Sunkiko Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 17, 2017 Contact: JoAnne Laffey Abed, Bright+Co for Sunkiko Phone: 773-308-5519 | joanne@brightcomarketers.com (TRAVELERS REST, S.C.) Leading outsourced payroll and human resources provider Sunkiko was recently honored by Inc. magazine today as a member of the Inc. 500, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list…

Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC): Are you covered?

Make sure your employees, and your business, are in compliance.

According to the IRS, “the individual shared responsibility provision requires you and each member of your family to have basic health coverage – also known as minimum essential coverage – qualify for a health coverage exemption, or make an individual shared responsibility payment for months without coverage or an exemption when you file your federal income tax return.” It is very important…

Keeping Employee Spirits High as Temperatures Rise

Boosting Engagement with Summer Fun

School is out and summer has officially arrived! It’s a terrific season to spend time with family and enjoy the outdoors. But outside of a few professions, the majority of us still need to work. One study actually found that “workplace productivity drops 20 percent during the summer months. Projects take 13 percent longer to…

Major Changes to FLSA Announced by U.S. Department of Labor

Overtime Provisions and Employee Classifications

The U.S. Department Labor (DOL) announced dramatic changes to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – likely to have a major impact on a large number of employers. The new rule (dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016) will double the income level under which employees must be classified as non-exempt and, therefore, must be paid overtime for…

Want to grow your business? Call a PEO.

Working with a PEO means big results for small business.

Sunkiko is a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) that provides a wide range of outsourced employee and HR management services, including payroll administration, unemployment management, insurance, benefit administration, human resources, workers’ compensation and tax reporting. We get calls daily from business owners and company leaders who feel they need help, but are unsure of how payroll and HR outsourcing works. More often…

ACA Forms 1095-A, B and C: What You Need to Know

Critical Tax Information for Employers and Employees

Article originally published in Employee Benefit News on 12/7/2015. By Sunkiko CFO Pamela Evette “Commentary: The Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines are rapidly approaching, presenting a major administrative burden for employers who face penalties for failing to report in a timely and accurate manner. While there has been significant discussion of employer roles and responsibilities,…

Best Practices for Female Entrepreneurs

Words of Wisdom from Pamela Evette, CFO

We often assume the world of a female entrepreneur can be daunting as they embark on a new path in a world dominated by men. Surprisingly, if you ask many of these women the secret to their success, you’ll find they are not intimidated. In fact, they probably haven’t ever looked at life this way….

Creating an Engaged Workforce

Simple Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Well-known organizations like Google, Apple and Southwest Airlines are doing a phenomenal job creating team members who are also brand champions. At Sunkiko, we believe employee engagement is one of the most important internal factors when it comes to long term business success. Engaged employees boost internal culture, have higher levels of productivity and are…

Body Language Dos and Don’ts

Be Sure You're Sending the Right Message

When going into a situation where we know we are going to be mingling with new people, oftentimes we carefully concoct what we are going to say and how we are going to present ourselves. Interestingly, it isn’t necessarily what comes out of our mouths that should be our top priority as we prepare. “Studies have shown that only…

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