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Important ACA Dates

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s important to stay informed about important, upcoming dates for 2014. Navigating new regulations can be a daunting task, and the tax penalties given for failing to do so are intimidating, particularly for a small business. Even with a proper understanding of the ACA, sifting through old paperwork like timekeeping records is a waste of time which can stunt the growth of your business. At Payroll Specialties NW, we want to help you avoid ACA penalties and make your transition to compliance as smooth as possible by providing you with efficient, cost-effective payroll services.

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Businesses Required to Update Healthcare Insurance Coverage Per Affordable Care Act by 2014

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for all Americans. Often referred to as “Obamacare,” the ACA features strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options and gives consumers the tools to make informed choices about healthcare that will roll out beginning next year. For local businesses, this may mean upgrades to health insurance standards that are currently not in place.

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Background Checks: 4 Reasons Why Employee Screenings Should Be a Part of the Hiring Process

Background checks are an essential, but often overlooked, aspect of the hiring process. Employers who skip the employee screening process and rely solely on an applicant’s resume and interview are susceptible to vague answers or omissions that could potentially result in legal issues. Conducting background checks during the hiring process demonstrates that your company is serious about who they hire and won’t tolerate illegal activity.

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