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(JANUARY 13, 2022) UPDATE: The Supreme Court halted OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (or ETS) to enforce COVID-19 vaccination statuses for employees. While there’s a chance new OSHA guidance could emerge at some point, you can disregard the previously announced vaccination mandate deadlines. As always, we’ll keep you in the loop if new legislation emerges. If you […]
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It’s important to know about upcoming changes to tax laws for businesses. Prepare your company’s budget with this cheat sheet! 2022 Tax Update Breakdown Social Security wage base First $147,00 of wages in 2022 FICA – Social Security (OASDI) 6.2%, up to the wage base FICA – Medicare 1.45% up to $200,000, then 2.35% (The […]
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Even an employer with the best of intentions can become the subject of a lawsuit. Lawsuits by employees are the biggest source of litigation against US entities (Beazley), making it essential for companies to protect themselves against lawsuits. This is where Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) can offer major financial protection for your company. What […]
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Along with the new year comes new minimum wages for several states on January 1, 2022, that employers should be aware of. As a reminder, when state law differs from federal law, employers must use the wage that benefits the employee the most. In this case, the state minimum wages are higher than the $7.25 […]
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In today’s competitive job market, it’s more important than ever to prioritize becoming a great place to work. Today’s workforce is searching for employers that value purpose, flexibility, and inclusivity. If you’re looking to recruit and retain top talent but don’t know where to start, here are three ways you can become an employer of […]
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From October 4-8, 2021, Nextep hosted its semi-annual volunteer event, Nextep Gives Back Week. This year looked slightly different from last year’s Nextep Gives Back Days with a week’s worth of in-person, virtual, and donation-based volunteer opportunities. Nexteppers created donation kits for their favorite nonprofits, packed meals for Meals on Wheels, cleaned and painted apartments […]
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President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on Monday, November 15, 2021. While the bill primarily focuses on the nation’s physical infrastructure, small business owners need to know what it means for them.  The most significant impact for small businesses may be the Employee Retention Tax Credit ending, which was […]
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On November 4, the White House announced that OSHA is issuing a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that applies to employers with 100 or more employees (covered employers*). Below are answers to questions you might have about the OSHA vaccine mandate as an employer.  Please note that a federal appeals court temporarily […]
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“[Switching to] Nextep was a no-brainer. The costs are better and the amount of personalized attention and follow-up we received right off the bat was really impressive. With Nextep, we’re not just a number. Nextep is so responsive to our questions and our needs. We didn’t have that in the past with our previous provider.” — Yaicha, […]
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Finding a PEO can be a daunting task. You should feel confident in your partnership with Nextep, or any PEO for that matter. To ensure you do, we’ve put together a short checklist of questions to ask in your meetings with PEOs.    1. What accreditations and certifications do you hold?  A few credentials you’ll […]
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When you need HR support, you want to talk to a real person who is happy to help you, not submit a ticket to a dead-end help inbox or get stuck in a robo-receptionist call loop. Unlike our competitors, when you call Nextep, you’ll talk to a real person every time. Our clients are not just a […]
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On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his action plan to fight the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vaccine mandates outlined in the plan directly affect many employers, including businesses in the healthcare field or those with 100 or more employees. The safety requirements will be enforced by the Department of Labor and […]
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