Winter Workplace Safety Tips

As the weather changes and the temperatures get colder, the focus for workplace safety may need to shift. A safe workplace is important to employers for many reasons. It will reduce workers’ compensation injuries, which should then result in lower claims cost. As the temperatures drop outside, the focus needs to change in order to maintain a [...]

By | 2017-12-11T11:44:37+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Blog, Industry Insights|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Holiday Pay, Bonuses and Overtime.

The holiday season is on its way, and many employers are asking themselves questions about holiday pay and bonuses. Is your company aware of the policies your company practices? Company-Observed Holidays Private employers are not obligated to ensure to non-exempt employees paid holidays. But, if your offices are closed on a holiday, your employees should receive [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:00:31+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Blog, Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

4 HR Mistakes Your Small Business May Be Making

When you are busy starting or running a small business, it is easy to push human resource management to the side, failing to give it the proper attention it commands. Even innocent mistakes can carry serious monetary fines, penalties, and costly legal action. Here are a few we see regularly: Mistake #1—Lax Vetting of New [...]

By | 2017-11-30T10:48:48+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Blog, Human Resources, Industry Insights|0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act: Employer Penalties on the Rise

Penalties for failure to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provisions for the 2017 and 2018 tax years are expected to rise. Even if employers that failed to comply with the law have not yet received penalty notices, they are coming. The IRS has announced that penalty notices for the 2015 tax year will [...]

By | 2017-11-15T16:24:41+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

The Wording of Your COBRA Documents May Be More Important Than You Think

While sending Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) election notices to qualified beneficiaries may seem pretty straightforward, it is important to make sure that the information is clear and can be easily understood by the plan participant. Otherwise, your company may find themselves in the middle of a lawsuit, such as the one faced by [...]

By | 2017-12-07T08:20:10+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Blog, Industry Insights|0 Comments

Sheakley Workforce Management is Adding Safety Staffing to Sheakley’s Suite of HR Services

Sheakley now offers Safety Management Staffing! This product will provide part-time, temp-to-hire, and direct placement of experienced, industry specific safety professionals to clients in the construction, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial/manufacturing, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, and mining industries. Sheakley Workforce Management provides: Careful evaluation of the scope of each project to match the best [...]

By | 2017-11-06T09:01:08+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Blog, Industry Insights, Sheakley News|0 Comments

The New 2018 Plan Limits

On October 19, 2017, the IRS announced the 2018 limits that impact retirement and other benefit plans. Please see the below chart for you reference which includes the 2016 & 2017 limits for historical reference. Limits that are different from last year are bold and italicized. Compensation Limits and Cost of Living Increases Applicable [...]

By | 2017-10-19T16:55:05+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Industry Insights, Policy and Regulation|0 Comments

Top 5 Elements of a Return to Work Program

Ohio employers are faced with difficult tasks in their Ohio workers’ compensation programs, especially when it comes to getting an injured worker back to work. Studies show that the longer an injured employee is off work, the harder it is to return. That's why developing and utilizing a Return to Work program is so crucial. Not to mention [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:07:15+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Industry Insights|0 Comments