A New Year – A New Beginning

February 23, 2023 By
PeopleWorX blog post

Happy New Year to all!  A New Year does not resolve itself to the resolutions we make or even the events that occur.  Much of life is out of our control, and the only thing we can control is how we respond.  Whether we are met with a pandemic, a slowing economy, or other events, all that matters is our response.

2022 was an exciting year in how we manage employees.  It was the first time in decades that businesses were being faced with new changes in how we manage a workforce.  I have had many conversations with businesses of all sizes, and it truly is a new challenge for many business owners to understand they must adapt to this new challenge or face the consequences.

2023 is ramping up to be a continuation of this trend, and we encourage you to truly understand, the things that we knew about workforce management have changed.  Failure to adapt to these changes will create challenges for your business.

We are expecting several new regulations in 2023, which you will need to adapt to.  

The first is the nationwide push for mandatory retirement programs.  California, Oregon, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington have already instituted these policies.

Virginia is expected to go live around July of 2023, followed by New York, New Jersey, and Colorado.

This is being caused by the nationwide problem of individuals not being able to retire or have adequate savings.  States are trying to get out in front of this problem before it becomes a national emergency. This will become a national requirement that businesses will have no choice but to implement.

The second major change is the State by State adoption of mandatory paid family leave.  Many States have already adopted this, and we are now seeing it across the nation.  Maryland will begin this program in late 2023.

At PeopleWorX, we have changed the way we do business to support these new challenges our customers face.  We have put an increase our HR Services by adding new services and new team members to support these major changes.  Also added a new Customer Success Department who will be contacting you via phone, in addition to our email blasts, to ensure you are aware of these major changes.

To provide an affordable option and provide value for these new changes, we are doubling down on our HR services.  You will see new offerings such as Employee Surveys, Handbook Reviews, Policy Creation, and more.

If you are a business that has not yet begun to adapt to these new changes, we encourage you to reach out to us so we can help you understand why you must and how it will affect your business.

The business has been boiled down to two simple items: People and Math.

Let us help you with the People side.

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