Interview Best Practices

There is a right and a wrong way to get the information you need during the interview process. Test your knowledge by identifying if the following questions would be deemed appropriate to ask while interviewing a potential candidate.

New Year, New Skills: Green Belt Training Announced for March 2020

As we embark on a new year and a new decade, it’s a great time to focus on new and cutting-edge skills to help take your team and your company to the next level. Meliora Consulting, ESC’s sister company, is pleased to announce its upcoming Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training course, happening right here in Buffalo.

Employer Services Corporation Hires HR Business Partner

Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, recently announced that Amber Hartman has joined the company as an HR business partner. Hartman has over 15 years of HR experience specializing in small to mid-size organizations providing guidance and human resource leadership to senior managers in startup, growth and stable organizations.

Quiz Corner: Salaried Nonexempt Employees and OT

Quiz Corner: Salaried Nonexempt Employees and OT Q: Are companies required to pay overtime to employees classified as salaried nonexempt? If so, how is overtime calculated? ​A: Yes. An employee can be classified as nonexempt and be paid on a salary basis, but he or she will remain subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act … Continued

Is it Time to Outsource Your HR?

You Know it’s Time to Outsource HR When… By Lauren Kersten, HR Manager ESC has been working with for-profit and non-profit organizations of various sizes and industries for over 20 years. During the conversion process, we find that many of our new clients have things in common that helped them make the decision to outsource. … Continued

ESC Promotes Lindsay Jones

Employer Services Corporation (ESC), a leading Professional Employer Organization (PEO) headquartered in Amherst, NY, recently announced that Lindsay Jones has been promoted to director of operations and continuous improvement. Jones will oversee payroll, benefits and onboarding services, ensuring that the customer experience is world-class.  She will install and modify systems to make the company’s workflow more accurate and efficient and enhance the company’s focus on its continuous improvement mandate.

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