Greenshades Blog


Love is in the air

Posted on February 14th, 2017

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   Valentine’s Day. A day of love, chocolates, weddings and romance. The only real part of those things that would influence your Human Resource team is a wedding. Once you are married, there are things that need updating, benefits that become eligible, and more. The best part of our [read on ..]


What’s new with Benefits in 2017?

Posted on February 8th, 2017

By Chris Hadden, CPP Technical Sales Manager What’s available to you at the start of 2017, that wasn’t available just 12 months ago? Well, 2016 was a busy year for our Benefits team, and I’m sure 2017 will be, too! Let’s take a look back at some of the most popular additions to the Benefits [read on ..]


What is the future of ACA?

Posted on December 13th, 2016

By Chris Hadden, CPP Technical Sales Manager I could not sleep on election night. All the crying was keeping me awake. Before you stop reading, I should probably clarify. My (then) two-month-old son kept me up the whole night. So, like many of my colleagues, I found myself quite dazed and tired on Wednesday. However, mine [read on ..]


Let’s paint a picture of the ACA

Posted on October 19th, 2016

By Chris Hadden, CPP Technical Sales Manager   A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all heard this before, right? While this may be true, after working with the Affordable Care Act law the past couple of years, I’m not sure this statement applies to the ACA. Instead, an ACA picture may be worth [read on ..]


Are you ready for January?

Posted on August 4th, 2016

By Chris Hadden, CPP Technical Sales Manager January 2017 just might be the busiest one month of our lives. 91 days’ worth of work must now fit into 31 days. For years, January has always been the craziest month of the year for me. And while holidays such as National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, National [read on ..]


Four ways that Greenshades can save you time: Part 1 – Benefits Enrollment

Posted on July 28th, 2016

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate If you have ever had to enroll your employees for the multitude of benefits and health care options that your business has, you have probably blocked off a good month on the calendar to accomplish this goal. What takes you the most time? Tracking down all of your employees, [read on ..]


Chicago passes sick time ordinance

Posted on July 14th, 2016

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate For those who are employed in the City of Chicago, the city council passed an ordinance by a unanimous vote, allowing sick leave. This brings a benefit to employees, giving additional time off for sick time, without sacrificing their other time off. Who benefits? Employees employed in the City [read on ..]


Do you think the ACA is over?

Posted on July 8th, 2016

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate Once June 30th hit, those businesses who were frantically hitting the e-file button on the days leading up, took a well-earned sigh of relief. Finally, those Affordable Care Act forms were filed. Finally, we could pop some champagne, break out the confetti, and file for some vacation time. Most [read on ..]


Staying ahead of the curve in employee benefits

Posted on June 20th, 2016

By Monica Bower Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for PayDayPerx The growing emphasis on employee morale, wellness, and security inside the workplace are major drivers of Human Resources Management (HRM) strategies in the past fifteen years. For companies that self-insure, the cost-containment value of increasing employee wellness is obvious; but employee morale, personal [read on ..]


Things I learned from the paperless payroll chat

Posted on May 13th, 2016

By Brittany Llorente Media Marketing Associate   On May 5, 2016, The American Payroll Association held one of their very popular Payroll Twitter Chats. As the self-proclaimed “Social Media Queen,” I do my best to actively participate in their chats. They are not only very informative about what is happening in the payroll world, but [read on ..]


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