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

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Our New Portal Improves HR Task Management Efficiency

  Save more time and money while also reducing stress. Running a business can be quite overwhelming. You are working to expand and make a profit while also managing day-to-day human resources (HR) tasks. To enable you to focus your efforts on activities that actually grow your business, we created a portal that will enhanceContinue Reading

Ever-Changing Compliance Regulations for Growing Businesses

Entrepreneurship For many aspiring entrepreneurs, the pursuit of independence fuels their initial desire for business ownership. While serving one’s community with valuable services often sits at the heart of their motivation, achieving profit maximization and client satisfaction entails significant responsibilities. Among these lies HR compliance laws, a non-customer-facing area that holds immense power over yourContinue Reading

A Pillar of Support: UniqueHR’s Proactive Approach to Assisting Client Businesses During the Pandemic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses found themselves dealing with extraordinary challenges that threatened their existence. Tensions were rising for business owners because they were unsure what to do or truly what was going on. The sudden and widespread nature of the crisis disrupted supply chains, leading to shortages of essential goods andContinue Reading

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How a PEO can help employee retention

One of the biggest challenges for many small to mid-sized businesses is being able to retain top talent. Employee turnover is time-consuming and costly, but UniqueHR’s PEO services can help with retention and reduce some of those costs. THE COST Turnover rate varies by industry, but the US average comes in at 18%, with aContinue 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

Celebrate!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”  The holidays are upon us.  The year is coming to a close.  It’s time to celebrate!  It’s time to give extra attention to the good things in life, whether big or small. Why Celebrate? Celebrations connect us to other people—to family, friends, co-workers, clients, or even strangers. Continue Reading

Boom Time: Hiring in a Strong Economy

Unemployment is at an all-time low.  In Texas, the unemployment rate is hovering at 3.8% with March 2019 job gains in healthcare, professional and technical services.  This coupled with the increase in permits and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, shale oil production in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford, and other oil-rich areas, I’veContinue Reading

Harassment: It Could Cost You.

$168 million!  The largest sexual harassment lawsuit on record is a judgment against Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California.  We read about cases like that and think, “That’s California!  It won’t happen to me and my business.” A little closer to home… How would a ruling of $6.2 million against your company impact your business? Continue Reading

People and Diversity …Every Organization’s Greatest Investment

Whether you are a company of one or one thousand, each person you employ is your greatest investment.   Getting the highest rate of return on your “people” investment involves another investment—embracing diversity. Demographic trends identified by Pew Research Center include racial and ethnic diversity in the United States on a continuous rise.   By 2055, itContinue Reading

Start-Up Strong: PEOs Help Keep You Focused

Whether it’s a new start-up company, the start-up of a division or department, or the ramp up for a specific project, it takes a large commitment from management and operations. Enlisting the help of a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can be the key to success. With the changing business climate, a large company made theContinue Reading

5 Steps to Succession Planning

Succession planning is a common topic in a family-owned business, like UniqueHR.  It has been a long-term plan for Chris Bradford to carry on the business after his parents retire.  Although Chris has worked in the business since high school, careful planning will ensure a smooth transition to the next generation.  Chris’ son, Nick hasContinue Reading

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