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EEO-1 Form

August 31, 2017

OMB Issues Stay on Revised EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Following a decision by the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), employers may now use the previously approved EEO-1 form to meet their 2017 EEO-1 reporting obligation, before March 31, 2018. Employers must select the data used for the 2017 EEO-1 report from a payroll period in October, November, or December, the fourth quarter of […]

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August 28, 2017

No Excuse Savings; The Godfather of Zenefits Payroll on 401(k)s

When it comes to planning for your future, one of the most productive things you can do is to set up a 401(k) savings account. Whether you’re new to the workforce or simply researching how to optimize your retirement, James Brown, the Godfather of Zenefits Payroll, is here to answer your most pressing questions in […]

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broker problems

June 12, 2017

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. 1+ Employee Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), via DoL Employers must […]

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employee health benefits

June 5, 2017

Senate Searches for Path Forward on Health Care Reform

After narrowly passing the House, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which represents the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reform health care, moved to the Senate early last month. The AHCA received mostly negative marks from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in late May, increasing the pressure on the […]

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compliance - Licensing+ app

May 19, 2017

Zenefits Earns >99.9% Compliance Rate After Follow-Up Licensing Audit

A little over a year ago, Zenefits self-reported licensing violations to 51 states. Immediately following the discovery, we designed and implemented sophisticated licensing software controls to prevent unlicensed transactions. We had so much success with the technology that we decided to create Licensing+, a free application for any company or individual with licensing compliance needs. […]

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May 8, 2017

A Snapshot of Where the AHCA Stands Today

In March, the AHCA bill did not have enough support to pass the House and Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump declared the Affordable Care Act the “law of the land.” Three weeks later, they decided to revive the AHCA. Here’s a snapshot on where we are now and what it means for you as […]

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May 3, 2017

Preparing for Arizona’s Mandatory Sick Leave (Prop 206)

If you’re running a business, chances are you’ve heard of Arizona’s Proposition 206, The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act that passed in November of 2016. This law mandates two changes for employers in the state, both effective on or before July 1st, 2017 (Phoenix Business Journal). Prop 206 mandates the following adjustments in employer […]

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employee time-tracking

February 21, 2017

3 Smart Tips to Manage Employee Time-Tracking

When it comes to employee time-tracking, HR managers have a lot to keep track of. From reviewing time sheets to managing an employee’s vacation time, sick time, personal time, and more, it can be cumbersome to say the least. And keeping track of hours and days worked is just one thing. HR managers also have […]

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February 15, 2017

How to Safeguard Confidential Employee Information

Identity theft. Data breaches. Privacy laws. These aren’t things you want to hear or talk about it, but unfortunately, they are top of mind for employers and HR professionals. Given the amount of personal employee information employers receive, it makes sense. Let’s think about it: In terms of hiring and onboarding alone, employers already have the following […]

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21st Century Cures Act

January 30, 2017

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

This article is for informational purposes and is not meant to provide legal, regulatory, accounting, or tax advice. As the name suggests, the 21st Century Cures Act aims to find medical breakthroughs that will help combat major health challenges. But there’s a lot more to the bill than just that. In fact, the 21st Century […]

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small business regulations

January 25, 2017

Small Businesses Struggle with Regulations – and it’s Costing them $83K

It’s no secret that starting a business is hard – and like a new marriage, the first year tends to be the hardest. But, did you know that regulatory issues are a huge reason why small businesses struggle so much? In fact, small business owners pay an average of over $83,000 in regulatory costs during […]

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Minimum Wage Increases

January 6, 2017

Minimum Wage Increases for 4.4 Million Workers in 2017

As we entered 2017, some 4.4 million workers across the country were celebrating pay increases in addition to a new year, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The celebrations come as a result of minimum wage increases that went into effect on January 1st in 19 states, including California, Washington, and New York. There were also […]

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