Essential StaffCare officially partners with Employdrive to help Staffing firms bridge the gap between payroll & benefits!
Employdrive is excited to announce that we have been recognized as an official partner of Essential StaffCare. ESC Partner Page About ESC: Essential StaffCARE is the largest provider of ACA-compliant health plans and supplemental employee benefits to the Staffing Industry. Serving over 2,450 staffing company clients and enrolling over 750,000 temporary employees annually, ESC offers […]
Reconfiguring the workplace for health and safety
Extract: Employers are considering how to enforce social distancing guidelines at work. Here are some of the best practices companies are using. As communities across the country open back up for business, companies must evaluate the best ways to ensure their workers are safe and healthy at work. Prior to the pandemic, a six-foot distance wasn’t […]
The Rehiring Process, Explained: How to Bring Back Employees After the Pandemic
Extract: As sections of the country open up for business, companies will have to decide how, when and who to rehire after furloughs and layoffs. The coronavirus pandemic led many employers to reduce their staff to save money. The Paycheck Protection Program was created by the U.S. government to provide funds to small businesses for payroll […]
With the ACA’s individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, what now?
When the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was unconstitutional on Dec. 18, 2019, there was a moment of hesitation and uncertainty for employees and employers alike. Would this decision result in the wholesale overturning of the ACA? Would employer-sponsored health insurance packages become more expensive? Would individuals […]
State Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Leave, and Tax Changes to Expect in 2019
As we head into 2019, more states and localities have announced changes to their minimum wage rates. Here’s a rundown of the latest developments. States: Alaska: $9.89 (from $9.84), effective Jan. 1, 2019. Arkansas: $9.25 (from $8.50), effective Jan. 1, 2019. The minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $11 an hour by 2021. California’s hourly minimum […]
New Local Tax Laws Add to a Patchwork of Complications
In July 2018, New Jersey became the latest state to pass legislation allowing cities to impose payroll taxes on employers, joining 15 other states that allow local taxing. The New Jersey bill allows municipalities with more than 200,000 residents to impose employer payroll taxes of up to 1 percent of total payroll to be […]