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Heat Hazard: Workplace Do’s and Don’ts

Late spring and early summer bring warmer and warmer temperatures by the day, especially in the desert southwest. In the month of May, nationwide, high temperatures range between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but some cities are notoriously ‘hotter’ and/or more humid than others. Business leaders need to take precautions and understand the workplace Do’s […]

Public Comment Underway on Proposed Increase to Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor is trying, once again, trying to raise the overtime salary threshold for exempt defined employees to $35,308 per year, up from the current $23,660 which has been in place since 2004. This proposed rule would also raise the threshold for “highly-compensated employees” from $100,000 annually to $147,414 per year. All […]

The Business Impact of Unemployment Claims

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate increased slightly in 2019 to 5.1%.  In the last quarter of 2018 unemployment was 4.9%.                                                                            […]

Spring Cleaning is Digital, Don’t You Know?

Clearing clutter is an annual tradition in many households and office spaces, but the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) want you to clear your company’s digital clutter too. Digital spring cleaning should include personal data protections.  This will make your business more secure and your employees better protected against identity theft. “It’s a […]

Time is Money: Pick your Workers’ Compensation Partner Wisely

If you hire subcontractors to help you complete business projects you know how important it is to get their certificate of insurance for Workers’ Compensation.  Without that paperwork, your own workers’ compensation carrier can charge you more for doing business. It’s imperative that proof of coverage comes quickly because delays are costly and nobody has […]

Don’t Panic. Your W2 is on the Portal.

It happens every year right before the tax filing deadline; employees get in a panic to find their W2 form from the prior year.  The good news, technology is on their side. Focus HR, Inc. clients have easy access to employee W2 forms through the online Prism portal.  With a few clicks on the keyboard, […]

Chamber of Commerce Members Have More Healthcare Options Now

We’re constantly working with medical carriers to offer better health care solutions to our clients and now, clients belonging to a local Chamber of Commerce have fresh options. As a chamber member, your small business may be eligible for even more cost-effective, high quality insurance plans than if you were buying coverage on your own. […]

Our Online Portal Support Sets Us Apart

We support business owners and operators unlike all the rest.  Focus HR, Inc. clients have access to an exceptional, online portal and personalized technology support at no additional cost. Running a company is hectic and overwhelming.  Employers have to be compliant 24/7 and employees want easy access to their information. Focus HR clients (the employers […]

Generation Z in the Workforce

Chances are pretty good that you’re still trying to figure out Millennials Millennials have been transforming industries for years, forcing companies big and small to adjust and accommodate to meet the younger professionals’ needs.  Millennials are powerful in business and now, the demographics are shifting again.   Generation Z (aka Post-Millennials) is hitting the workforce, […]

New OSHA Mandate for Workplace Injuries & Illnesses

The clock is ticking toward March 2, 2019.  That’s when certain businesses are required to report workplace injuries & illnesses electronically.  Whether your company is included in this new mandate depends on a few things like the number of employees you have and your industry type. Companies with 20+ employees may be subject to Form 300A […]

2018 Tax Season: Expect the Unexpected

With the government shutdown over (we hope) and the IRS working full throttle to prepare for your 2018 tax returns, a word of warning:  2018 may become the tax season of surprises. The refund you normally get may not, in fact, add up.  You might even owe money, but it could be worse!  You could […]

This Valentine’s Day, Love Yourself

There’s a pretty good chance that you resolved to get healthy in the New Year.  There’s also a pretty good chance that you’re dropping the ball and eating too much dessert with too little exercise.  Maybe you’re having a hard time paying off the credit card debt from Christmas or you’re spending your nights tossing […]

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