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HR Strategies Now has a Personalized EPLI Newsletter

Click the links below to see the 2013 newsletters:
Issue
 
EPLI HR Strategies Newsletter June

Pay special attention to the information regarding
probationary periods and the brain teaser!  
EPLI HR Strategies Newsletter July              
             
Focus first on the managerial article to “Spot
Trouble” and the 6 EEOC Enforcement Priorities!

EPLI HR Strategies Newsletter August

Are you a blabber mouth? Gossiping about
workplace information can put you at risk! 
EPLI HR Strategies Newsletter September

Recent studies show 1 in 4 adults deal with
depression? Read more about mental illness at work. 
EPLI HR Strategies Newsletter October

Unsure about the proper way to terminate an
employee? Read the Manager Training section! 
ELPI HR Strategies Newsletter November

The mobile device has replaced the water cooler in
today's business. Read more. 

2013 NAPEO Legal & Legislative Conference

As a member of NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations), HR Strategies had the opportunity to send Jim Beesley, CEO; Will Beesley, Vice President; Georgiana Britt, VP of Operations; and MariaElena Ayala, VP of HR/Client Services, to the 2013 Legal & Legislative Conference. According to the NAPEO site, this event offered ‘two days of priceless updates’ affecting the HR world. More than 25 PEO legal experts were on hand to discuss, give practical advice, and insider insight (through in-depth sessions) on the latest HR and compliance issues, laws and regulations. A new addition to this year’s conference was a half day program held in the Capitol that included a federal update during a seated lunch, as well as presentations from prominent members of Congress.

The conference offered a multitude of educational sessions that encompassed a wide variety of important topics. Some of these topics included practical applications of healthcare, the cost of compliance for small businesses, PEO’s and the Internet, DOL compliance, and the NLRB and PEO’s. Furthermore, they attended meetings regarding immigration issues, new case law and state issues impacting PEO’s, ethics, social media and privacy, and much more. Their representatives were able to bring back crucial information from meetings that showed an insiders' perspective on healthcare reform from the macro level to practical applications. Additionally, they sat in on an hour-long Q&A with a panel of experts who discussed questions regarding PPACA. This new information will continue to enhance HR Strategies’ strategic operations.

HR Strategies’ presence in Washington, DC afforded them the ability to meet with Congressman Rob Woodall from the United States House of Representatives. The congressman met with all four members of the HR Strategies group, talking with them for almost an hour. Representative Woodall’s willingness to meet personally with HR Strategies shows his interest in what PEO’s are doing for small businesses in America. HR Strategies is proud to ease the HR pains of small businesses in the Atlanta area.

HR Strategies’ continued membership in NAPEO, along with their attendance at the 2013 Legal & Legislative conference, is just one way that they continue to be able to gain information and knowledge to stay at the forefront of the PEO and HR industry, and supply their clients with top-notch services.



PEOs: Reliability In A Shifting Landscape
NAPEO

By Pat Cleary, President and CEO, The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. An article regarding PPACA ... Read Article


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Nation – HR Outsourcing & Benefits Toolkit
NAPEO

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the total cost of federal regulations for small businesses has increased to... Read More


The Employment Index and the Economy

John Slavic

The PEO Employment Index continues to show strengthening, despite a growing number of ...  Read More

NAPEO 2012 Legal & Legislative Conference

NAPEO

As a member of NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations), HR Strategies had the opportunity to have Jim Beesley, CEO; Georgiana Britt, VP of Operations; and MariaElena Ayala, VP of HR/Client Services, attend the 2012 Legal & Legislative Conference. During the two day conference, more than 25 PEO legal experts were on hand to discuss, give practical advice, and insider insight (through in-depth sessions) on the latest HR and compliance issues, laws and regulations.

Educational sessions at the conference included a variety of topics, allowing attendees to bring back vast new information to enhance their strategic HR operations. Topics included in the conference covered Privacy Requirements (limiting access, reporting theft, and protection of privacy), Healthcare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what lies ahead), Harassment, Social Media Issues, Leave Issues (ADAAA, FMLA, Workers Comp, USERRA), Judicial and Regulatory Updates, National Labor Relations Board (Quickie Elections, Social Media Limitations, Employer Posting Requirements), Insurance Issues, and Ethics.

Attendance at the conference also afforded HR Strategies, Jim Beesley, CEO; the opportunity to discuss The Small Business Efficiency Act, with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s legislative assistant. “I was pleased to learn that the Senator has agreed to support the bill,” said Jim. According to the NAPEO website, this legislation will grant legal status to PEOs to collect and remit federal payroll taxes; improve small business compliance with federal payroll tax law; create a voluntary certification process within the IRS for PEOs and a safe harbor for small businesses that use certified PEOs; and provide needed certainty for small business, allowing that sector to better focus on growth and job creation.

HR Strategies continued membership in NAPEO, along with their attendance at the 2012 Legal & Legislative conference, is just one way that they continue to be able to gain information and knowledge to stay at the forefront of the PEO and HR industry, and supply their clients with top-notch services. 



PEO Client Access to Federal Tax Credit under PPACA

NAPEO

Thanks to the National Association of PEOs (NAPEO), when PPACA was being reviewed in Congress language was included in a colloquy record indicating Congressional intent that in a PEO arrangement, the small business tax credits, employer mandates, and non-discrimination testing will all apply at the client level.  We are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to view the colloquy as provided by NAPEO… Read More


The Nuances of the State Legislative Process
Tim Tucker

It is widely acknowledged that the PEO business model is highly complex with multiple facets--some independent, som intertwined. A great challenge the industry faces is...  Read More

A Multifaceted Approach to State Government Affairs
Tim Tucker

Critical to a successful government affairs program is ensuring that it encompasses various approaches aimed a building awareness with... Read More

Ten Ways Small Business Can Lower Healthcare Costs (& Hire More People) in 2012
Rob Lynch

Recently noted in this article on Forbes.com, the number 1 solution to lowering healthcare costs is to use a Professional Employer Organization this year... Read More
Small Businesses are Creating New Jobs
John Slavic


The PEO Employment Index reveals an increase in worksite employee counts, which indicates, at last, despite the ongoing difficulties in the economy... Read More

There's A New Sheriff In Town
Jim Beesley


Cliches are common in the business vernacular and we expect changes to or worlds each time the occupant of the White House changes. Yet I was surprised to hear... Read More