In this Issue
2010 HR Trends for Small and Medium-Size Businesses
PROXUS Payroll Debit Cards Provide Convenience and Cost Savings
PROXUS Welcomes New Clients
SAVE THE DATE! - Friday, February 12th Seminar
INK. - PROXUS Clients in the News

HRTrends2010 HR Trends for Small and Medium-Size Businesses - By Greg Gast

GregTrends in Human Resources for the small and medium-size business in 2010 will continue to be driven by the economic and political environment, similar to nearly every other area of business.  During 2008 and 2009, we witnessed an unprecedented number of reductions in Human Resource staff, starting with recruiters - not needed if you are not hiring, moving through to the education and development function - simply viewed as a non-essential expense and continuing on through the rest of the managerial and administrative HR jobs.  Simultaneously, pay and benefits for all employees were being eroded through wage freezes and cuts, work hour reductions and holds on 401K matches.

In the midst of this turmoil, the government regulation machine didn't slow down.  The COBRA subsidy, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) and the service member enhancement to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are only a couple examples of new legislation that affected the workload and compliance responsibilities of companies.  Read more...

debitPROXUS Payroll Debit Cards Provide Convenience and Cost Savings
for Employers and Employees Alike

Smart CashOnly one year ago, payroll debit cards were a new concept for most companies in search of a solution to address the needs of their unbanked and under-banked employees.  These reloadable Visa Payroll Debit Cards can be conveniently and cost effectively funded each pay period with the company's payroll.

Today, an increasing number of temporary, part-time and contracted employees as well as the unbanked are asking for information on payroll debit cards, how they work, and the benefits of using them.  In fact, many employers have added this service as a new and convenient benefit for employees.  Read more...

welcomePROXUS Welcomes New Clients

PROXUS is now serving more than 600 companies to help them more efficiently manage the business of employment.  We are pleased to officially welcome the following new companies and look forward to delivering outstanding support and services to you.

Click here for a complete listing of our 3rd and 4th Quarter new starts.  Learn more about PROXUS and what we can do for your company in the area of payroll, HR and employee benefits.

savethedateSAVE THE DATE!
Friday, February 12th Seminar

 In conjunction with Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC and
Beneficial Insurance Services, LLC, PROXUS is hosting a complimentary breakfast seminar, Very Recent Developments in Employment Law, on
Friday, February 19, 2010 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at Overbrook Golf Club,
Villanova, PA.  Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Due to limited space, please reserve your seat no later
than Tuesday, February, 9th.  Please contact Peggy Burke at
, or 215-887-2042.

INKINK. - PROXUS Clients in the News

PROXUS is pleased to report and share some recent 'ink' received by two of our clients who recently appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Alvah Bushnell - A Solar Investment

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Chris Cumo, Principal, ext. 129
Greg Gast, ext. 103
John Israel, Principal, ext. 110
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