Full-Service Human Resource Solutions to Detroit Businesses & Beyond
We Help You With HR Services So You Can Run Your Business
With Sage Solutions, your focus can be on increasing sales, improving services, and satisfying your customers. Whether you are a start-up, medium sized business or somewhere in between, managing or growing an HR department takes time and money.
Our human resource consultants provide HR outsourcing so that you do not have to hire a complete human resources team. We can work with your current HR clerk and HR department to fill certain gaps within your organization so that you can spend your time and energy managing and growing your business.
We can take care of the paperwork. We can be all in- meaning, if you have no HR clerk, we can remotely handle everything HR related, from new hires to safety programs and compliance. Or, if you have an HR clerk or office manager, we can provide the tools and support to help that person manage the responsibility.
We’re always ready to roll up our sleeves and get working right alongside your team- even if your operational hours fall outside of our operational hours.
Stay Compliant With Our Cost Effective Human Resource & Operations Functions
As the business owner, you may not be familiar with many of the rules, regulations, and laws regarding employment practices that include hiring, terminations, payroll, and paid/unpaid leaves of absence. Failing to comply with just one of the many federal, state, and local laws can be costly. These unintentional negative consequences and potentially devastating setbacks to your business come in the form of lawsuits, legal actions, and fines.
Sage Solutions has the expertise to understand your operations and help ensure your business practices and paperwork are compliant with government regulations. We offer full service human resources programs to fill a void or replace an existing HR team, as well as offer services to support HR clerks in daily HR duties. If needed, we can help recruit, retain, or manage employees as well as handle the tough stuff like investigations and terminations.
Reasons Why You Need An HR Service
Read our case studies to see how small mistakes can be costly and detrimental to businesses with even one employee.
Even the smallest of companies must comply with health and safety laws. Failing to do so could cost you your business. Take a tree service & landscaping company in Bay City as an example…
The nine employee company specializes in the installation of ornamental shrubs and tree services. Despite it's size, MIOSHA inspectors found that this small company had failed to abate safety issues such as not having proper personal protective equipment, rescue procedures, a written hazard communication program and did not maintain minimum distances to energized conductors. Based on its continued failure to abate safety issues, MIOSHA ordered the company to cease operations.
A Cease Operation Order is one of the strongest enforcement actions MIOSHA can take against an employer. This order can be removed by MIOSHA once the company corrects the cited hazards. However, the costs to a company’s reputation, employee safety and fines can spell disaster to a small company.
Clearly, it is critical that organizations understand their requirements to provide employees a safe work environment under Michigan law. As part of the initial free assessment, Sage Solutions Group will review your safety compliance to determine if you meet the minimum requirements. If you do not, Sage can assist you in obtaining compliance.
Paying employees correctly under state and federal (and sometimes local) law is critical. Failure could result in devastating fines capable of crippling a small business.
Lately, nail salons are coming under fire for their practice of paying their workers a flat rate of pay plus commission regardless of the hours worked. Many employees in this industry work more than 40 hours in a week. Therefore, a flat rate of pay will not typically take into account overtime for the hours worked in excess of 40. Six New York nail salons received lessons in this faulty pay practice costing them nearly a quarter of a million dollars in back wages and damages. In fact, New York has formally launched a task force specifically focused on nail salons... to date, 150 additional salons have been found to be in violation with fines pending over $2,000,000.
The aforementioned practice is very common here in Michigan as well. Sage recently consulted with one such high-end salon and successfully ensured legal compliance as well as develop a compensation plan attracting the highest caliber of employees in the industry.
There are few things that rival the tedious nature of completing the Federal I-9 Form. That being said, there are also few things that rival the relative penalties for incorrectly filling out the same. Perfection is deemed to be the required standard in documentation, so much so, that a material number of fines imposed by U.S. Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE) are related to clerical errors on the I-9 as opposed to penalties for actually hiring people not authorized to work in the country.
For example, an Arizona Golf Club failed to properly complete sections one and two of the I-9… the related fine sought by ICE… $136,697.
In conducting our free initial audit, Sage has found that 15% of small business owners were completely unaware of the need to complete the I-9 Form. Nearly 75% were filling out the form incorrectly.
Sage will provide a simple step-by-step process for completing the I-9… and as always, we are just a phone call away for those odd questions that always arise with administrative paperwork.
Professional HR Service Plans
Here’s what you get with a Sage Solutions HR Professional Subscription:
Initial Compliance Audit
During our FREE HR Assessment, we'll work with you or your office manager to review employee files, paperwork, and such to create a custom HR Health Assessment that highlights current vulnerabilities, provides observations, and offers recommended services you should consider to be compliant and protect your business.
Access to Sage's Online Compliance Toolkit
Our exclusive Compliance Toolkit contains the forms, reporting, government updates, and mandatory posters to help you meet the specific compliance requirements of your company.
Personalized help and support is just a text, email, phone call or in-person visit away.
We will keep you informed of the changes in laws and forms so you can keep your paperwork, policies, and procedures up to date and in compliance. We will also provide additional audits throughout the year to determine if your company’s health rating improves.