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Update to FLSA Overtime Ruling

Update to FLSA Overtime RulingLast year, a federal District Court in Texas temporarily blocked the 2016 changes to the Federal Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) overtime rule from taking effect, pending further review. The blocked overtime rule, which would have applied to the executive, administrative and professional exemptions to the FLSA’s overtime requirements, was previously scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.

On August 31, 2017, the Court issued a final decision, which struck down the previously stated changes to the FLSA overtime rule.

The rule, in its original state, would have nearly doubled the current salary threshold from $23,360 to $47,476, meaning a significant increase in all workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay. Estimates put this change equal to nearly 5 million currently exempt employees eligible nationwide.

On August 31, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas said the salary level was set so high that it could sweep in some management workers who are supposed to be exempt from overtime protections, according to Reuters.

The Court’s ruling provides clarity and relief to employers everywhere.  But employers still need to remain vigilant in supervising their employees’ overtime activity.  Employers must continue to evaluate the FLSA status of their employees by reviewing job descriptions to ensure their employees are classified properly.

By |Sep, 15th, 2017|Benefit Management, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized|

InfinityHR Helps HR Admins Get Back to the Work that Matters Most

InfinityHR oppt thru EfficiencyHCM solutions are often one of the most important investments an organization will make.  Companies need personalized and efficient HR solutions that work as creatively as they do. They need an innovative HCM solution that keeps them on the edge of modern technology, while seamlessly connecting to their current business strategies. Whether you’re in the market for your first HCM system or looking to replace your current one, you should have a plan in place for measuring your return on investment (ROI). At the end of the day, the main reason to purchase a solution is the value you expect to get in return.

InfinityHR is a robust yet easy-to-use, hire-to-retire HCM solution.  It will transform your organizational communication from good to GREAT by reducing paperwork and giving employees more control over their HR information.  Download our recent whitepaper InfinityHR Guide: Discover Opportunity Through Efficiency – How HR Admins are Getting Back to the Work that Matters Most with InfinityHR and see how some of our clients have seen organizational improvements by implementing our HCM solution.

Fill out the short form below to get immediate access to the guide.

By |Sep, 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

EEO-1 Report Blocked by White House

In 2016, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopted the requirement to oblige U.S. employers to report detailed pay data broken down by gender and race.  They advised that the information was necessary to identify and address discriminatory wage gaps.  Form EEO-1 was put into effect with this ruling, and employers would have been required to begin reporting this information in March 2018.

But at the close of August, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced it has blocked this rule, resonating with business groups who have argued it would not clearly address wage gaps, further citing the fact that the rule was burdensome to companies and could lead to confidentiality breaches.

InfinityHR is committed to keeping its clients informed of regulatory changes.  Here’s what you need to know right now:

  • The previously approved EEO-1 form which collects data on race, ethnicity and gender by occupational category will remain in effect. Employers with at least 100 employees (and certain smaller federal contractors) will still need to comply with the earlier approved EEO-1 (Component 1) by the previously set filing date of March 2018.
  • The U.S. Government is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form
  • InfinityHR is fully configurable to allow clients to meet this filing requirement.

For more information on this ruling, or for the official statement from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), click HERE.

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By |Sep, 8th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Uncategorized|

Happy National Payroll Week!

National Payroll Week – September 4th through 8th, 2017

National Payroll Week celebrates America’s 150 million hard-working wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them.  Founded by The American Payroll Association in 1996, it has quickly become an important remembrance over the Labor Day holiday.

National Payroll Week coincides with the celebration of Labor Day for a reason, as it’s a holiday celebrating the economic, cultural, and social achievements of workers and the significance of “an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.”

InfinityHR celebrates its clients, and employees, who exemplify this ‘honest day’s work’ mantra.

Keep Calm and Thank Payroll Team

Did you know that National Payroll Week also has its own official song? It’s quite catchy – check it out here!

By |Sep, 4th, 2017|Payroll, Uncategorized|

InfinityHR’s Data Security

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In the wake of last week’s news that Aetna inadvertently released sensitive client health information, we want to remind our Partners and Clients that your benefits information is always protected and secure within the application.

InfinityHR provides state-of-the-art security to its customers to ensure that the data loaded by clients into InfinityHR is never compromised.

Delivering the highest level of security, reliability, and availability that our customers demand requires not only great technology but also great operational processes.  Infinity Software Solutions understands this, which is why our Security Infrastructure is built upon years of Industry Software Experience in the Healthcare and Insurance Industries along with proven Best Practices for managing the processes that surround it.

Download our Data Security Overview to understand the steps Infinity Software Solutions takes to keep your data safe.

By |Aug, 31st, 2017|Data Security, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized|

Use InfinityHR’s new EZSign for I-9

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With the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to prove their employees are legally able to work in the United States.  The purpose of the I-9 form is to verify identity and authorization of any employee hired after November 6th, 1986 to work in the United States.  It is important that employers understand their roles and responsibilities in order to stay compliant and avoid civil penalties.

Announced on January 22nd, 2017 was a requirement that employers use a revised I-9 form to verify employment.  This now adds an additional layer of complexity to this ongoing requirement.  By staying current with shifting I-9 regulations and creating a trusted process to mitigate exposure will guarantee your HR Department is not subject to the penalties associated with hiring undocumented workers.

