Education

Attributes of a Successful Employee and a Great Co-Worker

Having the necessary characteristics to help achieve success within your position are very important if you want to be a great coworker.  At CPEhr we strive for both.  We want to provide exceptional customer service to our clients, we want our employees to achieve and exceed their goals and we want to embody a close, almost …

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Human Resources and Outsourcing: Employee Training

With the volatility in today’s stock market, companies tend to use defensive strategies to remain in the black.  Subsequently, the workforce responds by going on the move.  This movement is sometimes voluntary, but more often than not, it is involuntarily.  Never made that correlation?  You see, long gone are the days when most people spent …

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How Human Resources and Outsourcing Can Be Beneficial to Businesses

Outsourcing is an effective and smart solution to help manage your business costs, become more flexible and efficient.  When a business outsources its employees, it allows the business to take advantage of new opportunities. Both small and large companies outsource human resources because it helps reduce the cost of hiring and training new employees, but …

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Cadillac Tax Delay

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Act) delaying the effective date of the “Cadillac Tax” until 2020 and making the tax deductible.  Leading opponents of the tax have said they would continue to press for it to be rescinded altogether. The House voted 316-113 Friday to approve the omnibus …

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Why Train Employees?

Most business owners are not fully aware of the high cost of poor leadership.  According to David Witt, Program Director at The Ken Blanchard Companies “the average organization is losing an amount equal to 7% of their annual sales because of poor leadership practices”.  How is this possible?  Poor leadership practices lead to higher turnovers, …

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The Facts on FMLA

FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) entitles employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job protected leave for family and medical reasons with continuation of any active health insurance.  Eligible employees are entitled 12 workweeks in a 12 month period for the following: Birth of a child/to care for a newborn within one year of …

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What is FLSA?

FLSA stands for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and it is a federal law which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.  FLSA can be difficult to manage from an employer’s standpoint so it is very important that if the employer isn’t outsourcing their …

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THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JANUARY 2016

Below is the latest information from BLS regarding employment and unemployment: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.  Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, …

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Social Economic Impact with Higher Wages

Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks? Currently in CA the minimum wage is $9.00 an hour and will increase to $10.00 by January 1st, 2016.  By raising the state minimum wage it also increases the minimum salary level required for employees who are exempt from overtime.  Those considered “executive,” “administrative” or “professional” employees must be …

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