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Should Your Business Use a PEO?

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Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) work with small businesses to provide an opportunity to outsource HR functions, decreasing the burden on employees, increasing options, and cutting costs. PEOs can take on things like compensation and payroll administration, taxes, employee benefits, FMLA or workers’ compensation. They can handle the nitty-gritty of payroll and allow their clients’ HR teams to focus on other areas. PEOs cater to the organizations they work with, taking on as much, or as little, as the organization would like them to. They can handle aspects of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding, administer benefits and take care of all associated…

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USMCA: A Step in the Right Direction

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On January 16, 2020, the United States – Mexico – Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) passed, opening doors to future trade and to job growth in the United States. The USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, and experts anticipate the creation of more than 176,000 U.S. jobs as a result of the new regulations the USMCA will put into place. While experts do not agree on how beneficial the agreement will be to American workers, most expect the creation of some tangible benefits in the near future, particularly in agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals….

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The Extinction of the Middle Manager

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In a world where customer service is automated, algorithms seek out the best candidates for a job, and project management has become digital, many organizations are beginning to question the importance of middle management. Trends begun by start-ups to create more independent, self-managed workers have perhaps created a reality where middle managers are going the way of the dinosaur. The extinction of middle managers is fueled by large corporations latching onto this trend, reducing costs and increasing profit through the idea that you can do more with fewer employees. This may be a dangerous trend and extinction of middle management…

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Lactation Rights in the Workplace

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Employees, particularly those with young children, are looking for flexibility and support in the workplace. Adequate and supportive policy can empower employees, helping them to maintain a positive balance between work and family life. This can help employees to be more productive when they’re at work and increase satisfaction overall. One specific way that employers are expected to support parents, particularly new mothers, is through lactation rights. For almost a decade federal law has mandated that employers provide nursing women with adequate space and time to express milk (pump) at work. In 2010 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) amended the…

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