announces Acquisition of Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group. MeYou Health and Wellness Corporate Solutions Bring Turn-Key Wellness Program to Small Employers. Happy Friday.

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Why HR is Important

Pingboard

Your HR department should deliver strong ROI in the form of risk mitigation, ensuring your company remains in compliance with employment laws such as FLSA, ERISA, and more. Considering that the average employment claim costs companies $125,000 to defend , HR both saves companies money and protects their reputation. Self-service employee benefits and payroll solutions that give the workforce greater access to their own employment information.

The EEOC’s new priorities: 5 emerging workplace issues to watch

Insperity

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its Strategic Enforcement Plan through the year 2021, which outlines its priorities for the coming years. Here are five areas employers should watch carefully as they start their new year. A qualification standard is how the employer defines who is qualified to be hired for a particular job. This is one of the biggest risk areas for employers.

Appeals Court Expands Definition of ‘Joint Employer’ in Wage Claims

HR Daily Advisor

Employers in several states are facing a new definition of “joint employment” under federal wage and hour law. Circuit Court of Appeals has adopted a broad test for determining whether two employers are jointly liable for back pay and damages in those claims, making it easier for workers to show a joint employment relationship. Joint employment has been a hot topic recently, with the U.S. Employer Takeaway.

10 Reasons Your Employee Retention Rate Is High

Stratus

Because stable employment is at the top of the list of employee wants. You adapt with employment trends. You conduct management training for your team so leaders know labor laws, connect better with employees, and are adept at handling sticky situations when they arise. Working with a PEO also ensures your payroll is accurate, on time and in compliance, and you get full service HR to stay up-to-date on employment law and workplace trends. Congratulations!

3 Strategic Foci for HR in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

For HR leaders, must-dos include hiring for open positions, onboarding, selecting benefit plans, conducting open enrollment, ensuring payroll compliance, and investigating workplace complaints, to list just a few. In 2018, however, I see three areas loaded with risk for Arizona employers. For a decade, Arizona law has required employers to use the federal E-Verify program for new hires. Strategic focus is a business buzzword these days. Just Google the term.

HR Needs to Transform and Refocus, Now, with HRBP

TalentCulture

Human resources emerged during the last century in response to new government requirements, employment laws, and employer expectations. The pressure is on for HR professionals to drive business performance with solutions that support operational requirements and staffing needs, but too often they aren’t even invited to the table. They may have a rudimentary understanding of employment law.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]

Ongig

This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. Employer Branding. Employer Branding. Glassdoor for Employers Blog. Employer Branding Blog. Employer Branding. Employer Brand. Payroll. Employer Content. Employer Branding. The Top 5 Sites for Employer Reviews & Ratings. What is a Pre-Employment Assessment? HR Law and Legislation. Payroll.

7 Must-ask Questions When Shopping for a PEO

Insperity

Are you uncertain about how to find the most suitable professional employer organization (PEO) for your company? Find out if the PEO’s payroll and HR specialists have strong professional training or certifications as well as practical experience. Are they familiar with the laws governing the cities and states in which you do business? Other PEOs offer fully staffed offices around the country. Do you carry employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)?

The Types of Employment: A Quick Reference Guide

Zenefits

In a labor market that’s become more complex, employers could have as many as six or seven classifications of workers onboard at any given time. By hiring different types of workers, organizations can adjust their staffing needs according to economic fluctuations and peak productivity times. But they also must understand the differences between workers and be able to correctly classify their types of employment to avoid violating the law. .

8 Must-ask Questions When Shopping for a PEO

Insperity

Are you uncertain about how to find the most suitable professional employer organization (PEO) for your company? Find out if the PEO’s payroll and HR specialists have strong professional training or certifications as well as practical experience. Are they familiar with the laws governing the cities and states in which you do business? Other PEOs offer fully staffed offices around the country. Do you carry employment practices liability insurance (EPLI)?

Understanding the Basics: What Is Human Capital Management Software?

Workday

Safeguarding compliance with regulations and laws. What’s more, HCM software can help an organization plan future staffing needs by sharing information with other enterprise applications, such as payroll or financial management software. Today’s HR executives formulate employer brands to attract talent and promote their workplaces. This blog is part of a series explaining the technologies that help companies manage their people and money.

Paid Time Off Policies: 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

Zenefits

I opted for a PTO system with my law firm,” says Jesse Harrison, founder and CEO of the Employee Justice Legal Team , a law firm that practices employment law and labor law matters. The laws regarding offering paid time off vary from state to state,” says Schwartz. “It’s If you’re thinking that paid time off policies sound great for the employee but not so great for the employer, think again.

Paid Time Off Policies: 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

Zenefits

I opted for a PTO system with my law firm,” says Jesse Harrison, founder and CEO of the Employee Justice Legal Team , a law firm that practices employment law and labor law matters. The laws regarding offering paid time off vary from state to state,” says Schwartz. “It’s If you’re thinking that paid time off policies sound great for the employee but not so great for the employer, think again.

HR Needs To Transform And Refocus Now, With HRBP

SAP Innovation

Human resources emerged during the last century in response to new government requirements, employment laws, and employer expectations. The pressure is on for HR professionals to drive business performance with solutions that support operational requirements and staffing needs, but too often they aren’t even invited to the table. They may have a rudimentary understanding of employment law.

Is There Hope for a Job Hopper?

Evil HR Lady

For the past year and a half, I have been self-employed and have worked to build name recognition, but now I want to go back to being an employee. It is my experience that companies want their prospective employees to be an expert at one thing only; they do not want a “jack of all trades&# such as I on their payroll. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR.