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The Business Resource for Suburban Chicago
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:12 PM
  • GLENVIEW -- Revenue increases outpaced tax increases for small business owners last year, according to a survey by online payroll services provider SurePayroll Inc. 
  • NAPERVILLE  - Next Step Systems announced it has acquired information technology staffing specialists, Parallel Partners. Terms of the acquisition were not announced. 
  • NAPERVILLE — General Employment Enterprises has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed against the company by Long Ridge Office Portfolio, L.P. 
  • More delays in employer mandate
    Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, numerous provisions of the law have been delayed, modified or repealed. On Feb. 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations for the Employer Shared Responsibility portion of the ACA. The final rule clarified and provided transitional relief to the proposed regulations for Section 4980H (a) and (b) of the Internal Revenue Code under the ACA.  
    The initial regulations state an applicable large employer may be subject to a nondeductible penalty tax for (a) not offering minimum essential coverage to at least 95 percent of full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week and their dependents, or for (b) offering coverage that does not meet minimum value or affordability standards. 
  • GLENVIEW  — SurePayroll Inc., a provider of online payroll to small businesses nationwide, announced early results for the March 2014 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard and survey, which indicates 87 percent of small businesses expect a strong or steady end to the first quarter. 
  • NEW YORK — Shares of Arlington Heights-based Paylocity surged 41 percent in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq. 
  • ROSEMONT -- Private health insurance exchange InsureXSolutions will be a sponsor of the Chicago St. Paddy's Day 5K & 8K Run/Walk on Saturday in Lincoln Park. 
  • Medical marijuana law poses workplace dilemma
     Illinois residents who make use of the state’s fledgling medical marijuana law may risk their jobs if their employers opt to maintain or adopt zero-tolerance drug policies. 
  • ROSEMONT -- InsureXSolutions, a private health insurance exchange operated by Flexible Benefit Service Corp., has launched a video series on ShopGetCovered.com that breaks down Obamacare for individuals and workers who need to get coverage before the March 31 deadline. 
  • NORTHBROOK — Paramount Staffing is opening a new office in Gurnee on March 6 to serve the temporary staffing needs of the growing region. 
  • LOMBARD – Medix, a national organization specialized in workforce solutions and recruiting skilled personnel for clients in health care, scientific and information technology industries, has been named as one of Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing Client Award winners. 
  • GLENVIEW — SurePayroll, a provider of online payroll services to small business nationwide, received six internationally recognized Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
     
  • LINCOLNSHIRE --The majority of employers plan to continue sponsoring health benefits for active employees and retirees, but will change the way those benefits are managed and delivered in the coming years, according to new research from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health business of Aon. 
  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS -- Paylocity, a developer of payroll and human resources management software, has filed for an initial public offering to raise up to $115 million. 
  • LINCOLNSHIRE — AARP Services recently completed a thorough analysis of the processes and technology capabilities of Aon Hewitt’s Aon Retiree Health Exchange.
     
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