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If your employer participates in the federal government’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, you should know more about what that means.  The WOTC is a federal tax credit available to businesses that hire people from certain groups facing challenges gaining employment. This program incentivizes employers to promote job access to a diverse range of […]
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Voluntary paid leave for employees and accompanying tax credits for employers, originally made available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), have been extended through September 30, 2021, by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). If you haven’t already, you need to decide whether or not your organization will continue offering paid COVID-related leave […]
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The Nextep Charitable Foundation is proud to donate $8,000 to Mary Abbott Children’s House. Nextep has supported Mary Abbott Children’s Home — a fellow member of the Norman, OK community — on numerous occasions over the company’s 25 years in business.  “Abbott House provides a victim-centered, child-friendly environment to help children tell their stories after […]
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The Nextep Charitable Foundation set a goal to donate $100,000 to nonprofit organizations in 2020. As the year was coming to an end, we looked to our employee-led volunteer committee for suggestions and learned about a few incredible organizations we’d never worked with before. One of these organizations is The Sharing Tree. Sharing Tree’s mission […]
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The Nextep Charitable Foundation is excited to donate $10,000 to the Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO). Through various outreach programs, NSO provides housing support and essential medical services to those in need throughout Oklahoma City. NSO is a nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma City with the mission of “transforming lives and encouraging independence through safe, healthy […]
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In December, the Nextep Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to La Luz OKC, which supports members of the Latino community who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  “We provide victims with an option that feels safe and comforting because it incorporates Hispanic culture, values, and upbringing. It is a place where our clients feel a […]
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In the US, cyber-attacks happen as often as every 39 seconds. As technology becomes more integrated into our personal and professional lives, prioritizing cybersecurity measures is critical.  Unfortunately, PrismHR, one of Nextep’s technology partners, was recently targeted by one of these threat actors, leading to a disruption in service for portions of Nextep’s online account. One […]
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On Thursday, March 11, President Biden signed a new stimulus relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, into law. The $1.9 trillion stimulus package is geared to boost the economy and help provide wider access to COVID-19 vaccinations in an effort to curb the effects of the ongoing pandemic.  This is the third stimulus package […]
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As we arrive at the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S, there are still daily challenges facing employees and employers alike. The last year has been a whirlwind of info, from new legislation and safety protocols to vaccines. Through it all, Nextep has helped businesses navigate every challenge along the way.  One […]
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Telehealth services like Teladoc® can provide 24/7/365 access to a doctor by web, phone, or mobile app.  Whether you have a minor illness or a chronic condition, telehealth has become an essential tool for many employees by saving them time and money. A National Library of Medicine study shows people using their telehealth are more engaged in their health care. […]
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Nextep Once Again Receives the SOC 1®, Type 2 Certification  We’re excited to announce that Nextep has once again received the coveted SOC 1®, Type 2 certification! The SOC 1®, Type 2 audit process analyzes the controls that affect users’ financial reporting. We once again worked with UHY LLP (UHY), a licensed CPA firm specializing […]
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Working toward a more equitable workplace where your employees feel safe, heard, and represented positively impacts your people and community. Let’s take a look at some steps you can take to help build a more equitable workplace.  DOWNLOAD GUIDE Recruiting A recent study found that a company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential for applicants when […]
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