November 2016 Newsletter
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Welcome to HR Knowledge's Novembe r 2016 Newsletter! Read on to learn more about breaking HR news such as the delay to the DOL's Final Rule on Overtime Exemptions, and inflation adjustments for 2017. If you have any questions or feedback on these mailings, feel free to contact us.

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Breaking News: DOL's Final Rule on Overtime Exemptions Delayed

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas has delayed the implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) new overtime rule set to take effect Thursday, December 1, 2016. The "white collar" exemption salary level was set to increase from $455  per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

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IRS Releases Inflation Adjustments for 2017

Each year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announces the new limits for various aspects of employee benefits plans, principally because of the increase in the applicable cost-of-living indexes. In general, most plan limitations will not change for 2017 because the increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory threshold that triggers their adjustment. The IRS announced the following limits and thresholds effective for plan years beginning in 2017.

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HR Knowledge Announces New Partnership with UTCA

HR Knowledge has partnered with UTCA (Unemployment Tax Control Associates) to offer our clients additional guidance with unemployment matters in their business. UTCA's legal team can provide support with unemployment insurance, claims, rates and more.

HR Knowledge Receives Best of Mansfield Award

Each year, the Mansfield Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and their community. 

HR Knowledge Holiday Hours

HR Knowledge will be modifying our hours of operation for the holidays:

Friday, December 23rd: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, December 26th: Closed in observation of Christmas Day

Friday, December 30th: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday, January 2nd: Closed in Observation of New Year's Day
HR Knowledge at MIT Sloan CFO Summit

HR Knowledge is proud to be a sponsor of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, and we thank everyone in attendance who visited our booth on the 17th!


Perk of the Month!
Just in time for the holidays, HR Knowledge members recieve exclusive discounts on Dell products through the Dell Advantage Loyalty Program. To register, visit our Perks page or contact us for more information.

Looking to save time and money on shopping this holiday season? HR Knowledge offers many gift-able perks such as lift tickets and entertainment. Contact us for more information.


Do we really need an employee handbook?

When an employer hires a remote employee, how should the employer complete the Form I-9?


HR Knowledge and our clients are seeking qualified and talented people. Please view our current job openings, including:
  • Sr. Benefits Analyst (Mansfield, MA)
  • ACH Coordinator (Bridgewater, MA)
  • Recruiting Coordinator (Mansfield, MA)
  • Technical Customer Service Specialist (Attleboro, MA) 
View our careers page

Win the War for Talent by Using Our Outsourced Recruitment Method: Hiring Process Management (HPM)

Our Hiring Process Mana gement™ (HPM) ™  methodology embraces the full range of tasks involved in recruiting - from crafting the job description to candidate acquisition, vetting and selection, and even negotiating the employment offer.  As companies increase their productivity to meet business goals, the demand for talent also increases. The process of identifying, recruiting, and screening new employees is multi-faceted and complex. Hiring the wrong employee can be detrimental to your company's employee morale, productivity, and bottom line.
Let our experts help you find and hire the right candidate. Our HPM service will relieve the burden of evaluating prospective employees and give you the confidence that you are hiring the best talent for your organization, in a cost-effective and timely manner.  Whether you are looking to reduce hiring costs, expand your workforce, or a combination, HR Knowledge is a reliable and qualified partner that bridges the gap between your workforce needs and the best talent your industry has to offer.

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About HR Knowledge, Inc. 

Founded in 2001, HR Knowledge, Inc. is a privately funded company providing integrated outsourced HR services tailored to our clients' needs. Our full array of offerings includes managed payroll, employee benefits administration, and HR consulting and support services, such as training, compliance, custom-built software solutions, and Hiring Process Management™, our comprehensive recruitment service that takes you from finding to onboarding new talent. Our major markets are fast-growing small- and medium-sized businesses, many of which are venture-capital-backed; foreign companies expanding into the states; and charter schools.  Partnering with HR Knowledge can reduce your administrative costs, minimize your legal risk, help you find and develop talent, and alleviate the HR burden so that you can focus on your core business.