• Human Resources

    Work hard to hire individuals that will help achieve the goals of your company. To that end, as new employees are considered, human resources needs to keep key
    questions in mind:

    • What are the key competitive trends that are happening in your industry, and how can HR adapt to make them work for your business?
    • What are your strategic goals for the future?
    • How does the current level of knowledge, skill sets, and attributes among your present staff match up with what will be necessary in the future?

    Regulatory issues
    Every business must comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency focusing on the fairness of hiring individuals in the US. Every business must give a fair chance to hire an individual, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, handicapped, age etc. If company rules or state or federal laws are broken by an individual, Human Resources will work with the individual to correct and/ take punitive action to make sure the rules are followed.

    Affordable Care Act
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance.
    Which category does my business fall into?

    • Self-employed
    • Employers with fewer than 25 employees
    • Employers with up to 50 employees
    • Employers with 50 or more employees

    Businesses with 50 employees or fewer can offer the Small Business Health Options
    Program (SHOP) plans. Apply online at the Marketplace: healthcare.gov/smallbusinesses.
    Further reading:
    Read about each category at the Small Business Administration. Free webinars in English and Spanish are also available at sba.gov/healthcare.