Blog posts by
Beth Dean

The Ins and Outs of a PEO Relationship Are you thinking of moving your in-house HR tasks to a PEO? That’s great! Here’s what to expect. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are a tried and true way for companies like yours to take advantage of some powerful perks: Access better benefits than you might be able […]
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The IRS has released FSA and HSA limits for 2023. A flexible spending account (FSA) allows you to deduct a set amount of pre-tax money from each paycheck to pay for certain IRS-qualified out-of-pocket health expenses, such as medical copays, dependent care, prescription drugs, transit, and parking. Aside from the annually allowed rollover amount ($610 in […]
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 27, 2022 (Newswire.com) – The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) announced today that Hank Johnson, Director of Risk Management & Legal Compliance of Norman, OK-based Nextep, Inc., has been elected to the association’s Board of Directors during its annual member meeting last month.  Johnson is among nine new industry leaders elected to […]
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How to handle the SSN in the workplace The Social Security Administration has announced that an individual may now self-select their gender on their social security number (SSN) record. Previously, the sex marker would have to match medical records and other legal documentation. Now, a person can select the male or female sex designation of […]
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When completing the I-9 to verify employment eligibility, you may notice that the form will expire on October 31, 2022. Usually, the government releases a new form to replace the old one. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced an extension to the existing form.  As […]
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Get the low down on how to handle pay correctly. Should you pay your employees for working during lunch? Yes.  Easy answer! Right? Well, no. Though the simple answer is an emphatic yes, it’s a bit more nuanced.  The topic of lunch and compensable time can be tricky. There are many ways an employee could […]
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…And what you should ask instead Say you’re recruiting top talent for your company and find a few excellent candidates. When it’s time for the job interview, you smile, shake hands (or wave hello over Zoom), and sit down for a productive conversation. Your first question is a softball to help warm them up: “Have […]
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Could your employee handbook stand up to a lawsuit or EEOC claim? Here are six tricky areas that could mean trouble for your company. Landmine 1: A handbook that’s older than dirt When was the last time you reviewed your company’s employee handbook? If it’s been longer than a year, then it’s been too long.  […]
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We all know the importance of regular physicals and check-ups, but when was the last time you checked in on your mental health? May is Mental Health Awareness month, serving as a good reminder of how crucial a healthy mind is in the overall map of our wellbeing. This list and infographic can get you […]
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The History of Juneteenth 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 occurs each year on June 19. It honors the day in 1865 when American forces declared that enslaved people in Texas were to […]
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We recently reported that President Trump signed an executive order and three memoranda for COVID relief. With no interference thus far from Congress, those orders are scheduled to become active September 1.  One of the memoranda we are most frequently asked about is the “payroll tax holiday.” This provision gives employers the option to let employees […]
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Please visit our COVID-19 resources page with more information for business owners and employees.   During the weekend, President Trump signed an executive order and three memoranda for COVID relief. This executive order bypassed Congress, so debates are underway on its constitutionality and whether it is indeed law. Until we receive definitive word on its […]
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