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Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

Workers’ compensation coverage is a vital tool that provides payments to employees who are injured on the job while also protecting your business from litigation.  When you secure workers’ compensation insurance for your company and its employees, you’re asked to assign a code to each position you employ. That code, in part, determines the compensation rate …

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W2 Deadline: Jan. 31

Attention Employers   Wage reports (typically in W2 form) for 2018 must be filed by Jan. 31, 2019. You must file a W2 for every employee whom you paid more than $600 last year. (Even if your company has gone out of business—our condolences—you’re still responsible for providing a W2 to your former employees.)  A W2, …

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Looking for blue collar workers in America and Florida

The Search for Blue Collar Workers

America has a longstanding reputation built around hardworking men and women in blue collar jobs. Industries like construction, farming, manufacturing, maintenance, transportation and related services are part of the country’s identity, and those industries continue today to provide a wealth of job opportunities. The problem is, right now there aren’t enough blue collar workers to …

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Small Business Is Booming: Building a Bigger Team Will Take It Further

Published by Reni Snider on November 2, 2018 Despite the trade war, rising interest rates, and other economic issues, the small business is looking good. The National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index reached a record high in September. The rate of job satisfaction is also growing nationwide, indicates a survey from The Conference Board. In …

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October HR eNewsletter

California Pay Requirements & De Minimis The recent California Supreme Court ruling on California wages and whether de minimis applies left some open questions for employers. Let’s clarify things.  Read More… New York’s Sexual Harassment Requirements in Effect To prevent sexual harassment and protect victims, the state of New York recently enacted legislation requiring employers …

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Employee Investigations FAQs

  Employee Investigations FAQs by Jill Schaefer on September 5, 2018 KPA’s recent HRCI approved “Investigations Without Hesitation” webinar went down in the history books as being our most popular webinar ever! It was also co-hosted by FordHarrison, KPA’s partnering law firm. Naturally, employers attending the webinar had lots of questions. Below are the most …

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HR eNewsletter

Alert: Updated FMLA Forms Based on requirements for the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of Labor sends their FMLA forms to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) every three years for an audit. The OMB is filing 30-day extensions for these FMLA updates and we could see more in the coming months as they continue …

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HR Snapshot – When a Job Candidate Mentions Having a Disability

Question: One of our employees interviewed a candidate today and emailed me afterwards. He was impressed by the candidate, but grew concerned after the candidate mentioned having social anxiety. He wondered whether the anxiety could affect the candidate’s ability to do the job. I reminded the employee that we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer and we …

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