I-9 Audits Are On The Rise: Be Prepared


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I-9 Audits Are On The Rise: Be Prepared

Audits of I-9 records quadrupled in 2018 over the prior year. That means nearly 6,000 employers were audited, which led to several dozen civil and criminal convictions. The agency involved — Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) — "is carrying out its commitment to increase the number of I-9 audits in an effort to create a culture of compliance among employers," it stated upon releasing audit statistics. To accommodate the increase, HSI is beefing up its army of auditors.   "Most employers don't intentionally falsify I-9 forms or knowingly accept falsified ones from employees. They si...

The REAL Cost of Employee Turnover

We know employees leave organizations for all sorts of reasons, but do you know how to spot a trend?  Obviously, employees want a positive experience and competitive pay. But there is more to the story. Studies show that there is a distinct path to turnover. So, what is the cost of turnover and how can you avoid it? Let's take a closer look at the real reasons why employees leave and more importantly, why they stay. Join us for the 10 Minute Trainer - The Real Cost of Employee Turnover. Click on the image to view video.

New Year HR Checklist

It's a New Year! Time for a fresh start and a great opportunity to get organized and stay compliant. We know that running a compliant business requires a lot of organization. Whether you are part of a big team or handling HR for a small business, it's nice to get a little help. And, if you’ve already fallen behind a bit, don’t worry, this checklist can help you catch up.  Click Here to Download the Checklist

CertiPay is awarded HR Tech Magazine Company of the Year

In the thick of the cut-throat global competition, efficient management of staff—every company’s greatest asset—plays a crucial role in attaining their unique organizational goals. This reality has propelled organizations to remold their existing HR solutions to fend away the cloud of workforce inefficiencies, improper business processes, and lower retention rates. In this scenario, Denny Wilson, the CEO of CertiPay, stresses on the need for a more robust payroll and HR technology that can be customized to the clients’ unique needs. Read the Article    

CertiPay on The Business Observer's Top 500

What are the largest companies on the Gulf Coast? Who are the fastest growing? The Business Observer's Top 500 edition features stories of the region's largest companies. Learn more about CertiPay in the 2018 edition.

E-Verify Update

The news is buzzing with E-Verify information. With so much focus in Washington on stemming illegal immigration and the erosion of job opportunities for U.S. citizens, chances appear better than ever that the E-Verify system will become mandatory. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes funds to upgrade the system so that it can handle greater capacity, that is if Congress authorizes requiring businesses to use it. Background: E-Verify is currently a voluntary federally administered electronic system designed to help employers verify the work eligibility and citizenship status of jo...

CertiPay mentioned in Florida Trend's Exclusive List

CertiPay is proud to be mentioned on Florida Trend's exclusive list of the state's largest privately-held companies for 8 years in a row. Thank you for your continued support. Here we grow again! #FloridaPayroll #HumanResources #HCM #FloridaTrend

Implementing a Drug Testing Policy in the Workplace

There are no laws that require you to keep drug-abusing employees on your payroll. However, numerous restrictions, primarily state laws, dictate what you can and can't do. As with other sensitive personnel issues, it's important to develop a policy, communicate it clearly and enforce it consistently. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bans discrimination against employees who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse but are sober and in rehabilitation programs. In addition, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration frowns on post-incident mandatory drug tests. An example wou...

Workplace Sexual Harassment In The Age Of #metoo

The #metoo movement has created a heightened awareness of sexual harassment and should make every employer consider if it is doing enough to keep employees safe. Take some time to recommit to a harassment-free workplace and save yourself from future litigation. Here are our recommendations for steps you should take right now to help protect your organization from a devastating harassment claim. Sexual Harassment and Employer Responsibility in the age of #metoo from CertiPay on Vimeo.

It’s Hurricane Season. Is Your Business Ready?

In Hurricane affected areas, we can all agree that storm preparedness is an important part of a business plan. It's crucial to begin your plan by picking the right individual to decide when employees should come to work, not come to work or do so at their own discretion. The person designated for the role should be given clear guidelines to help in those situations. Some smaller companies take the simple approach of piggybacking on the decision made by a large local employer. Of course, during your busiest times, you might have to pivot and continue operations regardless of what others do....

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