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Welcome to “Raising the HR Bar” a podcast of webinars and conversations with the HR experts of Modern Business Associates. Our goal is to help businesses remain compliant and provide clarity for difficult HR issues that arise in the workplace. MBA is a trusted advisor for HR consultations, payroll processing, risk management and benefits administration.

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Welcome to “Raising the HR Bar” a podcast of webinars and conversations with the HR experts of Modern Business Associates. Our goal is to help businesses remain compliant and provide clarity for difficult HR issues that arise in the workplace. MBA is a trusted advisor for HR consultations, payroll processing, risk management and benefits administration.

    Webinar and Podcast: To Be Accident Free, Safety is Key

    Webinar and Podcast: To Be Accident Free, Safety is Key

    While you may not be able to completely control if or when an enforcement agency will audit your business, you can control the outcome of those audits. By conducting preemptive internal audits, businesses can identify areas of risk and mitigate those risks before an auditor ever comes knocking on the door.

    • 41 min
    Webinar and Podcast: Be Prepared and Avoid Audit Angst

    Webinar and Podcast: Be Prepared and Avoid Audit Angst

    While you may not be able to completely control if or when an enforcement agency will audit your business, you can control the outcome of those audits. By conducting preemptive internal audits, businesses can identify areas of risk and mitigate those risks before an auditor ever comes knocking on the door.

    • 40 min
    Webinar and Podcast: Virtual Recruiting Strategies for Modern Times

    Webinar and Podcast: Virtual Recruiting Strategies for Modern Times

    Recruiting top talent in a virtual world is an art form that we have mastered at Modern Business Associates. Listen in on the podcast or webinar to our discussion on helpful tips for hiring remotely and why trust remains the cornerstone of working relationships.  







    Topics include:Best Practices for Hiring RemotelyBuilding and Maintaining TrustVirtual InterviewsRemote OnboardingBenefits of a Recruiter







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    • 35 min
    Webinar and Podcast: New Year, New Law, E-Verify in Florida

    Webinar and Podcast: New Year, New Law, E-Verify in Florida

    Hindsight is 2020 but preparation is key. In a year full of

    first impressions, uncertainty, and surprise, it can be difficult to look to

    the New Year with optimism. Did you know that on January 1, 2021,

    Florida’s new “Verification of Employment Eligibility” statute will go into

    effect?  Understanding the requirements

    can be intimidating and stressful, but preparation is the key to complying with

    Florida’s new requirements.







    The E-Verify program was first introduced as a federal

    program to prohibit employers from hiring an individual for employment knowing

    that the individual is not authorized to work in the United States. For most

    employers, using the E-Verify program was voluntary. Instead, employers were

    required to retain a completed Form I-9 for every person they hired for

    employment. However, Florida’s new E-Verify law creates a new set of

    requirements.







    On June 30, 2020, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis passed a

    hybrid version of a mandatory E-Verify law that goes into effect on January

    1, 2021. It is important to recognize that this law does not replace

    the Form I-9. Employers are still required to complete and retain the Form I-9

    in either paper or electronic format.







    What Does

    Florida’s New Law Require?







    From the outset, it is imperative to understand that there

    are varying requirements depending on your employer classification. E-Verify is

    mandatory for all public employers and only certain

    private employers. E-Verify is optional for all other private

    employers. Instead, Private Employers are required to retain Form

    I-9 and the identification documentation used to complete Form I-9.







    Public

    Employers







    Public employers include any government agency, including

    local school districts, public universities, colleges, and state and local

    agencies, as well as their private contractors. Please remember, all public employers

    are required to enroll in and use the E-Verify system. No public

    contract can be entered into without an E-Verify certificate. Any subcontractor

    working on a public contract must provide an affidavit stating that the

    subcontractor does not employ, contract, or subcontract with unauthorized

    aliens.







    Private

    Employers







    Private employers are any non-governmental businesses that

    (1) do not have a contract with a public employer, and (2) do not apply for

    taxpayer-funded incentives through the state Department of Economic Opportunity

    (“DEO”). Private employers are not required to use the E-Verify

    system. Instead, Private Employers must retain Form I-9 and

    maintain copies of the identification documents used to complete Form I-9 for all

    active employees and three years after the date of hire for any former

    employees.







    Tips on

    Managing E-Verify and Form I-9 Requirements







    Preparation is key. Therefore, it is recommended that you

    train managers and human resources staff on the work authorization process,

    clearly communicate to new hires their responsibilities related to confirming

    their work authorization, and securely store I-9s and ID documents

    appropriately for the required retention period.







    If you need any assistance navigating Florida’s New Mandatory

    Employment Eligibility Requirements, please contact an MBA Consultant today at 1-888-622-6460.









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    • 43 min
    Webinar and Podcast: Removing the Mask from Payroll Year End

    Webinar and Podcast: Removing the Mask from Payroll Year End

    2020 has certainly had its share of challenges, but closing your books doesn't have to be one of them.  Join us as we discuss payroll year-end reporting and processing.  Essential tips and information will be provided to help you and your business transition into 2021.







    Topics include:







    Performance Reviews and BonusesEmployee Reimbursements Employee Use of Company Cars (PUCC)Manual, Voided and Unclaimed ChecksBenefit Credits

    • 36 min
    Webinar and Podcast: House Rules – Tips for Successful Remote Work

    Webinar and Podcast: House Rules – Tips for Successful Remote Work

    One of the biggest outcomes of the global coronavirus pandemic was  the shift to a remote workforce.  While the initial change was unexpected, many employers have found that their workforce is succeeding and even excelling in this shift.  With this success and the continued uncertainty of the future, telecommuting is quickly becoming the new status quo.  Join us as we discuss best practices for compliance with wage and hour requirements as well as keeping a positive and productive company culture in a virtual environment. Click the here for the webinar link or listen to our podcast, Raising the HR Bar.







    Topics include:Maintaining productivityPromoting teamwork and collaborationEquipment and compensation considerationsCultivating your company's virtual identity Why working from home could be here to stay

    • 50 min

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