10 Elements Every Handbook Should Have

Every single employer, big or small, should have a company handbook. More than just providing employees with policies and procedures, it’s also a protection for business owners if your handbook contains the right information. With disclosures and disclaimers, along with policies and requirements – your handbook and acknowledgement of the handbook can become a life saver. Thankfully, Solution Services has …

Attention!! Utah Employers and Taxes!

Hopefully that blog title got your attention! Last month, The Utah State Tax Commission announced that Utah employers will now have to meet new electronic filing requirements. Our 2015 Legislature passed a law this year (that will take effect in 2016) that will require all employers in the state to electronically file their state annual withholding reconciliations by January 31st of 2016. …

ACA Implementations of Market Reform Provisions

Understanding the ACA can be complex, and even that title might excite a little stress and require some digestion of what these reform provisions might include. On October 23 of this year, the DOL published some FAQ’s regarding these additions relating to coverage of preventative services. You can find the entire article here. The article was prepared jointly by the …

10 Things Every Executive Should Know About ACA with Benefit Offerings

So, you offer benefits. Whether it is required of your company, using it to attract talent, or you just want to provide it for your beloved employees – there are some rules and regulations that you should be aware of. It’s not as easy as just offering health insurance that you can afford anymore. There are compliance complications, reporting requirements, and …

Peo Services in Utah

What is a PEO?

According to Wikipedia, a PEO “is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks, such as employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation, recruiting, risk/safety management, and training and development.” I am the HR Director at a PEO here in Utah – Solution Services, Inc. When people ask me where I work or what I …

Risk Management Outsourcing

Employee risk management is essential in the workplace

Employee risk management is absolutely essential in the workplace, that is unless you enjoy lawsuits and spending a lot of unnecessary money. The Oxford Dictionary defines risk management as “(in business) the forecasting and evaluation of financial risks together with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact.” Risks are inevitable, and companies have a moral and legal obligation …

Employee Benefit Outsourcing

Outsourcing the HR Function

Many small business owners would agree that a great deal of time is wasted and ever-growing frustration gained from meddling through various HR issues. Laborious tasks such as payroll, benefits, ACA compliance, federal and state taxes, HR management functions (discipline, attendance), recruiting, safety, and keeping up to date on the ever-changing legal regulations can suck up at least 50% of …

Employee Benefits

Employee Perks: Recruiting with Benefits

In our post last month, we talked about the economy recovering and the shift that is taking place within the employment community. As the economy continues to rebound, employees are moving back into a position of security and control in regards to their futures. They are more confident in quitting their current jobs for better opportunities with more benefits. It …

Employee Benefit outsourcing

Recruiting Help – The Shift to an Employee’s Market

As the economy begins to recover and more jobs become available, an employee shortage might start to rear it’s ugly little head into recruiting and retaining employees. Here are a few ideas and tips that you might want to incorporate into your hiring practices and options in retaining those employees that might have been recruited right underneath you. Offer more …