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Find the Best Candidates You may be recruiting new employees to ensure full staffing for the months ahead. Here are 3 ways to find and recruit top talent for your company. 1. Use technology Start with the most straightforward recruiting solution: post an ad online. Today’s online job posting tools go beyond the average resume […]
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Rest Up! For Illinois Workers, ODRISA is Now Law Beginning in 2023, The One Day Rest In Seven Act (ODRISA) allows Illinois employees the right to take one day off in seven, plus breaks during a long workday.  Here’s a breakdown of the basics: Employees must get a minimum of 24 hours of rest every […]
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Starting in 2023, Illinois workers have expanded job-protected bereavement leave under the Family Bereavement Leave Act (FBLA). Let’s dig into the details. FBLA allows eligible employees to take up to 10 work days of unpaid leave following the death of a family member. Specifically, they are allowed time for any of the events covered by […]
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How to Ask the Right Things, Plus 25 Sample Job Interview Questions When searching for the right employee to join your team, job interview questions are essential in narrowing down an employer’s candidate pool and allowing top candidates to showcase their innovation, ideas, and goals.  But sometimes, it’s even more important to consider how you […]
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Asking about criminal history is risky business. Here’s what to do instead. You may be breaking the law if your job application includes a checkbox asking the candidate if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. Banning this question during the application process, sometimes referred to as “ban the box,” gives people with criminal histories […]
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Your medical leave could qualify for paid time off if you work in Colorado.  We’re familiar with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), allowing qualified employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to care for themselves or a family member during certain medical or family events. But the FAMLI program takes this coverage […]
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What business owners need to know right now. On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a rule to prohibit non-competition clauses (“non-competes”) in employment agreements.  Non-compete provisions include broadly written non-disclosure agreements that ban working in the same field post-employment and require employees to pay “training costs” if the employment terminates within […]
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Asking about salary history may be banned in your state. “So, tell me about your salary history at your current job.” It’s a typical job interview question, often used by recruiters to help gauge whether the candidate would be satisfied with the salary offered at their company. Sometimes, though, the question can help them determine […]
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If you don’t have transparent pay, you may be legally obliged to do it soon.   California is the latest of several states to mandate transparent pay in job postings.  When advertising a job vacancy, California businesses with 15 or more employees must now show a salary range that the employee may expect to earn […]
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From our desk to yours As the year is coming to a close, we have a lot to share! We’ve taken the time to gather the important details for you, from year-end payrolls to important tax updates. Get everything all in one place as we prepare for 2023! Quick year-end Links: W-2 Frequent Questions 2023 […]
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Tax season is upon us! All W-2s will be available in your Nextep account no later than January 31. Here are answers to a few frequently asked W-2 questions. W-2 FAQ What might delay the delivery of my W-2? If your address is incorrect, it will delay your W-2. Please update your address before January […]
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We love holidays, but know that business needs continue year-round, even during bank closures. To prepare, we have some key bank and Nextep holiday closure dates for 2023.  If Nextep is closed on a day that banks are usually open, such as the day after Thanksgiving, no need to stress! If banks are open, we […]
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