The Rise in Remote Work is Changing Higher Education

Over the past 18 months, remote work has been forced on the global workforce. If you work in an office, and you can do your job from home, then you are most likely now working from your house. This new style of working presents challenges to HR leaders in almost every industry. Forbes even thinks […]

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DOL Withdraws New Independent Contractor Rule

The rules for independent contractors changed in May when the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule governing their hire under the Fair Labor Standards Act. What did the new rule do, and how will it affect employers and their independent contractors?  New Rules for Independent Contractors  With a new administration in place, the […]

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Negligent Hiring vs Negligent Retention

Employment can be a mine field. It’s one of the most heavily regulated areas for any business, no matter your size. To add to the complexities, state and federal laws are different, plus each state and even municipalities have their own rules defining employment and workers’ compensation. That brings us to the issue of negligent […]

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6 Ways to Start Offering Contract Staffing

Over the last 2 years the hiring and recruiting market has changed drastically. The COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in remote work has enabled employees to work anywhere, for anyone, at any time. Gone are the days of physical office locations, and 40 year careers at one company. Employees today desire flexibility, work life balance, […]

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Is Co-Employment Illegal?

Legally, co-employment simply means that companies share the responsibility of hiring and employing their workforce. Typically, there are defined roles within these processes to help keep companies following the letter of the law. Is co-employment illegal? However, the answer is “no,” but there are some rules and best practices that should be followed.  Co-Employment Designation […]

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Best Practices for Creating a Staffing Management Plan

Staffing management plans are a necessary component for any service industry role. These plans are worth more than just filling in bodies to complete work shifts. Instead, staffing management plans should be a part of your strategic mission to build and sustain your organization. But where do you start in this process? How can you […]

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Tips for Getting Top Talent to Accept a Contract Role

Contract laborers are the new normal. Prior to the pandemic, at least 20% of the American workforce was under contract, and the numbers are trending upwards. The pandemic only increased this mobile, flexible workforce; Fortune reports that wages and participation by workers in contract fields increased by 33% during COVID-19. They say that “The pandemic ignited people to prioritize […]

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Are Managing Employee Timesheets Stealing Your Time?

Small companies often have a lot of manual tasks related to HR. Take timesheets. Manual systems such as punch cards and clocks, mixed with a few digital tools, can make for an unnecessarily complex process. But then there is the worrisome process of time theft, which costs employers $50 billion a year. What is time theft, and […]

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Are You Aware Which States and Cities Have Paid Sick Leave Laws?

The federal versus state law can be challenging. Employers have a patchwork quilt of rules that vary between states and sometimes even contradict each other. Keeping everything straight related to HR issues, such as taxes, benefits requirements, workers’ compensation, and even sick leave, can be challenging. Take sick leave laws. Except for federal contractors, there’s no federal law on […]

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Employers Are You Aware that the IRS Raised 2021 Employer Health Plan Affordability Threshold?

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), with 50 or more employees, must offer at least 95% of your workforce “affordable” health insurance. But did you know the rules governing this requirement have changed? Here’s what it means these dates to be ACA compliant and how FoxHire can take on the risks […]

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