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

UniqueHR can offer your growing business peace of mind

While hard work and ambition can make the dream of running a business a reality, they may not always be enough to remain sustainable or cost-effective when trying to grow and expand that business. Administrative responsibilities such as payroll, benefits, human resources, risk management, and compliance can create time and financial burdens, forcing an owner’sContinue 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

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

Disaster Resources and Important Information

Applying for Disaster Assistance U.S. Small Business Administration: Steps to Apply for Disaster Assistance Before you apply for assistance, below are the steps you need to take to start your recovery process: Step One:      Take photos of your damaged home or business and belongings. Step Two:      Make a list of damaged/lostContinue Reading

OSHA compliance

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

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

$900 Billion COVID-19 Relief

The U.S. Congress passed a $892 billion COVID-19 relief act December 21, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  President Trump reluctantly signed the bill into law Sunday, December 27, 2020, demanding Congress increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 per individual.  The House passed the  stimulus increase to $2,000 per individual.  The bill heads to theContinue 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

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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