With UniqueHR, filing taxes doesn’t have to be a burden

The IRS tax filing deadline is upon us again. This year it falls on Monday, April 18, instead of April 15 because of the Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia. Often, filing with the thoroughness and meticulous care necessary can be a tough process for business owners, but it does not have toContinue Reading

SHALE Magazine: Risk Management Through UniqueHR

Unfortunately, risks are inevitable within any type of workplace, and it is absolutely essential that companies maintain proper risk management practices in order to avoid catastrophic personal losses and legal penalties. Risk management involves tasks such as providing a safe work environment for employees, creating up-to-date safety protocols, as well as analyzing potential risks andContinue Reading

SHALE Magazine: UniqueHR’s Payroll and Tax Services

Payroll and taxes are often considered by many business owners to be two of the most burdensome aspects of running a business. Not only do they require hundreds, if not thousands, of hours per year to be completed, but they also require extreme attention to detail and incredible amounts of patience in order to avoidContinue Reading

SHALE Magazine: Who is UniqueHR? Meet the Family and Veteran-Owned Leader of the PEO Industry

Family and veteran-owned and operated by Texans since 1991, UniqueHR is a licensed PEO providing comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-size businesses. It’s headquartered in Corpus Christi and provides services to all of Texas and the U.S. UniqueHR promotes the growth of businesses by focusing on identifying and mitigating employment-related exposure resulting in reducedContinue Reading

OSHA’S National Emphasis Program Signals more COVID-19 Inspections

A recent move by the federal workplace safety watchdog agency means that you should prepare for more COVID-19-related OSHA inspections this spring and summer. On March 12, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on COVID-19, effective immediately, which signals the agency will devote more resources towards virus-related inspections during theContinue Reading

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Employers, It’s Time To Post And Electronically File Your Workplace Safety Records

For employers required to maintain work-related injury and illness records: it’s that time of year again. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers (establishments with 10 or more employees, except for certain “low-risk” industries) to prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, at their establishments from February 1Continue Reading

Appropriations Law Includes New Health Benefits Requirements

By David Slaughter, JD The massive appropriations and COVID-19 relief legislation that President Trump signed December 27, 2020, includes a number of provisions affecting employers’ health benefit programs. These include arbitration procedures for “surprise billing” situations, a new layer of transparency requirements, added flexibility for flexible spending accounts (FSAs), and disclosure rules regarding mental healthContinue Reading

Vacation and Holiday Checklist

The more questions to which you answer “yes,” the more complete your policy is regarding vacations and holidays. General Do you have a policy: Regarding vacation days? Regarding holidays? Are these policies in writing? Do you have a system for tracking when vacation days and holidays are used? Do you use a computer system forContinue Reading

Texas Workforce Commission Nov 1 Changes

European countries like France and Germany are reinstating lockdowns amidst the second wave of Coronavirus.  Here in the United States, Texas continues on the path to reopen its economy.  One of the latest measures comes from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reinstating the state work search requirements effective November 1, 2020. Work search is aContinue Reading

Payroll Tax Delay- The Memorandum in 6 Points

Summary of President Trump’s Payroll Tax Memorandum Prepared by Davis and Harman The payroll tax memorandum was signed by President Trump on August 8, 2020. It directs the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a delay of certain employees’ obligations to pay certain Social Security taxes. The Payroll tax provision awaits Treasury guidance and accordingContinue Reading

Legal Immigration Further Restricted

Monday, June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation to further restrict legal immigration.  Employers are prevented from bringing new H-1B, H-2B, L-1A, L-1B, and J-1 workers into the United States.  Effective June 24, 2020 new temporary visas will be barred through 2020 for foreign workers and their dependents. With these new rules in place,Continue Reading

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Reopen Texas: Phase III – PAUSED

September 17, 2020, Governor Abbott announces expanded capacity for certain businesses Governor Abbott expanded capacity limits to 75% specifically for: restaurants retail stores offices gyms The Governor specifically prohibited bars from reopening. June 26, 2020, Governor Abbott takes Executive Action to limit spread of COVID-19 Governor Abbott is limiting certain businesses in an effort toContinue Reading

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