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Open Enrollment Glossary to Help Employees

By: Shannon Maggs, Manager of HR & Administration Regardless of how long an employee has been in the working world they’ve probably only experienced open enrollment a couple of dozen times. That’s because it happens just once a year. So, you should probably be prepared to cut them some slack if they can’t remember the…
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Six Weekly Performance Questions to Ask in One-on-Ones

Previously,  I wrote about weekly performance questions to ask your teams. This week we cover weekly performance questions for one-on-one meetings. What Are Good Weekly Performance Questions? Every time I ask my kids how school was, the answer is the same, “fine.” So it goes with employees. If you’re trying to get candor from people in…
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What You Need to Know About New Overtime Regulations

Updated: The final rule took effect in January 2020. It updates earning thresholds, among other items. Last October we wrote a blog about what HR managers should be doing (at that time) to prepare them for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to overtime regulations. If you weren’t paying attention then, you certainly should…
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HRIS Implementation 101: Routes and Alerts

By: Rob Cobb, Implementation Consultant An implementation consultant is like a coach or trainer. We work behind-the-scenes importing data, configuring details, conducting tests, etc., to put you, our clients, in a position to succeed. One particular area we’ve found to be a game-changer – especially for those new to an HRIS – is routes and…
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Understanding Form 1094-C

This year companies with over 50 full-time equivalent employees are on the hook to prove compliance with the ACA’s Employer Mandate, or face penalties (even those with 50-99 FTEs that aren’t subject to penalties this year still need to file). If your company is considered a large employer under the ACA, you’re probably using a…
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Form 1095-C: Employee Questions Answered

2015 marks the first year applicable organizations are required by law to file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. As a result, many employers have spent the bulk of their time huddled away in offices learning the ins and outs of each form to ensure year-end filings meet the Internal Revenue Service’s requirements (IRS). But, just as…
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