Is Prevailing Wage the Same as Minimum Wage?

One common type of payroll-related question that we hear from both employers and workers is related to the difference between what is called prevailing wage and minimum wage. Most everyone understands minimum wage, but many don’t understand the idea of the prevailing wage. This blog will help you understand the differences and how they affect your […]

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Contract Staff Can Help Diminish Burnout for Healthcare Staff

U.S. News & World Report recently blared the headline, “U.S. Faces Crisis of Burned-Out Health Care Workers.” This isn’t the case of the media being overly dramatic, either. There’s a lot of data available showing our nation’s healthcare teams are overburdened, exhausted, and burnt out. How can organizations reduce burnout? We have some suggestions.  Strategies to Diminish […]

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New Pay Equity Law in Rhode Island Set to take Effect on Jan. 1, 2023

If you have employees working in the state of Rhode Island, get ready for a big change. The governor signed new pay equity law that goes into effect on January 1, 2023. Despite the fact that this is over a year away, you need to plan now for these new rules. This blog will get you started on […]

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Understanding the 7 Steps of Unemployment Claims

Unemployment is just one of the complicated laws governing how we manage employment in this country. UI, or unemployment insurance, was created in 1935 to provide a portion of a worker’s wages if they have been laid off. These benefits have been increasingly complex, particularly since COVID hit. For employers, particularly small businesses, it’s hard to […]

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Should You Hire a Full-Time Employee or Contract Worker?

The latest news might surprise you. Large companies are increasingly moving toward contract laborers. Mega tech giant Google quietly increased their contract workforce so that their temp employees outnumbered the volume of full-time hires.  But that’s just one example of a growing trend that shows companies in every industry are hiring an increasing volume of contract laborers. Which model is […]

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What Administrative Tasks Will an EOR Handle for Your Company?

An employer of record (EOR) is a third-party vendor that specializes in handling many of the tedious but critically important back-office tasks that keep your business running smoothly. These companies can free your business teams up to focus on growing your business or building a culture that attracts top candidates. EORs also eliminate some of the […]

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How to Hire US Employees without a US Entity

Explain the desire for many foreign companies to enter the us market and their challenges due to not having a US entity. (common situations – wanting to hire a US Sales person to sell in the US). Explain things they should think about like tax implications, foreign laws (US laws), and other challenges. The answer is […]

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Do Contract Workers Get Health Insurance?

The Affordable Care Act requires any company with more than 50-employees to offer healthcare benefits. This includes staffing agencies. How does this work, though, if you hire contractors through FoxHire? What benefits does FoxHire offer candidates and how can it help your company attract talent?  Health Insurance, Contractors, and Your Business  Health insurance is a huge attractant for potential talent. […]

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Companies Are Beginning to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Employees

Since COVID vaccines hit the market and businesses have reopened, many employers have considered and implemented requirements that employees get the shot. Vaccine mandates are highly controversial; including President Biden’s mandate requiring 100 million Americans working for the federal government to receive the shot. The rules also require healthcare facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid dollars to have to be vaccinated—to […]

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The Reality Every Company Needs to Face During the Great Resignation of 2021

They’re calling it the “Great Resignation of 2021.” Millions of workers—four million alone in April—quit their jobs this year. When you combine April with May and June, the number jumps to more than 11 million people. The global pandemic created the time and space at home where people began to rethink their job priorities and what matters […]

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