Are You Prepared for The New Federal Overtime Rule?

  The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that the minimum salary an employee needs to earn to be considered exempt from overtime pay under so-called “white-collar” exemptions will rise soon. The DOL’s objective is to increase the number of employees eligible for overtime, and this change will impact around 4 million workers.Continue Reading

Overtime Pay

Overtime pay has been a part of US law since 1938, yet compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act has been a consistent problem for businesses. The cost of noncompliance is growing, and disregard of overtime laws is a sure way for a business to end up in a wage & hour audit or lawsuit. Continue Reading

Avoiding The Potential Pitfalls Of Joint-Employment

  If you work with staffing companies or contractors it’s critical to be aware of your terms and conditions of employment since they may potentially put you in the category of a joint employer, which can now lead to unintended liabilities. What constitutes joint-employment? A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) mayContinue Reading

UniqueHR can offer your growing business peace of mind

Administrative responsibilities such as payroll, benefits, HR (human resources), risk management, and compliance can create time and financial burdens. As a result, they force an owner’s attention away from their business’s core mission and hinder potential profitability. Seeking out an experienced and reliable Professional Employer Organization (PEO) such as UniqueHR to manage these integral partsContinue Reading

UniqueHR featured in The Bend Business Magazine

UniqueHR is honored to have been featured in the inaugural issue of The Bend Business (TB Business) magazine. The magazine’s editors state that the “goal of TB Business is to tell engaging business, economic and leadership stories in the Coastal Bend. Specifically, TB Business will focus on the people behind organizations and businesses in CorpusContinue Reading

Inc. Magazine: PEOs Simplify the Path Forward for SMBs

Professional employer organizations played a pivotal role in helping many small businesses survive the pandemic and position themselves for what comes next. As the COVID-19 pandemic created one of the most serious business disruptions in recent memory, many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) struggled to stay afloat. An onslaught of new laws, regulations, and programsContinue Reading

PPP: First and Second Draw Loans

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) portal resumes January 11, 2021 to accept applications for First Draw PPP Loans.  Second Draw Loan applications are accepted January 13, until March 31, 2021.  The Payroll Protection Program is a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their employees on payroll. Loans have 1% interest rate. Loans issued before JuneContinue 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

PPP Loan Forgiveness: UPDATES

UPDATE: July 1, 2020:  U.S. Congress extends PPP Application Deadline to August 8. The PPP application deadline has been extended from June 30, 2020 to August 8, 2020.  The President is expected to sign the bill later today.  No other details or aspects of the PPP have been changed. U.S. Congress: House Passes Legislation toContinue Reading

Help to Keep Business Financially Sound

During this time of uncertainty, UniqueHR is here to help.  Companies are working hard to retain their employees, while still keeping their businesses financially sound. If this applies to you then I suggest you click here now. You’ll find just the help you need there. It is also important to understand that the government recentlyContinue Reading

Coronavirus COVID-19: Small Business Administration Loans

Information below is courtesy of the Small Business Administration.  For more detailed information visit the  SBA website.  Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster. The SBA willContinue Reading

FLSA: It’s No Joke

Three blondes walk into a building. (You’d think one of them would’ve seen it – LOL!)   But seriously…the first blonde rushes to the timeclock and glances at the U.S. Department of Labor notices on the wall as she punches in.  The second blonde yawns, clutches her laptop briefcase and mumbles about working all night toContinue Reading

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