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(new) Florida Contractors HR Set Up Manual
Attention Florida Contractors and Construction companies!  We have worked with Florida contractors and construction firms for almost twenty (20) years and have been a regular presenter at Carmen Ciricillo’s (the Construction Comic) Contractors Educational Services seminars since 2016.   Due to repeated requests from Florida Contractors, we...
New I9 for 2020! Get it now
On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS published a notice announcing a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form right away. Click here for the latest I9 Form (expires 2022) and Instructions. The USCIS notice provides employe...
HR Fitness for 2020 – Needed HR Actions for the New Year
NEW YEAR?  BRING IT!   Put some of that post-holiday energy into your HR process … you can make it easier to get out of the office in time to hit the gym!  Here is a 7 step checklist to make sure HR is prepared for an efficient, organized, successful new year: Step One: Review your......
Does your Company have CDL Drivers? 10 Steps to get ready for Clearinghouse
If your company employs CDL Drivers that are regulated by the Department of Transportation, then get ready to meet the new compliance responsibilities under the FMCSA Clearinghouse that begins on January 6, 2020. The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement...
What Happens if my Employee is Found Not Authorized to Work in the US?
The early August ICE raids targeting Mississippi workplaces have resulted in at least 40 arrest warrants, and enforcement raids are predicted to continue.  What if ICE Workplace Enforcement shows up at your business, and it is discovered that your company is employing unauthorized workers?  The outcome will depend heavily on the status of your I...
Hops and HR: Employee Hiring Packet for a Florida Craft Brewery
Your growing brewery is starting to hire new employees and you know that HR is not your expertise.  There is a stack of employee-related paperwork tucked in your filing cabinet (or on your desk) but you are not sure you have the right papers or enough paperwork.  Maybe it is time to tighten up the......
Spotlight on our Clients: Innovative Hiring Technique Pays Off
Over the years, we’ve assisted our Bradenton based client HP Ingredients with many aspects of HR, including occasional recruiting.  We help with the job postings, resume review, screening, scheduling interviews … taking much of the leg work off of their plate.  We assist in just about every aspect of hiring except making the actual de...
What’s so funny about the updated ACA Exchange Notice Form?
Guess what was revealed in the latest ACA form update?  The federal government assumes that your business has a full-fledged HR Department.  I doubt this comes as any surprise to our small-to-mid-sized clients! Earlier this year, the Department of Labor made a minor change to its model Health Insurance Exchange Notices, the ACA Marketplace notice...
Jump start your On-boarding program!
In small business, we all wear many “hats”, and are really busy.  Those handling HR duties can easily get overwhelmed by just completing the necessities of HR.  If your company is growing fast or experiences high employee turnover, it may be all you can do to just get new hire paperwork completed.  A lack of attention......
How to set up online New Hire Reporting in Florida
All Florida employers are required to report new hire information to the State of Florida. Online reporting is faster, easier, free and reduces the risk of error or unreadable information on paper-based forms.  Here is how to set it up: Go to the New Hire Reporting website. Click the “register” button Click on the “employer”......
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We have affordable HR retainers that offer a unique alternative to full HR outsourcing or the hiring of a full time HR employee. We design unique solutions to match your business strategy and budget. We have a proven track record of helping companies from many industries. We listen and probe to understand your needs and goals, before we offer recommendations and realistic solutions.
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