April 2015 Newsletter 

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Welcome to HR Knowledge's April 2015 Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you up to date with important HR and regulatory compliance information, news and events. We want this newsletter to be a valuable resource for you so we encourage all of our readers to provide comments, suggestions and feedback. 




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Earn Your Recertification Credit Hours by Attending Our Next HR Boot Camp on September 25, 2015.
Our HR Boot Camp ensures that key employees remain current about company exposure in legal matters surrounding sexual harassment, wage and hour issues, and the proper conduct of employee performance reviews.

The HR Knowledge Boot Camp is ideally suited for all new HR emploees and can be offered as a refresher course for managers and other staff. Our trainers focus on potential liability areas in the workplace.

Our HR Boot Camp has been approved for 4.25 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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Finding The Right Talent is A Challenge - Hiring Process Management

More than five years ago, HR Knowledge quietly built a specialized recruitment service driven by our clients' requests to help them find the right talent. Last month, we officially launched this service as Hiring Process Management™ (HPM).


We received such a positive response and a great deal of inquiries and wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your service!

Notice of MA Employers Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rates for 2015
Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides temporary income assistance to Massachusetts workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployed workers who are able to work, available for work and seeking employment are eligible for benefits.

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D.C. Issues Template for Required Notice
The District of Columbia passed a new Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (the Act) effective February 26, 2015. This act requires employers to provide a written notice to each D.C.- based employee containing specific information about the employee's terms and conditions of employment.

Benefit Strategies Released a Mobile Application
As an HR Knowledge client and Benefit Strategies participant, we want to
encourage you to share this information with your employees. The mobile application gives you fast and no-fee access to your account information, while utilizing your mobile device built-in functions to provide you a more streamlined, efficient experience.

In This Issue


IRS Announces 2015 Maximum Values for Employer-Provided Vehicles


On January 12, 2015, the IRS announced the maximum values of employer-provided vehicles for personal use by employees. These values are used to determine amounts included in an employee's taxable income.


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If we are issuing severance pay to an employee, does it have to be taxed?


If you or someone you know is seeking employment then you're in the right place! HR Knowledge not only is seeking qualified and talented people to join our staff but also for our clients. Please view our current job openings below!


HR Knowledge and Our Clients are hiring!


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