US DOL Working to Update Salary Level for Exempt Employees

Just when you thought it was behind us… By Sharyn Weinfurtner, HR Consultant, ESC In 2016 the US DOL issued final regulations raising the Federal minimum weekly salary level for exempt employees to $913 from $455 effective December 1, 2016.  This had employers all around the country scrambling to figure out ways to compensate formerly … Continued

Document, Document, Document!

Why is My HR Rep Always Nagging Me about This? I have a friend who has a photographic memory. If you ask her when something happened, she can tell you the exact day, the time, what she was wearing and what she ate for every meal of that very day. It is an amazing thing … Continued

Background Checks for New Hires

What You Should Know About Background Checks Today, employers are conducting more and more background checks on new candidates in hopes of making a great hire. It is a best practice to conduct a job related background check after an offer of employment is given. A comprehensive background check may consist of prior employment verification, … Continued

Employer Services Corporation Announces New Hires

Buffalo, NY – July, 2017 Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO), recently announced that Kelsey Talley and Erin Coakley have joined the company’s HR Consulting Team. Kelsey Talley has joined ESC as an HR Consultant and Erin Coakley as an HR Specialist. Talley brings with her six years of HR experience … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part III of III

Strategic HR and the PEOple Cycle:  Part III of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren Welcome to the final part of our series Strategic HR and the PEOple Cycle.   Parts I and II focused on recruiting and onboarding; and managing, coaching and disciplining.  Here, in our final part of this series, we will focus … Continued

Quiz Corner: Employee Advances

Is it okay to offer employees loans? By Kristen Kelly, HR Specialist Q:   An employee shared with his employer that his family is going through a hard financial situation. He indicated it was difficult to make ends meet. Is it OK to offer the employee a loan through an employee advance and have him pay … Continued

Lunch & Learn: NYS Paid Family Leave

Starting January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave (PFL) policy will take effect. Join Employer Services Corporation‘s HR Compliance officers, Cindy Lawrence and Sharyn Weinfurtner at the chamber offices on Thursday, July 27 at 12pm. To learn how, as an employer or business … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources: Part II of III

Strategic HR and The PEOple Cycle: Part II of III Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren At Employer Services Corporation we believe the true value of HR consulting is the strategic component. Strategic HR leads to results in increased productivity, culture changes that impact engagement, and the potential to become an employer of choice (EOC). … Continued

The Strategic Component of Human Resources

Strategic HR and The PEOple Cycle: Part I of 3 Whitney Bower, Lauren Kersten, and Liz Warren Published in PEO Insider When people think of human resources, they often think of payroll, benefits, rules and regulations, and the everyday compliance items that must be handled. At Employer Services Corporation, we handle these items, but we … Continued

The Five Step Employee Separation Process

” Employee separation” or “separation of employment” refers to the process of managing the end of the employment cycle. There are many different types of separations which include both voluntary and involuntary. ESC recommends a formal process for all types of separation.  It is important to note, if you are an ESC client we are … Continued