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Help Employees Maximize Their FSAs

Healthcare is one of the single greatest out-of-pocket expenses for many American families. Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow employees to set aside funds pre-tax to cover common medical, dental, and vision expenses that they would normally pay out of pocket. These accounts cover things like insurance deductibles, co-payments for doctor visits, medical equipment, eyeglasses, [...]

By |2020-06-10T12:41:29-04:00June 10th, 2020|Fringe Benefits|0 Comments

Building a Multi-Generational Workforce

With older Americans working longer and younger people constantly entering the workplace, it’s more important than ever for owners and managers to focus on building a positive multi-generational workforce to help their businesses grow and succeed. Acknowledging the unique skills, values, talents, and strengths that each group can provide will help you foster an atmosphere [...]

By |2020-06-03T14:15:28-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

Retention & Retirement Benefits Go Hand-in-Hand

While many employers view younger generations as job hoppers, planning for retirement is just as important to them as it is to other workers. In a highly-competitive labor market, offering the right benefits can give you an advantage in attracting and retaining top talent - and retirement plans often top the list of benefits employees [...]

By |2020-05-20T11:25:04-04:00May 20th, 2020|Retirement|0 Comments

Spring Safety Tips for the Construction Site

Along with warmer weather and yard work, the spring season brings frequent rainfall and the possibility of pop-up thunderstorms and lightning. On busy construction sites, the unique dangers that spring weather poses to the safety of workers and site visitors can not be underestimated. From an increased likelihood of slips and falls to the risks [...]

By |2020-05-13T10:04:50-04:00May 13th, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Keep Employees Engaged While Working Remotely

When employees work outside of the workplace, especially those who aren’t accustomed to working remotely, it can be difficult for them to maintain a sense of engagement with their employer. Outside of daily tasks and basic work functions, they can quickly begin to feel disconnected and demoralized. Keeping employees engaged while working remotely may take [...]

By |2020-05-13T09:51:33-04:00May 6th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

The EEOC, ADA, and COVID-19

As employers continue to grapple with the added pressures that coronavirus places on the American workforce, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued additional guidance to help ADA-covered employers stay compliant with regulations. This guidance focuses on the legal restrictions and regulations that employers must adhere to as they attempt to halt the spread [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:08-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

How the Pandemic is Impacting Workers’ Compensation

Coronavirus is quickly changing the way businesses are working. To slow the spread of the virus without major disruptions to operations, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has ordered all staff to work from home until further notice. BWC employees continue to be available by email and telephone to address issues and answer questions [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:27:00-04:00April 15th, 2020|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Pandemic Survival Guide for SMBs

In an effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, many states have closed non-essential businesses and issued quarantine, shelter-in-place, and social distancing orders. While these measures are aimed at protecting the health and safety of the public, they also place small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in a precarious situation. Here are some tips to help [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:54-04:00April 8th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments

OSHA Regulations & Coronavirus

Coronavirus has introduced new hazards into the workplace, causing OSHA to issue updated guidance and to reinforce existing workplace regulations to ensure that all workers are protected. While no one action can completely halt the spread of coronavirus, taking steps to make the workplace safer, following the established guidelines, and adopting the enhanced safety protocols [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:47-04:00April 1st, 2020|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQs

With the landscape of the American workplace changing quickly due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of new requirements are being placed on businesses and their employees by civil authorities. Working together is vital in understanding and getting ahead of this ever-evolving situation. It’s critical that human resource teams, owners, and managers collaborate to ensure [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:26:38-04:00March 26th, 2020|Full-Service HR|0 Comments