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OneDigital Merges With Susan E. Crocker, Inc., Human Resources Consulting

ATLANTA, GA – May 16, 2018 – OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest employee benefits-only company, has merged with Susan E. Crocker Human Resources Consulting, Inc. located in Greenville, South Carolina. This strategic alignment will expand OneDigital’s national footprint into South Carolina providing a solid foundation for growth. Principal Susan E. Crocker and her team have…


HR UPDATE | December 8, 2017

Access to the internet and social media has become an ever-increasing aspect of our daily lives – both in and out of the office. Today, 2 out of 3 internet users have some form of social media account. So, with all of this access at your employees’ fingers, what does that mean for employers? Since…


Engineer, now CFO, McCraw oversaw growth at BMW from a car every three days to one every minute

Back in 1993, Sherry Coonse McCraw was in her early 20s. She graduated with a full ride from North Carolina State University and was rising quickly as a mechanical engineer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the Sara Lee Corp. The sharp, blonde-haired engineer designed conveyor systems for the conglomerate’s underwear factories throughout the Southeast, Puerto…


Dogs Are Our New Best Coworker?

If you ever visit SEC, Inc. you may have the opportunity to meet Oscar Miller, our loyal greeter, and a Shih Tzu rescue dog. No Shedding Certification Skilled in no barking or aggressive behavior Excellent people skills – he has never met a stranger Obeys orders Loves the vacation policy Embraces the company health policy,…


Just launched! Take a look at the new secrockerhr.com!

Welcome to our new and improved Susan E. Crocker, Inc. website. With a fresh look and feel and intuitive design, our new website is designed with you in mind. We are always looking to improve the services we offer, so in an exciting step towards enhancing your experience with us, we have launched a brand-new…


Breaking Down the New USDOL Penalty Increases

On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced that the majority of wage and hour, safety, and benefits compliance matters, in addition to select immigration issues, will be subject to increased penalties on August 1, 2016. During the announcement, the USDOL reminded employers that penalties existed to “encourage greater compliance” of federal…


Breaking News: FLSA Changes Halted

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s final overtime rule. The November 22 decision by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III in Sherman, Texas, is considered a victory for 21 states and dozens of business groups that sued stating the new rule would increase government costs in their states by…


Keeping You Compliant Under the Affordable Care Act

Beginning in 2016, under the Affordable Care Act, employers with 50+ full time employees working 30+ hours a week, were required to submit annual reports to the IRS proving they are meeting the regulations required to provide affordable and credible health insurance. Additionally, at the end of the year, taxpayers and their dependents must be…


Discretionary vs. Non-Discretionary Bonuses Under the FLSA

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), bonus payments are divided into discretionary and non-discretionary types. Only non-discretionary bonuses, incentive payments and commissions may count toward as much as 10% of the salary threshold beginning in December 2016. Bonuses are discretionary if: Both the fact that payment is to be made and the amount…