But how do you manage yet another requirement along with everything else?

Let InfinityHR help you stay compliant and take this manual process digital.  InfinityHR’s brand-new native EZSign can help you send, sign, store and secure I-9 documents, among other types of paperwork that is required in a compliant organization.

Using InfinityHR EZSign to manage your I-9 provides you with many features and benefits:

  • Support for Adobe PDF files.
  • Able to capture multiple signatures on one document.
  • Integration with Workflow Management.
  • Securely store signed documents in the InfinityHR application and designate where the documentation will be saved.
  • Creation of additional password security for digital signatures.
  • Digital signatures captured are legally compliant.
  • Access, sign and send important documents on the go, from any browser or your mobile device.

And that’s just the beginning!  Let InfinityHR manage your I-9 documentation on a long-term basis.

  • Save I-9 document under each employee’s […]

Only 8 Days Left To File 1095 Forms!

ACA_Brochure_HandThe 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting deadlines are just around the corner, the ACA Recipient deadline is March 2, 2017.

Employers and human resources departments should start preparing as quickly as possible to meet the deadlines. It is important that employers understand their roles and responsibilities in order to stay compliant and avoid financial penalties.

Employers and human resources departments must not only be aware of the ACA’s basic rules, but they must also stay vigilant in understanding the constantly changing landscape.

Download the InfinityHR Guide: Five Things You Need to Know for 2016 ACA Reporting now!

By |Feb, 22nd, 2017|Affordable Care Act, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized|

Ensure your Plans Meet Minimum Value Prior to Generating your 1095s

As we dive into another ACA filing season, we want to make sure your systems are set up to produce accurate tax codes. In the recent months, we have created an additional check box located in the Benefit Management module that will allow you to confirm your medical plans have met Minimum Value (MV). For your convenience, we have created a short video that will walk you through the steps to ensure your medical plans have been set up properly, and address the importance of this field.

Please view the video prior to generating your 1095s to ensure accuracy, and let your designated Account Manager know if you have any questions. 

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By |Feb, 2nd, 2017|Affordable Care Act, Uncategorized|

InfinityHR becomes Acumatica’s preferred human capital management solution

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InfinityHR is proud to announce they have been selected as Acumatica’s preferred human capital management solution – providing a cloud-based human resource and payroll software for Acumatica’s network of value added resellers to bring to their customers. Acumatica, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based accounting software, made the announcement today at Acumatica Summit 2017 in San Diego, CA.

“Our partnership with Acumatica is very important and exciting to InfinityHR because it puts us at the forefront of innovation together,” said Jeff Torczon, President of InfinityHR. “InfinityHR and Acumatica are leading the charge, providing a multi-cloud solution to stay ahead of the curve as the HCM with ERP demand increases in the marketplace.”

“ERP and HCM solutions are a natural pairing,” said Jon Roskill, CEO of Acumatica.  “InfinityHR and Acumatica share a joint vision of technology leadership, and we believe this partnership will open up many new opportunities for our joint Customers and Resellers.”

InfinityHR allows human resource executives and administrators to run payroll and manage all HR data – hire to retire – in one system. When you couple that with certified integration into Acumatica – you give business leaders the ability to streamline hundreds of processes, make data-driven decisions and ultimately accelerate their growth. We are the go-to HCM solution for Acumatica partners and the Official HCM Sponsor of Acumatica Summit 2017.

Acumatica value added resellers are invited to join us for a partner recruitment webinar on Wednesday, February 8, or Thursday February 9, to learn more.

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By |Jan, 30th, 2017|Events, Infinity News, Uncategorized|

InfinityHR Heads to Acumatica Summit 2017!

Acumatica Summit 2017

The InfinityHR team is headed to San Diego, CA, for Acumatica Summit 2017 where we are proud to be the Official Human Capital Management (HCM) Solution for the event.

In addition, InfinityHR founder and President, Jeff Torczon, is presenting a technology demonstration in the opening keynote presentation. Jeff’s remarks highlight InfinityHR’s certified integration into Acumatica reinforcing our position as the go-to HCM solution for Acumatica value added resellers.

The team’s jam-packed schedule also includes an HCM Happy Hour sponsored by InfinityHR Sunday evening, welcoming all Acumatica value added resellers and independent software vendors working with Acumatica to network over cocktails.

InfinityHR’s Mike Albrizzi and Jacob Coulter are presenting in a Cross Industry Breakout Session – talking through how InfinityHR’s platform helps our clients streamline processes, make data-driven decisions and ultimately accelerate their growth.

Our own Myles Dey is presenting a 90-second pitch to partners to help them understand how reselling the InfinityHR platform with ERP not only helps their customers but also accelerates their business.

We’ll also be at booth #2 in the Grand Foyer talking through how the platform can be the key to partner’s success in 2017. If you’re an Acumatica partner, come visit us during the event!

Learn more about our partnership with Acumatica here.

Be sure to follow along on social media under the official show hashtag #AcumaticaSummit

By |Jan, 27th, 2017|Events, Uncategorized|