Tag Archives: Employee Management

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

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

Navigating EEO-1 Reporting Season

Reporting will be open from April 30th – June 4th. It’s that time of the year again when employers are required to file their Employment Information Report, also known as EEO-1, along with their Pay Data Reports. What is an EEO-1 report? The EEO-1 report is a survey mandated by the United States Equal EmploymentContinue 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

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

Summer help and child labor laws

The summer months are here, and teenagers are looking for ways to earn extra money and experience during their vacations. Meanwhile, some businesses are looking to fill possible labor shortages they might have. It’s a good time for both sides. Still, when hiring minors for part-time or entry-level positions, it’s important to understand child laborContinue Reading

Heat-related Illness and the workplace

The summer heat is out in full swing, and for many laborers, that means working in hot indoor and outdoor environments for a long time.  Being exposed to such conditions can heat-related illnesses that can cause physical harm and even death.  These risks are not for the employee alone. Employers must be wary of theseContinue Reading

Workers’ Compensation: What is it exactly?

Workers’ compensation is one of the PEO services we offer our clients at UniqueHR. While it is a recognizable term, it’s not always easy to explain its ins and outs. When it comes to a business’ priority assets, its employees are high on that list. Ensuring you have workers’ compensation goes a long way toward protecting themContinue Reading

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

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

Issues to Consider Before Transitioning to Permanent Remote Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic may have permanently changed the future of work. From banking to insurance and the legal industry, employers have embraced remote work for employees. Before March 2020, many companies allowed only a select few people to work remotely—typically exempt employees who travel. Now, they’re permitting more employees to work from home. Some businessesContinue Reading

COVID-19 Collides with Flu Season. Now what?!!

While many workplaces are settling into a COVID-19 groove of social distancing, face masks, and hand sanitizer, we find ourselves on the cusp of flu season in the United States. Employers should start preparing now for what could be a difficult workplace winter. Common Flu Peaks Between December and February Although flu season is hardContinue Reading

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