January 2012 


Issue No. 30

In this Issue

PROXUS Rings in the New Year with Milestone 500th Payroll Client

FORECAST: Business Trends and the Role of HR in 2012

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Payroll Tax Cut Temporarily Extended

Compliance Update - 'Ban the Box' Regulations



 NewYearPROXUS Rings in the New Year with Milestone 500th Payroll Client


Happy New Year! During this season of celebration and renewal, a special thanks goes out to our current clients for their business and loyalty, enabling PROXUS' Payroll Division to reach the 500-client milestone! The 34 new clients PROXUS welcomed in December's E-Newsletter significantly contributed to this milestone achievement, a testament to the excellence in customer service and support delivered by PROXUS' team of payroll professionals.  <<Read more>>




TrendsBusiness Trends and the Role of HR in 2012


If you are like most U.S. businesses, you experienced at least some growth in 2011. According to the employment analysts interviewed in a recent article by Bloomberg BNA, the economy showed subtle signs of growth in 2011 and they predict that we can anticipate additional growth in 2012. Based on this growth, employment analysts have noted that among the HR organizations surveyed, most are increasing their budgets and preparing for a year of increased business and opportunity. In addition to the economy, there are some key trends that forecasters see to be important to organizations in 2012.  <<Read more>> 




 TaxExtensionPayroll Tax Cut Temporarily Extended


The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 temporarily extends the 2 percent payroll tax cut for employees, continuing the reduction of their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent of wages paid through Feb. 29, 2012. PROXUS will handle the withholding changes for our clients, so no additional action is required.   <<Read more>> 




 BanBoxCompliance Update: Is Your Company's Employment Application Compliant with 'Ban the Box' Regulations?


In 2011, City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law the Philadelphia Fair Criminal Screening Standards Act, commonly referred to as the "Ban the Box" regulation.  


This regulation makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for a Philadelphia employer to intentionally make an inquiry about a person's criminal conviction record during an application or interview process.  <<Read more>> 


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