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December 2019

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Interacting with individuals and companies like you is what makes our job great, for which we are truly thankful. 

We wish you all the best this holiday season!


The HRA Team
Lynette Weatherford   MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President |  Email  | 877.894.0202 ext.  4
Candida Arvizu PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Advisor | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 1
Karla Callaway   BS | HR Recruiter |  Email   | 877.894.0202 ext. 2
Camille Knowles   PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Advisor |  Email   | 877.894.0202 ext. 3
Elizabeth Hurst MBA | Business Development | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 5
Grace Childs Business Intern | Email

  Contact us at  info@hradvantageweb.net
or 877-894-0202 
December Contents
  • Candidate Spotlight: Director of Operations/Facilities Manager
  • E-Verify Data Prior to 12/31/09 will be Deleted
  • New Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees - Effective January 1
  • Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for Hourly Employees
  • IRS Increases Retirement Plan Limits for 2020
  • Order your 2020 Employment posters 
  • Career Opportunities: Accounting, Project Management & Human Resources

Employment  Concierge
Candidate Spotlight

Facilities Manager
Regional Manager
Director of Facilities Director of Operations
 Energized Leader with 18 years of  experience in big box retail,  restaurant, real-estate management  and multi-unit operations, readily  transferrable to other industries.  Visionary Manager who achieves long term goals and maintains key daily  operational details
 Education/Training:  Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management
 Experience, Highlights & Achievements:  Managed over 4000 units in 28  apartment communities. Co-Store Manager of a large retail corporation,  overseeing 35 managers and 400 employees. Owner of a popular social  establishment, executing full opening, exceeding business sales, and  providing entertainment. Regional restaurant manager, overseeing  operations in large metropolitan area.

 Skills & Qualifications:  Strong analytical skills; Enjoys conquering new  challenges; Clear, articulate, enthusiastic speaker in one-on-one or group  presentations.

 Forecasting              Merchandising            Scheduling               
 Purchasing                Customer Service    Human Capital
 Inventory Control    Communication             
 Work Status Desired:  Full-time
 Work Location(s) Desired:  Springfield area
 Availability/Notice Requirements:  Two weeks notice 

 Contact: Elizabeth Hurst
 (417) 849-2318

 Don't see what you're looking for? Click here  to view candidates currently  featured on our website.  Let HR Advantage's expert recruiters assist you  in finding your next quality employee!

E-Verify Data before December 31, 2009 
will be Deleted

As of 2014, each year the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system deletes data more than 10 years old.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created a Historic Records Report that users can download and save for archival purposes. The report contains information about each E-Verify case that will be purged after ten years. Employers have until Dec. 31, 2019, to download case information from the Historic Records Report if they want to retain information on E-Verify cases submitted prior to December 31, 2009.

Click here for instructions on how to download historic records reports in 

Source:   SHRM

New Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees
to take Effect January 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor recently published its final rule raising the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary threshold for the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions to $35,568 per year, or $684 per week, effective January 1, 2020. This is an increase from the current $23,660 annual salary ($455 per week). 

Employers who increase salaries to meet the new threshold still have issues to consider such as expansion of duties, internal salary scale compression, or pay equity concerns.  For employers unwilling or unable to increase salaries to meet the new threshold, there are many potential disruptions to address and mitigate. Click  here to read more.

Contact HR Advantage to determine the impact of this change to your business and/or for a review of your exempt/non-exempt positions:

877.894.0202 ext. 4 

401(k) Contribution Limits to Increase in 2020

Employee 401(k) contribution limits for 2020 will increase by $500 to $19,500, while the combined employer and employee contribution limit rises by $1,000 to $57,000.

For participants ages 50 and over, the additional "catch-up" contribution limit will rise to $6,500, up by $500.

HR and payroll managers should adjust their systems for the new year and inform employees about the new limits in year-end open enrollment materials. Because the IRS announced the 2020 contribution changes so late this year (Nov. 6), many plan sponsors will need to provide addendums to benefits materials that have already been printed for the 2020 benefits open enrollment period.

Source:  SHRM

Get Your 2020 Employment Posters here!

Pre-order your employment posters for 2020 through HRA ($55 each).
Click here   and enter payment at the bottom of the main page with description "2020 Posters"

Career Opportunities
HR Advantage offers executive recruitment of candidates in C-Suite, Sales, and Administrative positions for our clients. Our firm offers concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to assure the perfect match. Additionally, we have a database of thoroughly vetted, qualified candidates who are ready to begin working today.   Click on the open positions below to learn more.

 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Southwest MO location

 Salary Commensurate with Experience
Remote w/ some travel: Springfield/Warsaw

Base Salary + Commission
Greater Kansas City Area

Construction Project Manager
$45k-65k per year
Springfield, MO

All placement fees are  paid by the employers.  No fee is ever charged to an applicant.

Submit resume/credentials confidentially to  info@hradvantageweb.net.

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Meet Our Advisors

Candida Arvizu 
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext. 1

Karla Callaway, BS
HR Recruiter 
877.894.0202 ext. 2

  Grace Childs    
  Admin. Services

Elizabeth Hurst,  MBA, BA
Business Development Manager
877.894.0202 ext. 5

Camille Knowles
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext. 3

Lynette Weatherford 
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887.894.0202 ext. 4