HR and employment services from UAP

Depending on the size of your business, your HR needs can vary. Larger businesses may have an entire HR department of their own and not see a need for additional HR support, while smaller businesses may not have the time or resources to devote to an HR staff at all.  Wherever you fall on this spectrum, working with UAP has its advantages.

When you have employees, there is no shortage of questions to answer, forms to fill out, claims to process, policies to update, and other employee-management tasks.  Whether you have one or over one thousand employees, you must remain compliant with federal, state, and local laws that are constantly changing. Handling these issues takes away from the productivity of your employees and your business. If you are handling all these tasks yourself, imagine the burden that would be removed from your day-to-day operations and what you could accomplish if UAP handled them for you. If you already have an HR team, UAP could work as their support staff to be there whenever they needed additional help or even provide free legal advice to insulate your business from liability.  You continue to set your own policies, and you will have more time to focus on the day-to-day operations of your business.

Depending on your industry and the nature of your work, unemployment administration may be very time consuming, especially if you are not familiar with how claims are processed by the Unemployment Insurance Agency. UAP’s unemployment experts will process and respond to these claims for you. We also conduct regular audits to ensure that claimants are reporting their earnings to the agency and that your account has received all of the credits to which it is entitled. In the event of an unemployment hearing, we act as your representative during the hearing, gather all of the documents to support your case, and prepare all witnesses as needed. By aggressively managing these claims, we also assist you in saving more money by working toward a lower state rate for your business.

The number of U.S. laws and regulations regarding employment policies and practices continues to grow, increasing the amount of time business owners spend on employment-related paperwork. UAP assumes much of this burdensome responsibility and improves client compliance by notifying you when there is a change in any relevant federal, state, or local laws and what effect it could potentially have on your business. Our legal experts can also provide recommendations if you have to add or change policies in order to remain compliant with these ever-changing laws.

An employee handbook is your first line of defense against employment-related lawsuits from your employees. It also provides your employees with written rules and regulations so they know exactly what is expected of them.  Unfortunately, many employers don’t have the time or resources necessary to assemble a proper handbook.  Additionally, it can cost thousands to have it reviewed by an attorney once complete. As part of our program, UAP will provide you with a custom handbook specifically built for your business. We also have our attorneys review each handbook at no cost to you. These attorneys focus their practice on employment law and carefully examine each policy to make sure that you are compliant with all state and federal regulations, relieving you of any cost or uncertainty and protecting your business from future lawsuits. If you already have an employee handbook in place, our HR and legal teams will review your policies and provide recommendations on adding or changing policies. If you ever need just one or even a few policies changed or updated, our HR team can assist you with updating specific policies and addendums in your handbook.

As an employer, you are required to maintain certain information and documentation on your employees. UAP will make sure you have all the required information and documents, and ensure it is kept up to date.  We also audit important forms, such as your new hires’ I-9 forms. Even a small error on an I-9 form could potentially result in large fines in the event of a USCIS audit. We help you ensure that your I-9 forms are complete and accurate so you avoid having to pay these penalties.

For some businesses, conducting background checks are a must. UAP can conduct a wide variety of background checks, including state and federal criminal checks, motor vehicle records, credit checks, and much more at your request. We can also offer legal consultation on whether to hire an applicant or on continuing to employ an existing employee if there are any concerns that arise from the results of a background check.

UAP will help you locate local providers that offer occupational services.  Once located, we will compare their pricing so you get the services you need for the lowest price. In some situations, UAP can even get service discounts with certain providers. Once we locate a provider for you, we will set up an account with your exact specifications so your employees only receive the treatment or service that you have requested when they walk in the door.

Proper job descriptions not only help your employees understand the requirements of their position, but they are also a critical part of deciding what the essential duties are for each position in your company. UAP can help you distinguish between essential and non-essential job duties and help you write job descriptions for all of the different roles in your company.

Get HR support from the seasoned experts at UAP

Even if you currently have a trained HR department, everyone could use a helping hand now and then. UAP provides your team of professionals with the HR support they need. UAP can handle the time-consuming employee administration duties and maintain compliance with governmental rules and regulations to ensure your business is running at the optimal level of success.

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  • Training classes for your management team
  • Anonymous climate surveys to determine areas of strength and identify where you could improve
  • Dealing with employees working under the influence
  • Free legal advice from employment law attorneys
  • A customized employee handbook to organize your specific policies, rules, and regulations in one handy place for your employees
  • Advice on and administration of employee FMLA claims for qualified employers
  • Examinations of current policies and updates on old ones to ensure compliance with all necessary employment laws