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H.R. 7010 Now Provides Additional PPP Flexibility
This blog was originally published on June 4, 2020. On June 5, President Trump signed H.R. 7010 into law. The following provisions are now in effect. The Senate and the House of Representatives have reached an agreement on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020. Once signed into law, this will provide several […]
3 Pillars of a Successful Recruiting Strategy
Your company’s success is built, moment by moment and decision by decision, by the employees who join your organization. But complicated, confusing or reactive recruiting efforts make it harder for your managers to bring the right talent to your team – and could even scare away top candidates altogether! Attention to a handful of tried-and-true […]
IRS Eases Restrictions on Midyear Employee Health Plan Changes
In response to recent events, the Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance on relaxed restrictions for midyear employee health plan changes, giving employers the choice to open certain plan choices. The new guidance applies to “cafeteria plans” under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code – that is, employer-sponsored health coverage, health flexible spending arrangements […]
3 Principles of Leadership for 2020 and Beyond
As organizations around the country pursue change-management initiatives, it pays to stay focused on leadership. For a better understanding of the subject, we sat down with two experts in the field: Henry Cloud, leadership expert and author of The Power of the Other, and Jess Melo, executive vice president of sales training at Paycom. Here’s […]
DHS Temporarily Loosens Key I-9 Verification Requirements
This blog post was originally published on April 2, 2020. On May 14, DHS extended remote document inspection for another 30 days. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has temporarily eased key physical inspection requirements pertaining to the Form I-9, or Employee Eligibility Verification. In short, employers with workers “taking physical proximity precautions due to […]
HR Pros in Their Own Words: Tech and the Employee Experience
How do you know which HR tech can actually help you eliminate costly processes companywide? The answer naturally involves increased efficiencies and profit margins, but it should also include the employees on whom successful operation depends. Not just HR employees, either, but every individual your company employs. Their experience with your organization begins with their […]
3 Resources for Successful Change Management
Change is often challenging, whether it’s planned or not. But when you need to make changes in your organization and its practices, communication is critical. It’s the difference between confused employees who aren’t clear on their role in moving the company forward, and motivated employees who rise to the challenge. Understanding change management can feel […]
Senate Approves Additional $321 Billion for SBA Paycheck Protection Program
Update: This blog post was originally published on April 21, 2020. On April 24, President Trump approved $321 billion in additional funding for small businesses. This is part of $484 billion allocated in that legislation, intended to bolster the American economy at this time. More federal funds may soon be on their way to small businesses throughout the country. […]
Update: Special ACA Enrollment Periods
Some states are offering special open enrollment periods for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage due to current events. In March, the Trump administration considered a special enrollment period (SEP) to allow more people to sign up for coverage under the ACA, but later decided against an across-the-board reopening of enrollment. The official open enrollment period […]
HR Myths: It Would Make Things More Difficult for HR
Close to 90% of HR professionals nationwide reported utilization of self-service technology in their organization. That’s encouraging, given that it aligns with employees’ expectation of workplace tech. In that same survey by HR.com, nearly 90% of those pros agreed that such tech is the most efficient method of providing HR and payroll information to the […]
What the CARES Act Could Mean for Your Organization
Part of Paycom’s job – especially in the thick of the current COVID-19 situation – is to keep you informed about new legislation with direct impact on employers. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is certainly no exception. Signed into federal law on March 27, the CARES Act is a $2 trillion […]
3 Tips for Leading a Newly Remote Workforce
In an effort to keep their employees safe and healthy, many companies are asking people to work from home. But this is much easier said than done – especially for organizations without any previous remote employees or remote-work expectations in place. Here are three ways HR can promote effective work with a newly-remote workforce in […]