HR Chat w/Employco USA: New Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)

Join Rob and Jason in this HR Chat as they discuss the recently revised Form I-9, which came into effect on August 1st, 2023. They highlight some of the key changes, including a reduced page count and technology updates. Mark your calendars, as you must start using the new form by October 31st, 2023, or risk penalties beginning November 1st.

Stay informed and ensure your HR processes remain compliant by watching Employco’s HR Chat! Let us know if you have any questions or future topic suggestions.

Check out our prior blog post on this topic for more details: HR Newsletter: New Form I-9 and Updates

Demystifying State-Specific HR Regulations for Small Businesses

Navigating state-specific HR regulations can be challenging for small businesses. In this blog post, we’ll help you understand the complexities of these regulations and provide strategies to simplify compliance, so you can focus on growing your business.

As a small business owner, it’s essential to comply with HR regulations to avoid penalties and legal issues. However, state-specific HR regulations can be confusing and time-consuming to navigate. In this blog post, we’ll break down the complexities of these regulations and provide you with practical strategies for seamless compliance. By understanding the landscape of state-specific HR regulations and implementing the right practices, you can ensure compliance while dedicating your time and energy to the success of your business.

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FREE SEMINAR: Avoiding HR and Legal Problems

Employco USA and Tuckey Law, in collaboration with Food Industry News, are providing a free HR and legal seminar for registered guests on Tuesday, October 10th at Employco’s corporate office in Westmont, IL. Registration is required, space is limited. Appetizers and wine will be provided, parking is free. Read more below for a full list of topics that will be covered. We hope to see you there!

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Podcast Clip: How Amy Alcott Got Started in Golf

Check out this snippet from our HR podcast, where Amy Alcott shares the heartfelt tale of her golf beginnings.

“My dad gave me a cut-off golf club about 15 inches long, chopped it off, put some black duct tape on it, and a golf ball, and I started pushing balls into the sprinkler heads in the front yard – which affectionately became known in the neighborhood as the Alcott Golf and Country Club.”

Tune in to the full podcast featuring Amy on our blog:
Podcast: Golf and HR w/Amy Alcott

Podcast: Golf and HR w/Amy Alcott

On this month’s HR podcast, Rob, Scott, and Jason are joined by world champion golfer Amy Alcott, Employco’s Golf Ambassador, and business development expert John Carr. They discuss a few HR insights while Amy shares some great golf stories with the team, including how Amy got her start, her first professional tournament, her iconic jump at Mission Hills Country Club, some of her favorite courses she has played, what Employco is bringing to the golf industry, and more!

You’re passionate about golf; we’re passionate about HR and insurance. Contact us today to help eliminate your business headaches, giving you the Power to Compete!

Podcast: Golf and HR w/Amy Alcott

HR Chat w/Employco USA: How Small Businesses Can Address Talent Shortages

Discover actionable strategies for small businesses facing talent shortages in this HR Chat with Rob and Jason. As labor shortages continue to challenge companies across the nation, finding quality employees has become increasingly difficult. Learn how to adjust your hiring approach by prioritizing skills over education, promoting internal job opportunities, and leveraging technology for a streamlined workplace.

Let Employco guide you in navigating the competitive landscape and attracting the right talent to ensure your business’s growth and success. Contact us for more details on how we can help! or

HR Chat w/Employco USA: Affirmative Action Ruling

Join Rob and Jason in this HR Chat as they delve into possible implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action. They highlight the continued importance of promoting respect, diversity, and a safe environment for employees in the workplace, as well as the significance of having Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) to safeguard your organization.

Contact Employco for guidance and best practices in navigating this evolving landscape at; we’re happy to help!

Podcast: Tips for Making Performance Reviews as Painless as Possible

On this month’s HR podcast Rob, Scott, and Jason tackle the challenge of making performance reviews less painful and more productive. Discover valuable tips, such as training supervisors on effective review techniques, fostering open communication throughout the year, and accentuating the positives rather than solely focusing on the negatives. Learn how to address raises transparently and avoid last-minute scrambles by scheduling reviews ahead of time. Don’t miss this episode filled with practical strategies to enhance your performance review process and keep your employees motivated year-round!

Podcast: Tips for Making Performance Reviews as Painless as Possible

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HR Chat w/Employco USA: Workplace Planning for Natural Disasters

Join Rob and Jason in this HR Chat as they discuss planning in advance for natural disasters in the workplace. They cover notification procedures, remote work processes, digital records, scouting secure areas and offsite locations, evacuation routes, loss control, and more.

If you’d like more guidance on this topic we have a PDF pamphlet available with more crisis-management information that can be useful for your organization.

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HR Chat w/Employco USA: IRS Increasing HSA Limits in 2024

Join Rob and Jason in this HR Chat as they discuss the IRS announcement of increased HSA limits for 2024. Discover the triple tax savings of HSAs, the advantages over FSAs, and how they can help reduce premiums and assist in retirement planning. Don’t miss out on this valuable information!

If you need any help or guidance regarding HSAs or other HR-related matters, don’t hesitate to contact Employco. We’re here to help: