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The Nextep Charitable Foundation supports The Virtue Center with a $30,000 donation toward their effort to build a new facility. The Virtue Center is a nonprofit organization in Norman dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction and related mental health challenges.  Individuals and families struggling with substance abuse, compulsive gambling, and mental health issues including […]
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After multiple delays, Texas officially released its new, increased SUTA rates, creating additional tax payments for many companies. While SUTA rate notices typically occur at the end of each year, many were delayed due to COVID-19. With unprecedented unemployment claims, state unemployment funds were depleted quickly. This rise in unemployment also affected the state SUTA […]
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From May 15 – 23, 2021, Nextep hosted its first-ever Virtual Volunteer Week! This year, the Nextep Gives Back committee came up with several ways for Nextep employees to volunteer virtually or in person. Nexteppers had the opportunity to create donation kits for their favorite nonprofits, pick up trash in their communities, volunteer locally, or […]
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Powerful technology and HR experts to help your growing company Large businesses have unique needs. Managing a bigger and more diverse workforce, varying employee healthcare needs, complicated company payrolls, multiple office locations, and more. Nextep’s innovator package starts at $25 per employee per month and includes comprehensive payroll processing, access to Fortune 500-style benefits, employee […]
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Meet Mary. She’s an office manager at a 55+ employee company that produces medical supplies for hospitals and doctor’s offices across the United States.  Mary does it all, from the company’s sales orders and payroll to new hire details and answering employee questions about benefits — her workday can be a little hectic.  She has […]
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Minimum wages across many cities and a handful of states will increase on July 1, 2021. As a reminder, when state law differs from federal law, employers must use the one that benefits the employee the most. For example, if a state’s minimum wage is higher than the $7.25 federal minimum wage, it must be […]
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The History Last week (June 17, 2021), President Biden signed legislation that declares Juneteenth a federal holiday, going forward. Let’s explore what that means for you and your company. Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19. It honors the day in 1865 when American forces declared that enslaved people in Texas were to be […]
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There are many new or updated state laws or employers that will go into effect on July 1, 2021. If your state has an update, you’ll find it below. As with any other regulation, laws are subject to last-minute changes, visit the Department of Labor online for more info. You can also find minimum wage […]
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Under the OSHA Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment, free from hazards that can cause serious harm. On June 10, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) posted new guidance to protect at-risk and unvaccinated employees from COVID-19 in the workplace.  Requirements Part […]
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Storm season is here! Businesses need plans in place, not only for taking shelter during inclement weather but also for running business as usual. We’re sharing a few procedures and precautions to consider when storm season rolls around.  Shelter Your employees should know how to respond when emergencies happen during the workday. Learn more from […]
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In a crisis, life can seem a little scary. It’s easy to lose sight of the good in the midst of trying times. That’s why mental health and taking care of yourself is never more important than when you face a crisis. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. You may be experiencing increased […]
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The physical and mental well-being of your employees is essential. At Nextep, we’re doing what we can to ensure our employees are healthy and stay that way. Keeping up with your employees’ well-being can be challenging, so here are a few ways employers are promoting workplace wellness today. CREATING A CULTURE OF MENTAL WELLBEING Employees […]
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