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Compliance Deadline: New Form to Fight Data Breaches Now Required

If you own or operate a business, or run background checks, you must update your Model FCRA “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” disclosure form.  The deadline was Friday, September 21, 2018. The new  document has been released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB.) Under the Fair Credit and Reporting […]

Seasonal Stress: What is Your Body Telling You?

The next three months will be filled with holiday fun, numerous activities to attend, and A LOT of family time.  Sounds wonderful, right?  Let’s talk about the common denominator… STRESS. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat as protection.  Too much, or uncontrolled stress can be damaging to […]

Understanding E-Verify and the I-9 Form

E-verify and Form I-9 are both tied to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA.) which requires that business owners verify the legal status of every employee. If an employer fails to get the appropriate documentation they face a fine between $110 and $1,100 per violation.  Penalties increase to a range of $375 […]

It’s Not Just a Medical Plan

Your medical carrier is not only an insurance carrier that shares in the cost of your medical care, they also provide an extensive Wellness Program to members.  From helping you to “get on track” with your fitness/health goals to hands-on counseling regarding a chronic disease, your medical insurance carrier is there to support your needs and […]

What is an Emod and Why Should I Care?

If you don’t know what an Emod is, you should learn.  Your Emod impacts the amount you pay for workers’ compensation insurance and can even complicate your business opportunities. Technically speaking, an Emod is the Experience Modification Rating assigned to a company by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI.)   The Emod increases after workplace […]

Managing Workplace Stress this #StressAwarenessDay

TUCSON, Arizona, (November 1, 2017) – Are you feeling an uneasy ‘vibe’ at the office?  Are co-workers clamming up, mumbling under their breath, or hiding behind a closed door?  Pay attention, because it’s National Stress Awareness Day. According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress has been a growing problem for decades and is linked to […]

We Have Plans and You’re Invited!

Focus Forward:  Know our Name & What We Do so 2018 Can be Good to You.    We have a ridiculously good feeling about the future, and we have secrets we can’t wait to share with you!  It’s time to Focus Forward. Most people don’t know the name Focus HR, Inc., but our clients know the quality of […]

Blood is Thicker Than Water

Focus HR, Inc. got its start in 2003 and, like other companies, it has blended into a ‘mixed bag’ of manpower.  Some of us were here on ‘Day One.’ Others are brand new to the business, but we all need to bond.  It’s a critical need. We want to be able to laugh and cry […]

‘Calm down!’ ‘Relax!’ Words of wisdom that truly ‘irritate.’

Workplace happiness depends on laughter, so ‘lighten up, Francis!’  It’s #NationalTellAJokeDay TUCSON, Arizona, (August 16, 2017) – How many times has someone told you to ‘reign it in.  Don’t let yourself get so wound up’ at work?  The office can be your center of stress, and here’s the rub.  Work truly is ‘what you make […]


You can be in the best or worst industry, at the highest or lowest level of position, making the most or least of anyone you know and BE HAPPY. You can also be miserable. It’s a choice you make every day. When your feet hit the ground and you finally open your 10,000 ton eyelids, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Focus HR, Inc. hits the bull’s eye hiring Tucson news anchor and community leader, Kristi Tedesco as Director of Marketing & Sales.

Tedesco promises ‘personal touch’ while helping businesses save time and money. TUCSON, Arizona, August 5, 2017 – Veteran journalist and award-winning community advocate, Kristi Tedesco has signed-on as Director of Marketing & Sales for Focus HR, Inc.  Tedesco has enjoyed a 23-year career in broadcast journalism and is joining Focus HR, Inc. in its ongoing […]

Top Mistakes Startups Make When it Comes to HR and Payroll

“Building anything great is messy,” especially when it comes to startups. Too often, startups overlook the importance of HR when they first starting out. This is a dangerous road to travel down. Did you know that in the last 5 years, 60% of companies have faced a lawsuit involving an employee? Or that the EEOC (Equal […]

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