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2024 ACA Affordability Threshold Decreased to 8.39%

The IRS just announced a significantly lower ACA affordability percentage for 2024 (8.39%) than for 2023 (9.12%). Applying the 2023 federal poverty guidelines, this means that the maximum monthly premium which will satisfy the ACA federal poverty level safe harbor in 2024 is $101.93 (down from $103.28 in 2023). Depending on the circumstances, premiums that […]

Putting the ‘Human’ Back into Human Resources

At CHR, we deeply appreciate genuine human connection. We’re not just another automated system; we’re a team of knowledgeable and dedicated individuals here to deliver personalized HR support tailored to your organization’s needs. We know our clients are looking for practical solutions to streamline payroll and HR processes, reduce errors, ensure compliance, and save time and resources. We know our clients want peace of mind that their payroll and HR tasks are being handled by experts.

Payroll Year End Checklist

Follow this handy checklist at the end of each year to assist you in closing out your organization’s payroll. CHR payroll clients will receive a year-end questionnaire to ensure W2s, bonuses, and other year-end transactions are processed accurately and efficiently.

Managing PTO requests

Paid Time Off is an important benefit for employees and job seekers. If a generous PTO program helps you attract talent, you need to make sure employees can actually use it once they are hired. A confusing PTO process, or a culture that discourages vacations can lower morale and contribute to burnout. This decreases productivity, […]

Managing mobile employees on-the-go

Millions of small businesses rely on mobile employees. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the number of mobile workers in the U.S. will reach 93.5 million by 2024 and will account for 60% of the total workforce. It’s no wonder mobile access to online information has become a top priority in nearly every industry. […]

Hybrid, Remote, Onsite…Oh My!

Relatively few companies offered flexible work environments prior to 2020. When the global health crisis turned the world upside down, mandatory closures and lockdowns forced an abrupt shift. Suddenly, millions of employees whose jobs could be done virtually were working from home.

Stay on the right side of compliance with time & attendance

Whether you’re at the office now, returning to the workplace, or phasing in a hybrid model, employee health and safety should be the main priority as you transition to this next phase of the new normal. The CDC recommends daily in-person health checks (e.g., symptom and temperature screening) of employees before they enter the workplace.

The Key to Hotel Success | Consolidated Human Resources

In what should feel like a home-away-from-home, the comfort, satisfaction, and enjoyment of your hotel guests are easily influenced by the way they’re treated and customer service, whether it’s outstanding or underwhelming, leaves a lasting impression. In the uber-competitive hotel industry, hospitality and human resources go hand-in-hand—let’s look at why it’s so vital. 

COVID-19 Government Resources | Consolidated Human Resources

This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, especially between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.

National Payroll Week—meet our team

At CHR, we are incredibly fortunate to have a combined 61 years of service and expertise between our three payroll professionals. They each have their own advantages and particular skill sets that our clients love and depend on each day.

Future-proofing your business starts with HR

Today’s businesses need to be agile to capture opportunities, build products and services, and provide an exceptional customer experience. For start-ups to medium-and-large size enterprises, the people you hire to make your company great directly contribute to your success.

Using HR to create a culture of compliance

A comprehensive human resources strategy relies on more than just organizational productivity and efficiency. Ensuring that your employees are supported to do their jobs and working in an environment that fosters a culture of compliance and respect is essential to your organizational success.

Managing HR Compliance During the COVID-19 Crisis

As an employer, business owners must do everything possible to ensure the safety and health of all staff. In these challenging times, however, even the most cautious and OSHA and CDC-compliant business owner may get news that one of their employees is sick or has been potentially exposed to the virus.

Unplanned Overtime Costs You Big Time

A minimum wage law sets the lowest hourly rate an employer can pay employees who are covered by the law. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. It was enacted July 24, 2009. 29 states and the District of Columbia have a minimum wage above the federal level.

Request for Emergency Paid Sick Leave or Expanded FMLA

To request emergency paid sick or expanded FMLA leave as provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, please fully complete the following request form and submit to your manager as soon as possible before leave commences. Verbal/phone notice will be accepted. Your manager will complete the form. However, you must provide the information and […]

The Re-opening Post COVID-19 Employer Guide

As Businesses Re-open and Try to Return to Normal Operations… The Coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc to the normal existence of many businesses. Employers have had to make severe staffing and operational changes and even, in some instances, close businesses to adjust to the declining economic and health conditions. Thankfully, a lot of businesses are […]

Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Forgiveness

Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) to provide forgivable loans to eligible businesses facing economic hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.

CDC Recommends Shortened Quarantine Period

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends a 14-day quarantine as the best way to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, they have indicated that reducing the number of days quarantine can be applied in some cases. Click below for full details on the new guidelines.

Employees Have Adjusted to the New Way of Work—What Happens Now?

2020 showed us that anything is possible. Collectively, people and businesses shifted, adapted, and evolved quickly—to accept new ways of living and working. While some companies were early adopters of the remote work model or a somewhat flexible approach before the pandemic—including implementing bring-your-own-device policies or a ‘take work home and respond to emails on […]

When it comes to HR, play like a pro | Consolidated Human Resources

Fall is returning to the Garden State and that means most Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, our eyes are glued to the gridiron to witness the fate of our favorite teams. While it’s not mandatory of course, a passion for football along with an active fantasy football team is almost requisite at Consolidated Human Resources—for the […]