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Revised I-9 Form Now Required

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
January 20, 2017

Effective January 22, 2017, employers are required to use the NEW revised Form I-9. You can follow this link to access both an electronic form as well as a downloadable pdf. Read more …

New Compliance for 2017

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
December 12, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we want to be sure that you are up to date on the many regulatory and legislative changes that have happened in the US this year. If you have any questions about how these changes apply to your organization, please feel free to contact us. Read more …

7 Ways to Invest in Your Intern

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
June 16, 2016

Does your office have a few new faces running around the halls this summer? We hope so! Summertime is the most popular time for students to participate in internship programs. Internship programs, if run correctly, can be a GREAT partnership for both the student and the employer. Read more …

Keeping You Compliant: Spring Edition

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
May 20, 2016

In a world of ever changing rules and regulations, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest legislations impacting the Human Resource industry, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! This month, two major changes were put in to play that could ultimately impact you and your workplace. Read more …

How to Help New College Grads

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
April 26, 2016

It’s FINALLY springtime and graduation season is in full swing! As the tassel is moved from one side to the other, many college graduates are are busy making plans for their future. Some may have jobs lined up, while others are busy interviewing – and some, perhaps, have yet to begin the process. Read more …

5 Tips for Launching Your Talent Management Strategy

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
March 19, 2016

In today’s challenging market, it’s imperative to ensure you’re attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most talented individuals in your industry. Your talent management strategy will be influential in paving the way for future success and setting your team up for tomorrow’s challenges. Read more …

Ensuring Your Business is Compliant

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
February 12, 2016

There is a lot happening on the HR compliance front at the moment including ACA filing extensions, updated government forms, and changes to who employers must pay for overtime. Read more …

Pendulum Swing: From Negativity to Positivity

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
October 28, 2015

I can’t help but notice lately that so many headlines in our world today are revolving around negativity. Whether seen on TV, newspapers, or our social media newsfeeds, we have suddenly become numb to the violence and sadness that takes place every day. Read more …

Celebrating Our Company Anniversary!

Posted by Marcia Zaruba O'Connor
September 28, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US! The O’Connor Group celebrated our 8th anniversary during the month of September, and we are celebrating! As with anything, milestones often make us reflect on what has happened and predict what will happen in the future. Read more …