Know the Major Laws Affecting Employee Benefit Plans

Multiple laws must be considered when implementing, evaluating, and updating employee benefit plans. It is essential to remember that not all laws affect every employer in the same way. Therefore, knowing which laws apply to your benefit plan is the first step toward compliance. Employee Retirement Income Security Act The Employee Retirement Income Security Act[…]

New Disability Claims Rule for Welfare Benefit Plans

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule updating the process for reviewing claims and appeals for disability benefits covered by ERISA. Initially, the final rule was supposed to apply to all claims filed on or after January 1, 2018. But the rule was delayed for 90 days, pushing the[…]

Establishing Accurate Timekeeping Practices

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers track hours worked by nonexempt employees, who typically are paid by the hour. Although you can choose your own timekeeping system, it’s essential that the records you keep are accurate and complete. System Options The evolution of technology has yielded an increased selection of timekeeping systems,[…]

Traditional Leave Plans versus Paid Time Off

Traditional leave plans separate time off into different categories, such as vacation, sick, and personal time. Employees are allotted a specific number of days or hours for each category. The time off, which is based on length of service, must be taken for the allotted purpose. According to a 2016 report by WorldatWork, under a[…]

What Is a Total Rewards Package?

With millennials dominating the workforce and the next generation of workers gearing up to make their mark, employers are being forced to rethink their rewards strategy. When employers think “rewards,” compensation and benefits typically first come to mind—and with good reason. Research shows that compensation is the leading driver of job satisfaction, followed by benefits.[…]

April Featured Client

  Professional. Ethical. Customer-service oriented. These are just a few words to describe Autopaychecks HCM’s April featured client, Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C. (KDRM). A client since 2009, KDRM utilizes our payroll, labor poster, general ledger, and HR Support Center services, and we are grateful for our business partnership. Founded in 1991 by Keith[…]

How to Write a Great Want Ad

Want to write a job ad that gets noticed? Here are eight simple steps: Use a killer job title — Add the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant. Include an emotive introduction — In a single paragraph, give three to five details that make the job exciting.[…]

February Featured Employee: Lori Jones

Autopaychecks’ February, featured employee is Lori Jones. Serving as a Customer Success Specialist at Autopaychecks, Lori has been with the company since August 2013. Prior to joining the Autopaychecks team, Lori gained five years of experience in payroll and human resources at a local, Grand Junction non-profit. Lori works in operations and is on the front[…]

How to Prevent and Address Sexual Harassment in Your Company

Allegations made about producer Harvey Weinstein engaging in years of rampant sexual harassment have focused people on the issue. This and other high-profile cases — in business and politics — have heightened awareness of the problem. At your firm, preparation in knowing what to do to respond to allegations is key to preventing them from[…]

Autopaychecks’ January Featured Employee

January’s featured employee is John Hildebrand. John is the President of Business Development at Autopaychecks and has been since November 2007. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California Riverside and has worn many hats over the years, all of which revolved around relationship-building and sales. John’s passion is to always find a “Win-Win”[…]