HR Elements Recognized by NKY Chamber Business Impact Awards

HR Elements was awarded the Growth Award by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) in this year’s  2020 Business Impact Awards, sponsored by Huntington Bank. The award designation represents the tremendous growth that HR Elements has experienced over the past three years in revenue and client expansion.  “This is an incredible honor for […]

Plan on Investing in Your Greatest Asset In 2021

The budgeting and planning season is upon us and I know what you’re thinking, “It’s September already?”  Yes, it is. This crazy, unpredictable year is flying by. As much as we’re moving forward in time, there’s still an element of feeling stuck. Planning for 2021 may be challenging because of the unknowns that lie ahead, […]

Illness In The Workplace

Chances are that your social media feeds and news broadcasts have been filled with stories covering the Coronavirus epidemic. This week the CDC said that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” the virus is in the US (more than the 60+ cases currently reported). The Northern Kentucky Health Department put together this great […]

The new Form I-9 has been released! 

The effective date reads October 2019 but it was just released today.  You can begin using it now but the requirement is to have this in place by May 1st.  Click here to be re-directed to the form. Interested in what changed?  It’s not extremely obvious at first glance…but if you read through the document […]

Stay on top of FLSA Changes

Overtime must be calculated by an employer to be at least one and one-half times the regular rate earned by a non-exempt employee for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. In most cases, the “regular rate” includes all “remuneration for employment” which includes nondiscretionary bonuses, which means when a nondiscretionary bonus is paid […]

Is your business ready for 2020?

Values and clear goals are critical for a strong kick-off and aligning employee performance and behavior Recently, we had a client who was ready to kick off 2020 in a big way and really make some strategic changes to their business. We recommended a business strategy workshop in order to understand WHO their organization is […]

What HR Professionals need to know for year-end close

It feels like it hits at once, the craze of open enrollment starts in August and essentially runs through year-end…but HR Professionals must stay on top of so many other things! 2020 Benefits Reports are submitted to carriers and insurance cards have been received by all employees  Remove all posted 2019 Benefits Information and replace […]

New Ruling for Overtime, effective 1/1/2020

Breaking news from the Department of Labor, effective 1/1/2020 the minimum salary for exempt employees will increase to $35,568. Employees who earn less than that on an annualized basis are eligible for overtime compensation. Here are some other key things for you to know as you prepare to make this change: • “Compensation” can include […]

EEO-1 Component 2 Update

Just when you thought you knew what to do for the EEO-1 reporting requirements…they’re changing again in 2020.  The EEOC has announced that they will not require the Component 2 pay data broken down by job category, race and gender in the future due to the burden on organizations to pull this data when compared […]

Current Form I-9 Expired August 31, 2019

If you look closely at the Form I-9 you’ll notice it has an expiration date of August 31, 2019! The Department of Homeland Security is urging employers to continue to use the current form even with the August 31, 2019 expiration date. Did you know employers of all sizes are required to use the Form […]