DHR Webinar: From Ban the Box to EEOC: Latest Regulation and Employer Trends & Best Practices to Avoid Lawsuits

By Todd Miller on Jun 22, 2017

Do you skip workforce screening for new employees?
Are you taking a do-it-yourself approach to background checks?

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Depart of Labor Fiduciary Rule Still Under Review, but Will Take Effect June 9th

By Todd Miller on Jun 7, 2017


The Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule that was supposed to go into effect April 10, 2017 is now set to take effect on June 9, 2017. While many in the Trump administration oppose the new rule, newly installed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta felt that further delay in implementation would not be consistent with the law. However, Secretary Acosta is committed to continuing to review the rule and many feel that the rule will likely be revised before the end of the rule transition period on January 1, 2018.

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5 Do’s and Don’ts of Job Descriptions

By Todd Miller on Apr 26, 2017

  1. Do include your company name, description, and location. Limit the description to 2-3 sentences.

    Don’t feel obligated to put your company description at the top of the posting. Applicants are eager to learn about the job. Company information is fine to put at the bottom.
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Questions from the Arizona Paid Sick Time Webinar

By Todd Miller on Apr 25, 2017

Thank you all for attending the recent DHR Webinar- “The Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act and Paid Sick Time – What Does It Mean for Your Organization?”

In the last 15 minutes of the webinar, the webinar’s host Leigh Anne Ciccarelli opened the call up to questions. The topic had such high attendee interest that there was no way to complete all the submitted questions in the time allotted. As such, DHR noticed a few common themes in the questions and determined that it might prove valuable to the community to post an overview.

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Why Should Employers Automate HR Entirely?

By Todd Miller on Apr 20, 2017

Manually calculating payroll and employee time cards, and submitting vacation request forms are often things of the past in an organization’s HR department. Employers have HR automation tools to thank for streamlining processes that help lessen the time it takes to fulfill HR administrative tasks.

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Characteristics of Stellar Background Check Providers

By Todd Miller on Apr 13, 2017

Many employers don’t do the proper research and evaluation before selecting a background check provider. Not doing the proper research is like picking out produce without properly inspecting it. You never know what you’re going to get! A poor background check provider can mean that you’re never 100% guaranteed to hire someone with an outstanding record. Getting a bad apple of an employee costs the company time and resources to make up for poor quality work, re-recruiting a new candidate, and training/onboarding the new employee.

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5 Tell-Tale Signs That Spell “Wrong Fit”

By Todd Miller on Apr 11, 2017

Small business employers often find themselves in a crunch during the hiring process. They either have to replace an employee with little notice and planning, or they’re burned out from interviews and wind up settling. Hiring the wrong fit costs the business time and resources, and ultimately they will just have to repeat the hiring process again.

Here are five tell-tale signs that help identify the wrong fit during the hiring process. Although it may seem like you’re exhausting time and resources finding a good fit, in the long term, it will be worth it.

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Relieving HR’s Pain Points

By Todd Miller on Apr 6, 2017

Overcoming the challenges small businesses face with HR

For small business owners, trying to tackle both operational and HR responsibilities can be beyond overwhelming. With HR alone, there are just not enough hours in the day to handle the day-to-day administrative duties and keep up with ever–changing labor laws, tax laws and healthcare reform— just to name a few. To help mitigate the workload, small business employers should consider delegating those HR tasks to a professional employer organization (PEO). This blog discusses the pain points many small businesses experience when handling HR in-house and how a PEO can help benefit the business long-term.

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10 Tips to Choose the Right PEO

By Todd Miller on Apr 4, 2017

PEOs are a benefit to small business employers, but like choosing any other service provider, you must do your research to select the right PEO. At the end of the day, a PEO should be flexible, fit your business needs, and works in your business’ best interest.

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IRS to Give Small Businesses More Guidance on QSEHRA’s Notice Requirement

By Todd Miller on Mar 30, 2017

Employers seeking to implement the new Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) originally would have been required to meet the law’s notice requirement by March 13, 2017. However, the IRS postponed the due date until the agency issues guidelines for how employers are to implement the notice requirement.

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