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Open Enrollment Checklist for Employees

Open Enrollment Checklist for Employees

Posted By Brandy King
November 14, 2022 Category: Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Checklist, HR, Human Resources

There's no shortage of checklists for HR managers and benefits administrators reminding them of what boxes to check during open enrollment. Those are great tools for management, but what about the group that tends to need the most guidance with benefits - employees? We put something together that you're free to download (just right click and save image), or you can request a high resolution printable by emailing

Outsourcing FMLA May Be the Break Your HR Department Needs Right Now

Outsourcing FMLA May Be the Break Your HR Department Needs Right Now

Posted By Brandy King
January 21, 2022 Category: FMLA, Outsourcing, Administrative, PEO, ASO, HR, Human Resources, FFCRA, ADA, Medical Leave, Employee Leave, Absence Management

                                                FMLA has been maligned by HR departments for years, not only because of the amount of work involved – but also the amount of expertise. Do you ever feel like your management team shouldn’t be the ones determining if a claim submitted actually qualifies? Throwing COVID-related leave into the mix didn’t help, either.  Private companies that employ at least 50 workers (within a 75 mile radius), and public employers regardless of size are required to offer FMLA – 12 weeks unpaid leave during a 12 month period. While many question its value, considering the leave is unpaid – it was put in place to protect the jobs of those experiencing one of the following conditions:  •    Birth or adoption of a child •    Care of a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition •    A serious health condition that renders the employee unable to complete their essential duties •    A qualifying emergency related to a spouse, child or parent being on active military duty Non-compliance not only puts you on the radar of the Department of Labor (which could result in major fines), but could also expose you to private lawsuits from disgruntled employees. We hear a lot of businesses say, “We jus

Is There Room for Improvement With Your Payroll Provider?

Posted By Brandy King
April 02, 2021 Category: Human Resources, HR, Payroll, ACA Reporting, Finance, Administrative Support, PEO

If so, you should experience the Surety HR difference.  Spooner's sister company Surety HR offers a customized payroll service that caters to the client’s wants and needs.  The result is a payroll support team that knows your business and will excel at meeting your payroll needs.  Our payroll service includes: Payroll processing with a full service payroll specialist & customer service rep Payroll tax specialists offering compliance support with Federal, State, Local and other authorities Detailed reporting options General Ledger support and consultation ACA support, reporting and consultation Employee self-service for paystubs and W-2s   Please email Brian Davis if you have any questions. Brian can be reached at

How Solid Is Your HR Foundation?

Posted By Brandy King
April 01, 2021 Category: HR, Human Resources, Consulting, Compliance, HR Compliance, FMLA, FLSA, Employee Handbooks, Ohio Employment Law, Employment Lawsuits, Termination Guidance, Negligent Hiring

Spooner's sister company, Surety HR has a staff of HR Professionals with the capabilities to provide a variety of solutions to any HR problem your company might be facing. While our PEO clients have these services embedded, they are available to all businesses. Some of the services we offer include: Handbook (policies and procedures) Compliance (I-9/EEOC/DOL/employee files) Disciplinary and termination guidance Harassment/bullying in workplace training Recruiting Job descriptions Employee performance evaluation Review hierarchy and comp structure Especially when it comes to issues of compliance, these are not things your company should leave to chance! A small investment now to get these things in place could potentially save you a fortune (and protect you from lawsuits) in the future.  Please contact Todd Kereszturi for a free consultation.  Todd can be reached at 440-249-5260 x132 or

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