Employer Services Announces Promotions

Employer Services Corporation Announces Promotions Buffalo, NY – December 2019 – Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, is pleased to announce the promotions of Elizabeth Warren to executive vice president and chief people officer, Janet Owczarczak to executive vice president and chief sales officer, Kim Bartolotti to … Continued

Quiz Corner: Holiday Pay

Q:    Are employers required to provide holiday pay to part-time employees? A:    It depends. Employers aren’t obligated to pay any hourly non-exempt employees for holidays they do not work; however, some employers voluntarily do so. Often times, companies will offer paid holidays to only full-time employees but some also have paid holidays for regular … Continued

IRS Announces 401(K) Contributions Limits for 2020

IRS Announces 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2020 The IRS has announced that for the 2020 plan year, employees can contribute $19,500 in 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans, an increase of $500, while the combined employer and employee contribution limit rises by $1,000 to $57,000. For participants ages 50 and over, the additional “catch-up” contribution … Continued

IRS Inflation-Adjusted Items for 2020

IRS Releases Inflation-Adjusted Items for 2020 Below please find the new amounts effective January 1, 2020: Flexible Spending Accounts Health FSA – increase by $50 to $2,750 per plan year. Adoption Assistance FSA – the maximum amount that may be excluded from an employee’s gross income increases to $14,300. Commuter Plan – Parking & Transit … Continued

Panel Discussion: Successful Organizational Change

Meliora’s team of Six Sigma Master Black Belts have led hundreds of successful organizational change projects within companies of all sizes and industries. During this seminar, our panel of Continuous Improvement experts will share the stories and secrets of some of the most impactful change initiatives and provide an opportunity for attendees to ask specific questions regarding their efforts.

Quiz Corner: Separating New Employees

Employers should address concerns about performance, attendance or behavior early in the employment relationship. Overlooking problems may cause employees to believe their performance is acceptable, thus making later disciplinary action seem unfair, discriminatory or retaliatory.

Employer Law Updates November 2019

Law Updates Affecting Employers NYS Minimum Wage & Paid Family Leave Updates, HSA Limits for 2020 NYS Department of Labor (DOL) Raises Minimum Wage & Salary Exempt Minimum Rate On December 31, 2019, the NYS hourly non-exempt minimum rate is moving from $11.10 to $11.80 an hour, and the NYS salary, exempt minimum rate is … Continued

Seminar: Achieving High Performance with HR Best Practices

It’s no secret that in this day & age, a dynamic corporate culture matters and will ultimately lead to a more profitable business. The seminar focuses on HR best practices for business owners and organizations across multiple industries.

Quiz Corner: Changes in Employee’s Duties, Schedules, Location

Changing Employee’s Duties, Schedule or Work Location Q: Can employers change an employee’s job duties, schedule or work location without their consent or prior notification? A. Yes, in some cases. Generally, unless an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement states otherwise, an employer may change an employee’s job duties, schedule or work location without the … Continued