Trupp HR Blog

Year-End Payroll Checklist

Year-End Payroll Checklist

Obtain updated addresses on current and separated employees. Remind employees to fill out a new Form W-4 if their situation has changes. Verify employer and employee data that is used in processing your quarterly tax reports and W-2s. Confirm receipt of W-9s for all independent contractors and verify independent contractor data used in processing 1099s. .. read more

03
Dec
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Preparing for 2015 Expanded ACA Requirements

Preparing for 2015 Expanded ACA Requirements

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. As employers prepare for the coming year, assessing ACA preparedness and compliance should be added to the list. 2015 will welcome in new employer shared responsibility and reporting requirements. Most employers are likely familiar with their responsibility for providing health benefits, but many may be caught off guard by .. read more

03
Dec
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Trupp HR Hires Tracy Bespflug as Talent Placement Specialist

Trupp HR Hires Tracy Bespflug as Talent Placement Specialist

Portland, Oregon – December 3, 2014 – Trupp HR, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent hire of Tracy Bespflug, who joins the Trupp HR team as a Talent Placement Specialist (Recruiter). In this position, Tracy will be expanding upon a talent acquisition model that’s rooted in Trupp HR’s commitment to be a reliable and trusted .. read more

03
Dec
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Legal Corner – November 2014

Legal Corner – November 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law. IRS announces 2015 pension plan limitations The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement related items for the tax year of 2015. Learn More >> Delayed enforcement .. read more

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Nov
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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Make updates on 2015 limits to 401(k) and pension plans On October 23, the IRS announced the adjustments that affect limitations for pension plans as well as other retirement items for 2015. Make sure to review the changes and make necessary updates. .. read more

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Nov
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Training Announcement: December 9, 2014

Effective Employee Performance Management Presented by Christine Thelen & Tom Faricy Performance Management is a key vehicle by which business objectives are successfully carried out. When functioning properly, it motivates employees, helps them succeed, and keeps their performance focused on company goals. Challenges arise, however when performance declines. Effective supervisors act quickly to transform performance issues .. read more

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Nov
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E-Cigarettes @ Work

E-Cigarettes @ Work

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. To vape or not to vape? It may be time to determine which side of the e-cig fence your company lands. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, are battery-operated products designed to turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. .. read more

30
Oct
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Marijuana and the Workplace

Marijuana and the Workplace

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. While marijuana continues to be federally regulated as a Schedule I controlled substance, today, nearly half of the U.S. has legalized marijuana for medicinal and/or personal use. If pending state laws were to pass, that number would reach 80%. The increasing number of state laws legalizing marijuana, combined with .. read more

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Oct
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Training Announcement: November 18, 2014

Making the Transition to Supervisor Presented by Jean Roque & Tom Faricy In many ways, supervisors hold the keys to the success of a business. Supervisors are a key influence on employee productivity and retention. They possess firsthand knowledge of employee performance and perceptions. And, in the eyes of the employee, they are a representation the .. read more

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Oct
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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for the Winter Weather Update your inclement weather policy if needed and let employees know what to expect. Learn More >> Plan your holiday party Start your planning now to book a good venue and have a successful holiday party. Prepare .. read more

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Oct
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