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Picture this – It is payroll week, and your administrator who processes payroll suddenly quits, leaving the job of payroll on someone’s plate who has never been trained or knows what they are doing. Sound familiar? Innovative is known for their unmatched support for a reason, especially in stressful situations such as the one mentioned […]

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Are You Ready For Year End?

We Are Over Half-Way Through the Year — It’s Time to Revamp Your Year-End Processes! —  Don’t wait until the last minute to address needed changes  —    Now is the time to assess your year-end processes such as Open Enrollment, Performance Reviews, and ACA to determine if there are any needed updates/changes before this year’s

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It’s EEO-1 Survey Season

It’s that time for the EEO-1 Survey (The Employer Information Report).  The 2019 deadline to submit the certified report for regular Component 1 data to the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is May 31, 2019.  The 2019 deadline to submit the certified report for 2017 and 2018 Component 2 pay data to the EEOC isSeptember 31, 2019.

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HR Resources

 How can I make sure my company stays up-to-date and compliant? This is a question we receive often. There are resources available, many free, which are tailored to help employers stay informed and up-to-date on the latest policy changes and compliance regulations.  Below are three examples of resources which provide helpful HR related tools and information to help you stay in-the-know. 

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ACA & The Unexpected…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)Will it stay or will it go?  Can we leave it in the past or do we need to be prepared?  According to Attorney and ACA expert, Arthur Tacchino, “…the Affordable Care Act will remain stable for at least two more reporting seasons”.  What does this mean for your company?  Click here to read

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Final Paychecks

What are the rules surrounding final pay of a terminated employee? Do I have to provide payment within a certain amount of time? What am I required to pay out? What can I deduct?  These are a few of the common questions that come up from our clients.  As an employer it is important to know

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HSA Limits: What’s Changed This Year & What’s Next?

On April 26, 2018, the IRS reverted the 2018 Health Savings Account (HSA) limits back to the originally published amounts released in May of 2017.  The current rates are: $3,450 for individuals with self only coverage; and $6,900 for family coverage.  After reducing the limits in March of 2018, the IRS reinstated the higher annual limit in April stating, “…

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The IRS Publishes 2018 Form W-4

The New Form: The IRS has published the 2018 Form W-4. The IRS developed updated guidance for withholdings after the latest tax reform bill was signed into law in December. The new withholding tables reflect many changes including updated tax rates and brackets. What this means for you and your employees:                Employers – You should implement the

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New CA Parental Leave Law

On January 1st, 2018, a new Parental Leave Law takes effect in California. The law applies to employers with 20+ employees and covers employees who are not eligible for Family Medical Leave (FMLA) or California Family Rights Act (CFRA).  California employees (who are fathers or mothers) are now able to take up to 12-weeks of

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New CA Recruiting Laws

Two new California laws are taking effect, on January 1, 2018, that restrict what information employers can request during the hiring process. Employers will no longer be able to inquire about an applicant’s salary history, or conduct conviction related background checks without a contingent employment offer. As the new year draws near, it is important

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Performance Reviews – Worth It?

Many employers view performance reviews as a pain. They seem unproductive or don’t achieve the goals for which they were designed. It can also be a stressful and unpleasant experience for both managers and employees. Managers struggle to find time to create meaningful content for each employee, while employees may not absorb managers’ feedback because

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