Blog posts by
Ja'von Berry

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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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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We’re following updates on the COVID-19 vaccine becoming available in the U.S. to help you make sense of the news! The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its position relating to employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccines.  Watch our HR experts break down vaccine mandates in the workplace.  While employers can legally require the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace, this […]
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Tax season will be here soon! Nextep will make W-2s available online and send them directly to employee homes no later than January 31, 2021.  Here’s how you can prepare for the upcoming tax season.  Get Organized Take a look at last year’s tax return and make a note of any forms or technology you used […]
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Along with the new year comes new minimum wages for several states on January 1, 2021. As a reminder, when state law differs from federal law, employers must use the one that benefits the employee the most. In this case, the state minimum wages are higher than the $7.25 federal minimum wage; therefore, the state’s […]
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It’s important to know about upcoming changes to tax laws and Nextep is here to make sense of them all and help you prepare for next year’s budget. Here are the changes at a glance: Social Security wage base: First $142,800 of wages in 2021 (Was $137,700) FICA – Social Security (OASDI): 6.2%, up to […]
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Thank you for another great year! Nextep elevated and enriched the employment experience in more ways than ever this year. From our technology enhancements and embracing legislation change to adapting as a company, 2020 is a year we won’t soon forget.  No matter where our people are working on any given day, we continue to prioritize […]
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At Nextep, we make life easier by using technology to empower employees with instant access to all of their employment-related needs in one place. The Nextep mobile app is the core element to our integrated platform and allows our partners to take full advantage of technology on the go.  Manage your info anytime, anywhere, on […]
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Please visit our COVID-19 resources page with more information for business owners and employees. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, mask regulations for public spaces are becoming more common in many cities.  Nextep is here to provide guidance for your business by answering commonly asked questions. You can find more about wearing masks or face […]
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that employment discrimination based on a worker’s sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sex-based discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of their gender or sexual orientation.  Treating an employee differently based on who they are attracted to or […]
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Employers are now prohibited from discriminating against LGBTQ+ employees On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled employment discrimination on the basis of a worker’s sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  It is already illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of […]
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Please visit our COVID-19 resources page with more information for business owners and employees. Updates from the SBA and Department of Treasury On May 22, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Treasury released two interim final rules for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). While they clarified parts of the loan forgiveness application, […]
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