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Choosing the Right Benefits Enrollment Software – The Basics

Technology has simplified countless aspects of our lives. From parallel parking to checking email on the go, there seems to be a modern marvel for everything that we do. In the business world, technology is even more apparent. It has improved productivity and simplified tasks across the board. One department in every office that has truly benefited from modern technology is human resources. And no event can highlight what technology has done for HR more than benefits enrollment. Benefits enrollment software has made what was once a hectic, chaotic event into a simple and straightforward process. Different benefits enrollment software has different features and capabilities, however, so it's important to understand just what makes a great benefits enrollment program. Continue reading...

Avoiding Legal Troubles due to Workers Compensation

Businesses today need to be aware of a whole host of various issues if they want to keep themselves on the right side of the law. One such issue is workers compensation, and although it is a fairly easy topic to understand, actually staying legal under workers compensation is more difficult than some companies realize. Whether from mismanagement of employees or suffering through the hassles of traditional workers compensation implementation, the entire process can be more than a little bit stressful. Here are some basic considerations that you need to keep in mind if you want to stay legal under workers compensation law. Continue reading...

A Quick Overview of Workers Compensation – A Look at the Basics

Workers compensation is one issue that any business will have to consider during their operation. While most companies understand that they are legally obligated to pay into workers compensation accounts, many don't realize that it actually helps protect their company as well as their employees. Prior to mandatory workers compensation coverage a business could be sued by employees who were injured on the job and could face serious fines and harsh penalties. The rise of mandatory workers compensation required by law has helped employers avoid this costly litigation, which was becoming very commonplace in the days before workers compensation laws. By 1949, all states had some form of workers compensation regulations in place to protect employers and employees alike. Continue reading...

FMLA – What Employers Need to Know

The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 is important to employees and employers alike since it not only provides employees the right to unpaid leave for family related medical issues, but also because it can provide serious fines and lawsuits to employers who fail to abide by its laws. But the FMLA isn't designed with the intent of punishing employers or to make their lives difficult. Understanding the basic laws of the FMLA is enough to ensure that your business stays on the right side of it for the most part. But as your company grows, managing FMLA can get tougher. Unicorn HRO can provide software solutions that allow you to efficiently manage FMLA regulations within your workplace. The software helps, but as mentioned there are a few things you need to keep in mind in order to fully adhere to the FMLA. Continue reading...


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