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By: James Hart

October 17th, 2016

The 5 pieces of a fully integrated HR system

HR | FMLA | HRIS | Payroll | TLM | Obamacare Reporting

All properly integrated Human Resource Management System have five main parts that make up a greater and more powerful system, just like how it takes five robot lions to form Voltron Defender of the Universe. These pieces are Payroll, Time and Labor Management, Affordable Care Act Reporting, FMLA Administration, and Benefit Enrollment.

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By: James Hart

July 21st, 2016

How to tell if you are eligible for FMLA

FMLA

  The Family Medical Leave Act is a form of unpaid job protection that allows employees to take time off for specific family-related medical reasons. This is sometimes confused with the Americans with Disabilities Act which protects the rights of people with disabilities IN the workplace, such as proper dietary and physical accommodations.   To begin your employeer must meet fmla compliance rule if: The employer is one who employs 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of the worksite To be eligible for the coverage itself an employee must meet these two requirements. The employee must have been employed with the company for 12 months The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of FMLA leave

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By: Matt Ingold

June 22nd, 2016

Why FMLA Outsourcing Can’t Merely be Technology Resourcing

Compliance & Auditing | HRIS | FMLA

Today’s HR technology is allowing employers to achieve incredible economies in labor costs, productivity, and compliance management. That being said, technology resourcing will always reach its limits, and there enters the subject-matter-expert.

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By: Matt Ingold

May 31st, 2016

Five Benefits to Using FMLA Software

HRIS | FMLA | total workforce management

FMLA administration is another one of those administrative burdens demanding HR to manage more spreadsheets, conduct more regulatory upkeep, and consult with more lawyers. At the average cost of $78,000 to defend and FMLA suit, employers can't afford to get it wrong. The reality is that most employers are either not doing anything to track FMLA leave, or they are doing it poorly. With the onset of Paid Family Leave, employers are looking for ways to improve employee leave management and reduce the potential for FMLA abuses. For those looking for FMLA outsourcing or a technology solution to FMLA administration, here are five benefits of using FMLA software.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

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By: Matt Ingold

May 13th, 2016

What to Know about the New FMLA Administration Poster

FMLA | Leave Management | HR Best Practices

(2 minute read) According to Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, all employers subject to FMLA regulations must display the DOL’s FMLA poster “prominently where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment.” This past week, the DOL has issued an updated FMLA Poster… …I know, try hard to contain your excitement. Nonetheless, with increasing FMLA lawsuits, the following info is essential to employers subject to FMLA.

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By: James Hart

May 10th, 2016

Why FMLA Compliance is Worth Your Time

HRIS | FMLA

In past blogs we have already looked at the costs of implementing FMLA and what kind of money you could be wasting with poor leave management. Today I would like instead to show you some of the consequences of not complying with FMLA regulation (BTW, the labor lawyers with whom we regularly speak inform us that the vast majority of employers are doing nothing when it comes to FMLA administration). Be warned if you are faint of heart this may be too much to handle.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 28th, 2016

How to Curb FMLA Abuses

FMLA | Leave Management

(1 minute read) Absenteeism has numerous associated costs to an employer. One report recorded the total percentage of payroll associated with lost productivity due to employee absences was as high as 6.2%. That’s roughly $310,000 per 100 employees. While we can’t eradicate employee absenteeism, employers can certainly apply some best practices in curbing FMLA abuses and improving FMLA management. Here are a few considerations.

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By: Matt Ingold

April 22nd, 2016

What to Look For in a FMLA Software Solution

FMLA | Leave Management

Tracking Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is becoming one of HR’s largest administrative nightmares. With Paid Family Leave Laws just around the corner, finding the right leave management software has just jumped to the top of the priority list. There are just too many labor, legal, and compliance costs associated with absenteeism and poorly managed leave. Who has time for the increasing FMLA lawsuits? When considering an FMLA administration software for improved FMLA management, there are a few items to keep in mind...

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.