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Five Great Lessons From A Payroll Blog – What you Can Learn

Technology has altered the lives of everybody, even in ways they don't realize. With over half a billion Facebook members, many of them companies, and countless business based blogs, everyone can share their voice with the world. But a payroll blog isn't just something that you should ignore due to the many various payroll blogs out there. Instead, using a payroll blog can help you uncover secrets of payroll that you may not be aware of. Everyone has different experiences, and sharing them is part of what makes the internet so useful. Just reading a few posts from a single quality payroll blog can teach you a lot. Here are five great lessons you can learn from a payroll blog. Continue reading...

Family Medical Leave Act and an Employer's Rights – Knowing the Facts

Being an employer is difficult. You've got to worry about your company's future including profits and your employees. And you need to abide by many different laws, including the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. This law was put in place to protect the rights of workers who need to provide medical care to their families, and qualifying employers must abide by the rules of the Family Medical Leave Act. But often employees and employers alike don't completely understand the specifics of the Family Medical Leave Act. As such, a brief refresher on just what an employer's rights are under the Family Medical Leave Act can help you know just what you can and cannot do. Continue reading...

Components of a Great FSA Plan – What to Look for

Your employees value their benefits just as much as you value your employees. Giving them the best benefits that you can will show them you care and help them stay motivated and happy. One great way to add to their benefits package is with an FSA, or flexible spending account. The number of employers offering FSA options has doubled in the last ten years, and currently almost half of all employees working for mid-level or large companies have access to an FSA plan. And when you consider that forty six percent of employees value their FSA as 'very important', there's a strong case to be made for offering them one. Continue reading...

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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