Useful HR Links

Below are links with useful HR information for small employers.  Please note that Next Level Strategies is not affiliated in any way with any of the following entities, and is not responsible for the accuracy or timeliness of the contents of their sites.

These sites give general information. If you have questions regarding a Human Resources matter, please contact us. If you have questions regarding a legal or tax matter specific to your business, we recommend you seek advice from an attorney, accountant, or other appropriate professional. If you need a referral to such professionals, please contact us.

U.S. Government

U.S. Department of Labor –
Information on new and proposed changes to federal employment laws and practices. Research reports and statistics on all aspects of employment in the U.S.

Small Business Administration –
Resources and ideas for small business owners.

Social Security Administration –
Information on Social Security benefits, policies, and news.

State Specific

California Employment Development Department –
Information for California employers on job placement, employment taxes, disability insurance, and Paid Family Leave.

A Guide to Unemployment Benefits in California –

Texas Workforce Commission –
Resources, tips and tools to build a stronger Texas workforce.


American Management Association –
Books, articles, and training materials to develop management skills. –
Articles on managing employees in a small business.


401(k) News –
Advice and articles on managing your company’s 401(k) plan.

401(k)s vs. IRAs – 5 key differences explained.

Benefit News –
Articles and benefits laws updates.

HR Posters, Flyers, and Other Materials

Top 5 Things Your Business Needs to Know About HR in 2018 –

Office of Labor Standards Enforcement –

The OLSE enforces local labor laws adopted by San Francisco voters and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Many of these laws apply city-wide. Others apply specifically to City contractors, lessees, and others doing business with the City.

I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification –
All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States.

Form W-4 –
Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate to withhold appropriate federal income tax during payroll.


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Next Level Strategies was founded in 2003 to provide a full range of Human Resources services to small and mid-sized businesses in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, Texas. NLS offers complete HR services delivered in a practical, useful, and cost-effective manner, including recruiting, employee relations, performance management, leadership coaching, compensation, benefits, compliance as well as full outsourcing of the human resources function.