Employee Relations

10 tips on how to survive the great resignation.
November 4, 2021

10 tips on how to survive the great resignation.

What is 'The Great Resignation'? The nation is now enduring one of the biggest shockwaves since the COVID-19 pandemic began: The Great Resignation. That’s the new term dubbed for the mass migration of American employees after this global health emergency triggered a shift in their priorities. According to CNBC, 4.3 million Americans left their jobs in August of 2021 alone.…

Tips for Hiring Workers from Washington in the New Year
November 4, 2021

Tips for Hiring Workers from Washington in the New Year

If You’re Planning on Hiring in the State in 2022, consider this: The Washington State Long-Term Care Program, known as the “Washington Cares Fund,” originally established in May 2019 by the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Trust Act, is on track to begin as of January 1, 2022. What is it? This is the nation’s first public state-operated long term…

Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Update for 1/1/22
November 4, 2021

Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Update for 1/1/22

The Maximum Employee Weekly Benefit Amount is Increasing As Massachusetts employers are aware, on January 1, 2021, the state rolled out its Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program to implement the first phase and most benefits available to employees for managing a personal illness or serious injury as of that date. Then again, the second phase of the program,…

Increases Coming for New York State Minimum Wage & Overtime-Exempt Salary Levels
November 4, 2021

Increases Coming for New York State Minimum Wage & Overtime-Exempt Salary Levels

Urgent Notice to Employers The U.S. workforce continues to adjust following the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of the year, all New York State employers with employees working outside of New York City should be on alert as minimum wage and overtime-exempt salary levels will rise. The change applies to businesses of all sizes. The following…

How can you approach DEI for your business in 2022?
November 3, 2021

How can you approach DEI for your business in 2022?

Learn why diversity, equity, and inclusion are top priorities for employers everywhere. As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), PrestigePEO recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as pillars to any successful business. These principles offer an unmatched opportunity to expand the scope of a company’s trajectory with progressive change and an enhanced ability to overcome challenges. The inclusion of different cultures,…

Top 4 Tips On How To Stop Phishing Emails
October 8, 2021

Top 4 Tips On How To Stop Phishing Emails

Think twice, click once. Like anything valuable, your personal information is of interest to thieves. With so much of this data stored online today, understanding how to protect it is more important than ever. In many cases, one of the biggest threats to our data is phishing emails. For those who may be unaware, phishing is a digital attack designed…

Compliance Updates – October 12, 2021
October 6, 2021

Compliance Updates – October 12, 2021

Voluntary Benefits – Blurb: The key to keeping top employees? Consider offering voluntary benefits. Learn how to give your workers power over their health care and financial decisions. U.S. Department of Labor Raises Labor Law Posting Penalties As of last month, September 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a final rule that increases the maximum penalty for an…

Unemployment Tips: Poor Performance Or Misconduct?
September 27, 2021

Unemployment Tips: Poor Performance Or Misconduct?

Discharges for poor (or unsatisfactory) performance will usually not disqualify a claimant from unemployment benefits.  Most states define poor performance as the inability to meet company standards. The employer must prove misconduct (deliberate or willful violations of the employer’s rules or standards) to disqualify a claimant from benefits.  Confusion occurs when poor performance is erroneously used to explain all or…

PrestigePEO Ranks on 2021 Inc. 5000 List with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 67 Percent
September 21, 2021

PrestigePEO Ranks on 2021 Inc. 5000 List with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 67 Percent

PrestigePEO, one of the nation’s largest professional employer organizations (PEO), announced today it ranked #4285 on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The placement demonstrates PrestigePEO’s 67 percent growth in revenue over the past three years and marks the 10th time since 2008 in which the company has appeared on…

Employers can take steps to ease workers’ post-pandemic anxiety, stress
June 16, 2021

Employers can take steps to ease workers’ post-pandemic anxiety, stress

The pandemic changed people’s working lives profoundly, with the sudden shifts to performing work from home amid intensified child care needs and the challenges of caring for sick loved ones. The prolonged experience created new anxiety and stress that employers need to consider as they return workers back to the office. MetLife’s 2021 U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, conducted mid-pandemic…