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  • “Willing-to-lend a hand” Wednesday August 31

    What is your organization doing to recognize and celebrate “Willing-to lend a hand Wednesday”? Employees want to be a part of organizations that give back. One idea is to give your employees the day off to volunteer locally. Develop a… Read More >>

  • Are your employees taking time off to recharge?

    During the height of the pandemic, stress and burnout increased, while overall well-being decreased. Also, employees took less vacation/personal time off, exacerbating these. Increased hybrid work blurred the lines between work and home. Even when employees do take time off,… Read More >>

  • Update Policies to Reflect Hybrid Work

    Are you helping your stressed hybrid/remote workers understand what constitutes issues on the job vs. during personal time? For instance, if a car accident occurs during work hours, but the employee is running personal errands, it does not fall under… Read More >>

  • Roe v. Wade, what employers need to know

    What is Roe v Wade?   Roe v Wade was a 1973 legal case in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion was unconstitutional, and that the Constitution protected the right to abortion… Read More >>

  • July 2022 HR Compliance Deadlines

    July 31   July 31     July 31 Forms 5500 and 5558 Filing Deadline (for calendar year plans)   Quarterly Forms 720 and 941 Due How to Complete Form 941   Compliance Check – Review benefits notices were or… Read More >>

  • Juneteenth

      How did your company recognize Juneteenth? Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, TX two years following the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, Juneteenth was added to the Massachusetts Blue laws and as such requires… Read More >>

  • June 2022 HR Compliance Deadlines

    June 30 End of Q2 Mid-Year Benefits Review – Remind employees to take advantage of any eligible voluntary benefits July 1 New Employment Laws 40+ new employment laws take effect July 1 at the state and local levels. Companies must… Read More >>

  • May 2022 HR Compliance Deadlines

    May 15 Non-Profit Tax Returns Deadline, including Form 990 Report activities annually for organizations exempt from income tax. If you are unsure how to navigate these and other deadlines and communicate with your team, HR Synergy is happy to help… Read More >>

  • College Internships

    When an employer decides to hire an intern, important factors to consider prior are listed above. Other specific questions can be found here: NH DOL. Another important note, If the internship is unpaid, all businesses must be pre-screened by the Department… Read More >>

  • April 2022 HR Compliance Deadlines

    April 15 Tax Day HR Guide to Employee Income Tax April 15 Forms 7004 and 8928 Filing Deadline April 29 *File Outstanding MEPSL Claims   April 30 Quarterly Forms 720 and 941 Due How to Complete Form 941 April 30… Read More >>

  • ADA Refresher

    As we spring into a new season, it is a great time for an ADA standards refresher. It is unlawful for private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor organizations, and labor-management committees to discriminate against an individual with… Read More >>

  • FAIRNESS FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS ACT

    While not a legal requirement under the ADA to accommodate nursing mothers at work, the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act (FLSA) of 2019 requires certain employers to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her… Read More >>

  • The Humans Behind the Emails

    March is full of things to celebrate! Did you know that the first week of March is “Universal Human Beings Week”? How can your organization celebrate the art, history, culture, and community of humanity? Also, March 4 is “Employee Appreciation… Read More >>

  • March 2022 HR Compliance Deadlines

    March 31 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C E-Filing Deadline   Form 1094-C & 1095-C Reporting Basics and ALE Calculator March 31 Form 8809 E-Filing Deadline March 31 EEO-1 Reporting and Filing Deadline   EEO-1 Form: How to Fill Out the EEO-1… Read More >>

  • UPDATE: Sexual-Harassment Claims

    President Joe Biden is expected to sign the H.R. 4445 into law, as the House and Senate passed the measure in early February. Survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment will have the choice to go to court or arbitration,… Read More >>

  • PLANNING FOR SEASONAL HIRES

    It’s that time of year again! Between April and July, 16- to 24-year-olds look to work seasonally. Therefore, we’re here to give you a refresher on the labor laws based on age. Also, different documentation is required based on the… Read More >>

  • “The Great Resignation”

    “The Great Resignation” -record number of people re-evaluating their jobs and then leaving their jobs once COVID-19 pandemic ends. Resignation rates are highest in technology and healthcare industries and among mid-career employees. Mass layoffs occurred at the beginning of the… Read More >>

  • February 2022 HR Compliance Deadlines

    February 1st – Form 1099-NEC to both the IRS and to recipients IRS Form 1099-NEC: Report non-employee compensation on Form 1099-NEC instead of Form 1099-MISC (beginning with the 2020 tax year). https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1099nec.pdf February 1st – Post OSHA Form 300A OSHA… Read More >>

  • Take Care of Your Whole Self

    It’s American Heart Month! Many of us are still working from home at least part time, which creates changes to our daily routine. We aren’t moving as much as we do when at the office (with virtual meetings and less… Read More >>