March 2013


Issue No. 43


Case_in_PointCASE IN POINT: PROXUS Partnership Solutions Make the Grade

METC / New Hope AcademyOVERVIEW:

Motivational Educational Training Company, Inc. (METC), with locations in both Yardley and Doylestown, is committed to education through motivation, offering tutoring services to students in all grades, as well as to adults, by certified teachers trained in METC's philosophy. METC also operates a nonprofit, non-traditional private day school, New Hope Academy (NHA) in Yardley and Doylestown, focusing on working with students with learning disabilities, emotional issues and anxiety/behavior disorders.



METC was faced with the same challenge many small and mid-sized companies are encountering at this time: a high renewal cost on their current health benefits plan. When the organization's previous benefits consultant could not provide solutions - or expertise in recent healthcare reform - to assist METC, they called upon one of PROXUS' partners, Lacher & Associates, to provide alternatives to the healthcare selections that they were facing.


As a result of partnering with PROXUS, METC has been able to move forward in a clear manner, with regard to the employment-related aspects facing an educational organization committed to their students and employees.  <<Read more>>



Compliance_UpdateCOMPLIANCE UPDATE: Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Available

Compliance Update: I-9Payroll: 

A long-awaited revision of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification has been issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This new form has grown from one page to two, while the instructions have expanded from four pages to seven. The form has a revision date of March 8, 2013, and an expiration date of March 31, 2016. 



Use of the revised form: 60-day transition period 

In a notice published in the Federal Register, USCIS advises that although employers should begin using the new form right away, older forms with revision dates of Feb. 2, 2009 and Aug. 7, 2009 will be accepted until May 7, 2013. After that date, only the new form will be accepted.  <<Read more>> 


HR: Form I-9 Internal Audit Process 

The Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) was established to prevent individuals who are not eligible to work in the United States from performing work by requiring employers to complete a Form I-9 on each employee within three days of hire. 


It is important for employers to ensure that all of their Form I-9s are properly completed and in order. The following steps will help you conduct an internal audit of your Form I-9s to ensure compliance.  <<Read more>> 



Labor_Law_CenterPROXUS Teams Up with LaborLawCenter™ to Simplify Employment Law Posting Requirements

Are you aware that many of the employment laws and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) specifically require that posters or notices be posted in the LaborLawCenterworkplace? Do you know which postings you're required to display, and if your postings have the latest updates? As an employer, you must comply with specific posting requirements.  <<Read more>>



March_MadnessMarch Madness: Employers Use Events to Improve Employee Engagement

March Madness Employee EngagementNothing engages an avid sports fan more than an important game. But big sporting events, like this month's NCAA March Madness basketball tournament can bring out the sports fan in anyone. Some employers are turning the passion and energy of sports fans to their advantage and are using these events to build a stronger sense of community and pride among their staffs. <<Read more>>


<<Click here>> for March Madness Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  




For More Information Contact...

John Israel, Principal, ext. 110

Jeff Green, Principal, ext. 102


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