5 Tips for Managing Political Discussion in the Workplace

At the beginning of 2024, one of the HR trends to keep an eye on was the social and political climate. Between the presidential debate scheduled for later this month, increased action on the campaign trail, and the wide media coverage of former President Trump’s conviction, some political conversation is likely to trickle into the … Continued

The Current State of the Job Market and Implications for Employers

In the post pandemic era, the labor market has presented many challenges for employers from the Great Resignation to Quiet Quitting. As of April 2024, the current US job market shows a generally positive picture. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an increase of 175,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, which, although healthy, is below the … Continued

Recognizing National PEO Week: How Partnering with a PEO Benefits Businesses

  This week kicks off National PEO Week! The first PEO week was celebrated in 2023, as proclaimed by Rep. Erin Houchin (R-IN), who is also a former PEO employee. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) like ESC serve small and mid-size businesses and provide business owners with peace of mind with reduced liabilities, greater employee benefit … Continued

Open House for HR Professionals

  Here at ESC, we provide our clients with HR best practices to, among other reasons, plan for growth.  Now we are taking our own advice and hosting an open house for HR professionals! This is a chance for those seeking an fresh career opportunity now or in the future to learn about ESC, our … Continued

Legal and HR Panel Discussion

Employer Services Corporation and Gross Shuman PC proudly present Important Rule Changes & HR Trends for 2024 Employers in New York State have no shortage of employment regulations with which they must comply.  In this interactive panel discussion designed for business owners and executives, Liz Warren and Katie Adrian of Employer Services Corporation will be … Continued

Reflecting On Google’s Empire: What Has Made Them So Successful?

Google is easily one of the most recognized companies of our time. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, and since has skyrocketed to success. What was once just a simple search engine, is now a global technology giant, offering numerous services and products that have become a part of … Continued

I-9 Compliance Considerations

  Much has already been written about changes in the I-9 verification form.  The well-known form is used to “verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States.”  This is one of the most important onboarding documents and completing it correctly is crucial, as penalties for non-compliance are steep – … Continued

Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Business

  Cybersecurity plays a crucial role in every aspect of an organization, including the Human Resources department.  As HR departments handle sensitive employee data, it is crucial to ensure the protection of this information from cyber threats and maintain the privacy and confidentiality of employees. Employee Data Protection HR departments maintain a huge amount of … Continued

ESC’s Compliance Blog Series – Part 5

To remain compliant in New York State, it is crucial to maintain accurate and organized employee records. These records can range from Employee applications to employee medical records and everything in between. Storing these confidential records in a secure and safe place is crucial to ensure the security and confidentiality of employee information. Keeping detailed … Continued

ESC’s Compliance Blog Series – Part 4

Keeping track of multiple employees on leave can become a challenging and disorganized task. Employers and managers have full schedules, and adding the additional task of leave management can become overwhelming. Creating a standardized process will help employers and managers efficiently track employee sick leave, PFL, and other applicable leaves. Leave Management When offering leave … Continued